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If rooms could talk, the chatter would be loud — especially about the decorators who designed them. Whether a makeover happens over a lifetime or the course of an HGTV special, curating a space entails hours of sourcing, arranging, and then rearranging. And, that takes the right person, with the right eye, and an ability to strike the perfect balance between Zen and vibrancy.
To learn how to piece together a room that nails both those vibes, we went straight to six designers we admire for their calming yet out-of-the-box setups. From a perfectly wallpapered bedroom to an antiques-filled living area, the layouts ahead (and accompanying pro tips) will have you rearranging and shopping the rest of the year.
Photo: Courtesy of Christina Sheilds.