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Feature Friday: An Interior Designer's Perception of Art
And 7 Mimic-Worthy Timeless Home Designs

It’s Feature Friday! And this is our very first one. Today, we’re featuring Melissa Webb, who has 22 years of solid experience as an interior designer Sacramento expert.

Growing up, she was more interested in fashion and designing clothes. These were, fortunately, still in the arts so when she attended art college and was assessed, it turned out that she has strong architectural and interior design skills. From then on, she has been doing interior design full-time and has since delved into working and collaborating with her clients in their quest to build their dream homes.

Melissa’s design mantra is “Everyone deserves amazing interiors”. So when prodded to confess what interior design style she gravitates to, she simply said, “I learned long ago to love and enjoy every style and era in design. I found [that] dropping myself into a single style stifled my creativity.”

Following Melissa’s mantra, we’re featuring here 7 amazing home design styles that you can emulate. These are the timeless designs that are sure to elicit oohs and aahs.

#1. The Farmhouse: A Rustic Interior Design

Farmhouse design has been around for many years. Its simplicity is no longer just considered a style but a passion for some. It is casual and basic, none of the frills and excessiveness of the other interior designs.

Farmhouse design makes amazing and exciting vacation houses. The old and the new worlds collide in this perfect union of styles. If you happen to be blessed with an actual, old farmhouse, then learn how you can remodel it and bring it back to its glorious days. If you want to build a farmhouse from scratch, then you have to know the elements that make this design uniquely charming –

Old farmhouses usually have large openings. This is so large furniture and many people can be accommodated. The windows are generally bigger, too, because they are meant to offer a grand view of the farm outside.

Modern farmhouses already share these features. Sure, there might not be a literal farm outside but the wide openings can still be used for the amazing sceneries. These houses also break down the usual barriers of the outdoors and indoors.

Traditional farmhouses were made quickly. Farmers did not have the leisure of time to set up fancy interiors, hence, you won’t find fancy wallpapers, bright paints, or ornate furnishings. Whitewashed or natural woods were preferred as

The Farmhouse Living Room

The same principles of design apply in this room as in the rest of the house. You can mix natural materials with modern elements. Find a neutral carpet that can give the room a simple, warm base. Brown, tan and other natural tones are commonly found in farms so use them liberally.

Keep all your furniture neutral and simple. These pieces should echo the look of the floor.

No country living room is without a fireplace so make sure that you set up one for your home. Use candelabra, old bottles, and barrels to decorate the rest of this room in your home.

The Farmhouse Dining Room

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Just like your living room, the dining room should come with simple flooring. Weathered wood is best as is neutral carpet. A hardwood dining table is the star of this room so make sure that you choose a lovely piece that will last for many, many years.

Accent the rest of the room with chinaware and simple dishware.

The Farmhouse Open Kitchen

Farmhouse kitchens are always open. They are large enough to feed a huge family.

The focal point is the center island where pots and pans are stored. Wood countertops are also common so say goodbye to marble or granite countertops. Find out which glass-fronted cabinets will work for you or if you would prefer the wooden ones. Keep in mind that no farmhouse kitchen is considered complete till there are plate racks for those beautiful serving trays and ornamental plates.

Find appliance panels to hide your refrigerator or dishwasher. Keeping modern appliances maintains old-fashioned appeal. If you can find retro stoves, then that should keep the antique feel in your place. Add accessories like wooden spoons, old dishes, or antique pitchers.

Maximize natural lighting even if you have to reduce the number of upper cabinets. Open shelves are great in keeping the country feel.

The Farmhouse Bedroom

Pick the simplest four-poster beds, dressers, and side chairs. Start with rustic wooden floors, rugs, and rustic accessories. You can also add a fireplace in this room. Think well about your lighting options. A rustic chandelier should do the trick.

Other Farmhouse Tips

  • Use lots and lots of wood especially the weathered-looking ones.

  • Use patterns and colors that are muted and neutral. Say no to plaids and florals.

  • To add a sense of history, invest in furniture that has a distressed look or those that have been whitewashed.

  • Clean the clutter immediately. The farmhouse may be a worker’s home but it doesn’t mean that it should be unorganized.

#2.  Transitional Interior Design: Fusing Old and New Worlds


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Have you been searching for the look that would be most suitable for your home? If you want a look that is just right, one that is not too formal, fussy, warm, or comfortable; one that is not traditional or contemporary, then what you want is the transitional look. Transitional interior design is streamlined spaces that harmonize all the design elements.

