Lisa Bohrer, owner of Spaces in downtown Bismarck, talked about the biggest trend in home decorating – color: “When we do new construction we try to get a good base going so the homeowner can bring in a lot of color and switch it up for the seasons. Changing out pillows, throws and accessories with the seasons gives a home a fresh feel two or three times a year. The nice thing about starting with a neutral piece is that in five years if a certain color is really out, you just switch out the pillows and maybe a small piece like the ottoman, you didn’t lock yourself into that big investment. I like to be respectful of people’s budgets.
“We dress your house like a woman dresses herself – in layers. Start with the flooring as the anchor, then add area rugs, furniture, artwork on the wall and accessories for the layering effect. Accessories are the jewelry, and show your true personality.”