Townhouse to Your House from Design Star Challenge 1

For their first Design Starchallenge, the 10 designers had to turn an empty townhouse in New York City into their "home away from home." Here are my tips for some things they did right and wrong and how apply them to your space.

The Infamous Mural

Bold statements, like a large mural on a wall, are a great way to add interest while making the space uniquely yours—but make sure they are done well and that you are comfortable with the subject matter. This "Miss Utah" mural is at odds with the direction of the rest of the room and is the right mural for the break room at pageant headquarters—not the family room of 10 diverse designers.

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