Kim's work style and how to hang pictures, shelves and collections
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Hey guys! It's time for more questions and time for more answers. And this week we were talking about the details. Decorating is definitely in the details and several people ask whether it's harder to design a room from scratch or to step in and do a makeover. For me, there are just two different challenges, one is a room from scratch, so I can pick the wall finishes, I can pick the floor finishes. So I get to control every aspects of the room. If I stepping in and I am doing a makeover and already things preexist in the same form dealing with my client. You guys allow the style and you already have a style and I am trying to work with you and work off from scratch and bring your style to provision, then that's a different set of challenges. For me though, I would say one is not harder than the other, there are just different. Obviously, they are just very different. One is all about you, and one would be all about me. This question comes from Stephanie Hearn, and Stephanie is 12 years old. Hey Stephanie! And she asks, I have always wondered if you what you see in a room just comes to you or does it add-on as you go? Yeah, a lot of what goes on in my designs really it just comes to me. I see pictures of your spaces, you homeowners that invite me in to do makeovers. I meet you, I see what the space looks like, and then I spend a lot of time just imagining your space. I just kind of have a little vision about it, I imagine it, I think about it, I let my mind to kind of play about what the possibilities would be. So when I am in the space always, at least halfway through the week, there are moments as far as the accessories. The accessories develop this, the room goes on. If I see the room starts to come together, that's when I know, oh, I want to put this in here or that in there. But the base of the room, all of the major elements in a room, that's just comes straight out of my imagination, it's something that happens ahead of time. Jamie from Illinois. Jamie asks, are there certain nails or hooks that are better to use on hanging shelves and pictures, because in the even that you change the room around, you get these inside, the holes in the wall and holes are never chic. Jamie, I totally agree they never are. But here is the thing, use the right tool for the bright job. If you are hanging pictures and if it's a lightweight picture, then yes, you can just use a small nail. If you are hanging shelves, you need to be using screws, you need to be using hardware that's going to allow for load bearing shelves, because there are going to be holding weight, they are just shelves. But you really need to use the hardware that's appropriate for the weights and the job of whatever it is that you are hanging. And here's the thing, yes, sometimes that leaves holds as you move them around but that is what patching is for. I am a big fan of patching a wall and always keeping the paint, keeping a little kit of paint set aside in my kind of pantry, so that if I am patching I can go back, patch it, paint over that wall, and it's good to go. It's all about safety. Joyce wants to know, if it's possible to display too many paintings and prints on a wall. She has an extensive collection of art and she loves all of it. And she likes to rotate them and change them around. And to not actually change the framing or the matting, and she is wondering if she should be concerned about color coordination; is that all just too much? And I say never, never, never, it's never too much, I love collections of things. Here is the trick to hanging that collection, you don't have to match the colors of the collection, it can be art and photos, it can be all of the paints as far as color. But if you make sure that the frames and the mattes are cohesive, certainly it marries everything together. And there is no such thing as too much good art, so have fun.
Alright guys, I hope that was helpful, I will see you next round.
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