Decorating Don'ts: Designers Share War Stories and Solutions

See what HGTV designers say are the worst faux pas, and get tips for fixing them.

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“Another travesty I encountered involved a basement for a client who needed it to become a home office for corporate business. This financial adviser needed a lot of help as the basement was simply sterile, like a lab,” says designer Donovan Swick. “There was an absolute absence of color, aside from a monochromatic blue/gray. Coupled with no character, this room honestly posed a serious challenge.”

Go to the next page to see Donovan’s solution.