Atlanta based Suzanne Kasler just has way of transforming beautiful houses, into exceptional homes.
In a recent Wall Street Journal article, 20 Odd Questions With Interior Designer Suzanne Kasler , Kasler discusses her new book, "Suzanne Kasler: Timeless Style", and shares her formula for creating the ideal space.
If you're considering updating your home as your family begins to transition forward or are planning an all out phase three home reinvention as that nest begins to empty, Kasler's simple decorating and design tips may the perfect place to start.
Take a look!
- The best way to quickly transform a room? Paint the ceiling, walls and trim all the same color--a technique she calls the "architectural envelope". It really strengthens and unifies the room and "edits" it in a sense.
- How to make a tiny room look bigger? Kasler suggests using just a few pieces bigger-not smaller--in scale. And on the walls: Just one big painting.
- The most soothing paint colors? Benjamin Moore's whites: Floral White, White Dove and Intense Whites--good to know basics for any home restyle!
- Her signature design trick? Editing. Suzanne notes that even when she thinks a whole room is done, "I'll often come back to it and realize it is too much. Then I start taking things away".
- The best design advice she ever received? To finish the house down to the details. Sometimes people who are doing it themselves assume that they'll eventually get around to finding the perfect chair for that empty corner. The often don't.
(photo Erica George Dines via The Wall Street Journal)