Giving Your Interiors a Quick Facelift

1. A quick tip is to change out your pillows by season. Winter months call for dressier thicker fabrics such as this velvet and leopard pillows. In the summer switch them out for lighter colors and softer materials. It’s a quick was to freshen any room.

 

2. Create a fun fresh space by picking an accent wall and doing an over sized floral wallpaper. It’s a quick and easy way to create drama and change your look.  I am loving the granny chic look especially when paired with a deep rich velvet.

 

3. Paint a whole space white to brighten up any room even an attic as shown here. The all white gives a fresh clean look and makes any design pop.

 

4. Update your dining room by reupholstering a few of your chairs in a different color. Keep it in the same color family to make it work. The blues pop on the grey rug and grey chairs relate to the rug and the table making the whole look cohesive yet playful.

 

5. Add a Moroccan rug to any space to add an extra touch of a cool laid back vibe. The rug here paired with the accents of brass and rich velvet make it so chic.

 

About the Author

Ashley Stark Kenner is Creative Director of STARK, the legendary carpet and fabric company founded by her grandparents, Arthur and Nadia Stark, in 1938. STARK has been synonymous with the world's finest floorcoverings since its inception and has been the go-to resource for top interior decorators for decades. Ashley was raised in New York City, and knew that she wanted to be part of the family business from a very young age. Her interest was nurtured by her grandmother, who frequently took her to the STARK showroom as a child to learn the business. A life-long design enthusiast, Ashley redecorated her own bedroom when she was 14, and later, when STARK acquired the iconic fabric house Old World Weavers, Ashley was taught by its founders, Iris and Carl Apfel, everything there is to know about textiles. The Apfels often stayed with her late into the night, quizzing her on the nuances of jacquards and brocades. Ashley's love of fashion greatly influences her work as STARK's Creative Director, as she draws from current trends to develop designs and translates them into the most luxurious carpets and rugs. Ashley is a graduate of Brown University, where she studied history and business. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.