Keep it Personal

With our design event going on this month, we thought it would be fitting to pick our creative director's brain for some design tips. One of Lili's top theories is to use your personality to tie your home together. We couldn't agree more- A room with personality is always something to strive for. If you have managed to represent yourself with your decor, then that's a feat worthy of a compliment. Read on for Lili's tips on how to bring that personality out from under the bed...

1. MAKE IT MEANINGFUL -

Think about using things that are important to you as a focal point in your décor. One-of-a-kind pieces from your last jaunt, a piece of original artwork or a family hand-me-down that stirs up pleasant memories.  Featuring these elements portrays ‘you’ and also makes for great conversation pieces.

2. MIX TEXTURES -

No matter what your style, always mix up the textures in your home. Hard/soft, smooth/rough. Think of it as your tough façade versus your gentle persona.

3. MIX STYLES -

One of the most common mistakes I see in homes is displaying one singular style.  For example, if you are predominantly contemporary, avoid the humdrum by throwing in an antique picture frame to add some life to the room.

4. ADD A TOUCH OF NATURE -

Well, it’s no secret that I am a fan of natural elements in the home. But think beyond your everyday botanicals and florals and gracefully display a branch or another earthy element that boosts your mood and adds a specific essence to the room.

5. KEEP IT COHESIVE

In our daily routines, we move from place to place, but we maintain our personal presence. Keep the same aesthetic in your home- make it flow from room to room. Tie it together with color, flooring, style and more.