When it comes to design and decorating, I’m not sure there’s such a thing as a mistake. With so many publications and “influencers” telling us how we should dress our spaces and what’s “cool,” however, we can sometimes lose our willingness to take risks for fear of making a design snafu. We’ve gotta stop it! Some of the most memorable interiors are those that came about from the courage to try something never before seen, in contrast to what others said and thought was right. Plus – no matter how these design risks turn out – the process and results always teach us something worthwhile.
Today, we asked some of our favorite creatives to speak about a time when they thought they had made a design misstep, and how it was truly just a lesson or opportunity in disguise. Each example, in its own way, proves once and for all that design “mistakes” aren’t something to be afraid of making. Click through to hear from Justina Blakeney, Emily Henderson and more. Enjoy. —Garrett