Amy Miller Weinstein

The Big Edit

As another calendar year turns the page, it’s time to start off on a fresh foot. That includes design, where a streamlined simplicity is the goal, such as this space designed by Laura Zender. Careful editing will reduce clutter, and rearranging items can create an invigorated look. A fresh décor can sometimes have the added benefit of clearing our minds. Whether they’re starting from scratch or refreshing a current space, professional designers offer their advice on editing a space.

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Into the Mix

If you’ve been decorating your home under the impression that all design elements need to match, you’ve been missing out. Some of the most stunning spaces are ones that incorporate many different design styles; however, it is possible to overdo it. Read about how a few of the area’s top designers seamlessly incorporated multiple design styles into their clients’ spaces.

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Why Hire a Designer?

Some people shrug off the need for an interior designer by reasoning, “Why should I hire someone when I already know what I like?”

But a designer can do much more than choose fabrics and furniture that reflect your taste. He or she can look dispassionately at your home and suggest what’s out of proportion, which pieces can be upgraded, what colors aren’t harmonious, what should go and what should stay. In their mind’s eye, they can picture a more balanced, less cluttered room and then achieve that look.

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