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Contents OCTOBER 2013

22 Mix it Up! Combining colors, textures and patterns can make a brilliant design statement

24 Are There Rules to Designing A Home?

You Might be Surprised By What Designers Say

26 Local Style Find new & trendy products for your home right here in Louisville.

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The job of an interior designer is to create homes for other people. But, what about the designers’ own homes? How do their homes express their individual styles and tastes?

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While the meanings and importance of holidays may vary among people, one common bond seems to be decorations

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The job of an interior designer is to create homes for other people. But, what about the designers’ own homes? How do their homes express their individual styles and tastes? Does every room look like the cover of a magazine? And what do the designers most love about their homes? We asked those and many more questions of nine Louisville design pros: By Nancy Miller

Linda Gale Boyles, Southern Inspirations by Linda Gale; Tracee Dore, Ethan Allen Interiors; Sheeran King, Palazzina; Lisa Knight, Lisa Lynn Designs; Lee W. Robinson, The Lee W. Robinson Company; Tabb Routt, Tassels; Kathy Snyder, Carriage House Interior Design & Home Furnishings; Amy Wagner, Reflections of You by Amy; and Barry Wooley, Barry Wooley Designs.

first thoughts I designed the floor plan and architectural elements of my home. If I had not, I know I wouldn’t be happy. I think of the style of my house as being quaint and cozy, like a cottage farmhouse. - Tracee Dore My home is an English country house to the max. I am attracted to the warm, wood patina of age. I couldn’t live without my oak barley twist English country manor-inspired furniture. - Kathy Snyder We live in Louisville part of the year and at other times in our house in Naples, Florida. The Naples house reflects French and Italian design, but not heavy Italian. It’s similar to what you’d see around the Mediterranean. Eight pairs of Palladian doors bring in a huge amount of light. Guests frequently remark on the calm, peacefulness of the house. I don’t

know whether those descriptors are based on the color palette of two shades of buttery beige and the presence of quite a bit of crema Marfil marble or whether they refer to the uncluttered design. - Sheeran King What do I most like about my home? I’m not sure where to begin. But let’s start with the panoramic view of the Ohio River. And the bones of the house. Then…well how much time do we have? - Lee W. Robinson

colors and finishes I’m Bohemian and eclectic and warm and fuzzy. I have painted my living room three different times because I was trying to do something new. But I’m now going back to a color I love, dusty aqua. It’s soothing and tranquil and it makes the woodwork look good. I chose Ballroom Gold from Ralph Lauren for the entry hall and went with a Linen tint from Porter for the center hallway. The dining room’s White Gold makes the artwork stand out. The only walls that are dark are those that have the look of leather in the bedroom. I really like the new weathered and bleached-out finishes on several pieces of furniture throughout the house. - Barry Wooley LouisvilleHomeDesignShow.com 11


antiques, art, collectibles and family pieces Our home is full of family portraits that have been in our families for many generations. Our heritage is also reflected in many other pieces we own. There is the most wonderful photograph of my wife Bab’s grandmother being presented to the King and Queen of England at St. James Court in the 1920s. Provenance is extremely interesting and important to me in developing my own collections. - Lee W. Robinson I have quite a few antiques, but I am especially fond of my French candelabra and a cherub that was broken off a sarcophagus. I had the cherub mounted on a marble base. My artwork is important to me. Poster art has become more collected in the last 20 years. I have some posters by Catiello King. We also have three Alfons Muchas. Mucha was in love with Sarah Bernhardt. All of the women he painted looked like her. Friends say I’m hard to buy for so they started me a collection of crystal hearts---Baccarat, Orrefors and Lalique. I keep them grouped together in a guest room. I think it’s more effective if collectibles are displayed that way. I collect various things, not just hearts, but I don’t put them all on display at once. I pack them away and bring them out from time to time. - Sheeran King My most cherished piece is a desk that belonged to my great aunt. She custom designed it and had it made at a furniture manufacturer in Carrollton, Kentucky. It has a big bookcase hutch on top, a lot of hidden panels and doors, and the original leather top. It has a place of honor in my great room. - Lisa Knight

