As one of seven children and the daughter of a homebuilder, Ida Gawthrop started taping drywall when she was 12. An independent designer in business for 37 years and a design consultant for Arhaus, Gawthrop is an expert listener who can build upon clients’ visions and tie their spaces together.
Here she shares three tips to elevate your space:
1. Accessorize Gawthrop is a huge fan of neutrals in primary pieces of furniture and using accessories to make your home feel fresh, warm, inviting and current. “You can have a transitional sofa in cream and go full-on boho with the blankets and pillows for a new look,” she says.
2. Potted Plants A houseplant "cleans the air, softens the corners and brings movement and life to a space,” she says.
3. Open Up A lot of people are purchasing older homes, and opening up walls is a pretty simple thing to do. “It just gives you a more open feel in your home, a more modern feel in your home and allows you to entertain more easily,” she says.