Interior designers share tips for making a unique home office

on Tuesday,March 15,2011 18:03


Amateur designers who don't have the benefit of a design degree may love to decorate but be unsure of how to begin when they are faced with a new working area. Luckily, expert Patricia Ringo recently shared some tips with The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

"A lot of the questions I get are about color," she told the news provider. "They don't know how to blend colors and transition from room to room. People have a hard time visualizing that."

For her own space, Ringo favored beautiful, reflective objects such as glass balls, which are complicated by prints of egrets.

Designer Andrea Pohl chooses to incorporate cultural elements into her office, where there are brass accents and beautiful, French pieces. She also has a Louis salon chair, which is sure to evoke images of nineteenth-century Parisian parlors. A touch of elegance and energy is brought into the room with a French glass jug that holds hydrangeas.

Employment for interior designers is expected to grow faster than the national average, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some experts believe this trend may be in part due to the fact that many baby boomers will be looking for new homes during their golden years.

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