House Beautiful Design Tips Part 3

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.

Image Restoration Hardware
Go to Restoration Hardware and get all new bath accessories.  I love their polished-nickel soap dishes and I bought the polished-nickel trays in three sizes.
Suzanne Kasler

If your bookshelves look bland, paint the back and sides a contrasting color.  Pick up the color across the room with an accent pillow or a throw.
Connie Beale

The single cheapest makeover I know is a dimmer, a new CD, and some flowers.
Glenn Gissler

Buy inexpensive ribbon by the roll and a glue-gun.  Use them to create a border around the room, outlining each wall and running up and down the corners. Works equally well over paint or fabric or wallpaper.
Robin Bell

Experiment with different light bulbs in your sconces and chandeliers.  Instead of the traditional flame tip, try using clear Edison bulbs.  Ditch the shades for a more
modern look.
Philip Gorrivan


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