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Thank you at Architectural Digest for including my thoughts on decorating your first home!

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5 Top Designers on Decorating Your First Home

 

Take paint colors on a test run
“I insist on putting up physical paint samples on walls and in different locations. Paint chips from the store are a good starting point. Looking online for advice on peoples’ favorite colors is a great start, but the reality is every color looks different in different spaces and under different light conditions. A color that people love in New York might not work well in San Francisco. Light temperatures must be considered. If there are a lot of trees outside of a room, the green casts a tone in the space. Invest in sample cans of paints and paint large swatches on the walls. Also go back at different times of the day—even at night. One way to really drive your contractor and paint store crazy is to work on a custom formula. If you are really drawn to a color but think that it might be too dark, have it mixed at 50 percent or 75 percent strength to see if lightening the color helps.” —Grant K. Gibson