August 15, 2008

rita konig decorating tip #5


When you are decorating a room think about how you want to use it, i know this sounds a bit strange, like yeah a kitchen is to cook in, but is a sitting room going to be for slobbing out and watching TV and having TV suppers, or will you be trying to seat 12 people in there when you have people over for supper.  This will help enormously with how you design the room.  Be very honest with yourself and don't try to get a room to fulfill too many functions, it gets very small and cluttered very quickly that way!

-Rita Konig

Image from Martha Stewart Living.

rita konig decorating tip #4


The wall colour and the curtains are simply the canvas on which to build the rest of the room, the decoration comes as much from the things in a room rather than from the items that we traditionally think of as the 'decoration'.

-Rita Konig

Image from The Selby.

rita konig decorating tip #3


Comfort is terribly important.  A good room for me is one that i want to sit down in, with a drink and a friend for a chat.  If it is somewhere you want to hang out then it is a good room.

-Rita Konig

Photo by Paul Costello.

rita konig decorating tip #2


It doesn't necessarily follow that if everything in the room is beautiful you end up with a beautiful room.  I think the best rooms are those that have a mix of things and an ugly lamp with a crooked shade, or an inherited table or the rug from your childhood bedroom. These are the things that add texture and life to a room.

-Rita Konig

Photo by Roland Bello.

rita konig decorating tip #1


Don't think that you need to decorate in one go.  Decorating a house takes a while and it always looks better when it has evolved over time. You will also be able to afford much nicer things if you do this.

-Rita Konig

Image from Paul Costello.

decorating tips from rita konig


Rita Konig wrote some decorating tips just for Frolic! I'll be posting them today along with some of my favorite interiors photographs. I hope you enjoy. Happy Friday!