Even if you are only masquerading as an “Ordinary Joe”
(but really, you’re extraordinary and ultra sophisticated…)
The “how to” and “where to begin” of home design is baffling for most people.
The basic principals of good design hold true regardless of the style and provenance of your home furnishings. Whether you have inherited family furniture, purchased another family’s antiques at auction or owe your unique style to Good Will, you still need a conversation area in the living room, hopefully anchored around a focal point.
My assumption, based on experience, is that most people have better taste and more intuitive know-how than they believe they do. In the spirit of contributing to a better understanding of “how it works and why”, the Decoding Decor Design Reference Library was developed as an on-line resource to help you make the best informed choices as you set out on the adventure of creating the home you have always wanted.
This light-hearted though scholarly endeavor is aimed at investigating home design from the perspective of employing solid design principles for any style of decor or size budget. The posts are taken from articles I’ve published on assorted home design topics for www.Hamptons.com and other publications such a Dan’s Papers, Southampton, NY and @Home Magazine, Long Island, NY.
In 2010, DecodingDecor.com was chosen as one of the four Demand Media Contributor Award winners designated as “Editor’s Favorite’s”. The library continues to grow with more topics, more tips, more “insider design knowledge” and more in-depth views of how home design styles morph to fit the culture of the day.