Decorating with Prints

It is an instant way to add a little “designer flair” to your home.

Designer Lauren Oviatt shares how to pull in prints.

1. Start with a LOT of color

When trying to inject more color into a space, I like to start with a broad color
palette. I try to find a fabric that has at least three different colors. That way
you can have fun pulling out those colors in other features in the room like
accessories, throws and rugs.

2. Think beyond pillows

Pillows may be a quick fix, but there are so many more opportunities to play
with prints and texture. Think about going vertical with printed drapery.
Even a semi-sheer will add another dimension to the room that makes the
space feel more polished and interesting.

3. Don’t forget the details

Once the foundation of color has been laid and the larger items are in place,
think about the details. Colorful accessories, lamps, throws and art in
coordinating shades help the eye move around the room and enhance the
color palette you’re putting in place. Accessories are a MUST for adding the
personality and character to every space.

Lauren has always had a love for interior and landscape design, floral décor,
and all things beautiful! Having lived in the South and also on the west coast
before settling in Utah, her design instinct is to combine traditional elements
and furniture with updated style and current color palettes. She is constantly
looking for ways to infuse glamour into her projects while bringing a fresh
perspective and an eye for tasteful, classic design.

Oviatt Design is a full-service design firm in business for over 25 years,
specializing in high-end residential and commercial design. The scope of
their projects ranges from simple home renovations to large scale
construction projects where design is implemented from the first wall color
choice to the final finishing touches. With direct access to over 75 upholstery,
accessory and furniture lines, the firm’s designers are able to provide each
client with pieces that are particular to her taste and style. Their showroom in
Farmington is open to the public Monday through Friday.

Lauren Stimpson Oviatt
Oviatt Design

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