Designing a Compromise

Simple tips to finding a compromise between differing styles from Get It Together.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionFelita wanted a designed bedroom that incorporated rustic elements in neutral tones, while her husband wanted a modern colorful space.

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The Solution: Do a little of both. The headboard went rustic with rough-sawn wood, and the linens were crisp and modern, but neutral. Subtle hints of red brought into the space weren't overwhelming for Felita, yet added the much-needed color for him. Stripes on the ceiling were one way we brought color in, giving the room the look of ceiling beams, which Felita liked because it leant the feeling of rustic and designed at the same time.

He also wanted a workspace in the room, but she didn't. To compromise, we used a sleek, narrow desk. She loved the designed look of the table, and he got a place for his computer.

What They Needed: Often finding the perfect compromise is giving someone the function they need, combined with the design style of their partner. This way everyone feels the compromise is two-sided.