By Tasha Downing and Olivia Mizelle
What are the signature touches of a professionally-designed room?
Design details and a cohesive look make a space feel professionally designed, but I design spaces to be functional and livable for our clients above all else. I use my years of experience to incorporate details that are personal to the client. Selections may be influenced by places they’ve traveled, textures that elicit an emotional response, clean, modern lines, or rustic touches to create a curated, unique look.
What interior design trends do you love right now?
I recommend sticking with timeless and classic elements for main selections, but I am inspired by trends that fold in wood and metal, warm neutrals and soft curves within furniture and accessories. Trends can be incorporated in a subtle way to make things feel fresh.
What are your favorite high-end home stores?
Fig Interiors in Madison (we carry designer lines of furniture, lighting and accessories) and The Home Market and Luce Lighting in Milwaukee. Online, I like 1stDibs or Chairish for rare vintage finds.