Transitional interior design works because it is what’s featured in many interior design magazines. Take a closer look at those photos and you will notice how you will get the best of both worlds – the old and the new.

Transitional interiors do not stray from what you have been familiar with. You actually have the leeway to freshen the look of your home according to your tastes. You can also update indefinitely if you want to reflect the interior design trends. As the seasons pass, the design will also age, eventually, you will start to enjoy the timelessness that your home offers.

Transitional interior design is all about achieving the balance between traditional and contemporary. Sometimes, this is not the case. You can also mix and match a few pieces coming from other interior design themes. This is as long as they do not detract from the tailored setup.

Transitional Is Updated Classic

Also known as an updated classic, you are sure to love this theme if you are a diplomat. You can use some statement accessories as the transitional look is one that suits color junkies.

Warm neutrals are the ruling hues for this style so go ahead and use taupe, cream, khaki, tan or gray. A hint of espresso or chocolate is also welcome. There should be an understatement of patterns. Do not use huge florals and bold prints.

If you are one person who cannot imagine a world without bright colors, then make sure that you use these hues strategically. Accents can have bright colors as can lamps, artworks, and throw pillows.

Monochrome is never boring when used in a transitional setting. When used, though, make sure that you invest in strong furniture, patterned curtains, and wooden pieces. These are pieces that can effectively break up the neutrality of your chosen color palette.

Wide windows can offer ample lighting. Find lighting fixtures that can highlight special upholstery, walls, and rugs. Transitional furnishings come with straightforward designs and crisp profiles. Say no to baroque finish, instead, find gentle curves that offer subtle energy.

Updated versions of furniture can be used together with the older sets. Use scales that are big enough. Make sure the cushions are inviting and comfortable. You would want your guests to relax and just flop down once you invite them over.

Clean lines are your new best friend when trying to embrace the transitional look.  Shapely armchairs can balance a simple sofa. Round ottoman or a round table can be the perfect circular motif in a living room.

Transitional Flooring

Flooring is a crucial backdrop in all transitional rooms. Forget about the materials and concentrate more on the colors. You can use stone, natural wood, tile, or carpeting. You have the freedom to mix different floor surfaces in your home.

Since color cannot be relied upon in punching up the flooring or even the rest of your transitional space, then be sure to take note of the textures that you bring in. Use natural fibers, woven fabrics, shiny and matte finishes. Think also of chenille, burlap, sisal, leather, and rattan. These are materials with tactile beauty that will fit just right in. Do not go overboard, though. Layer these materials effectively and you will see your home come to life.

If you want to use this interior design style in your home then follow Melissa’s advice, “…find pictures of rooms that inspire [you] or make you happy. This means pictures that have colors that you like, patterns in textiles, or the arrangement in furniture. Think outside of the box.”

#3.  Mastering the Scandinavian Design

The Scandinavian or Nordic style remains to be one of the most sought-after looks by interior designers, critics, and homeowners. It is especially popular this last quarter of the year because of the Christmas season. All things hygge seems to fascinate people globally. But what features totally describe the Nordic look?

Scandinavian Design: A History

Simplicity and function are the foremost design principles for all of Nordic Europe. The homes in these places are airy, bright, and mostly serene.  Natural elements are effectively used, with neutral color palettes taking centerstage.

The world had its first glimpse of this style during the 1947 edition of a design exhibit in Milan. Triennale de Milano specifically featured home accessories and glassware coming from the Nordic nations. It was a rage and pretty soon, Canada and the U.S. capitalized on its popularity. The years 1954 through 1957 made Scandinavian design the star of the interior design industry. It was a timely break from the designs enjoyed by Europeans during that time. Europeans generally favored ornate designs and opulent settings. The nordic design changed all these.

Function over embellishments became the new trend.

The design’s popularity declined during the 80s but upped again in the next decade.

Believe it or not, there are some popular myths about this look. If you’re not careful, you could fall into the same trap and end up making your home look like it’s the land of the frost giants.

Myth #1: Scandinavian Style Means All White

While Nordic nations do love white interiors because of its light-giving properties (remember how dark it could get during those long wintry months?), it could also cause depression when not used with care.

