8 rules to go by when planning your perfect space

1. Have a plan.

Measure furnishings, sketch a floor plan, and choose fabrics first. The more organized you are before you start the better your vision will turn out:


2. Have a focal point.

Whether it’s a fireplace, bed, or a window with a view, every room needs an anchor for the eye.

3. Know what the function of the room is.

Whether it’s a TV. room or a study, if the space doesn’t function the way you need it to, it’s wasted space.

4. Repeat.

Use the principle of repetition when planning shapes, colors, fabrics, and patterns. One chartreuse accent in a room may look like an afterthought but several chartreuse accents tell a story.

5. Surround yourself with things you love.

A home should reflect the personality and lifestyle of those who live there. Family photos or things collected on travels help make a space personal and add interest.

6. Edit.

If you don’t love it, it should go. Simple as that.

7. Splurge.

Maybe it’s one good toss pillow or a really special piece of art. Every room should have at least one luxury item.

8. A heart beat

Every space should have something organic. Whether it’s flowers, plants or just a bowl of fruit. A heartbeat makes it a home.

“We love the endless possibilities of any given space.”
– Oliver Simon Design