Baltimore Magazine: Divulging Decor Secrets

In its July 2018 issue, Baltimore magazine picked the brains of local designers, architects and decorators - myself included - to share our best tips and tricks. The article, Inside Tips, offers readers professional insight as we divulge decor secrets from mixing and matching finishes to taking on trends.

I talked specifically about paint and why selecting a wall color should be the last decision made in a project's design process:

Paint color is always the last thing thing to be selected when designing a space. This is important because you can create any paint to complement your room’s decor. It’s the least restrictive in the overall selection process. If you paint first and then try to select everything to work with that one color, you are boxing yourself in unnecessarily.
— April Force Pardoe
 {Featured in the article, a snapshot of the home office I designed for the 2010 Historic Ellicott City  Witching Hour Farm  decorator’s show house. Photo by:  Heather Owens .}

{Featured in the article, a snapshot of the home office I designed for the 2010 Historic Ellicott City Witching Hour Farm decorator’s show house. Photo by: Heather Owens.}


To read the full Inside Tips article, grab a print copy of the July 2018 issue from your local newsstand (available through July 23rd!) or purchase a digital copy here. And of course, a big thank you to Baltimore magazine for asking me to contribute!

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