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Two New Top Tens!

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In my two latest top ten lists on Williams-Sonoma’s Designer Marketplace, I’m sharing my Top 10 Ways to Give Every Design Project a One-of-a-Kind Look and Where to Splurge and Where to Save: 5 places to get the look for less, and 5 places you should never compromise when it comes to designing interiors.

And let’s face it: plenty of us have had to adapt to the changing economy. Adapt, Yes!; but that doesn’t mean sacrificing a unique look for your home! You can have a home that expresses your family’s style, without spending big bucks on every element.

One place I insist that you should consider a splurge is: original artwork. It doesn’t get more one-of-a-kind than this! It stands the test of time and it’s an excellent investment. Not to mention…it can add MAJOR impact to a room.

Here are a few pieces that really elevated the design in a few of my own projects. Each of these pieces not only make the design more layered and complex, they also give a hint of each client’s personal taste. Have a look:

And here are a few more examples of designs that put the emphasis on originality by incorporating fine art that caught my eye on Pinterest and that I pinned on my board, Art Smart (which, if you are as wild about this stuff as I am, you should be following!).

Design by Jonathan Adler, pinned from

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Design by Kate and Andy Spade; pinned from

I hope these images have inspired you NOT to skimp on artwork, because it can give a room a truly custom, curated look!

If you’re looking for more ways to balance the splurging with a little saving, read more tips HERE!

And if you’re trying to find more ways to give your home a custom, personalized look, get my top 10 ways to do that, HERE!

I hope you find these useful! Let me know if these are ideas that work for you!





p. s. For how to use artwork to it’s maximum effect, join me November 7-9 at one of my signature Camp Tobi Fairley events: Design A to Z! Learn more here!