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How to Decorate

We want to teach you how to decorate! We'll help you unleash your inner decorator with interviews from interior designers, sharing the trials and triumphs from our own homes, and answering your burning decorating questions. Brought to you from the Ballard Designs team.
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Jul 30, 2019

Angie Hranowsky has been named one of the “20 Designers to Watch” by Traditional Home, included in Southern Living’s “Top Five Fastemakers” and featured in House Beautiful amongst many others. Based in Charleston, Angie's style combines modern, vintage, chic and colorful all to highlight the taste of lifestyle of her clients. She joins the show today to talk about finding the confidence to take risks, gives us a peek into her favorite projects, and shares a few of her favorite resources for buying vintage and antique.

What You’ll Hear on This Episode:

  • Triumphs about awesome birthday gifts including new lamps, giant watercolor paper rolls, and mid-century modern sculptures.

  • Trials regarding kitchen shelves, very expensive power bills, and a nightmare situation with Taryn’s little boy.

  • Angie’s background, and how she got into design and started her own business in Charleston.

  • The Coastal Living Idea House, and how Angie went into it with the intention of making it look like a real project rather than just an idea.

  • Why Angie gravitates towards using colors, especially purple, yellow, and turquoise.

  • A few of Angie’s tips to get homes to feel beachy and coastal, without being too obvious in design.

  • Angie loves to mix all sorts of styles and textures, and has been incorporating modern, vintage and found pieces for years..

  • How Angie made the best of economically challenging times, and some of her personal budget friendly tips for making the home look beautiful.

  • How Angie ended up working with Darius Rucker and his wife, and the great time they had creating something original and chic while transforming their newly built home.

  • Your house can be more about the art and the objects, doesn’t have to be all about color.

  • Angie’s theory on threading color similar value and tone throughout the house.

  • Angie’s new project of a kitchen house, and how it might be the most colorful project she has done yet.

  • Angie’s unusual use of light fixtures, and why she tends to use vintage lamps to support originality in the homes.

  • Why it’s important to treat your furniture, to kid, pet and spill proof your home.

  • How to get a proper foyer, and why a package drop off room may be a thing in our near future.

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Decorating Dilemmas:

Angie has had the same scenario before, and looks like there is plenty of room on either side of the fireplace. (We think!) If there indeed is, drapes would cozy up the room and add warmth to the space. Bamboo blinds would work, if they are mounted up high behind the rod with an outside mount. The other option besides panels on either side of the fireplace is doing drapes on the long wall, and using custom Roman shades using the same fabric. If the space between the drapery and the fireplace is too close, you may have to do the Roman shades to match the style of the drapes.

 

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