Interior Designer: Kristen McGowan

In this video, I will share with you 5 tips to ensure that you mix the styles in a cohesive way. I will provide design ideas, decorating rules, tips, examples so you can design and decorate your space like a pro. If you are struggling to find a way to combine interior design styles in your home, I hope this video gives you some easy tips and tricks to follow when decorating your home. Let me know below in the comments what design styles you are trying to mix in your home! #interiordesign #homedecor



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Kristen McGowan: Designer, Bachelors degree in Interior Design from Sheridan College

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  1. Heather Campoalegre on February 16, 2023 at 6:01 am

    I’m trying to mix the modern farmhouse with French country, but have color on the walls. Need help please!!!

  2. PJ Vander on February 16, 2023 at 6:01 am

    love wonderful tips!!!

  3. Kia Gittens on February 16, 2023 at 6:01 am

    Love this vid also! New subbie for sure!

  4. Sandy Makin on February 16, 2023 at 6:02 am

    This was all very helpful! Im enjoying all related videos to this one! Thanks

  5. Beth Hogan on February 16, 2023 at 6:03 am

    First, I love this video and keep referencing it as I’m moving after living with my parents for a year. No roomies to share design ideas with (unless you count my two kids lol) but I have ADHD when it comes to decorating and so many specific elements resonate with me. I also have a hodgepodge of furniture and decor from my old house. I would say my top four design styles are traditional (I love gold/brass accents, ornate and dark wooden pieces, and old-fashioned Persian rugs), French country (I love the neutral/white color palette, distressed pieces, and that old, lived-in feel), and I guess coastal or Boho (I love natural woven rugs and baskets). Maybe I need to pick a style to be my 80 and then another to be my 20…? Or do 80-10-10? Most of what I already have is traditional so that would be my 80. Any help would be so greatly appreciated!!!

  6. Judy Rosario on February 16, 2023 at 6:05 am

    I just love your design style and I love watching your videos. You have purchased my dream lake house, wow it’s absolutely
    beautiful.congratulations. I loved this video but I’m still not sure I’m one style.
    I’m mostly Scandinavian and I love love IKEA but I also like
    Some mid century modern and modern. What to do?

  7. ShemSali on February 16, 2023 at 6:06 am

    Thanks for this. I’m really loving Art Deco right now, but also love mint, blush colors. Trying to figure out how to incorporate these has been a challenge.

  8. Stormie Blancahrd on February 16, 2023 at 6:06 am

    My thing is I love the rattan pieces but my kitchen table, mantle, and stair case rail is an ebony color… so you think I could still get a rattan tv entryway table??

  9. CILACAP TV on February 16, 2023 at 6:06 am

    Enjoyed watching here new friend,very nice video thanks for sharing new friend

  10. Beth Hogan on February 16, 2023 at 6:08 am

    Ahhh I have commitment issues when it comes to choosing one design style, so 80-20 is perfect for me.

  11. Drew Indy2 on February 16, 2023 at 6:09 am

    Great video. What do you think of mostly warm woods in transitional (bedroom), warm woods in farmhouse (X back chairs), and one or two pieces of cool woods in farmhouse and a transitional style? Also, what do you think of transitional furniture in grey, with an accent color throughout the house? (Even different shades of this accent color and also white in the living room b/c there is so much grey.)

  12. Wiola M on February 16, 2023 at 6:11 am

    I’ve learnt so much from you and your YT channel, thank you! ❤️

  13. Laurie Diemer on February 16, 2023 at 6:11 am

    Love this one!❤

  14. Leeds Yank on February 16, 2023 at 6:12 am

    Can I send you photos of my new condo that I need to furnish and you give me ideas? Would be a great series for your channel 😇

  15. justsittingthere on February 16, 2023 at 6:13 am

    I have a boho design style and husband is mid century and we are using black and white around the house. It is new and all the walls were a cool gray which i do not love. Do u have a color palette recommendation?

