Open white-and-blue room

Photo: Marianne Haas

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Mistake #4: Remembering What's Inside (but Forgetting What's Outside)
"It is important that rooms feel right for the environments they are in. For instance, in a hot climate, you should not be afraid of letting rooms feel slightly empty. In this living room, the sense of space and plain floors is very cooling. I find that different climates dictate how a place should feel, so therefore, look to local architectural styles to give you the clues you're looking for when trying to decide what to do."
— Tino Zervudachi, author of Tino Zervudachi: A Portfolio (Pointed Leaf Press)