Marcia on Making a House a Home
Marcia Marchman gives us the scoop on what she loves best: interior design. Read on for that! Then, catch her on the series premiere of Big Rich Atlanta January 23, at 8/7c on Style!
How does your personal style translate into your home?
It's pretty much the same as my wardrobe. I still like classic. I'm still a traditionalist, but I definitely bring in modern accessories. I like to have classic pieces of furniture that are comfortable and less formal. I like appealing rooms where people feel like they can come in, sit down and really have a conversation. I like fresh colors. I'll do basic neutrals, but then I like to bring in colorful things. That way, you can change up the look seasonally without breaking your budget and having to redo everything.
What ways do you coordinate everything in a room?
You want the eye to look at the room overall and not feel like things are conflicting. A good way to do that is by incorporating different kinds of textures in the same color, and layering with things that make it feel like it's your home. I like when people mix patterns with their outfits, but in a room, it's a bit too much. It's important to have just a few great pieces and accessories.
What do you like to collect for your home?
I like to collect antiques. I really love beautiful antiques mixed in with more modern things. The old with the new is always a good combination. It looks timeless and it makes a space look like it's been loved. I've been taking a lot of old pieces from vintage and estate sales and painting them in fun colors for girls' rooms. You paint anything old and they become totally fresh and new. The best part about that is that they still have great quality because a lot of the older furniture was made a lot better.
What's your favorite piece of antique furniture?
It was an 18th century buffet table that came out of castle in France. It had a scene painted on it that was just beautifully done. I just thought it went well with modern and classic. It fit in everywhere. it was a great piece. I ended up selling it to a client because she wanted it so bad and we were having a hard time finding one like it. It was hard parting with it once I realized I wasn't gonna be able to find another one. She was my dear friend though, so it wasn't like I couldn't go over and see it.
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