Top Designers Share Simple Tips for an Instant Interior Refresh

Six high-profile interior designers and architects turn to 1stDibs to find standout pieces that can energize different areas of the home.

“For an instant refresh, I like to switch out decorative pieces such as pillows, quilts and rugs. It’s an easy way to update your space without having to completely redesign it.”

Kara Mann


“I love to use fountains by swimming pools — running water is the most soothing sound on earth. The Opiary fountains are a fab modernist gesture.”

Jonathan Adler


“Beyond functionality, closets are personal spaces in which you largely start and end your day, so make them beautiful. Choose storage bins that feel more like wonderful accessories.”

Kevin Dumais


“Aside from holding your possessions, this teak dressing table would add warmth to a bathroom.”

Iker Ochotorena


“A desk is a staple furniture piece — investing in one makes you feel professional and comfortable. A table can serve as a desk too, so keep your options open when searching for your perfect fit.”

Christine Markatos


“This outdoor sofa from Roda is stunning and beautifully made. Just add some cute pillows to the mix. You could go a step further and recover the cushions entirely to give it even more personality.”

Charlotte Lucas


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