Designer Hints with Lisa Benbow

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What is the best accessory to complete a room?

For me, decorative pillows can be a quick and easy way to add a lot of character to your room.

How do you decide on the color scheme for the room?

Typically as a designer, I believe that homes emit four primary colors. The colors come from the architecture of the home, surrounding landscape, and lifestyle of the occupants.

The secret to styling a mantel?

Scaling items from highs to lows is a great way to start when styling a mantel. Typically, I like to create a focal point, rounding it out with additional pieces to elongate the scene.

Designer pet peeve?

All too often, people make the mistake of decorating their home with small area rugs, which make a room smaller than it really is.

Without fail design hint that you have learned over your career?

I have learned that mistakes can sometimes lead to the most brilliant designs. Designing an interior is a journey, and you have to be open to the various paths that arise.

For more information on Lisa Benbow, Interiors Specialist of Garnish Home- check out www.GarnishHomeDecor.com
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