FLOAT ART ON A BOOKSHELF

Designer Alex Hitz admits the huge portrait (of his close friend, the late Nan Kempner) is a bit “ridiculous,” but fun — plus it adds interesting texture when placed in a spot you don’t usually see paintings hanging.

MIX-AND-MATCH CHAIRS


Swap out your formal chairs (in this case, bright blue and green ones) for a few rustic metal ones.

ADD POPS OF COLOR TO OPEN SHELVES


Designer Kelie Grosso opted for open shelving in this kitchen, which allows for fast and easy decor changes.

TURN YOUR FLOORS BLUE


Can you imagine how simple (read: boring) this bathroom looked before it had a bright blue floor?