Inspiration is not always about what is the latest and greatest. While newer items may be appealing, so can vintage pieces that may be capable of being refreshed and repurposed. Not sold on using vintage items? Consider mixing items that are new, bold or unique with those that are more vintage in nature.
Remember, whether it’s a piece of art you spotted in a restaurant, wallpaper on the wall of a room in a designer show house or display piece in a retail store, that piece is likely available for purchase or can be sourced and purchased from a manufacturer or artisan directly.
Cathy Hobbs, based in New York City, is an Emmy Award-winning television host and a nationally known interior design and home staging expert with offices in New York City, Boston and Washington, D.C. Contact her at email@example.com or visit her website at www.cathyhobbs.com .