photo courtesy of Lee Robinson

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The bad thing about being in this business is that I see so much that I’d like for my house. But things we inherited from our families mean the most to us. Some people might cringe when they see it, but we love the oak chest in our great room. And my wife’s grandmother’s wingback chair we reupholstered is great. - Tabb Routt Most of our art and accessories were gifts or things we acquired on trips. One of my favorite gifts is a picture of our cat Benson. You can see in his eyes the reflection of garland on the staircase. Louisville artist Kasha Ritter painted a portrait based on that picture. She also painted another picture of him and me that’s beautiful. The big, oval wood desk with a leather top that my mother gave me as a housewarming present has so much personal significance to me. - Barry Wooley My dad’s antique drafting table isn’t the most fabulous piece of furniture in my house, but it’s the most sentimental. I used it in my former house as a kitchen island. It’s going to be repurposed as a bar island in the lower level of our new house.I’m also happy to have a lot of my own abstract, very colorful oil paintings in my house.. - Tracee Dore I had a dear uncle from Denmark with whom I was very close. I have a collection of his items from Denmark that mean the world to me---his seaman’s purse, which is a suede bag that still contains Chinese coins; a pipe that was hand-carved by his father; and an assortment of pewter dishes and bowls, and his baby cup. I also have a piece of artwork that was given to him and which I adored as a child. It is of Hansel and Gretel. My uncle’s name was Bruhn, which means “bear”; he was called The Bear. In our billiards room is a bear we dress for Christmas, football sea-


son, different occasions. For my niece’s shower, he was dressed in a hula skirt and stood at the door to welcome the guests. Also in the billiards room is my uncle’s antique pool table. Not everything in that room is from my him. I also have a couple of Ralph Lauren writers’ chairs and a Louis Vuitton steamer trunk that I use as a table. - Sheeran King

photo courtesy of Sheeran King

bedrooms and baths

We converted our master bedroom into a master bathroom and added a master bedroom to the back of the house. Now, leading into the bedroom is a dressing area that has built-in furniture-style closets with handpainted closet doors and French-style doors with fabric inserts. The space is fantastic. My favorite part of my bedroom is a gold leaf Venetian Modern platform bed that’s my original design. It blends Old World aesthetics with modern lines. It’s a queen size bed made for a princess. - Linda Gale Boyles Plantation shutters in the master bedroom (and across the back of the house) impart a clean, traditional feel. I grew up in Alabama and like a little taste of home. The shutters give that because they represent a true Southern style. We took a lot of time to find the pretty, tall, two-step black canopy bed my daughter wanted for her bedroom. It contrasts so well with a vibrant Brazilian blue wall color. - Amy Wagner If I were to prioritize my favorite things in my house, the big cast iron tub on the first floor would be close to the top of the list. - Barry Wooley My very happy, sunny yellow Lee Jofa fabric in the master bedroom will put you in a good mood on the gloomiest February day. I continued it from the bedding to the window treatments. It’s better than a jolt of caffeine in the morning. - Kathy Snyder I gave new life to reproduction antique chests by turning them into vanities and topping them with marble for a neutral and monochromatic look. - Tracee Dore My spacious master bath, with an abundance of storage, is an eye catcher with its red walls, white marble flooring, white cabinets and a chandelier. The walls of the adjacent water closet contribute neutrality through the use of lattice-detailed ivory wallpaper. - Amy Wagner

dining rooms Our black lacquer and French moiré dining room chairs are by J. Robert Scott, a designer I greatly admire. They surround an English dining table. In the living room, Scott’s work appears again, in a table with some traditional chairs. - Sheeran King Our dining room is an architectural gem that has comfy chairs and banquettes. The floors and woodwork in the dining room, as well as in the rest of the house, remind me of a mini Biltmore. We looked at other

houses, thinking we might want to move, but we love the woodwork so much, we can’t leave it. - Barry Wooley

