When we saw that the May issue of House Beautiful featured 101 Designer Secrets we grabbed our copy and started reading! If we have the chance to learn decorating secrets from the country’s leading designers we take notice. We weren’t disappointed with the tips – most were so simple and straight forward that even the decorating novice could execute.
Of course the tips aren’t set in stone. In fact, one designer’s “do” could be another designer’s “don’t” …
A bench at the foot of the bed should be no less than 2″ shorter than the mattress width. – Tobi Fairley
Dining room chandeliers should hand 60″ to 66″ above the floor. – Betsy Burnham
When it comes to bookcases, stick to books. Nothing is more visually chaotic than 46 shelves of random stuff. – J. Randall Powers
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