Sebastian Wrong, London-based furniture and product designer
"It's easy to make a big difference with something like a cushion, since the cost is low compared to the cost of a new sofa. You can spend $200 to improve the state of your sofa with cushions, rather than spending $3,000."
Leon Ransmeier, American industrial designer
"Sometimes I end up using color in my home by accident, through small, utilitarian objects that are brightly colored—like an orange extension cord—and that brings me great joy."
Stefan Scholten, cofounder of dutch product-design studio Scholten & Baijings
"Start by collecting images of color from magazines, pinning them to an inspiration board, then translating that into wall paint. You can always repaint a wall. It's the only way to learn."
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