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10 DARING DESIGN TIPS TO TAKE YOUR HOME TO THE NEXT LEVEL

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When it comes to home decor, sometimes bolder is better. From a pop of color on an accent wall (or all walls, for that matter) to turning your door into the focal point, there are so many ways you can take your interiors to daring new heights. Here, we tapped interior designer Nick Olsen, who is known for his mixture of antique and modern elements, to give us 10 of his ultimate design tips to help inspire the undaunted side of your home decor. So lacquer up, mix your patterns, and discover the gorgeousness of a grand gesture.

 

"Don't listen to your friends, neighbors or the peanut gallery: decorate for yourself and your family. Same goes for hesitation over the concept of resale value. If you want an all-black kitchen, carpe diem!"

“Don’t listen to your friends, neighbors or the peanut gallery: decorate for yourself and your family. Same goes for hesitation over the concept of resale value. If you want an all-black kitchen, carpe diem!

"Don't be burdened too much by deadlines or missing elements—take your time and find the best piece for your style and budget. I'd rather sleep on a mattress on the floor (and I have) than live with a mediocre headboard."Via Homes to Love

“Don’t be burdened too much by deadlines or missing elements—take your time and find the best piece for your style and budget. I’d rather sleep on a mattress on the floor (and I have) than live with a mediocre headboard.”

"Seek inspiration from great shop window designers like David Hoey (Bergdorf's) and Gene Moore (Tiffany's) and use repetition to maximum effect. If you collect objects—blue and white porcelain, African masks—why not display them all together in one tight grouping above your living room sofa?"

“Seek inspiration from great shop window designers like David Hoey(Bergdorf’s) and Gene Moore(Tiffany’s) and use repetition to maximum effect. If you collect objects—blue and white porcelain, African masks—why not display them all together in one tight grouping above your living room sofa?

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