Looking to spruce up your home? Flipping Out star Jeff Lewis has faith that you have the ability to create something beautiful. "The consumer is very, very educated. My clients always come to me with a lot of knowledge," he said when speaking at a fundraising luncheon for the Nebraska Medicine Guild yesterday.
That being said, the founder of Jeff Lewis Design does have three expert tips to share to help you make your space as stunning as his results.
1. Be wary of clutter.
It's important to edit down your vision. "If you see six great tile samples you want, please don’t use it all in one bathroom," Jeff says. "You don’t need to put something in every corner or on every wall."
2. Neutral colors are your friend.
If you're interested in trendy pieces or bold colors, try to think of them more in terms of smaller or accent pieces. "Try to be careful about picking things that are too trendy. We want longevity in our designs," Jeff explains. "There are other ways to get color, but on big-ticket items, stay with the neutral colors."
3. Get a second opinion.
Don't be afraid of asking a trusted friend what they think or, even, calling in an expert like Jeff. "When I first buy a house. I bring as many people through as possible," Jeff reveals. "It takes a village."