House Beautiful Design Tips Continued

Circa 2009 Interviews By Christine Pittel
Our Favorite advice.  Our favorite designers.  From the House Beautiful archives.  Right here every Wednesday until we get to 101.
Paint your baseboards a contrasting color such as Spanish Brown or dark gray.  It's like applying eyeliner-it will make the wall pop. Plus, it won't show scuffs.
-Thomas Jayne

Buy a bunch of those battery-operated LED Everywhere lights for only $8.99 each. They're like little hockey pucks, with adhesive on the back. Put them under a console table, on top of a bookcase, or use them to back light some interesting object on a shelf.
-Libby Cameron

Slipcover a sculptural chair in gauze. You'll see the form in shadow. Very intriguing.
-Susan Ferrier

If you want to accentuate the height of a room, apply braid, tape, or trim to the leading edge of the draperies.
-Barry Dixon

Purge, edit, and organize your closet.  We love beautiful linen-covered boxes in different sizes, shapes, and colors to respond to the different categories of your possessions.  Buy all new hangers. Add a personal accent, like scented shelf liners.
-Elissa Cullman


  1. Thanks for all of your great tips and ideas. The colors are very pretty and match to this room perfectly. :)

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