Monthly Archives: June 2016

5 Decorating Tips for Getting Scale Right

“Have you ever struggled to determine if something was too big, or too little to fit appropriately in a space?  Well here are some tips on how to figure it all out.”
Denise Buck & Ed Johnson – DC Metro Realty Team
Having a firm grasp on scale is one of the most important aspects of designing a room that looks and feels right. Scale is the visual representation of size and how objects interact with one another in any given space. For example, the size of a chair relative to the lamp and table beside it can make or break the composition of the pieces. Knowing how to layer in items of varying widths, heights and weights is less about science and design rules, and more about instinct and an understanding of aesthetics. Here are five tips for getting a grip on scale and creating visual harmony in your home.
Originally appearing on HOUZZ, by Melisa LaBlancz-Bleasdale

How to Create a Cohesive Color Flow Throughout Your Home

“We work with clients all the time on paint colors and these tips are spot on.”
Denise Buck & Ed Johnson – DC Metro Realty Team
Color preferences vary as much as personalities, with some folks loving the bright and the bold, while others feeling most secure surrounded by neutrals. The good news is that when it comes to color, there really is no “correct” palette.

That said, we’ve all been inside homes where an explosion of color created a choppy feel between rooms — and sometimes, the urge to run. We asked five color, paint and design experts to share their best tips for creating a cohesive flow of color throughout your home. The strategies vary, but any of them can help you come up with a holistic decor scheme for your entire residence. So choose the ones that work best for you.

Originally Published on HOUZZ, by Erin Carlyle