You might have heard of top interior decorator, Linda Fargo. But have you heard of Bergdorf Goodman? That’s her “alter ego” and her home away from home.
Linda Fargo is the window display designer for Manhattan’s well-respected department store Bergdorf Goodman on Fifth Avenue. Known for being traditionally chic but very cutting-edge, Fargo has an impressive mind when it comes to interior design.
Getting into Linda Fargo’s Mind
Linda Fargo has a passion for art and 20th century furniture. Using her excitement for modern furnishings, she creates designs that bring out the culture, character, and chic look of Bergdorf Goodman.
Although she does not offer home decorating services as part of her job, she has had plenty of offers. She takes them as a compliment. To help you find a little bit of inspiration for your home, here are a few tips that you can take from the Bergdorf Goodman displays and bring into your home decor.
Show Personality in Your Decor
At Bergdorf Goodman, Linda Fargo uses the windows as a way to show off the brand’s personality. Depending on your mood – whether you’re playful, vibrant, modern, or histrionic – you can do the same with your decor.
Play around with various styles. Add pieces to your mantle that bring out your mood and personality. Don’t be afraid to set the tone to your houseguests and to your family with some telling décor.
Take A Few Risks
For years, Bergdorf Goodman’s main floor was off-white. This year, Linda Fargo and her team are mixing things up and changing the color. In an interview in Elle Décor, Fargo said that she was thinking of pearl gray, but that could change.
Don’t be afraid to make bold, risky moves in your home’s décor too. If you are tired of the plain beige walls, try a slightly different but more fun look of greige (a popular mix between grey and beige). Or, bring in a bold new art piece and center your interior decorating ideas around the colors and imagery. No matter what you do, don’t shy away from taking a few risks now and then.
Mix It Up
As you shop for art, furniture, and other decorating pieces, create an eclectic mix. Incorporate fun pieces that evoke feeling from different time periods. For example, Linda Fargo once used color schemes from the 1950’s in her décor and added a 1960s needlepoint mural as an accent. It’s these eclectic blends that will bring your space to life.
When it comes to design, don’t be afraid to find inspiration from places outside of your home. Retail establishments, such as Bergdorf Goodman are the perfect example of how you can get fun interior design ideas that work well in your home.
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