accessories

We have so many equine accessories that people who don’t know us ask if we own horses. We don’t. We just act like we do. I wouldn’t want to leave Kentucky because I love that whole feel. If I lived on a beach I couldn’t have that. - Tabb Routt I collect 15th through 18th century Italian and French drawings. I couldn’t afford the oil paintings so I had to go for the drawings. I started off with one. They now fill up a wall in the living room, and I also have one in the bedroom and a few scattered on tabletops. I don’t want my husband to know I have so many so I hide them under the bed. The dealer said I need to get a higher bed. - Sheeran King In addition to the people and the dogs I love, most essential are my family photos and portraits of my past World Champion Saddlebreds. And my books. What will we do if we become a society without bound books? Line up Kindles in the book cases? - Kathy Snyder LouisvilleHomeDesignShow.com 13


photo courtesy of Lisa Knight

photo courtesy of Tracee Dore

kitchens, hearth rooms and great rooms

bringing the outside inside

I’m wild about my 60-inch round mosaic tile kitchen table that has an iron base. It’s gorgeous but also durable, low maintenance and practical. Around it are high-back leather chairs with detailed stitching. - Amy Wagner

A screened porch is designed as an extension of our hearth room. The porch allows us to see the brick on the exterior of the house. I open the stained mahogany door to the porch any time the temperature is nice, and spend time out there every chance I get. It has a sitting area, a little table for eating or playing a board game, and a swinging bed where we love to read and have a glass of wine. Not surprisingly, when we entertain, everybody hangs out there. - Lisa Knight

I installed a 150-year old salvaged mantel in my great room. The mantel and the room are both great! I think I have the perfect kitchen with lots of windows, even two that flank the fireplace hood. I just have to drape and treat the windows correctly to allow the maximum amount of natural light to come in. - Tracee Dore My kitchen is small but I love it. I designed and painted the cabinets myself. The lower cabinets are a soft, apple green and the top cabinetry is glazed with green. I accented the room with pretty tile and added Gothic-style mullions to a couple of the cabinet doors. - Linda Gale Boyles One of the neat features about our great room is an atypical custom distressed brown entertainment center that’s built in with the stone fireplace and extends no higher than the mantel. - Tabb Routt My kitchen and hearth room are painted a brown clay color, a very orangey tone. I’m an orange freak. The tone is earthy so you can pull anything into the space and it works. Huge hickory beams go across the hearth room. Over time they have started to crack and distress, making me like them even more because they look like they were taken out of an old barn. A two-story stone fireplace is a major factor in creating the space’s casual and inviting atmosphere. The floors are a knotty, rustic hickory that I softened with an area rug. I chose the tufted brown leather sofa because it is big and comfortable, and is ideal for kids and dogs. The wingback chair will fool you because it’s actually a recliner. - Lisa Knight 14 Louisville Home, Garden & Remodeling

If I had to specify my favorite room in the house it would be the screened porch. The house is a walk-out ranch; the porch is on the main floor and has no access from the outside. There’s a lot of faux rattan seating that’s weather resistant and is upholstered in a Sunbrella gold fabric that’s accessorized by pillows in burnt red, greens and browns. The rug is plush although it’s an outdoor rug, and has those same colors in it. A saddle brown leather ottoman provides additional seating. Hanging from the cathedral ceiling is a large planter inside of which are small globe string lights. When they’re turned on at night, the planter becomes a chandelier. Because that lighting wouldn’t be sufficient for the entire space, a rope and metal outdoor chandelier over the dining table and a floor lamp supplement the light. Unless the weather is frigid, maybe in January or February, we open the doors to the porch, turn on the heater, and occasionally pass out blankets. We entertained 26 people out there for Christmas. It’s a terrific place for any type of gathering, especially for having friends over to watch football. - Tabb Routt

final tidbits I practice what I preach as a designer. I’m not going to put anything in my house that I don’t love. - Barry Wooley My house is never finished. It’s always evolving, and there’s nothing wrong with that. - Linda Gayle Boyles


