Looking for a way to incorporate lush décor with classic style? Look no further than the all-American designer, Jeffery Bilhuber.
Bilhuber’s well-known in the world of interior design, not just among fellow designers but also among some of the entertainment world’s elite members. Anna Wintour from Vogue and David Bowie are just a few of Bilhuber’s top-named clients, and for good reason. His style reflects comfort and organization rolled into one consistently classic look.
Now you can bring some of Bilhuber’s design ideas into your home. Here are a few takeaways that you can use to create comfortable, chic décor.
Design is a Process.
In an interview by New York Social Diary, Bilhuber stated that the difference between art and design is that design is a process. “Art is abstract and design is linear,” Bilhuber said.
When you’re looking for a new design for your space, you can start from the one part of the room and work your way across. For example, start with your flooring choice and then work your way up. That’s how rooms evolve under the creative genius of designers like Bilhuber and that’s how your room can evolve too.
Mix and Match.
Bilhuber is known for his all-American flair. Part of bringing out an all-American look and feel in his design involves mixing and matching styles and colors. For example, combining the look of skirted chairs with a plush sofa gives a room a unique look with charming décor.
Splash the Walls With Color.
Bilhuber isn’t afraid of bringing in some bold patterns to his design. In fact, his favorite look on the walls is antique wallpaper with vintage designs. These are particularly attractive in old houses that already carry the historic look and feel. Using the walls to bring out the charm of a house adds personality and class.
Break a Few Design Rules.
Bilhuber did another interview for Architectural Digest where he talked about his Nantucket home, Rose Cottage. Many people assumed that this cottage would have an all-white interior because it was located close to the beach. But, Bilhuber broke that rule. Instead, he incorporated a bright white with a stark contrasting brown.
In your house, don’t be afraid to break a few design rules if it fits. Although Bilhuber stuck with natural colors, he opted for a stronger design to fit his style and match the home’s history.
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