You still can use colors, in fact, you have a rainbow of tints and shades to choose from. The safest way to do it is to find the most gorgeous pastel colors. Imagine ice cream flavors and you have pretty much captured what a stylish Scandinavian interior should look like.

Myth #2: Scandinavian Style Is Always Minimalist

Have you seen those Nordic style homes in interior design magazines? While almost all of them are simple and pared-down, with their unadorned rooms and shades of black and gray, the Swedes, Danes, Icelanders, Finns, and Norwegians are far from unexciting.

In fact, they also have a more exciting side to them. Adding simple potted green changes the monochrome setting in an instant. You can delight your guests with patterns and popping hues taking inspiration from Nordic arts and products.

If you have seen Josef Frank’s patterns, you will surely feel warmer and more welcome as he tries to soften neutral homes.

Myth #3: Scandinavian Style Is All Wood and Organic


Oops, wrong again.

No less than three of the Scandinavian nations are covered with lush forests so it is not a surprise that they are default resources for many furniture and housing needs. While this is true and while organic stuff is welcome, there are many creative works out there that also spell Danish or Icelandic.

Colorful, bright patterns such as flamingos are always welcome.

Myth #4: Scandinavian Style Is All About Living Close to Nature


Nordic countries are always pictured as idyllic countryside villages with gentle breezes. While there are plenty of woods and the locals do love nature and everything organic, they do not limit themselves to the stunning beauty of nature alone.

A bigger percentage of Scandinavians actually live in cities, metropolitan spaces, and towns. These are urban areas though they may not have as dense a population as New York City but, you do get the picture.

Since they, too, live in an urbanized location, it is pretty common to find the most interesting architectural features.

Myth #5: You Can Shop for Hygge

Hygge has become a catch-phrase of sorts as this has become synonymous with warmth and coziness. While tea, sheepskins, slippers, and open furnaces are the coziest things that you can have in your home, there are other ways to create hygge in your home.

Spending time with your loved ones inside your well-lit home is hygge. This is the Nordic statement for contentment inside one’s own home.

Myth #6: Scandinavian Is All Function

While the Nordic style does put its emphasis on functionality, you must never forget about style. Just think of their global designers such as Arne Jacobsen, Poul Henningsen, and Lisa Larson and you would understand that Nordic interiors are far from static.

Now that we’ve busted these six myths, are you ready to redesign your home into a more exciting Nordic theme?

These myths just prove that different people think differently about interior design. Melissa firmly believes that there is no design that is askew. With unbalanced perspectives in interior design, she simply guides her clients in the right direction towards proper scale and color so that the design becomes well-balanced once more.

Hygge Throughout


What do Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and Norway have in common? All these countries showcase laidback homes.  Spaces featuring  Scandinavian design are super stylish but not in an ornate kind of way. Also known as the Nordic design, Scandinavian design is all about keeping most design elements subdued. More often than not, such homes sport a stark white backdrop which is the best canvas for anyone’s artistic flair.

A Danish website kindly explained to the online world what hygge is and why this is a wonderful lifestyle.

The Scandinavian Textures

It is important to play with textures when you are designing your home with a bare white environment. The colors can still participate in the whole picture but they should be muted. Rich textures must be seen on the furniture pieces, lamps, the accent rug, textiles, the bed, and the couch. The secret is to keep things exciting.

Mix rich textures with a little shimmer or a touch of nature (as simple as a flower arrangement inside the living room will do wonders). A bit of black will also look nice as it will provide a striking contrast to the white background.

Colors can be added one bit at a time. Abstract paintings are a nice addition; they will surely pop in a mainly neutral space.

The flooring does not have to be white, too. If you do not want the flooring to appear sterile or too cold, then you may install wooden flooring. If you love dark colors, then don’t worry. You can still use such colors without making the room look gloomier. Begin with an accent wall then work the rest of the design from there.

Scandinavian Furniture

Wood is a primary feature of many Scandinavian homes. Life in that region of the world has long winters and just a few hours of daylight. Since this is so, people often stayed indoors for a long stretch of the wintry season. Small houses featured wooden furniture pieces that were masterfully crafted by artistic hands.

Scandinavians love organic materials such as natural wood, metal, leather, and natural textiles such as cotton and linen.

Statement pieces such as tables and chairs do not even have to match. You have the leeway to mix and match different pieces to make the dining space look more interesting. Natural materials like oak, suede, leather, linen, and cotton comprise many Scandinavian furniture pieces.

