All Things Bright & Beautiful – VIE Magazine

Hello to you my design lovers & friends!

How do you know you have just read a great lifestyle & home decor magazine? When you feel like you have traveled half way around the world and never left your cozy chair! Vie magazines beautiful images of well designed spaces are so inspiring and can often influence our design styles.

VIE Magazine Cover
One of our greatest honors to date is having the honor to be featured in a 6-page spread in the beautiful VIE magazine! CLICK the link below to see the complete article!!
Source: All Things Bright and Beautiful – VIE Magazine

It’s fun to borrow a little of this and a little of that to start us out on our own home decor design, but I must ask where are you in your home? Is your home a reflection of you and those you care about? To be specific, your home should tell a story of who and what you are, a tale of your travels, loves, hobbies or collectibles. As an interior designer  something I encounter more often than not is a safe approach using only store bought pieces (usually furniture stores) so I would like to share a few basic tips on how easy it is to personalize your own home!

Custom-made globe lighting, reupholstered chairs, a vintage cocktail table & a commissioned piece of wall art from a local artisan are a sure way to keep a one of a kind feel to your personal design.

Occasionally we have some design limitations when it comes to large furniture pieces such as a sofa based on textiles & budget, but truly it stops there. Do you have chairs that have seen better days or perhaps an ottoman that is just out of date? Try reupholstering them & for extra fun be bold and use two contrasting fabrics! Every well-designed space benefits from artwork. why not go to your favorite artist or gallery and find a one of a kind piece or have one created just for your space? Department stores have thousands of the same mass-produced artwork and if you like it, so do the masses. Don’t get me wrong I too am a fan, I only suggest we use it sparingly so we avoid a living room that looks like the furniture store! Have you noticed the latest trend in custom lighting? I have discovered lighting can be such fun to create interesting conversation pieces. The next time you pass a cool basket or unique item have it turned into a fabulous light fixture!

We hope this article & tips have given you a few original design ideas of your own & that you have fun implementing them into your home or office!

VIE magazine may be found for purchase online or in stores, we hope you run out and grab a copy soon!!

My Very Best To You,

Dawn D Totty

Dawn D Totty Interior Designs is available for online, onsite, and global interior residential & commercial design. To schedule your custom design consultation contact Dawn at (615) 339-9919 or

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