Interior Designer – Karyn Musick

With more than 10 years of experience in my case means hundreds of successful projects and above all enthusiastic clients. The cornerstone of these perfect results is the extraordinary relationship with the client, based on mutual respect and trust. I will present myself and the client’s requirements with maximum attention. Thanks to that, I can prepare the best possible solutions tailored to a particular person.

That’s how I design the interior of a large family house and the design, condos of a mini studios for singles. In the same way I created dozens of interior projects as shown on a local Chicago TV show.

I design interiors of family houses, interior interiors of all sizes and commercial interiors including design of hotels, bars, offices and medical businesses. Thanks to the great realization team, I will ensure the transformation of the design into a real and nice interior.

My interior design experience and knowledge are available to you or your company.

First steps, dates and pricing.
Each project is different and the design is different as well. In order to create the best interior for you, I need to study plans or photos of the space you want to transform and know your ideas and expectations. You can send me this information via email or we can arrange a personal meeting. Then, I will prepare for you a model of cooperation that will exactly match the nature of your project. You will get know the real terms and the price of the project.

I am looking forward to meeting you!

What color will dominate the interiors in 2017?

Interior design trends 2017

This year’s decorating trends, painting, furniture coating, the choice of tiles, home decorations and accessories, but also practical subjects will be green color – the shade of freshly mowed lawn.

The Pantone color system is the largest but it is also the most commonly used for textiles, graphics, design and industry. It is a globally recognized color standard, which is used for color typology. Pantone color system was introduced in 60’s and since then it has evolved to an incredibly diverse range of colors. Every year, a jury of experts select a color of the year from this color system!

The color of the year will usually become a also current interior trend. And that is reflected in fashion and interior design. And what about the currently selected fresh, bright green color? Especially it is spring to summer shade that will bring not only to the interior freshness, lightness, optimism, but smell the fresh air as well. Additionally it will be pleasing the eyes tired after the winter and the lack of light.

Pantone 2017 color of the year

  • Greenery

The color of 2017 is a fresh green shade of specifically freshly mowed lawn – greenery. At least this color was designated from Pantone, which is the largest color system in the world. It can be therefore expected that this particular shade, but also its variations will dominate products intended for the interiors. Interior designers, architects, interior design fans get, like every year, a guidance.

Watch video about selected PANTONE Color of the Year 2017

In the Pantone color system, every color has its number. Selected Pantone color of the year 2017 has number 15-0343. The fresh green color has light yellow undertone and is more luminous than dim.

Selected color rejuvenate older interiors with classic styles, but it rather fits into the interiors for younger people. This color can work great even for darker interiors, for example, in combination with white. This will correct the feeling of unease, interior will be revitalized and will bring more light.

It’s not just furniture, textiles and home decoration. For example, a green wall with the selected 2017 color will be nice too.

Pantone color system was established and patented by the US corporation, and it is respected by interior designers, architects and fashion designers around the world. The currently selected color of 2017 respects nature and healthy lifestyle. The name of the color is greenery (green), and among other things it adds color of kale. The selected color is not the color of freshly cut grass, but also color of avocados, green apples, matcha tea, bay leaves.

Learn more about color system at

What colors to use to paint each room of the apartment?

Color typology and psychology of color

The right choice of color on the walls of your home or condo can significantly affect not only the overall look and style, but also your own mood. It is therefore necessary for the design of the overall appearance of the apartment in detail ponder its color. Colors should be selected not only according to how they can transform the interior of the room, but also by the function that the room fulfill and color combinations rooms and furniture. If you are not sure about what color to choose an apartment, you can go directly to a specialist for interior design. Of course you can also contact us, we are always happy to advise our customers.

  • Color temperature
  • Color saturation
  • Color book
  • The colors in the living room
  • Colors for the bedroom
  • The colors in the kitchen
  • Colors for the bathroom
  • The colors in the nursery

Colors for the interior can be divided into several types according to key criteria, such as temperature, saturation, lightness.

Colors for the interior can be divided into several types according to key criteria, such as temperature, saturation, lightness.

Color temperature

According temperature colors and their shades divided into hot and cold.