Leather furniture is also welcome in a Scandinavian setting since it can effectively add warmth and texture. To complete the elegant look brought about by the wooden and leather furniture, see if you can have a fireplace in your living room. A column fireplace can be used as a focal point in a huge living room or in a family room. More often than not, the fireplace is just a bunch of columns located in a corner of the room.

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#4.  Shabby Chic for 2020


Rachel Ashwell is attributed to this interior design. If your heart jumps each time you see a condominium unit or a townhouse, then know that you have to prepare to live in a place that is cozy. Foregoing the idea of an open space plan is not an easy decision to make but should you sign up for this kind of home, then it’s time to look for the right design that is most suitable for it. ‘Ever considered the shabby chic style?

Okay, so you have saved every bit of hard-earned money and have sacrificed on shopping and travel – what now?

Old vs. New

Carefully plan what theme you will use before you move into your new condominium or townhouse unit. One of the most utilized, these days, when it comes to limited space is the shabby chic concept.

Rachel Ashwell popularized this stylish interior design concept to focus on comfort, highlight the beauty of seemingly time-worn furniture and objects, and for the homeowner to appreciate practical living.

This concept can even guide you in mixing traditional and new pieces. Choose from our catalog and find the right furniture, accessories, and lighting fixtures.

If you are thinking of buying second-hand furniture, think again. It is much better to have new furniture given a distressed appeal than to take the risk of buying the damaged ones. Bargain shops sell at the lowest prices but you are never guaranteed the quality of the stuff that you are buying. So, it is much better to invest in a few quality pieces than to have different sets of furniture only to end up spending more money on repairs.

Let’s Decorate

The shabby chic style is basically minimalist and is almost synonymous with white. You may paint the walls of your home with flat white, pearl, cream, or any shade of white. Apart from having white(ish) walls, take note that you also need to have a few white furniture and accent pieces. These will add a distinct as well as intimate feel to your home. White furnishings are also easy to clean using your regular household bleach.

Now, which room would you like to design first? 

First, there’s the living room. Carry the modern facade from the outside to this part of your home. Your condominium or townhouse unit will surely have a rustic yet cozy appeal once you start bringing in the lovely furniture and accent pieces. The living room must have a clean yet non-antiseptic feel. It should be minimalist but with a few accent pieces to boost such as a lovely chest, a coffee table, console table, or some shelves.

In the dining room, be sure to showcase a table that was aged to sit perfectly in this important space. Have a Victorian couch rest against the white wall. Wicker chairs would look lovely when placed with white curtains as a backdrop.

Now to the kitchen: have the furniture and appliances in neutral colors. This is so they won’t clash with the condo or townhouse’s overall appeal.

If you are one of those who prefer to have a home office, then use a white desk as much as you can. Now couple the lovely white desk with a unique accent chair and some neutral shelves.

Should you still have space for one guest room, then make sure that this room is just as cozy as the rest of your home. Use the same shade on the walls and on the furniture that will be placed there. Since the bed is pretty much the focal point, then take the time to choose the ones that you will invest in for the master bedroom as well as this room.

Lastly, with your shabby chic style bathroom, ascertain that you do not miss out on an ornate mirror that will bring character to this room. Find one that has a wooden frame that matches the stylish theme that you have chosen.

#5.  Retro Modern: Old with a Twist of Contemporary 

Old interior designs make a comeback every few years. If you’ve noticed, retro design is now making a comeback but with a contemporary twist. Retro modern is a mixture of eclectic styles, making use of different finishes and materials.

Retro modern is an interesting twist with bold colors. These days, the bright colors from days past come back in subdued tones, thus, forming a unique new style. This is the modern take on the flamboyant look of the 60s, 70s, 80s till the 90s.

Retro modern can help you show your individuality through the fusion of different styles of eras that have gone. This is your interpretation of the past, though. Different old styles, shapes, materials, colors, technology, and artifacts continue to resurface to be used and displayed once more.

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Features of Retro Modern

Some of the visual clues that you are looking at a retro-modern home is when the existing design has been revisualized and eventually revised. You would also notice a brimming mixture of eclectic elements, some classic while some bright and modern.

Retro, of course, still means a style that will never be outdated. The general rule in using it is to find items that are actually or visually 15 to 20 years of age (at the very least). The strongest features of retro-modern are the careful color mixtures, even the variety in patterns and textures. At times, new furniture is framed by a vintage background.

