August 15, 2017:

Miriam Ritter, Orlando Studio Consultant

Everyone gets stuck at times.  When you’ve got a routine, it’s easy to press cruise control.  This can even happen in design (gasp!). But don’t get discouraged—  there are easy ways to combat this to ensure your design stays fresh and ahead of the scene.
Here are 3 things I like to do to gain new perspective while refreshing my home’s décor:
  1. Listen to a song – How does the music inspire you? Is it consistent? Inconsistent? Predictable?  Elegant?  Or just a plain awesome get-up-and-dance kind of song?  How does that relate to you and your style?
  2. Reinvent – When picking furniture for a new space, it’s easy to want everything new. Incorporate old pieces into new ways for a different spin.  Like end tables becoming a coffee table doubling as additional seating (amazing for small spaces!).
  3.  Mix it up – Don’t just pick one genre. It’s ok to mix up that laugh-out-loud place setting with a reclaimed table.  Remember you design for you and what makes you laugh and love your home.
Design truly is frozen music. The design in the following Hamlin Reserve photos, for example, truly channels the free spirit of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros’ song “Home” everywhere you turn.
Ashton Woods Hamlin Reserve SiennaVisit Hamlin Reserve, an Ashton Woods community in Orlando, FL
Ashton Woods Hamlin Reserve SiennaVisit Hamlin Reserve, an Ashton Woods community in Orlando, FL
Ashton Woods Hamlin Reserve Manor Coquina Visit Hamlin Reserve Manor, an Ashton Woods community in Orlando, FL
Ashton Woods Hamlin Reserve Manor Coquina Visit Hamlin Reserve Manor, an Ashton Woods community in Orlando, FL
The next way to gain inspiration while you shake up your home’s décor, reinvention, is everywhere. Signs, baskets, and end tables alike live to serve a new purpose, for example.  Signs and baskets become decoration and end tables double as a coffee table and additional seating.  When you’re in a detached suite and space is limited, this space-saving trick is a win-win!
Ashton Woods Hamlin Reserve HickoryVisit Hamlin Reserve, an Ashton Woods community in Orlando, FL Ashton Woods Hamlin Reserve Hickory IvyVisit Hamlin Reserve, an Ashton Woods community in Orlando, FL
Finally, always mix-it-up. Never be afraid to be different and use what you love. Just like your family has different personalities, your home can blend a multitude of colors and genres. Don’t just stick to one accent color if you love all colors. Have a neutral backdrop and incorporate all things, feelings, pieces and, yes, colors into your home that make you happy. When your backdrop is neutral, these things will become art and showcase the uniqueness you love them for.
Ashton Woods Hamlin Reserve HickoryVisit Hamlin Reserve, an Ashton Woods community in Orlando, FL
Remember, “Home is wherever I’m with you!”—listen to a song, reinvent, and mix it up! Here is one of my favorite songs…enjoy!

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