Thom’s Top Tips:
Don’t be afraid to mix Timeless and Timely
Timeless is a fresh look at traditional design and Timely is a more livable version of what we know as modern design. Pair a classic rug with more contemporary furniture. When Timeless and Timely pieces are used together you’ll create an interesting, eclectic room that’s entirely your own.
Color Your World
There’s nothing that will transform your space as easily and affordably as paint. When looking to refresh your world bring in your favorite color with the ease of a roller.And when looking to strengthen the foundation of your room bring in a stylish and bold rug layered on your basic wall to wall carpet. Pick colors that suit your personality. When painting a room don’t be afraid to be bold & choose the colors you love, not colors that are safe. And remember, a fresh coat of white paint can bring an old piece of furniture back to life and help it fit in anywhere.
Decorate Outside the Box
Don’t allow a home’s architecture to limit your decorating options. Just because your house is a colonial,it doesn't mean that you have to decorate like you’re a pilgrim. Your interior should speak as much about you as it does about your architecture, so be free in making choices and make sure your home tells your personal story.
Personalize Your Space
Your home should be an extension of your personality and reflect your individual aesthetic. Personalizing your space is key to any successful design. Choose artwork and accessories from throw pillows, to books, to picture frames, and interesting objects and artwork that collectively tells your story and make you smile.
Layering your room with books is a great way to add depth, color and visual textures. A stack of books can make a great, interesting little side table.
Lose the Matchy Matchiness
Each piece you select in a room should have Character, be eye-catching, and tell your story. It doesn’t matter if your furniture, artwork, and textiles are collected during exotic trips or sourced from local design shops. As long as the overall look is original with intriguing juxtapositions and unexpected contrasts you’ll create a room that is interesting, unique, and beautiful.
For more on Thom's career, including his philosophy and process, his entire furniture collection, an impressive and diverse portfolio, and reviews of his book, visit http://www.thomfilicia.com/. And in a future post, expect a Dress My Nest based on Thom's own collection! Possibly even two...once you see his website, you'll understand my inability to narrow down my favorites!