- Use LED lighting
- Talk with an artisan about Paris Plaster, refinishing furniture, leafing walls, and creating custom mosaics and tile work....include your interior designer in this conversation!
- If you are painting, don't forget to paint your ceilings! Ask your Benjamin Moore specialist about adding a "pearl finish". It can subtley alter the color and depth of your walls in different lighting, it is not necessarily glossy or mineral looking but is a sneaky way to add dimension without adding the glare of high gloss. Again, ask your designer! This can be applied to ceilings too-but make sure you have walls that are either smooth or you like the texture of. This is also something you will want a skilled painter to do, as you don't want roller marks with directional streaks.
- Visit local stores, get to know the owners and associates.