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Expert advice • Free Admission • Free Parking The fall season can be a great time to spruce up your home’s interior with new design, plan for fun and festive holiday decorating, perform home maintenance to help prepare for the winter, and tackle some of those home improvement and remodeling projects before guests visit for the holidays. You can find inspiration for all of your planned (or yet to be identified) projects at the Louisville Home & Design Show, presented by Window World. This is a brand new home show to the Louisville area produced by the same local company that brings you the annual Home, Garden & Remodeling Show, presented by Window World.. This show will offer you more than 100 vendors specializing in interior design, home maintenance and improvement products, gardening and hardscapes, home building and remodeling, and much more! Best of all, this show is FREE to attend and FREE to park! Don’t put off your desire for new design until the spring – create spaces in your home that you can show off to guests this holiday season! Enjoy the fall weather by creating beautiful outdoor living spaces NOW, rather than waiting for next spring or summer. Plus, this show will offer seminars that can help you learn what to do in your flower beds and gardens to ensure gorgeous growth next spring. You can’t afford to miss the first ever Home & Design Show, presented by Window World, at the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Conference Center in Jeffersontown at I-64 and Hurstbourne Lane. Check out these show details or go online to www.LouisvilleHomeDesignShow.com for more!

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SEMINAR stage There’s so much to see and do at the Home & Design Show, presented by Window World that it’s hard to know where to begin. You may notice The Seminar Stage attracts an enthusiastic crowd. That’s because a variety of experts in their fields take to the stage to offer demonstrations and presentations that are as informative as they are entertaining. INTERIOR DESIGN

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Bluegrass Ornamental Iron, Inc.

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Bone-Dry Waterproofing, Inc.

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California Closets

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Champion Window Co.

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Colleen O'Hara Interior Design

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Don Miles Realty

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Duraguard Custom Table Pads

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Elite Heating & Air Conditioning

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Hawkeye Security & Electronics

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Mix it Up! By Nancy Miller

Combining colors, textures and patterns can make a brilliant design statement or can deliver a jolting, visual blow. The result doesn’t have to be a gamble or a shot in the dark as long as you raise your design IQ. Arm yourself with a color wheel that will help you see what colors are complementary and what colors you probably want to let keep their distance from each other. Pulling out a color wheel won’t define you as a novice knownothing. Even the savviest designers think it’s a nifty tool. 22 Louisville Home, Garden & Remodeling

Renotta Henson, owner of Victory Home Builders, frequently designs the interiors of the homes she builds. Timid about color she’s not. Smart she is. She says color is space specific and advises considering what you want to emphasize and what you want to play down. “There has been only one time I truly hated a color. The upholstery and window treatments were exactly what we wanted. But the chartreuse, psychedelic green wall color was horrible. We had gone too far. Repainting was an inexpensive and easy correction. We turned

down the volume one color. Artichoke Heart was as perfect as the former green was awful,” she remembers. When Lisa Knight, of Lisa Lynn Designs, envisions a room, she thinks in terms of color, scale, shape and texture. And she looks for a common denominator, usually color, on which to build the room around. She varies tones or shades or intensity of that color, and sometimes introduces a bold contrasting color. Color is powerful but it generally can’t carry a room. Jacqueline Jacobs, an interior designer


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with Barry Wooley Designs, melds patterns and textures to support a room’s overall design. She may use a fabric or wallcovering that mimics the area’s architectural features. For example, in a dining room that has arched openings, she may pull in a fabric with a curved pattern. “A lot of vibrant patterns on pillows and artwork are becoming very popular. Many trending fabrics have a wood grain pattern or a watermark. Coordinating that with artwork that has a watermark pattern can be soothing,” she says. Henson believes in the power and versatility of tone-on-tone, pointing to her own living room. That’s only one place in her home where she demonstrates a facile use of patterns and colors. “I have tiger carpeting, but it’s toneon-tone. The damask draperies aren’t exactly tone-on-tone, but they’re close,” she observes. Purple and lime green stripes on the chairs are bold but aren’t overpowering. “Covering the sofa in that bold pattern would have been way too much.” Selecting fabric has financial as well as aesthetic ramifications. “Be cautious when you get into textiles because they can be expensive. You don’t want to make a mistake ordering the wrong $300 a yard fabric. Once you have it, you’re stuck with it,” she warns. “Vary the scale of patterns. If the window treatment fabric is large scale, use a small scale on a chair or pillow. There shouldn’t be a big, bold floral on every window that’s visible from

