What's Your Boldest Design Move?

What's Your Boldest Design Move?

Susie Nadler
Oct 2, 2009

As much as I love this adorable red kitchen from the always-inspiring Marie Claire Maison, I'm not sure I'd be brave enough to paint my own kitchen bright red. Confidence plays such an important role in design decisions, and there's something to be said for having the cojones to make big, bold gestures...

The bright floor-to-ceiling drapes in this study are a risk, but they really make the room

It's tempting to play it safe when it comes to big decisions like paint colors, light fixtures, carpets, and so on. There's always the risk that a bright color, for example, will become tiresome, or that a carpet in a crazy pattern will overpower a room. But sometimes going big can make the difference between a look that's pretty enough and one that's really striking.

So what's your boldest design move? Did it work out well, or have you come to regret it? Share your tales of risk and reward below!

(Images: Marie Claire Maison; Tara Donne)

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