  16. rachellarisey on February 16, 2023 at 6:19 am

    This video is definitely very helpful! My husband is totally a fan of Ikea and modern-style and I love a traditional-style. We are moving soon and we want to buy some new pieces to make our home look great instead of the mismash of furniture that has been handed down to us since we’ve had kids. I know that his home office will be the place where he gets to do what he wants. I’d love to show him this videos so that we can decide where I can have a space and where we can compromise. We already have blue sofas so how can we bring a balance into the living room with a little of traditional and a little modern?

  17. cynthia marin on February 16, 2023 at 6:19 am

    Do scandinavian and mid century modern styles fit together ?

  18. Nadiah Abdul Ghani on February 16, 2023 at 6:19 am

    Im looking to mix mid century modern (80%) with industrial. Looking at a colour scheme of warm tone wood with black, white. I have difficulty deciding what my feature wall colour behind my warm tone pvc sofa would be. Any suggestions?

  19. Lindsey Sirianni on February 16, 2023 at 6:20 am

    This was so helpful! I like modern furniture with boho accepts. I realized I don’t really like boho furniture and I’m glad I don’t have to commit to all one style

  20. Danijela Joksimovic on February 16, 2023 at 6:21 am

    Scandinavian and boho in the bedroom 😬 how to do it?

  21. Sandy Makin on February 16, 2023 at 6:23 am

    Could you do a video on how to refresh and easily update your existing furniture and decor when you are in retirement and cannot afford to start all over again changing colors and styles. Appreciate it greatly!

  22. Kristen McGowan on February 16, 2023 at 6:23 am

    HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE!☀️ I always get questions from you about how to properly mix interior design styles in your home, so I hope today’s video gives you some easy to follow ideas for your space! Let me know below what styles you’re trying to combine in your home!!

  23. Life is Adventures on February 16, 2023 at 6:24 am

    Thanks for sharing this

  24. Sousan Eshaq on February 16, 2023 at 6:24 am

    Thanks Kristen! Love your tips 👍🏻

  25. Melina Medina on February 16, 2023 at 6:25 am

    Love all your videos. So many great tips. Thank you!

  26. Michelle Dee on February 16, 2023 at 6:27 am

    My husband likes art deco and I like mid century. Not an easy combination!

  27. Denise S on February 16, 2023 at 6:27 am

    I love this channel. Thank you for all your advice & tips! 🥰❤️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  28. missmegs on February 16, 2023 at 6:28 am

    i feel like my style is a little european traditional with modern coastal that’s bright and airy. would love a video on mixing these types of styles!

  29. RENU KAUR on February 16, 2023 at 6:33 am

    Hello Kristen, Which are your favorite sofas for 2022?

  30. Laura Dulski on February 16, 2023 at 6:35 am

    So much great advice, my cup runneth over with ideas!

  31. Our Cozy Corner on February 16, 2023 at 6:37 am

    Have been bingeing your channel 😆 will you pleeeease create a video on how to make a smallish house (constructed within the last decade) feel like a French castle (elegant yet not too formal chateau)?!? I would love to see how you would do it.

  32. shubdha goyal on February 16, 2023 at 6:37 am

    Hi Kristen. I have recently started watching your videos and love them so much. I am moving into my own home in a couple of months and need some advice. I have a big dark brown leather recliner 5 seater sofa and need ideas styling it. The room is all white with white coffee table and white TV unit. Unfortunately at this time I am not in a position to buy new furniture so will have to make do with what I have currently. I will be buying a new dining table, so what you recommend getting that will match the living room style.

  33. Jaya Dama on February 16, 2023 at 6:37 am

    Interior designing looking like that

  34. Robin Weldy on February 16, 2023 at 6:38 am

    Your hair looks so nice – silky and healthy!

  35. Priscilla Williams on February 16, 2023 at 6:38 am

    Great tips & beautiful pics. I had to keep stopping the video to take in the beauty of the various styles. I think my fav tip was about the color pattern. Definitely needs to be decided on and be sure to stick with it.❤️

  36. alphonso williams on February 16, 2023 at 6:41 am

    Hi Kristen! Was just wondering, if I can combine contemporary with either rustic, or rustic glam? Let me know! Thanks!