different rooms. This is especially applicable to open floor plans where you can at once see into the great room, kitchen and dining room. It’s fine to mix stripes, plaids and polka dots as long as the colors flow and there is enough difference in scale,” says Knight. Tassels designer Crystal Newton concurs that scale is essential to successful design. “Don’t use too many of the same scale fabrics. Find your pattern first, whether it's in the rug or in the draperies. That can be the foundation for all the other textures and patterns. Generally speaking, the element you build off of has the larger scale and more colors. Work from there to establish a balanced room,” she advises. Jacobs suggests that it’s possible to feature a couple of large scale patterns in a room as long as they play off each other. “Of course, scale doesn’t apply only to fabric,” emphasizes Knight. Furniture and accessories all have to be of appropriate scale. Most people use artwork that’s too small.” Texture can be as dramatic as color and scale. Jacobs says textures have the ability to both soften a room and add masculinity, depending on the colors. “A textural fabric with a herringbone pattern can be very masculine or it can warm up a room that has a lot of shiny surfaces. “I bring in a lot of texture by using table lamps. A sleek lamp can punch up a feminine room with some bling. A lamp with a vivid col-

or and glossiness may be just what a traditional room needs,” she says. Knight helps her clients understand that texture can encompass components ranging from fabric to hard surfaces such as stone, marble or brick. Soft, shaggy rugs are an excellent juxtaposition to hard surfaces. “I never like to use all leather furniture. I might pair it with chairs or pillows that have a thick upholstery fabric or one that has some nubbiness. Fabrics that have a raised pattern easily add dimension and depth. People may be surprised that leather furniture that has clean, contemporary lines could mix well with silk. But for casual leather furniture a fabric should have more texture, such as chenille,” says Knight. Henson agrees that she sometimes pushes the limits of design, saying, “I can’t think of any time I have said, no, don’t add another thing. I know some designers would dispute it, but I think every layer adds something,” Jacobs also has fun with color, patterns and textures and isn’t a stickler about mixing them. “I always say everything can go together; it’s all about placement,” she says with the confidence of experience. LouisvilleHomeDesignShow.com 23


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Home décor is an art. But, let’s face it, most of us aren’t artists so we could use a little help. Are there rules to follow? Yes and no. There aren’t strict rules that must be enforced, and that’s a good thing because designing your home should be fun. (And who says rules aren’t made to be broken?) But there are guidelines that may nudge you in the right direction, keep you on track and save you time and money. Wouldn’t you like to sit down over coffee with top designers and let them tell you how they do what they do and suggest how to imbue your home with designer panache? We’re not supplying the coffee, but we’re bringing the designers’ suggestions to you. Read their ideas as you relax at the local coffee shop or as you brew a cup in the comfiness of your own kitchen. The rest is up to you. That’s when the fun really begins. Tabb Routt, Tassels 1. Don’t skimp on the size of your furniture. Large rooms have a way of making furniture look as if it’s in a doll house. 2. In most cases, trying to create contemporary design on the inside of a home that has a traditional exterior, or vice versa, doesn’t work. 3. I know you’re proud of your kids, but too many family photos can look like a shrine. Switch them out now and then. And, please, don’t use novelty frames such as a tennis frame or a golf frame or a cat frame! 4. Don’t conform. Every house needs its own character. Some of my friends’ homes are beautiful, but I feel like I shouldn’t sit down in them. I like to sit. 24 Louisville Home, Garden & Remodeling

