Jennifer Cohler Mason - J. Cohler Mason Design - Dining Room

Exclusive Designer Tips: How to Layer a Room

Our summer Designer Tips Series is back this week with the scoop on how to layer a room so that it looks special. Bone up on your decorating dexterity with these great pointers:

Jennifer Cohler Mason, J. Cohler Mason Design

Jennifer Cohler Mason proves with this stunning dining room that layering doesn’t always mean using several colors. Here she went monochromatic with jaw-dropping turquoise—“It is important to select fabrics with texture which will help to add depth to the fabrics so they are not flat,” says Jennifer.

Jennifer’s Tip: “When layering a room, start with the rug which truly grounds a room and then layer on the furniture, window treatment, lighting and art.”

Jennifer Cohler Mason - J. Cohler Mason Design  - Dining Room

Jennifer Cohler Mason - J. Cohler Mason Design  - Dining Room Photo Credit:  Brett Beyer

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Eddie Lee, Eddie Lee Incorporated

Designer Eddie Lee knows that filling an entire room with toile is “not for everyone,” which is why he likes to balance it with, “blocks of solid coordinating colors on the upholstery for a fresh way to give a room a strong look without feeling too fussy.”

Eddie’s Tip: In decorating rooms, I like using a large rug to ground the space. I often layer a large solid rug (like sisal or solid wool) on top of a smaller oriental rug to frame a seating group.

Eddie Lee - Eddie Lee Incorporated  -Photo Patrick Cline

Eddie Lee - Eddie Lee Incorporated  -Photo Patrick Cline

Photo Credit:  Patrick Cline

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 Young Huh, Young Huh Interior Design

Young Huh turned a small powder room into a jewel box fit for a queen at this year’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House with layers of both traditional and modern elements. “The beautiful [floral] Hollyhock fabric upholstered on the walls contrasts with the black patent leather wainscoting, while the ceiling shimmers in a gold metallic wall covering,” explains Young.

Young’s Tip: When layering a room, think about the contrasts of pattern, geometry, surface and sheen.”

Young Huh - young Huh Interior Design

Young Huh - young Huh Interior Design

Young Huh - young Huh Interior DesignPhoto Courtesy of:  Young Huh Interiors

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Kriste Michelini, Kriste Michelini Interiors

The soft colors of this bedroom designed by Kriste Michelini have just the calm quality you want in a room where relaxation is most important. The soothing paint color and dreamy window treatments create a true sanctuary.

Kriste’s Tip: You definitely need the final layer of beautiful art and accessories to finish a room. Art seems to be often overlooked yet it can elevate a room from ordinary to extraordinary. Accessories, books and unique finds from your travels add soul and character to a room. It tells your life story.”

 Kriste Michelini Head ShotPhoto Credit: Jennifer Chaney

Kriste Michlini - Kriste Michelini Interiors - Photo By Thomas KuohPhoto Credit:  Thomas Kuoh

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