Luxury Interior Designer Gives That All Important Advice: Top Three Ways to Personalize a Space

I can go into any home and create an amazing aesthetic – but it does not become truly YOURS until it is personal.  The best part of my job is connecting with my clients and finding out a beautiful piece of their family history or a collection that has been passed down from generation to generation that we can weave throughout the design.  Home is where the heart is, right?  So lets get to it and here are my top three ways to personalize, or put some heart, into your space.

Luxury Interior Design - Top Three ways to personalize your space - LOVE

Put some LOVE into your home and make it your own. Photo via

1.  Identify something that matters to you and all other members of your family.  Perhaps you all love boating.  Can you think of ways to incorporate that love into some aspect of your design?  How about in your artwork?  In my case, I had a French Garden painted onto the walls in my foyer.  Now as I walk into my home, I have a reminder (as does my family) of a special place to all of us.  In addition, mine is further personalized with a family tree where a leaf is named for each member of our family!

Luxury Interior Design - Top Three Ways to Personalize a Space

Handpainted family tree in foyer

Luxury Interior Designer - Traveler

For the traveler! Photo:

2.   Start a meaningful collection and display it cleverly.

Luxury Interior Design - Top Three Ways to Personalize a Space Tea Collection

I LOVE the colorful tea cups and saucers against the bright white.


Luxury Interior Design - Top Three Ways to Personalize a Space Bird Collection

Another great use for a top shelf!

3.  Pick at least one item in each room that you absolutely love and adore.  Perhaps it is an antique secretary or hutch.  Perhaps it is that fabulous $200 dollar a yard fabric that you wisely chose to put on a pillow.  Maybe it’s a stunning piece of art.  Just make sure it moves you and your home will be a more personal representation.

Luxury Interior Design - Art

The room would not be the same without that piece of expression.

Luxury Interior Design - Top Three ways to personalize your space - Piano

Whether this beautiful aqua piano was a family heirloom or a “must have” piece, it would certainly steal the show from any room and be a place where family and friends can gather. Love the collection of plates on the wall, too!

Do you have a favorite way that you have personalized your home?  Tell me about it.  If you would like to make your home more personal, contact me for a consultation. Email me at

 Now Go Have an It’s so Fabulous Day!

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Stylish, sophisticated and dramatic, Kimberly Grigg brings her unique talents to client’s homes across the country and to her retail boutique, Knotting Hill Interiors. An award winning retail boutique and an award winning full service design firm, Knotting Hill offers luxury interior design, renovation and remodeling services, custom design, childrens rooms and nurseries and accessorizing. The retail boutique sells fabric, home furnishings, retail design, lamps, accessories, art, upscale furniture consignment, gifts, fashion and jewelry. Voted “Best on the Beach” in both retail and design, our customers say that this place and this process is truly “enchanted”! Knotting Hill Interiors is based in Myrtle Beach South Carolina and is located at 7751 North Kings Hwy.