Top designers from across our region share 10 simple tips for creating elegant, inviting rooms.
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Connect the past and present by framing and matting old photographs and portraits in a fresh way. “Clean them up, blow them up—do whatever you need to do—and then put them in a simple black or white frame,” says Phoebe. “Black looks modern, but white with a white mat also looks great.”
Steer clear of posed-looking family portraits, though. “Instead, take candid, casual pictures, and collect them as a nice assortment on the wall,” she says. And whatever you do, get photos professionally framed.