As a celebrity interior designer, entrepreneur and regular on the hit reality TV show The Rachel Zoe Project, Jeremiah Brent knows a thing or two about style. The designer recently shared his interior design knowledge with GQ, showing readers how they can make simple tweaks to their home décor that will transform the look and feel of their pad. Take a look at the expert advice below.
- Light candles: Did you know that scent is the strongest sense linked to memory? Essentially, this means that although house guests won't remember the exact color of your love seat, they will remember how your room smells. Find your favorite fragrance and invest in a candle with a scent that you will love for a long time. Also, be sure that your fragrance corresponds to the room in your house. Sweet scents, like pumpkin pie or sugar cookies, go great in the kitchen. Floral scents are more appropriate for a bathroom. You can also use candles as a source of light on cozy winter nights.
- Read the fashion magazines: A lot of the times, what's hot on runway is equally as trendy in the interior design business. Brent recommends taking inspiration from the fashion world to see what patterns and colors are especially popular.
- Realize that lighting is essential: "Never underestimate the importance of the right lighting," states Brent. You can't go wrong with natural light. If you're looking for custom window blinds to help you bring in sunlight to your room at your liking, be sure to stop by Metropolitan Window Fashions or use our complimentary shop-at-home service.