Refreshing your Home in 2016

Interior designers share ways to refresh your home in 2016.

Eric Haydel, Eric Haydel Interiors, President of ASID New England

Refresh your home Eric Haydel

Reestablished and Rediscovering family traditions are what 2016 will be about.  As we dive into the New Year, clients want to maximize their design potential while making the most of their space. Looking around your home you will undoubtedly find a family heirloom or old furniture piece that you just cannot send out with the post-holiday trash pile.  Your grandmothers side tables, dresser or side chair that has been passed down from your mother or mother in law can be loved again as new family traditions come to life this year.

Sand it, strip it, cut it down and introduce your viewpoint on tradition. In the marketplace we see so many of these pieces being recovered with grass cloth, repainted or lacquered or even turned into entirely new functional pieces. Let 2016 be about loving what you cannot depart with — rediscover and rewrite your tradition for the New Year.

Leslie Fine, Leslie Fine Interiors

Refresh your home Leslie Fine
Consider adding a textured wallpaper to one (or more) rooms in your home! Wallcoverings that have texture and color add a tremendous amount of warmth and visual interest to a space. With the huge range of options available — linen, grasscloth, and even great vinyl textured paper for bathrooms —there are options for every decor. I like to use a variety of wall treatments in my clients’ homes to create beautiful, customized interiors.
Cristina Marais, TMS Architects

Resresh your home Cristina Marias
An inexpensive and fun way to refresh your home is to re-arrange the furniture. It may seem impossible, but it’s totally worth it. Try not to limit yourself to one room, or object type! You can swap lamps from bedroom to bedroom, or swap an accent chair from a living room to a bedroom. You can even move art around, and see it in a new light. Once you’ve brought a piece into a different environment it will feel fresh and new again. You can even do as little as changing the wall your bed is on, if you have enough space. I just did this in my own home and couldn’t believe the difference it made. You may even find you have more room to add new things!

Looking for more ways to refresh your home? Click here to read the first installment of this two part series.

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