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.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionA secondary color allows accents to pop and be noticed, adding needed detail to the space without cluttering the visual plane.

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When faced with so much visual clutter already (beds lining the walls), it's best to take a simple approach to the room design to balance the complexity with some visual ease. Keeping the rooms primarily monochromatic allows the clear communication of an idea while simplifying the room's space plan. One secondary color allows accents to pop and be noticed, adding needed detail to the space without cluttering the visual plane. In rooms like these, it's also helpful to make sure drapery is simple and functional. It's also important to remember execution is key when you're tackling a clean-lined design—every bad paint stroke and uneven edge will show up when you're working in this style. It's all in the details.
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