We asked designers to share some of their favourite tricks and ideas for putting together a beautiful space. Here, they reveal their top dos and don'ts
Don't Design with Clichés
Timeless design is restrained, balanced, and doesn't give in to the obvious. "When you're in Florida, you don't have to have wall sconces made out of seashells. If you cross the line, your home can become a theme park," says architect and designer John Saladino. Instead, he choose a sophisticated sandy palette for the beachfront living room of this Spanish-style house. "I like to imply rather than be explicit," he says. "When you do that, you're hopefully designing something that won't embarrass you in 30 years."
From camelback sofas to oversized floral prints, Lynda Reeves and Suzanne Dimma of House & Home share their opinions on the top decorating themes of 20... More From camelback sofas to oversized floral prints, Lynda Reeves and Suzanne Dimma of House & Home share their opinions on the top decorating themes of 2012. (Plus, learn what's back from the past!) Get ideas for paint, pattern, art, furniture and chic home accessories.
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