Decorating & Furniture/decorating accents


Hi Jenny,
Since being out of school this summer, I have just redone the downstairs of my home (i.e. carpet, refinished floors, paint and purchased new furniture).  Everything looks nice, but it just doesn't WOW you.  I feel that this can be done with accents, but I just don't have the touch to make everything pop.  Can I send you pictures or can you tell me how I can solve this problem?  I have though about getting an interior decorator to walk through but I don't want to get into a huge expense.  Thanks for your help! Lynn

There really is no way to send photos.  What you should consider is seeking the advice of a decorator on an hourly basis OR on a flat fee for service basis.  Call a couple of decorators in your area and ask them if they'll consult with you in that manner.

The key to accessories is to remember that less is more; bigger is better than smaller and every single room in the world should have a piece of something black in it (to anchor the space) even if it's only a candlestick.  


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Jennifer Taylor Wojcik


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