The retro modern theme requires an environment that is sustainable. It pays, therefore, to practice the reduce, reuse, and recycle concept. You can use the heirloom pieces that were handed down to you by your great grandparents or in their absence, you can check out these vintage-looking pieces from our collection. 

You also need to modify your surroundings. Modify with wallpapers and lots of colors such as mustards, blues, and eclectic pink. Retro modern also means updating the average interior design by adding aged pieces. Go ahead and create a timeless and unique look.

Any room will be instantly transformed into a retro-modern setting where carefully chosen patterns and bold colors are used. The larger the patterns on those wallpapers, the more accurate your design would be. Say yes to murals and furniture with bold fabrics. Be sure to limit the colors to just a few bold ones, though, since you could easily end up with a cluttered, chaotic look.

Repetitive and smaller patterns with muted or neutral tones are also welcome in a retro-modern home so long as you want the subtle approach. Bold colors may be used with pastel colors for a more sophisticated appeal.

If bold, geometric, and colorful isn’t your style, then you can still go retro by using subtle hints. Smaller prints and patterns would do. Use the muted versions of the bolder colors. Infuse colors in smaller quantities if you are still uncertain about going bold.

Retro modern may also use curved edges and circular forms. These are actually classic shapes in retro interior design. Mix these with contemporary furniture to create a different kind of harmony.  You may also combine minimalism with some retroelements. Achieve this by fusing curved lines with simple lines.

Pair modern leather, lacquer-finished pieces, and wood with retro pieces. Say goodbye to outdated fabrics and embrace a funky-colored one. Shop for sleeker pieces if you are leaning towards minimalism.

Use focal points, too, such as a vintage barometer on your accent wall, or a shelf full of colorful knickknacks. Retro modern can also be your personal design statement. Take a few ideas from these tips then try to retell the design in your own taste.

The retro modern may be a perplexing interior design for some especially, say, a couple would not agree on one aspect. Melissa refers to this as the meeting of the minds. When met with such a challenge, she sees to it that she gently leads them back to interior design principles that the couple shares as a common ground.

#6.  What Makes Victorian, Victorian?

Owning a Victorian home is not everyone’s privilege. To others, this is just a dream; to you, however, it may not be as dreamy especially when you discover that as ancient as the design are the roofing, wirings, and windows. ‘Thinking of remodeling your Victorian home?

Most of the time, remodeling projects are not simple. Revamping an old home can be time-consuming. Before you jump into modernizing your beautiful historical home, you may want to speak to some of the preservation societies first.

Owning a Victorian dwelling is intriguing and a lifelong journey for some. Such a home is full of character and works of craftsmen that – even when it’s already old – it can still catch homebuyers’ attention.

Victorian Characteristics

Victorian homes were built somewhere between 1837 till 1901. This was the era when Queen Victoria still ruled. There are some people, however, who have also typified Victorian architecture to be Edwardian as well. This is what takes the period all the way to 1910.

Victorian and Edwardian housing dominate the British suburbs today, for instance, the City Centre Conservation Areas and the Peterborough’s Park. Edwardian homes are seen to be less in value when compared to Victorian though most of their features tend to be similar.

The traits that separate Victorian homes from the rest are –

Terraces. As more and more country people went to the urban areas, Victorian homes were then built in terraces where the kitchen is at the back while the garden is both at the front and rear. There are no garages since Victorian homes were built during those times when there were still no cars. These days, the gardens are often removed in favor of the parking slot.

Patterned bricks. The advent of the railway brought about easier transport for bricks and other such materials. It is because of this that patterned brick became quite popular. The Flemish Brick bond is often used in many Victorian houses. This is characterized by alternating headers or bricks whose ends appear on the face of the house’s wall. Stretchers,  on the other hand, are the long sides of bricks appearing on the face of the wall.

Barge boards. These are the decorative wooden panels that are found on the gable ends of buildings. This is the triangular portion of the pitched roof. Look for these sections because they point directly to the Victorian period when such decorative panels were popular.

Bay and sash window. It was in 1832 when the plate glass arrived. This resulted in larger windows with six or four panes and a vertical sliding sash window, a single glazing bar right down the middle.

It was also fashionable to have a three-sided bay window. A ground floor bay window usually had a roof of its own.

