December Issue 2014

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THE DO’S, THE DON’TS AND THE NEVERS 1. Never expect an Interior Designer to be your personal DIY handyman (or women) Designers do not always specialize in do it yourself projects so be sure you know they’re background before you hire them to turn your living room into a castle.

2. Say No to Sets - Avoid buying from places that sell sets. Often times you’ll end up with a living room set that lacks personal swagger or that unique touch.

3. A Personal Touch - Add a personal item. Even if its just a framed picture of your child’s artwork, small items that have sentimental value always add more character to a room than any piece of furniture or curtains. Although they may have good relationships with businesses do not expect lower prices just because you go through a designer.