The Designer Files Pt. Two: Q & A with Best-selling Author Melissa Steach
You’ve been dishing up some great info, Melissa, but let me get your take on something. Is there a guideline on how you should decorate your place based on the finish of your hardwood, let’s say, between rustic and modern?
The wonderful thing about hardwood floors is that you can decorate in any style you like! Today, especially, is more flexible than ever. All that matters is bringing together what you like in a way that is both appealing and makes some sort of visual sense.
So, with the versatility that hardwood can bring, should you stick with one particular style or can you mix it up a bit?
It’s never been easier to mix woods, surfaces, colors, and styles in order to express yourself uniquely. You could choose a décor that is more monochromatic and blends well with the floors, or one that is more eclectic, colorful, and chooses to contrast with it instead.
Okay, so it sounds like you can basically have A LOT of freedom when decorating with hardwood.
Honestly, I could rattle off a list of styles, but, really, who cares anymore? Just like a multi-hyphenate career, décor is what you make it just as much as what you choose to label it.
Part Three of our installment with Melissa talks about the light vs. dark stain of hardwood how you can incorporate that into a decorative purpose.
Melissa Steach is the author of the Amazon #1 Bestselling Book, “The Housing Project: Decorating a Home that Tells Your Personal Story and Reflects the Real You”. She is also an award-winning fine artist and her decorating work has been featured on HGTV. She currently spearheads projects through Design and Signature Services by CORT and is based in Beverly Hills, Ca. For more information about Melissa, visit MelissaSteach.com.