OUR BEST DESIGN ADVICE FROM THE STAFF AT THE MILLIONAIRE’S DAUGHTER

Today we are launching our NEW Decor & Design Blog.

As promised The Millionaire’s Daughter Decor & Design Blog will be a place to share everyday inspiration, fabulous furniture features, and store happenings.

Our goal with Decor & Design Blog  is to inspire the lives of our customers and reader. Our blog will feature DIY tutorials, TMD product features, exclusive online contests, showroom tours and so much more.

We have learned there are so many possibilities with reclaimed furniture, we love your ideas, and we can’t wait to share ours.

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So, in honour of our NEW and fabulous Decor & Design Blog today we’d love to share with you our best design advice from the staff at The Millionaire’s Daughter. Since first opening her Ottawa Street location 6 years ago, Maureen has worked with and gotten to know an amazing group of women who helped make The Millionaire’s Daugther the best consignment store chain in Ontario! These women, myself included, had some design advice we’d love to share.

So without further adieu, Our Best Design Advice from the Staff at The Millionaire’s Daughter!

Eclectic Interiors “Create an eclectic interior with furniture and decorative pieces that have been collected over the years, and then your room will tell A Wonderful Story of Your Life”- Kari, The Millionaire’s Daughter Hamilton

Look for Colour “Everyone has their basics in a home; white plates, neutral throw pillows, at The Millionaire’s Daughter we look for colour because we know that that lime green bowl or the funky yellow chandelier are the cool accent pieces that make someone’s home unique!”

Layer, Layer, Layer “We don’t mean layer up because its freezing outside right now, the layered look can serve well in the home, as well. Layer your decor, style a bookcase and then walk away, and then add some more trickets, and then add a pop of colour or some lighting.  It can provide visual interest, texture, depth, and a sense of abundance”

Everything Old is New Again“This old adage is the mantra of all good design. Adding colour, texture and layering , adds a bold new direction to any space while adding modern touches to a traditional silhouette (or vice versa) is an easy way to update the look of any room. Don’t be afraid to reupholster a beloved piece either – if the size, shape and scale fit, you already have your winning piece. A bold print or subdued classic adds charm and personality to your ‘conversation item’. At the Millionaires Daughter, we carry loads of fun, funky, traditional or just plain comfortable pieces that is guaranteed to fit your lifestyle and space.” Lisa Palmer, Interior Designer & The Millionaire’s Daughter Aurora

Love Lisa’s advice? Check out her website! www.lisapalmerdesign.com

Organic Forms “Look for pieces in organic forms and textures like wicker baskets, woven place matts and curvy table lamps that feature a linen or silk shade. Oversized wooden bowls for fruit instead of the traditional ceramic or glass. Adding a little earthiness to any room makes it feel inviting.” Lynn, The Millionaire’s Daughter Hamilton

A Well Designed Interior “A well designed interior is a great way to add elegance, order, beauty, and joy to every day of your life.” Pat, The Millionaire’s Daughter Hamilton

Embrace the Seasons “I love changing my space to suit my moods and especially the seasons. For instance, knowing that Spring is around the corner I bought a colourful straw basket (available in Hamilton for $39.95) and added some artificial daffodils and tulips. All around the house I love decorating with little reminders of Spring; a pretty blue bird and on my mantel, an abstract artwork of April Showers, a bird cage filled with live greenery.  Of course all from THE MILLIONAIRES DAUGHTER!” Maureen Barnes, Owner of The Millionaire’s Daughter

Take a Risk “That piece you saw today and want to think about tonight, will be sold today to someone else who saw yesterday and thought about it last night… If you love it and I really mean love it, buy it, because when it sells tomorrow (and it will sell tomorrow), your gonna wish you had taken the risk!”
Repurpose “Make everyday things extraordinary. Think outside the box, always.  Make that vintage suitcase you have into a night table, use the silver sugar and creamer to hold your make-up brushes, make a chalkboard from an old window or a mason jar light fixture. My best design advice is to be original and your home will speak for itself.” Jacky, The Millionaire’s Daughter Aurora (oh ya & I write this blog :))

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