Decorated roofline. Slate roofs are quite common among Victorian houses. Thanks to the wonders of the railway, the trains were able to haul slate and deliver at longer distances. Finials are often seen on the ridge and gable ends. Roofs also have ridge tiles that are made of terracotta. Whether it is glazed fired clay or unglazed, the color used is often red.

Stained glass. One of the most exciting design materials is stained glass. It originated from the Gothic revival and was popular during the Victorian period. The mosaic stained glass even replaced painting in many homes. These are often found on top of windows or on doors.

Floor tiles. Most Victorian homes come with geometric terracotta tiles, especially on the porch areas. The ground floor is also often made with these materials. These tiles come in natural colors such as brown and red, dark blue, off-white, and black.

A fireplace. What is a Victorian home without this? This is used to keep the house warm and is often surrounded by marble, stone, or wood. Terracotta chimney pots are also quite common.

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#7.  Grecian: Interior Design for Deities

Not a lot of knowledge is known in terms of Grecian interior design and décor. Despite this, Greece, known more for the beauty of one of its cities – Athens – is equal to embellishments and everything that’s simple yet posh. Grecian art and architecture also spell wealth, texture, and rich colors that are surprisingly offset by the cleanest lines and edited furnishings.

If you want to embrace a Mediterranean interior, then it must be Greek décor that you should first consider. It could look fresh and modern without passing off as too antiseptic.

Frescoed or Painted White

Homes in Greece differ depending on the climate. Most of the interior walls are left bare. Others come with just a single woven wall décor. The warmer southern regions favored whitewashed clay, even stucco wall finishes. They also love window openings that are great in catching the Mediterranean breeze.

Greek city-dwelling, on the other hand, reflect wealth. The homes come with frescoed walls that have been painted by the best artists. Common colors are earth tones and pastels, those who favor deeper shades use blacks and reds.

Notice also the sceneries that have been carefully preserved in many Greek pottery pieces. Framed frescoes come with tiled or painted borders complete with classic Greek designs and symmetrical curves.

Greek minimalist homes are stucco-textured that have been whitewashed. The use of drapes, shutters or window shades is kept at a bare minimum so that the gorgeous skies and the blue sea can still be enjoyed.

Don’t Forge the Floor Décor

Grecian art is pointless without the floor artworks. This country has forests that supply ample amounts of oak, maple, beech, citrus, and willow trees which are great for furniture making. The floors, though, were often pounded plaster or simple earth. This was, of course, more evident in poorer dwellings. You could opt for concrete flooring if you want to play the role of a well-to-do Athenian to a T. You can also install mosaic tiles on your floor, patterned scenes that are paired with those that are painted on the walls, or bordered geometric designs.

And what are Grecian floors without thick woven rugs? Have these installed in special areas to frame authentic Greek vases and other iconic images.

Zero Frill Furnishing

Less should be enough – this must be your new motto if you want to have Grecian interiors. Your home must not be cluttered with furniture and accessories. You should be contented with simple and standard designs.

Use functional furnishings but are still aesthetically beautiful. A rectangle is the only shape that you should look for in beds and couches. Drape a crimson tapestry over a neutral-colored bed or sofa and you’d see a bit of Olympus.

Clothing storage is also essential in the Greek way of living. Though they had basic clothing, this did not mean that they were left lying around. They used wooden chests that were either plain or carved. As for their seating units, they enjoyed sitting in stools and backless chairs. Tables were portable and were often made with carved wood.

Completing the Greek Look

It’s time to get the Grecian look in your home. Mimic Greek aesthetics further by adding rounded arches to connect rooms. Install wood panels and beamed ceilings. The doors and shutters could also be painted with a bright shade of blue representing the beauty of nature just outdoors.

Always use white bed linens with key design border as much as possible. The dining table, though transportable, must be made of hardwood. And what is a Greek home without those white porch columns?

So go ahead, put all these signature pieces into your home to magically transform from bland to grand.


These are all beautiful interior design styles for you to consider. Melissa has one last advice for homeowners who are about to embark on designing their dream homes – “Set a realistic budget. A dream room (or home) is just a dream unless a workable budget is set. A dream home is a true investment that, when done correctly, will pay off for years to come.”


All these are, indeed, wise words from an experienced interior designer Sacramento expert. If you want to collaborate with Melissa Webb or any of our design consultants, you may set an appointment through our Designer on Demand

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