Kristen FenclSpecial to the Bonanza

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October 4, 2012
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Tahoe home improvement: Smashingly stylish decorating techniques

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. - Wouldn't you love to express your own unique style throughout the interior of your home? By doing some careful pre-planning and following some simple decorating techniques, you're bound to create a winning look!It's important that any room design be based on elements such as texture, pattern and shape.Texture, for example can be used for contrast with materials such as brick or rough tile. Texture can also be shown in drapery and upholstery fabrics. And don't forget that today's wall covering features hundreds of textured patterns.You may choose string, or grass cloth, or even wall covering that is embossed with jewels! Wall covering looks today are virtually unlimited in their style!Pattern is an element that must also be used effectively in any newly designed room. Fabric patterns can add a strong accent to any room. Large rich floral or geometric patterns in lively colors are definitely in vogue. They have the ability to add pizzazz and life when used in drapery or furniture upholstery.Shape, too, can create wonderful transformation. A round, rectangle or oval area rug could add a delightful touch to any room in your home. Large armoires, to house electronic equipment offer commanding shapes and can serve as a focal point in a room.And don't forget window treatments! They not only provide a gorgeous backdrop to your design, but could also take center stage!Careful planning of all elements allows for maximum effect. When teamed with color, you can create a distinctive look for your home.- Kristen Fencl, CID, is an interior decorator and owner of Decorating Den Interiors. Learn more at, or call 775-832-8012.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Oct 4, 2012 05:24PM Published Oct 4, 2012 05:23PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.