The narrative behind your home interiors

A home says so much about the people that live in it, the way they interact with each other, their habits, you can even tell what they were thinking when they moved in. I believe it is imperative to be genuine when decorating; using the language of design to speak of yourself through your home is truly respecting the art of decoration. But truly expressing yourself in a focus area as your living room can be a little intimidating.

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 The good use of corridors and foyers

Interstitial spaces like foyers, corridors, and stairs (see our stairs 101 post) can free you from the fear of “expressing yourself” too much in the larger areas of your home. Designed corridors make a home more interesting, they allow you to feel playful in your own way, and they can serve both functional and aesthetic purposes.

 

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A color statement can make an entrance foyer incredibly inviting. With the good use of light, you can introduce your home style to visitors, like the cold, raw look of the dark blue and steel on the left, or the warm, light look of the bright mellon and copper accents to the right.

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A simple 2-3 color combination can blur the edges of your walls and make them more unconventional. You can use bright colors and loud lines, or grey based hues for a more modest look.

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Picture frames are as conventional as it gets when it comes to transitional areas, but that doesn’t mean that they have to look boring. You can make a ‘frame statement’ with images that represent your style and arrange them in creative ways.

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Your corridors can have a fun look and serve a purpose if you choose to display your spontaneity.