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Hello Beautiful’s Haute House recently scored an exclusive interview with HGTV’s designer Kim Myles of Myles of Style. I caught up with Kim at the HGTV Dream Home event at NYC’s Grand Central, where HGTV transformed Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall into a Sonoma-inspired oasis. Viewers had a chance to meet one-on-one with the 2009 HGTV Dream Home design team: John Gidding, Kim Myles, Monica Pedersen, Jack Thomasson and Linda Woodrum.
A native of Queens, NY, Kim was a contestant in Season Two of HGTV’s reality series Design Star. Myles earned an Associate’s degree in Performing Arts from the Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts, and worked as a hairstylist and a design enthusiast. Kim describes her design style is best described as boiling down to global-urban elegance, and her favorite styles are contemporary, modern, and bohemian chic. She says that color and texture are vital design elements, and that bare white walls should definitely be avoided.
HB: What is the quickest way to update a bedroom on a budget?
Everything in this economy is always on a budget. The quickest way is the simplest way, and a lot of people might disagree and you’ve heard it a million times, but paint, there’s a reason designers say it over and over again. It’s because its $25 for a gallon in NY, if the space is small, there’s not a lot of square footage, you’re not making a huge investment in gallons of paint to get the coverage you need and there is nothing quicker to change the personality of a space, so I think paint is huge, It’s my go to tool always. If painting is not an option because you’re in a rental, and you can’t paint the space, I think the simple update is the bedding, because when you think about the bedroom, the largest piece of furniture in the bedroom is the bed. So that is the biggest kind of surface area that the eye is seeing. Changing the bedding, the comforter, even the pillows on the bed, that’s a huge playing field of color to switch it up and change the personality.
HB: When it comes to decorating on a budget, what is your go to place for inexpensive home items?
I am a huge fan of a couple of places. I think that Ikea is fabulous, I do not like to see an entire space done with Ikea. I don’t like to see an entire space done with just one place ever. I feel like that its best to mix it up, that’s what makes a space feel personal and individual. Target is amazing, especially target.com, because target.com has hundreds of thousands of items for the home that are never in- store. In-store is great, but going on line is stunning!!. I love home goods. I live in home goods! Home goods is one of my first options, as far as accessorizing on a budget with a price point, it’s totally manageable. It’s like designer close out, but designer close-out for interiors. Everything bedroom,- gobal section, nautical section, it’s like everything you would ever want, you would love it.
HB: What is your favorite room in your house, and if you don’t have a favorite room, what is your favorite piece of furniture that you own?
I actually have a favorite room in my home. My living room is my favorite room. I actually relocated to LA, and it’s like the case of the cobbler’s son has no shoes. For a year, I did nothing to my home, because I was so busy making other people’s homes beautiful. In the last two months, I’ve been able to finally tackle my living room. I’ve been thinking about it for a year, and planning and going through different ideas and not executing anything. I finally have beautiful drapes that are up and I brought a couch that I love and it’s an investment that I will have for twenty years. I found a great table at a yard sale that is my coffee table– it has a comfortable, but very eclectic, creative vibe that is very me and my husband as well. My grandfather’s chair, which I just had re-upholstered. I had it since college, he passed, when I was a baby, I fell asleep in his lap in that chair. That chair, just got reupholstered, which makes me feel at home. When I walk into that space, it makes me feel at home, I feel comfortable. I’m proud of it, which is what I want for my clients. I’m proud of it, I’m helping them achieve a space that they feel pride in. A genuine pride, a sanctuary. A huge accomplishment.
Check out Kim’s website www.kimmyles.com for more information on her design work, and if you’re interested in entering HGTV’s dream home giveaway go to http://hgtv.com/dream and enter for a chance to win this spectacular prize package.
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