A neutral color palette with pops of color in art and accessories keep any space timeless and classic.
Excellence will age gracefully.
Don’t neglect the fifth wall of a room—the ceiling. Our signature colors are Benjamin Moore’s Palladian or Wyeth Blue.
–Bill Cates/Russ Peters
Go for comfort first.
Pick a beautiful fabric you love and design the room around it.
Don’t hang art too high, and always use down or down substance for pillows.
Remember to design good lighting into each project.
–Cheryl Van Duyne
I pair really unusual colors and use things from all time periods.
When something is right, you feel it immediately. If you have to stare it down for a few minutes, it’s not.
A clean design plan is a must before the decorative finish can be considered.
–Mary Anne Smiley
Always address the architecture and light in a space as a primary focus. With these details in harmony, the design will flow with greater ease.
I place a table and a lamp beside every chair/sofa. Design needs to be practical. Who wants to sit in a chair with no light for reading and no place to set a drink?
Strike a balance between timeless and trendy.
Always have at least one quirky item that you love in each room of your home, preferably a one-of-a-kind piece with some age to it—something with soul.
Add color, mix, repeat!
Use symmetry in the major room components.
Live with what you love.
A great bench or ottoman, in a beautiful patterned fabric or texture, works in any room.
–Liz Lank Williamson
Black and white with a touch of taupe.