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It’s not uncommon for someone not to be able to describe their style. Carol Craiglow of Interiors By Studio
South recommends that we create a “story book” that gathers ideas from magazine clippings, paint colors
and fabric swatches — basically from anything that inspires us.
T I P S BY C A R O L C R A I G LOW
White & Bright:
Two simple ways
to make any room
feel bigger are to paint it
white and let some light in. The space will
automatically feel larger and more open.
Whether on a single
wall or an entire
bathroom, wallpaper gives
any room a charm paint can’t
8. Pretty Patterns:
tend to like solid
fabrics, mixing patterns
together with solids creates a more
interesting design scheme and livens up a
room. Color Code:
At Studio South,
we never say no
to color. Sure, neutrals are
always safe…but a pop of
color can go a long way.
Textured: Never forget to
experiment with textures.
From linen to velvet to
grasscloth, combining textures adds life to
a room in a subtle and sophisticated way.
Bring interest to a
table by layering
accessories and mixing old
with new pieces. You can
also lay a basket on its side for texture.
6. Drab To Fab:
Revive an old family
heirloom and make it
your own by injecting some
personal style into it.
Take basic wood
front doors and
install a decorative textured
wave glass insert to let the light shine in.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
As a decorator, Carol Craiglow of Interiors By
Studio South in Key Biscayne has a style of design
that’s focused on helping clients bring their inner
style and personality to their home or room. Her
philosophy is “Let me make your house a home.”;
Over: Resurface an
existing cabinet with
new wood fronts and chrome
knobs. Also, add custom-
stained wood frames around mirrors.
Welcome the outside into your home
using a sisal area rug with tropical fabric
combined with outdoor texture solids.