Words of Wisdom: Decorate for now, not forever. Don't wait for the perfect piece; you can tweak things later. Decorating should be something that always changes, like fashion.
Favorite Paint Colors: I have two: Benjamin Moore's White Dove (benjaminmoore.com) is a warm white that works in any room, and Glidden's Limoges Blue (glidden.com) is my all-time favorite color.
Best Makeover Advice: Keep some of the things you like most, but redo drapery, rugs, and upholstery to really transform your room.
Shopping Tip: Buy what you love, even if you don't have a spot for it now.
Every Home Needs... A master plan. You can always take it one room at a time.
For more inspiring design ideas, pick up the designer's Second book, Suzanne Kasler: Timeless Style, due out in October ($55; rizzoliusa.com)