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    Decorate the Perfect Space

    Decorate the Perfect Space

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    An enfilade is a long corridor with multiple subsequent rooms.

    A nap is the term applied to the fuzzy side of any type of fabric, especially velvet.

    Upholstered furniture often has welting on its seams, either in a contrasting decorative color or in the same fabric as the upholstery. The fabric-covered cord is used as trimming for aesthetic purposes.

    In your home, the architrave is simply the molding above a door frame.

    Fireplace cheeks are the splayed sides of the firebox.

    Clerestory windows are those that are positioned above eye level.

    The strips of wood or metal that divide a window into different panes are called muntins.

    Instead of buying an expensive sofa, splurge on a painting you can hang above the couch that will elevate the room.

    Combine hard "masculine" and soft "feminine" shapes (think square or rectangular vs. circular or oval).

    Be smart about what you choose at flea markets and antique stores.

    Emily Henderson advises to put a playroom in your kitchen.

    Paint, don't renovate.

    "When we found this vintage flag for $40, I knew it was perfect — it's graphic, simple and big enough to anchor the entire wall." - Emily Henderson

    Never make patterns compete with one another.

    "Choose one hue to carry through every room."

    Thonet-style white chairs give the nook a more modern vibe and the contrasting color of the dark wood table makes the tiny space feel open and uncluttered.

    A modern masculine leather arm chair is mellowed out with an elegant white side table, featuring both his and her decor accents.

    Finkelstein chose a turquoise table lamp to complement and highlight a similar blue-green color in the area rug.

    A sophisticated neutral cream armchair gets more playful when paired with a colorful Moroccan-style pillow.

    The couple chose the area rug together, which features an abundance of colors and is the statement piece in the space.

    This designer helped a couple pick out furniture that was a balance of both of their styles.

    Homepolish interior designer Sarah Finkelstein wanted to feature a couple's well-matched, yet differing personalities in the decor.

    Board-and-batten wainscoting is an easy way to add a dramatic dose of farmhouse charm to an entryway.