Whether you have a new home, old home, or vacation home - good decorating and design are important details. Expedite your vision and ideas for your home projects with a new view of your interior. Take snapshots of different rooms from all angles. Print them out, go to a coffee shop and look at them. Analyze them. What do you like? What don't you like? What jumps out at you as a new idea, use or function of the space? Looking at your rooms by photograph instead of in the space will give you an almost objective point of view. Share them with a trusted non-judgmental friend and get honest feedback.
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Julie Fergus, ASID, is a nationally published interior designer. Her studio and showroom is located in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. Julie's clients are primarily in the Lakes Region and Mount Washington Valley, however, she will travel throughout the state and North East. www.JulieFergus.com | www.DesignByMail.com
I have been practicing interior design for 19 years and have had projects published in several national magazines (which is highly competitive). I live what I do and yet clients second guess my concepts and want me to illustrate their one and only idea as the best solution. I read and peruse about 12 shelter magazines a month. I have the latest and greatest design and decorating books. I surf websites for product information and design trends. I attend national trade shows and watch HGTV and DIY often. I can visualize interesting and innovative designs in my head and I am extremely flexible to work out all kinds of ideas for clients. A project can not be totally successful until the client trusts me and is open to new ideas. Otherwise it is just another makeover – nothing special. I can make a space special fabulous and functional to the individual client's lifestyle if they will just allow me.
- A fine blend of elegant pieces mixed with relaxed and casual accents.
- Eye-catching fabrics and fixtures alongside simple, unadorned furniture.
- The mixture of ease with formal elements for the chic edge.
- Similar to Cottage Style, but more simplified and eclectic.
We know it when we see it, wood and painted furnishings mixed with muted tones of color, mis-matched chairs around a dining table, formal and casual accents blended together, floral fabrics with ruffle details, vintage lighting and architectural remnants. But how do you begin to create your own cottage style?
Details that make it cottage style:
- Soothing shades of blue make a bedroom peaceful. A headboard is made from window shutters with a cute cut-out that are painted and distressed. Vintage chenille bedspreads were made into pillows.
- Hang a formal crystal chandelier over a well-worn farm wood table and you have instant cottage appeal.
- For a casual seating area, bring the furniture close together, have a place to put your feet up, place lamps for reading and add tables for beverages.
Have fun while creating your cottage décor and remember to design your home to accommodate your everyday lifestyle.
Julie Fergus, ASID is a professional interior designer. Her shop and design studio is American Home Gallery located at