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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 habituallychic.blogspot.com

pinned from lifeloveandluxury.com

Design by Kate and Andy Spade; pinned from habituallychic.blogspot.com

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!

Xo,

 

 

 

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!