JoAnne has been creating beautiful rooms for more than 35 years. This vast experience led to the development of professional training classes for established and aspring decorators, home stagers, redesigners, designers and color consultants. Learn more by visiting http://howtodecorateandstage.com
JoAnne's training programs are respected for their practical and systematic approach to the design and staging process.
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2 3 4 6 DEFINE YOUR DESIGN Back in the 70s, rooms were very style consistent. It was easy to buy new things for a space by simply matching what it already had. Repeating chair legs, fabric motifs, and wood color made for rooms that were style or period pure but also a bit restricting. Rarely did you see mixed woods or furniture lines. Today’s rooms are more eclectic, not one pure style, yet often still maintain a core style or influence. Rooms tend to tell a story of where the homeowner has been and what they aspire to be by blending things in new ways. Think rustic rooms with crystal chandeliers or formal chairs covered in burlap. Creating a beautiful room is much more relaxed and many rules have vanished. There is an appreciation for multiple styles and an avoidance of a “matchy - matchy.” It can become a bit overwhelming as you look at all the options but the reality is each of decorating style or period typically fall in to one of 7 Style Categories. Understanding these categories can help you define the design approach you will be taking. 1. Style Category-Country - -from primitive to refined, there is a country style of decorating that will appeal to most everyone. American, European, French, English, Primitive, Romantic, Vintage, each has their own distinct nuances and level of casual or formalness. Today’s country combines rustic and refined with unexpected elements such as crystal with primitives. Details typically include: Elements with a sense of history Multiple Patterns and Textures Aged woods Wood floors with rugs Surfaces with Patina Multiple Accessories and Layering
1 | P a g e Hello Fellow Decorator and/or Stager, This booklet is meant to provide you a quick overview of decorating styles, terminology and space planning tips. Every Industry has its own vernacular and terms meant to separate the professional from the ro okie. In today’s Internet driven world, our clients are more educated than they used to be so it becomes even more important to talk the talk and understand often used terminology. By no means, is this meant to be a complete overview of every term but I have compiled the terms one is most apt to encounter and put a practical definition to each. Use this handy reference tool to help you gain confidence and talk easily with other professionals, as well as your clients. I would also encourage you to take the time to read a book or two on furniture history so you have a real understanding of how furniture and architecture has evolved over the years. Happy Decorating! JoAnne Lenart-Weary Master Professional Interior Decorator The Decorator and Stager’s Style Guide & Glossary© JoAnne Lenart-Weary, The JLW Company All Rights Reserved. No portion of this publication may be reproduced, stored, or transmitted by any means, without the express written permission of the author, JoAnne Lenart-Weary. Contact: 814-440-3044 SPONSORED BY THE DECORATING AND STAGING ACADEMY
From space planning to textiles, this e-book is filled with information for the aspiring and established decorator or stager. Plus, all those terms you should know...but aren't sure you do...it's in there! Author: JoAnne Lenart-Weary
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AUTHOR: JOANNE LENART-WEARY An Decorating and Staging Entrepreneur's Overview to Textiles, Styles, Glossary and more