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What's Your Home Design Personality?

Lesson 23 of 34

Revisiting Homework

 

What's Your Home Design Personality?

Lesson 23 of 34

Revisiting Homework

 

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Revisiting Homework

So we just We had these tips to remember as faras transitioning. I think that we have 10 minutes maybe jk you Well, and you could we do have a few other images on Facebook. Okay, so if you want it as a kitchen there and there's a couple of plays for help, we could do, I think that way because we promised our online audience. And do we maybe even have one that was in our studio? One of the nobody. Okay, we don't. Okay, so we saw it. Might have one of the So at least we have things from our online audience that we could answer some of their questions. Yeah, like this. I'm Walton. That's one on. So, if you know, how do you We might just have to help you get to Facebook. Yeah, I can help me get to Maybe right here. There it is. A damn hopes. I lost it. Now that's one there with that. Sit down on the with the, um, coffee table of the fuck down here on the five place there. That one over there is Walton's, I think this one begging you for help looking way. And then if you go again, he's got ...

a little more descriptor on that. Okay, Uh, right here. Go down. One more scroll of it. A thank Chavez Walton's room again. I think that when they might have a little thing This is totally embarrassing. I don't think it's totally embarrassing. Tools. Been on my list forever. Just installed the bookshelf molding and repainted Love the wall color but can't seem to figure out how the color scheme ties into my yellowish couch. Re upholstering is not on the cards. You'll also notice the weird gray slipper chairs ordered online a very different color than in person. This may have happened to some of you, and the stand the TV is on is nice, but the giant reclaimed coffee table also seems weird to me. I don't feel like anything's the same style. We live in Palm Beach, so I think it's time to add color and a little fun. But I can't find a starting point and please ignore all the randomness on the bookshelf. Love Walter. No kidding. So you actually see a lot of things that are right and it's a great example of left. Just this just happened that it lined up Yeah, right behind. We were just looking at rooms that were wrapped in white, and he did it. This room is wrapped in white, so he's saying he wants to add some color. But a lot of what may be working here is the white and he said, he's in Palm Beach and I love I don't know if you can even see the detail of the molding on this cabinetry. It's a new Cabinet, he says. New built ins. But they have a very glamorous kind of mods styling to them, which was a great thing. So usually what I do if we can't re upholster things, the chairs look more gray than the sofa looks more yellow. I look for other pieces of fabric to tie things together. That's the beauty of fabrics, is there is. There is some sort of fabric out in the world that has these colors in them, I assure you, and it's interesting. But the sofa is yellowish and the chairs are greyish, and how many of you have seen over the last two or three years grey and yellow as a trend combination? And it works really, really well together. So I feel really confident that he's going to be able to find throw pillows or other elements that could easily transition the sofa and the chairs together. So I don't think that's a big deal in and of itself. Now the TV stand I personally, and they may not be willing to do this, but I would paint that piece. I would either pain at the wall color so that it just goes away on. And I would even be inclined to probably mount the television on the wall to get rid of the TV stand and make it a little bit sleeker. But if he didn't want to paint it the wall color and he wanted it to be fun, that would be a great piece. If he's in Palm Beach to pop in some color, maybe it's bright yellow. Maybe it's some other color. And ah, lot of times I take those color accused like we talked about in our color course from a fabric or a textile so he may find the fabric that has gray and yellow and another color green or turquoise or something else. So let the people who do a beautiful job designing textiles do the hard work for you because a lot of times those are the pieces that make the whole room works often when I started designed Project. Even before I go back to the architectural detail ing, I'll just get in my design work room in play with fabrics and really get a feel for the textiles cause they inspire me and they're so beautiful. Find some things that I think fit the personality of the client and then go back and reverse. Engineer started the beginning and say, OK, if we're gonna use this textile, this fabric, this floral, this geometric, how do we tie it to the architecture and the other pieces in the room? So for me, I have a lot of fun using fabrics and different textiles as the jumping off point. He could certainly put some color in the back of the book cases, so this might be a place since he doesn't have any specific collection, he even said, Ignore all of the charge he's in there. They're not really working for him. It's not like he has a collection that he doesn't need to detract from, so maybe that's another place with whatever color is on the TV Cabinet shows up again in the back of the book cases. That could be really fun. I'm just curious. Slightly. If you look at what? Since picture the bottom right there, we're going to see something really shocking pink coming in there like there's a baby rose. Maybe in the other picture, this picture was shows that, you know, the other picture goes to the back of thing. The only thing we haven't addressed is the coffee table, and again, it depends on that. The coffee table might be a piece that I don't know if that's an option, but maybe it doesn't have to live in this room. And maybe this is where you could introduce something like acrylic or metal or something with a lot of personality. Yes, so for something for Palm Beach, you could think of some really great coffee tables that could really helped develop a Palm Beach style. And I think that would be a great way to do because it's really the center point of the whole room. It's really what your eye goes to. So I think if you were gonna put any money into a new piece. I think it would be great even to look for a vintage find would be very appropriate and may be easy on the budget for For Palm Beach to go in place of this chest is the coffee type one. Maybe there's a place for that to go in another part of the house. Would you ever get him to bleach the floors to fully what, out that plane as well. I would probably put a rug on it if it were me, so I would do it Room size rug, either. A either a rug with pattern if you wanted to, for because the sofa and the chairs are all solid. So maybe to embrace this Palm Beach