Leather couch in living room with multiple patterns

Photo: Grey Crawford

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Mistake #6: Succumbing to One-Stop Shopping
"One mistake a lot of people make (partially because it makes things easier) is purchasing all their furniture for one room from the same store or the same time period. This makes the room feel impersonal. The best rooms will mix old and new with pieces from different stores, different craftsmen and possibly even different regions. That way, the room has a soulful and spirited vibe that looks like the room has evolved over time." — Kelly Wearstler, author of Rhapsody: Kelly Wearstler

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