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TRENDING DESIGN Photo courtesy of Shuster Design Associates Timeless—Always in Style With over 30 years in the business, Louis Shuster, For example, while you might like the idea of a lime President and founder of Shuster Design Associates, green wall, it may not flatter your skin tone. still believes design should be timeless. 3. Don't rely solely on the Internet. If possible, go see "I don't follow trends," he says. "When it comes to the products you are considering. Touch and feel each high-end custom design, trends should not be a part item. Look at their construction and find out where of the equation; they can date the look." Instead, he they're made. focuses on the client, taking time to listen to their indi- vidual wants and needs. The end result is a harmoni¬ 4. Be wary of do-it-yourself products. While there are ous blend of the client's style and his own signature some quality products on the market, the results you timeless approach. get at home may not look the same as in the store or online. Shuster Design Associates provides each client with this level of care and attention. And for Louis Shuster, 5. Not everything has to be new. Go beyond the cata- the results couldn't be more satisfying. "When a client logs and showrooms. If you have a good eye, you may sees the finished product and is happy—when their be able to find high-end pieces at thrift and consign¬ dream has become a reality—that's the most gratifica- ment shops. tion I can get from the job." Shuster Design Associates is a full-service design If you're considering a new design, Louis Shuster rec¬ company providing consultations and designs for in¬ ommends these 5 tips for creating your own timeless terior design, custom home rebuilding or remodeling, look: residential and commercial construction, planning and the acquisition of art and antiques. To learn more about 1. Design for yourself. First consider your wants and Shuster Design Associates, visit their website at www. needs, not what's on the market and not what's trendy. shusterdesign.com or call their office at 954.462.6400. Their office is located at 1401 NE 26th Street, Wilton 2. When selecting color, choose ones that flatter you. Manors, FL 33305. 88 J U L Y / A U G U S T 2012 SOUTHFLORIDALUXURYGUIDE.COM


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