Warm colors are red, yellow, orange, cream etc. Among cold colors include blue, green and shades of purple, gray, but also among the other colors we find shades “colder” or “warmer”. Cool colors and hues evoke a sense of cool and calm, while warm if warm and encouraging. Therefore, it is important to properly align the color selection with the function of the room in which it is used.

Cool colors rather calm and allow us to focus, therefore fits into rooms intended for rest and relaxation and concentration, such as. Office, bedroom or bathroom. Warm and cheerful colors turn stimulate and evoke emotion and fit in common rooms such as the living room, kitchen or nursery.

It is important that the room should not only be hot, or just only cool colors. In the room where you want to look more homey, should prevail warm colors. But there should be cold accessories or parts.

Color saturation

Color saturation and hue, which we use in the interior can also be very important to the overall look. Here we should think primarily of their own feelings and combinations with other interior accessories such as flooring, carpets and furniture, not over fashion trends. Let us also note that the very saturated colors in the interior can affect humans distracting spends if it longer.

Lightness colors and shades used in the room should be governed according to the lighting conditions of the interior and also its size. Using properly selected lightness can significantly change the overall visual impression of the room. Small and dark room and visually enlarge light tint, very high ceiling optically reduce the use of darker (and vice-versa, standard ceiling dark never do, otherwise you will “fall on your head”). Vast and austere room can be cozier and reduce the use of darker muted shades.

The following are tips for each room. But it is not fixed rules, rather our recommendations based on the psychology of color and generally suitable colors for different rooms in the apartment. When choosing, remember that it is necessary to reckon with furniture and other equipment room. A good rule to harmonize the colors with the largest and most prominent object in the room. Align does not mean that the colors should be the same, it would be a mistake, on the contrary, it is advisable to get out of paint and use a different tone, or a completely different color, which creates a suitable combination.

So if you have a distinctive decorative wall carpet, painting or wall units, chairs, try to come out of their colors. If you do not bold colors, choose neutral colors such as bright white and beige.

Related to this essential advice: For new flats is usually better to first select distinctive furnishings and decorations, and only then on the basis of the color of the walls. Selection of furniture and accessories is relatively limited, while the colors for the painting is available virtually unlimited.

The colors in the living room

The living room has bright colors with more space.

Darker shades can also be used as living room looks cozier. However, you should very well select a particular hue.


white (in shades according to your preferences)
green (light)
Grey-Beige, “clay”, cocoa brown

Unsuitable color:

distinctive red
In general, all sharp, distinctive colors, which can act rather distracting

Appropriate lighting: it depends on your preferences, you can use hot and cold white. It is preferable rather cool white.

Colors for the bedroom

Since it is a bedroom, is needed to select a moderate tones pleasant colors. Of course there is a warm white lighting to the room seemed cozy.


sand, but also

But not, of course, be a significant shades.

Unsuitable color: Bold colors.


Suitable Lighting: warm white

The colors in the kitchen

The colors in the kitchen can use virtually any, here is your imagination knows no boundaries.



Unsuitable color:

light blue
light green

Appropriate lighting: cool white

Colors for the bathroom

Given that the bathrooms are generally quite small, we do not use dark colors that room look even more diminished.

Classic white, light blue. But here again There are no fundamental limitations, the important thing is just that you liked the bathroom.

All bright, eg. white, lily, blue

Unsuitable color:
dark colors for the entire wall, suited up just for decoration.

Suitable Lighting: warm white

The colors in the nursery

Many people think that white children’s room is boring. It does not have to be true, and white complemented by colorful elements may look very impressive.

Unsuitable color:

distinctive bright red, max. decoration
orange (again suitable only as a supplement)
yellow (according to some opinions have small children in yellow rooms more prone to weeping, again, is suitable only as a supplement)



Suitable Lighting: warm white

Inspiration for ideal colors for rooms

Need advice with choosing the right colors for your rooms? We are here to help you with color consults.

Local Chicago Interior Decorators Transform A Condominium

Our Chicago Interior Decorators, Karyn Musick and Lyn Gottlieb at Divas N’ Design transform a condominium! The condominium is an unit with one bedroom, one bathroom, and with a quite small living room.

