Compiled by Iman Jefferson
The parade of popular home design shows on TV has helped whet our appetites for taking our abodes from mediocre to magnificent. But we all know that it’s never as simple as it looks. So we tapped a few of our favorite interior designers on dos, don’ts, and popular trends.
My design style… Contemporary global and refined luxury.
Clients include… Merchandise Mart’s first DreamHome, Lake Forest Showhouse & Gardens,TT Patton, Fine Paper Store, Filter’s Recording Studio, Gallery Guichard.
Common mistake DIYers make… Paint. No gradation or flow and too much saturation.
Trend I love… Green, eco-friendly, recycled, sustainable design.
Splurge on… Artwork.
Way to save… Update cabinets with new stylish hardware.
Trend I hate… Lucite