The Top 10 Decorating Mistakes – How to Avoid or Fix Them

August 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Snow's Home and Garden
22 Main Street
MA 02653
Victoria Snow DelPonte

The Top 10 Decorating Mistakes – How to Avoid or Fix Them

Today’s decorating rules are much less rigid. But that artistic freedom can also lead to decorating missteps because good design requires a keen focus on multiple attributes and details (e.g., colors, textures, finishes, size, scale, etc.) to achieve an interior you’ll love. This session will cover home organization tips; how to harmoniously blend colors, patterns and furniture styles; avoiding issues of scale (too big or too little or too low); lighting; optimal placement and sizing of area rugs; the role of focal points; the challenges of furnishing great rooms; and tips for arranging wall art.

Led by Madeleine Bickert of Décor Rx


About Madeleine

As the lead designer of Décor Rx, Madeleine Bickert’s work and decorating ideas have been showcased in Cape Cod View, Prime Time Cape Cod, the Cape Cod Voice and other regional publications.

She established Décor Rx in 2005 following graduation from the Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia, where she completed their Decorative Arts for the Interior program. Earlier, she earned a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of California-Irvine, specializing in services marketing. The faculty named her the Top Marketing Student of her graduating class. Madeleine also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications.

Madeleine is a native of Massachusetts and a frequent editorial contributor on design topics to the Cape Cod Times newspaper and regional  lifestyle magazines.   She was the design columnist for Cape Cod View magazine for almost two years.  Her column, “Design Intervention,”  offered well-timed home design tips.   She is currently working on a book about home interior design.