The entire condominium unit was changed into a relaxed and comfortable living environment for our client.

Contact Interior Decorators at Divas N’ Design for more

How Interior Design Works via the Internet

Interior design has changed with the development of the Internet and online services, a new service of remote Interior Design and Decorating has emerged. You can find it by using phrases like “online interior design”, “online interior decorating”,  “e-design”, or “online interior designer”.

The main difference in comparison to the “classic” interior designer, is that the online method is strictly done via internet and not in person. Part of the work that is commonly done by the interior designer,  measurements, photographs, initial interview, etc., is done by the client with guidance by the interior designer.

Online interior design

  • 1. The Interior Designer will help the client to define his needs and vision through details online. A questionnaire form will help define the details and the Designer will obtain and review the information.
  • 2. The Client uses the instructions from the Designer. The Client will measure, record the interior dimensions, draw up a simple plan and send it all to the Designer via Internet
  • 3. The Designer will create a plan for the project scope, which will be sent to the client via e-mail. If the concept is accepted by the Client, then, the Client will be asked to pay a pre-agreed price. Payment can be also requested completely before starting the contract agreement, even before creating the project plan.
  • 4. The online design process is very much the same as the classic design process. The designer creates the layout, color palette, project scope and a list of recommended products, including the budget.
  • 5. The realization of project is done by the client on their own. The Designer can include in the project development, links and contacts for recommend work procedures and trades to complete the project.

Interior design online

The main advantage of the online interior design process is the fact that it is more affordable than conventional Interior Design services and will cost less, because part of the work is done by the Client.

Online Interior Design services can be used by anyone, who resides in the US and all you need is access to the internet . The online interior design service is definitely not for everyone, if a Client needs more “one on one” communication and visualization, it would better for the client to contact a local Interior Designer, as, the Client can collaborate with the Designer in person.

Online Interior Design is relatively a new service that we offer. It’s an interesting option, especially if a Client wants quick suggestions and this service can also differentiate ourselves from our competitors.


Interior paint colors and choosing the best color ideas for the living room

The living room in bright colors creates visually more space and airiness.

Darker shades can also be used as living room will look more cozier. However, you should very well select a particular hue for interior paint. SherwinWilliams has many solutions for paint.

Suitable colors for paint:
White (all types of shades, according to your preferences)
Green (light)
Grey-Beige, “clay”, cocoa brown

Unsuitable colors for paint:
Distinctive red
In general, all sharp and distinctive colors, which can act distracting

Appropriate lighting:
Lighting for the living room depends on your preferences, you can use hot and cold white. More suitable is cool white color.

Color Consultation And How To Deal With Black And White Interior

The overwhelming classic in color consultation. Relation of black and white color in interiors is so often discussed. Contrasting colors in interior look beautiful. But do you know what is the right mix to make your apartment not to act coldly and languidly?

If you’re addicted to a combination of black and white just recently, and do not plan to redesign your apartment, try to focus on accessories. Perfectly sufficient is black or black and white carpet, cushions, vases and all sorts of decorations.

At first glance, leaving a dominant role in the interior to black and white colors may seem like an easy task. Nothing cannot go bad with choosing these colors. However, the opposite is true. Black and white interior is very specific and often may seem very cheaply.

Let it sparkles
One solution is to select the furniture, glossy finish, which is surely not cheapness. Currently, the most trendy, classic black and white because it adds pizzazz and contributes significantly to make the interior becoming a design issue. White color with shiny finish is now highly desirable and modern. Its primary advantage is the ability to combine with other colors and patterns, such as on modern wallpaper, distinctive upholstery, carpets.


  • Dining table in glossy black with easily become the dominant feature of the interior
  • White on the glossy profile panel acts gently yet effectively
  • In the modern dynamic interior black color can still be featured most

Distinctive color element
The combination of white and black is very sharp and is suitable for young progressive people, for example, for single living. Sharp and often impersonal active combination can be easily broken by the incorporation of one or even more vivid color or more vibrant colors.