  37. Garlic Girl on February 16, 2023 at 6:43 am

    I am an odd I like aspects of Boho but transitional.

  38. Eddie Alva on February 16, 2023 at 6:46 am

    Hola, Thank you for your lessons. Love the tip 80/20. I like Old gentleman meets 007 james Bond and Indiana Jones… I have plenty of original museum quality collections of old pottery, silver, bronze, wood carvings, porcelain, crystals, swords, books and yet I want a post pandemic look… For whatever that is.

  39. Meisam Ozzar on February 16, 2023 at 6:47 am

    Hello and thank you very much for your totally useful vedioes.
    I wounder whether or not you have any private class torourial in this field.

  40. Saskia DeJesus on February 16, 2023 at 6:49 am

    Hi Kristen! Appreciate your tips and tricks! Question: I like modern farmhouse with some boho pieces (hanging plants, etc.). Any tips on making this look cohesive?

  41. Tina F on February 16, 2023 at 6:49 am

    Can you do Japondi style?

  42. mc7815 on February 16, 2023 at 6:49 am

    I am still having trouble knowing my style. Then at times I feel like budget wise I can not have the looks I really want.

  43. Amber Shafique on February 16, 2023 at 6:52 am

    Hey kristen, I just wanted to know if they’res any other way I can contact you one on one? Please lmk!! Whether it’s a yes or no

  44. Suzanne Beam on February 16, 2023 at 6:53 am

    Since you offered, here’s my struggle. My boyfriend and I are mixing Art Deco and Gothic Revival. I’ve started by trying to identify common features in both styles and leaning into those, such as rich jeweltone colors, velvet fabric, stained glass, arches, etc. But it’s not going well. Help!

  45. beautyintheskies on February 16, 2023 at 6:54 am

    Thanks i was looking for a video that could give me guidance. I am moving to a very old house and we have lots of mismatched pieces but trying to make them work together. I have a cream colored tweed sectional, dark wood tables, and an industrial style, glossy black very modern entertainment center, which doesn’t match at all. There are some family portraits with thick heavy frames on the walls. Im hoping to get a couple industrial style lamps to make the entertainment center blend better with the other pieces. I do like all the pieces but they just don’t match at all. Also I would like to put a bookcase in the corner. Any tips for me? Also a question: any advice for using both a coffee table and ottoman in the same room?

  46. Brooke Vroman on February 16, 2023 at 6:55 am

    I am loving your channel and it’s helping me a lot! I am currently modernizing my home by painting oak trim white. I am almost done with the main floor of my home! Challenges I am running into. 1) I appreciate that the homeowner we purchased the house from realized warm tones were out of date and therefore she started incorporating cool tones, however, we have quite the mix of warm and cool tones. It drives me nuts because I am so matchy matchy (yes…we bought the matching bed set lol). 2) I personally like a cozy, warm home, some dark decor elements, scandinavian style as well as industrial….but how do I make that all tie in together?

  47. G D Silveira on February 16, 2023 at 6:55 am

    Hello. Do you have suggestions on how to choose the most appropriate mirrors for different rooms according to decor and functionality? I’m renovating my home. From my entryway to my bathrooms, to my powder room to my guest rooms… I’d like to add mirrors. But there’s so much to choose from, styles, materials and so many sizes, I’m not sure what to settle for. And I don’t want an expensive mistake. Can you help?

  48. Judi East on February 16, 2023 at 6:56 am

    Hey Kristen I’m such a fan I’m new to your channel I live in a 12 x 16’ mobile home I love mid century and BoHo do you have any style ideas to make a living room classic and cozy

  49. Doris Paciello on February 16, 2023 at 6:57 am

    Never liked mixing woods, but when designers dId it… it looked fine! I couldn’t figure out why…. Now I know the secret! Warm and cool! Of course! Makes perfect sense. THANK YOU

  50. DM Acosta on February 16, 2023 at 6:58 am

    Hi Kristen.. I always binge watch your organizations ideas, especially on kitchens.
    I remember you recommend one kitchen utensils set, however, I cannot recall now what is that. I browse almost all of your videos but still could not find it. 😅

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