When decorating a room, Kate always uses her own mantra “something new, something old, something black, something gold”, and according to her, it makes all the difference.
According to Kate, when designing a room it’s important to mix old and new items to create balance and character. For example, you can pair a vintage armoire with a new sofa. Or you can paint an old dresser in a color that matches the headboard of your new bed.
Decorating and designing a room can be a challenge. It’s not that simple to combine different furniture pieces, colors or even accessories to make the perfect match.
Interior journalist and blogger Kate Watson-Smyth has the answer to all your design questions you’ve been so desperately looking for. Kate has over 15 years of experience writing about interior design and gained lots of knowledge on the subject over the years.
Black is the perfect color to give a room some more definition. You don’t necessarily have to create large black items, because a simple black lampshade or pillowcase with subtle black accents will do the job just fine.
To give your design the wow-effect Kate suggest you use ‘gold’ decorating items and tie the whole thing together. You don’t have to use actual gold items, as long as they have a metallic finish.
Mirrors and brass vases are perfect examples of Kate’s last design tip. If you are inspired by Kate’s four design tips, you can read more in her new book called Mad About the House which will be in stores next month.