  • Just one piece of furniture in vibrant color and white interior can act more vividly
  • A combination of white, turquoise and wood works great
  • Black and white interior can brighten up even a few shades of color

Plants and flowers
You must incorporate vivid flowers and fabric into the black and white interior, because it is often sterile operating environment! Do not forget on accessories, decorations and flowers. Nowadays, people forget on home accessories such as paintings, fabrics, pillows and rugs that will make a black and white interior very nice. These accessories play an important role in the interior.


  • Airiness and purity emits from the white space. Thanks to the live plants it becomes your oasis of peace.

Wood Accessories and Elements
Black and white interior can be made more enjoyable with wood elements. It does not matter whether you choose wood flooring or wood on complementary furniture. Or even both combination. This option is ideal if you do not want the dominance of black and white interior to be disrupted by other distinctive color and still not to act sternly and formal.


  • Wood does not interfere with domination of the black and white colors and interior will soak with the heat of home
  • Single living does not have to include plentiful ornaments and decorations, but with bright wooden floor, it can still act pleasantly and harmonious
  • Black color downright belongs to a bright space with glass walls

Do you like black and white interiors? Or do you prefer interiors with more colors?

Contact us for color consultation for your apartment or home!

Photos of French Provincial Style Home, Bedroom, Kitchen, Crib, Courtains, House Decorating, Chairs, Dresser And Furniture

Photos of French Provincial Style Home

Contact Us If You Are Interested In French Provincial Style Decorating For Your Home

French Provincial Style Living Room

French Provincial Style Bed

French Provincial Style Bedroom

French Provincial Style Kitchen Table

French Provincial Style Kitchen Accessories

French Provincial Style Kitchen

French Provincial Style House

French Provincial Style Home

French Provincial Style Decorating

French Provincial Style Mirror

French Provincial Style Lamp

French Provincial Style Furniture and Accessories

French Provincial Style Dresser

French Provincial Style Chair After Renovation

French Provincial Style Accessories

Read more about our French provincial interior design style project

Enjoy our French country interior design ideas and French provincial furniture decorating from our project

More about our French provincial interior design project:

This French inspired project was very enjoyable for all of us. Can you believe it all started with just yellow french provincial sofa furniture? We have found the yellow french provincial sofa at local estate sale and we have repainted the frame of the sofa white with touches of gold color in the crevices. The accent chairs were pink and completely redone and painted gold color with a French floral and leaf, grey and white chenille fabric. Another piece of furniture, the cocktail table was very dark brown and painted in a glossy white and the inset glass was replaced with mirror.

The dining room table and chairs were also redone with a white base and a dark brown color stained top. The cane back chairs were painted white and recovered with a yellow print fabric. A white crystal chandelier was added for the sparkle and glitz and the gorgeous white carved over sized mirror to bring extraordinary drama to the space.

The family room in this home is more relaxed with a slight touch of modern and animal, creating a cozy space to lounge.

The kitchen was created to be mostly in darker colors. Grey marble subway tile, white cabinets and a dark counter were added to some contrast.

The most important room – french inspired bedroom. The master bedroom speaks for itself with a king upholstered tufted bed with crystal insets inside the tufting. The french provincial drexel bedroom furniture set was completely refinished and redone with a metallic pewter stain and touches of gold to highlight the trimmings.

See more photos from our project featuring French provincial interior design and French decorating ideas

Interior design consultant and designer Lyn Gottlieb talks with Dina Bair on Chicago’s WGN-TV News

Divas N’ Design consultant and designer Lyn Gottlieb chatted with Dina Bair. Dina Bair ( ) is award-winning journalist who is currently the anchor for WGN TV News. Dina Bair profile on WGN-TV. They talk about unique ways in which you can redesign and reinvent your home decor for the new year. The ladies talked about budgeting, starting a new interior design project and much more! If you missed our fabulous news segment, you can watch the clip here for more tips and ideas.

Free interior decorating tip from Lyn Gottlieb:
Your cost and budget is very important, so you should prioritize the type of updates that you want to do. You can make big changes that are cost effective, simply by changing the colors of your walls, adding throw pillows, and a new accent color. Use lighter colors in the spring and summer, and more robust, darker tones in the fall or winter.