Given half a chance, New York interior designer Jennifer Flanders will veer toward the dramatic in her design. She seems to find rich, attention-grabbing colors and patterns irresistible. Yet, like any fist-rate designer, she knows that design is about her client, not her own personal preferences. That is why the tips that follow also include advice about neutral colors as well as words like “comfort” and “relaxation.”
A couple years ago Flanders founded the New York chapter of Designs for Dignity, an organization that uses pro bono designer services along with materials and finishes donated by manufacturers, vendors, clients and showrooms to create beautiful, healing spaces for nonprofits and residences that serve people in need.
Whether you are looking for ways to add drama to your decorating or ideas for an extra measure of comfort, you’ll find a dozen great tips here from Jennifer Flanders.