It’s really a great challenge to take on and enjoy. You do, however, run the risk of creating a kitsch look. I will give you a few pointers on how to avoid that in this newsletter.
Mismatched pieces become the name of the game.
The irony here is, you don’t have to completely redecorate a room to give it a Maximalist look but to create an overstated, luxurious look without living in a clutter-filled zone with mismatched pieces is not an easy task. You can end up with what looks like a garage sale. Sometimes it helps to hire a true editing hand to help balance the color, pattern, and scale.
I would start by considering what you love and what you want to surround yourself with. Then we would decide on the main color that will ground the other colors you will put against it. I recommend that you begin with a simple palette on your walls, floors and if you’re adding new furniture, the same. You could go monochromatic here and let the color come only from the furnishing, which will produce a somewhat more organized feel.
From there, I would enhance with accent colors in texture and patterns. If your clients have pieces they want to incorporate, then your palette and scale will determine itself in many ways. Here’s where you can be creative in the placement and use of those pieces.