Celebrity decorating with a bold style

Decorating with a bold style is risky, especially when buying a new home. Most people want to show personality, but with a twist of modestly so that the home maintains great resale value. Experts, explain that bold countertops and colors can be done in away that will give your new home personality while being modest to maintain resale value.  Silestone countertops are becoming increasingly popular in celebrity homes especially on popular TV show, Extreme Makeover.

Kim Lewis, design expert with Chicago Magazine gives tips on how to be bold while still following basic design principles.

1. Add an accent. A bold countertop becomes an eye-popping statement when combined with bright accessories (vases, art, linens) and glossy white cabinetry.

2. Immerse your space. With orange countertops, Lewis likes to pair dark or steely colors and sleek cabinetry, allowing the dynamic color to saturate a space.

3. Think outside the countertop. Surfacing materials can be used to wrap bathtubs, as shower benches, or in fireplace surrounds. Think creatively to incorporate color.