A: The interior design process is unique to each project but there actually are common first steps most should take when facing this seemingly overwhelming task. First start with the bones of your home and take a look at the features of the spaces. Are there unique windows, maybe with arches, special trim work, or a vast view behind? Are there soffits, ceiling changes, angles, fireplaces or other textural elements going on? Focus on these unique features and highlight them as much as you can. You may bring attention to these features using our Benjamin Moore Paint and offsetting with an accent wall or two, or consider exploring wallpaper options. Paint your trim a bright white or stain them to match your wood flooring to increase visual contrast. Perhaps Hunter Douglas Shutters with included trim work can really add the “umph” you're looking for to add more bones to your home, while also controlling harsh day light and soften your spaces. Maybe your existing paint, wallpaper, and window treatments just need updating, because let's be honest - after 10-15 years things don't feel, nor look, as fresh anymore. The industry is constantly evolving so be sure to swing into your local Thybony to check out Benjamin Moore's new 2018 Color Trends, Hunter Douglas's The Art of Window Dressing, and Schumacher's, The Bulletin, books to see the most up to date styles and options to start developing not only your focus, but your own unique and revamped style!