Accent walls—just paint your room one color. If you want to be bold, be bold.
–Ashley Avrea Cathey
Lamps that finish at different heights in the same room.
–Betty Lou Phillips
Matchy, matchy, matchy.
An over-designed room and too much fringe.
–Liz Lank Williamson
Chandeliers that are too small.
Spaces that feel anonymous.
Modern with modern, and interiors that are all new and not collected.
Trends—I hate the overexposed.
–Philip Thomas Vanderford
Beautiful pieces only create beautiful design when they relate to each other as a whole.
Nothing good happened in the 1980’s design-wise, so the trend to return to them is not good.
TV shows that make everything look so easy and fast.
Too many elements in a space yelling, “look at me.”
You can have a great–looking piece, but if the scale is wrong, it’s like an ill–fitting dress.
Knowing where all the room’s accessories were purchased.
–Susan Bednar Long
Clutter and overall darkness—not enough contrast so that everything is muddy and has no life and sparkle.
Too much pattern–on–pattern.
I don’t like to be uncomfortable in a room. I really don’t like when scales are off: massive armoires, oversized light fixtures, and rugs too small for their rooms.
Rugs sized like postage stamps? Not on our watch!
-Dawn Bergan, Charlotte Comer, & Leslie Jenkins