5 Ways To Add Designer Touches To Your Home

In the last few years the humble TV has had epic competition from the internet and social media when it comes to contending for our attention. More and more of us record any TV shows we might want to watch, add them to our planners and play them back when it is convenient for us.

With Amazon Prime, Netflix and a whole host of other entertainment channels for us to choose from it’s no wonder that TV’s have recently become SMART TV’s so that we can watch You Tube on our TV’s.

Why am I telling you all this?

Well without that switch in our culture I would never have found Rebecca Robeson of Robeson Design, she is simply brilliant!

With a dry wit, a flair for design, a passion for symmetry and a tagline that turns DRAB into FAB she has inspired us to take on a whole new angle when it comes to our annexes and homes by helping our customers get the “look” they want by adding those designer touches.

Here are 5 of FAB ideas in action.

Feature Article: 5 Ways To Add Designer Touches To Your Home 

"Beverly Robeson Designer Touches"

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Symmetry is one of Rebecca Robeson’s top designing tips and in the entry hallway above she uses two pictures either side of the lamp that are perfectly matched by the large canvas painting on the main wall, tying the colours together.

She uses dark woods in the furniture and flooring, a taupe colour for the walls and ties that in with the scatter cushion on the classic chair.

The whole look oozes class, comfort and style.

Hang Those Curtains Long And High …"Rebecca Robeson Designer Touches"

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Another key to adding a designer touch is to take your curtains as high as possible in the room and hang them as long as possible. This creates the height to the room and gives a stunning focal point where you can add a touch of colour in an otherwise neutral colour scheme.

Use a contrast colour blind or textured blind on each window that ties in with another texture or colour in the room, in this case the blinds echo the colour of the dark wood furniture and the artwork reflects ALL the colours of the room.

Lush house plants bring the room to life.

Add Mirrors Where You Would Love To Have A Window

"Rebecca Robeson Designer Touches"

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Another one of Rebecca Robeson’s designer tips is to use mirrors where you would love to have a window in the room. Symmetry at work again here with the sweeping drapes either side of the bed hung over mirrors.

With the table lamps either side of the bedroom you now get all sorts of extra light and reflected light into the room from those mirrors.

The down lighters, wall lights and wooden panelling all tie in with the dark wood furniture to create a very high-end designer look.

Hunt Down Unique Object D’art

"Rebecca Robeson Designer Touches"

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I know it’s tempting to head along to Next Home and buy what you see in the catalogue to try to recreate the look you want at home, but all the interior designers have an eye for unusual pieces that just take a room from ordinary to extraordinary.

Hunt around in your local antique shops, salvage yards and unusual websites (even Ebay) to find something that just looks “different” in some way, like the mirror above.

You will not only enjoy the process (it’s fun) but you will end up with something that literally “steals the show” in your home.

White & Dark Wood Are A Modern Day Classic Combination

"Rebecca Robeson Designer Touches"

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When it comes to adding those designer touches to a kitchen, Rebecca Robeson does things with details that you would never even think of.

Hanging pendant lights over the island is something most of us have caught on to because they really add a designer touch to your kitchen and are very practical too.

Lighting is very important and one thing Rebecca recommends is to light your cabinets both inside and out and especially at the higher shelf levels.

Just the little pull ring detail on the back of the bar stools really makes a difference to the design but the amazing detail you may have missed is the use of corbels in between the units either side of the range that extend to the worktops without losing any worktop space.

If you want to see some of her amazing videos on You Tube, you’ll find her channel link by clicking here.

She will inspire you to take your interior designing to a whole new level and most of her videos feature small spaces too!

Summary

  1. Symmetry is important to achieve that designer look. 
  2. Hang your curtains high and hang them long for added height and drama.
  3. Hunt down object d’art for adding something special to your home.
  4. Use mirrors like windows to add extra light, reflections and effects to your interiors.

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About The Author

Diane Cossie

Why@dianecossie? Diane Cossie is a UK based interior design & self-build enthusiast and pioneer for self-building in the UK. We are on a mission to inspire others to dream BIG and self-build their next home and to offer a new choice to the UK consumer (like the rest of the developed Western world) when it comes to their next house move. You can rent, you can buy or you can self-build!

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