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Don't Rush Home Decorating

June 23rd, 2008 2:36 PM by Lehel Szucs

Don't Rush Home Decorating

Buyers are often in a hurry to decorate their new home. But advocates of a fledgling decorating philosophy known as “slow design” say that's not the best decision.

Instead, they urge home owners to feel comfortable letting their décor grow organically, adding one unique item at a time.

“It's a big investment, and you're going to live in the space for a long time. Decisions shouldn't be made over a glass of wine on a weekend," says Wynne Yelland, principal with Locus Architecture in Minneapolis.

Here are some suggestions for giving a home personality "slowly" — and without spending a fortune:
  • Think heirloom. Seek out well-made pieces by local artisans.
  • Start small. Anchor each room with one piece that will have real character, depth and meaning that will last.
  • Be patient. Don't buy a roomful of furniture all at once. Let the décor evolve over time.
  • Don’t automatically throw away things that are old. Sometimes a coat of paint or a small repair can result in furniture that is better than new.

Source: Star-Tribune, Kim Palmer (05/07/2008)
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Posted by Lehel Szucs on June 23rd, 2008 2:36 PM

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