Quick Furniture Design Tip #6 From Uma Stewart: How To Create Really Well-Defined Color Stories
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How to create really well-defined color stories in your displays that will tap into what customers desire.
Customers have a tendency to be drawn towards neutral furniture, so, as a retailer you need to show potential buyers that neutral does not mean boring. To display these pieces in an interesting way, treat the neutral as an actual color, not just a backdrop for another color.
Accent the piece with contrasting accessories within the same color palette. Pair a grey/blue sofa with an accent chair upholstered in a pale blue or pull out the undertones of a mahogany table with orange linens or florals. Add in small splashes of bolder color to accentuate the key elements of the room without overpowering the focal point.
About Uma Stewart: Designer Uma Stewart has gained a following for her signature approach to interior design. Coined "low-toy luxury for the cultured life," this style perfectly captures the modern desire to live both the good life, as well as a life less ordinary. Every project is guided by a fundamental vision of light, space and clean lines. This than becomes the canvas for (ust the right mix of casual and dressed up furnishings, decor, and objects of personal expression to result in a space that is livable and worldly all at once.
Uma founded Furbish Home In 2006 to offer on inspiring showroom environment to the public, while continuing to work on a broad range of design projects with individual clients.
Now, in 2010 Uma launched an eponymous boutique firm, Uma Stewart interior Design, to offer the highest level of creativity and service to her growing design clientele. Uma's design work and showroom have been featured in New Jersey Monthly, New Jersey life. Domino, New Jersey Jewish News, and Mlllburn Short Hills Magazine. Uma's design blog, the Furbish Notes. Is widely read by design enthusiasts and professionals alike. In it Uma explores everything design, but also weighs in on the other passions in her life: writing, family, travel, art and photography, food and wine and more.
Before launching Uma Stewart Interior Design and Furbish Home, Uma worked as an acquisitions editor in book publishing and as a photo editor for a women's fashion magazine. She studied design at Parsons and NYU,and has done graduate work in communications and culture. For more information, visit http://www.furbishhome.com.
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