route. Look, you put a rug with pattern, but if you don't want that even a sisal or a textured rug that fills the whole space instead of going to the expense of doing something to the floor. So that's what I would do now we've got one other. If you could go back to the images Galina Hughes has sent in an interesting one, Uh uh. Let me have a look. Where is it? I think it. Oh, yes. Oh, that little refreshing thing We're Freshii thing that, uh there it is right in that one that you just had to raise the king working on down this on and there did, uh my style is a nd so classic traditional with glamour. My husband loves this piece c So I guess she's saying it's artistic traveler. Reminds him of the beach, but it's very different from all of the formal policies. Furniture. Plus, I do not know what to do with the fireplace. The fireplace doesn't bother me so much, and it's certainly not traditional, but I think it could fit with glamour it because it has a lot of drama, so it depends on what else is happening in the space. But I would probably embrace a lot of black and white with a pop of color if you're not getting to the piece of furniture yet. But just thinking about the fireplace, the white or light walls and this whole idea of traditional and glamour coming together, I would think about using black and white in the space. And unless you have ah, lot of money in your budgets totally re face the fireplace. It's gonna be hard to make it not modern. So I think people make a mistake sometimes by trying to cover things up or hide it when it's easier just to embrace its. Or like we said about the TV earlier, it is what it is, so so I think that it would be fine in a glamorous space. Now it's a little bit. It's It's going to be pretty tricky to bring this piece of furniture, and it would fit with traditional styling pretty well. But here's the problem. Sometimes mixing this piece say, the piece of furniture with traditional. Those two items standing alone could work together or traditional, and glamour with the fireplace could work together. But what happens is when people pin themselves in the corner and say, I have to have traditional I have to have glamour and I have to have this piece that really doesn't relate to either of them. So there are some times when, and on top of that they'll give you a lot of restrictions, like you can't paint it, you can't change it, you can't re finish it. And there are instances where even a professional can't work so much magic that we could make something like, like all of those things on that checklist necessarily work together. So I think it's gonna be about prioritizing some things on, and maybe you embrace more traditional, but then you're gonna have a problem with the fireplace, right? You're gonna have. It's not very traditional. So traditional Glamis, fine in here or traditional with this piece of furniture. But I think she's going to struggle unless we can paint or change the piece of furniture to make them all work together very well. Would you ever consider standing something like a giant mirror or something on? I mean, I read a lot of five place, but if you didn't standing something massive on the threshold of the fireplace and making it not a five place, that was that just so uncalled a lot of times to me, those things fall into that category of looking contrived because you have the mantle. There are the hearth there to settle on, and it makes you think, Oh, that looks like a fireplace that someone put a large mirror over to try to cover up the fireplace. And and I don't think that you you want to draw attention to things you either need to remove it, which is going to cost them money or resurface it in a traditional way or go with it. Those are your options, but unfortunately you can't necessarily take a lot of things that don't work together and always make all of them work in the space. So without changing now, if we could change the finish of that piece of furniture, we could certainly have some success. But I think that's what he likes about it. That's what makes it look beachy right that it looks like old clapboard old shutters that have been weathered by the beach. So eso they've got some work to do, prioritizing their styles here. And the first question I asked, when I work with clients, is there another place in the home for this to go? And if there's not, then we start down that path that we looked at with our little checklist earlier today, or that may have been yesterday where we said, What are the non negotiables for you and for him and you can't pick everything. You can't say I have to have traditional and I have to have glamour and I have the have the piece of furniture in there. You're gonna have to have some compromising happening here. So that's not the answer people want to hear sometimes. But in this instance, I think they're gonna be really challenged to make all of this work. Anybody else have an idea of how you make could make those things blend? It's a little tricky. I could, but it could be so rude for Galina. So you know what, Alina? Thank you so much for sharing your I hope that was helpful. I hope that what I said wasn't helpful. Way really appreciate everybody who shed their images on Facebook today. Toby doesn't actually have a homework assignment for you tonight, but please continue to share your images. Show us how you've mixed up your spaces. What have you done in your home? We'd actually really like to see that on our Facebook page.

Class Description

Brought to you by House Beautiful Magazine, award-winning interior designer Tobi Fairley returns to CreativeLive for an exciting workshop all about identifying and exploring your unique style.

Have you ever tried to verbalize your design style but end up using blanket statements like "my style is eclectic" because you didn't know how to describe what you’re drawn to visually? Knowing what your interior design style is — and being able to verbalize it — is as important as knowing what does and doesn't go together in home decor.

Tobi will teach you the top design styles — including today’s latest trends and what styles are rapidly on their way out. You'll learn how to define your personal style, how to shop smart when buying a new piece of furniture or art, as well as how to blend two different styles to create a cohesive look. By the end of this workshop, you'll have all the skills you need to create a stylish personal space that is a true and modern reflection of your taste.

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Amy Cantrell
 

I was happy to get this class on sale at a time when I needed it. We were painting and replacing some furniture so it helped me get some clarity on what is most important to me. As a photographer I can appreciate most styles and colors so the class helped me hone in on what my design personality is (eclectic mostly) which helped me focus on things to inspire me.

a Creativelive Student
 

Clear, informative and inspiring!