Lee W. Robinson, The Lee W. Robinson Company 1. Don’t purchase inferior quality products based on their price. Focus on quality and long term serviceability when buying furniture. 2. Talk to each member of your family about what they want and expect from the home, then try to incorporate those ideas into the home’s design. 3. Do your homework. Allow books and magazines to inspire you but don’t let them dictate your choices. Let your personality and the way you live (or want to live!) speak through your home’s design and décor. 4. Don’t get caught up in the trend of co-mingling functions in a particular space. To live well, design your home so that each room has a specific purpose and an individual identity. Kathy Snyder, Carriage House Interior Design & Home Furnishings 1. Start every room with a space plan. Articulate your vision of what you want a room to feel like. The concept could come from a painting, a piece of furniture or anything you love. 2. Be methodical and know what you’re looking for when you shop. Don’t waste money buying random things to fill a room. Edit and be judicious in what you buy. 3. Whatever you do, avoid clutter.


Crystal Newton, Tassels 1. To make a space current, update the light fixtures. 2. Window treatments soften a room and help define the comfort factor. 3. Don’t buy something just because it’s on sale. 4. Too much furniture can overwhelm a room. 5. Nine times out of ten, people select a paint color to get the ball rolling. But, paint should be the last decision you make. There are an infinite number of colors, and paint can be matched to anything.

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Tracee Dore, Ethan Allen Interiors 1. Even if it changes over the months, or even years, develop a plan for the interior of the entire house. Use it as a guide to help you instill some cohesiveness. 2. Select a few classier accessories rather than a lot of faddish accent pieces that will quickly go out of style. It’s better to leave a corner or a room bare than to buy something just to fill the space. 3. Don’t worry about which colors are trending or what your neighbor likes; use colors you like. 4. When working with a neutral color palette, mix high sheen with low sheen finishes. Remember that neutral doesn’t have to equate with shades of gray or tan. Neutral can encompass many muted down colors. 5. When you’re designing a new look for a room, everything doesn’t need to be expensive or brand new. 6. Get rid of large, fake floral arrangements. Remove fake greenery from the top of kitchen cabinets. If you absolutely have to have something there, use simple, wispy grasses. Barry Wooley, Barry Wooley Designs 1. I’m leaning toward crisp color schemes such as pale aquas and grays. But, I always suggest surrounding yourself with colors that look good on you, those that complement your skin and eyes. Push the envelope to get the right color that creates a backdrop, especially if a room lacks architectural interest. Remember that each element you add to a room distracts from the color. Most importantly, don’t agonize over a paint color. It’s paint, not a tattoo. It can always be changed. 2. Paint the ceiling a hint of a color so that it is in contrast to the walls and makes the crown molding stand out. But why limit yourself to painted ceilings? Use wall covering on ceilings! 3. Don’t necessarily put small furniture in a small space. 4. Regardless of a room’s size, make and play with a template. Use the template when shopping for furniture to determine what will fit. Take into consideration the size of openings to rooms, even the door to the house, when buying furniture. There’s nothing worse than buying a sofa only to find that it won’t fit through the door.

5. Don’t put all your furniture against the wall. Moving pieces to the middle of the floor is much more interesting. 6. Getting ideas from Pinterest and Houzz is great, but don’t try to make a room look exactly like a picture. Your house should reflect your style. 7. I’m not against all do-it-yourself projects, but be careful with them. People may spend a lot of money on vanities and tile, and try to do the installation themselves. The result may be a bad transition and they end up stubbing their toes or tripping. Sometimes it’s easier and less costly to call in an expert. Amy Wagner, Reflections of You by Amy 1. Mini blinds date a home. They really need to go. 2. I encourage clients to veer away from wall-to-wall carpeting on stairways as well as in hallways and on landings. Hardwood floors with a runner on the stairs and an area rug on the landing give more of an updated look. 3. Don’t go overboard with accessorizing. 4. One of the most common mistakes with an area rug is using one that’s inappropriately sized (usually too small) for the space. 5. Don’t clutter up your bookcases. Arrange some of the books standing up but place others flat on the shelves. You don’t want the bookcase to look like the public library. LouisvilleHomeDesignShow.com 25


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