It's important to make a home your own. It should reflect your personality and taste, and be comfortable to you and your guests. - One way to accomplish this is by adding an element of surprise to your decor, like the oversized blackboard in the dining room of this charming home. A 4- by 8-foot blackboard was reframed with a molding totie in with the room decor. The blackboard is a great space to decorate for the seasons or mark an occasion. (You could follow the lead of these homeowners and project an image onto the blackboard, then trace it with chalk.) It's also a good place for your guests to express themselves during a party. Chip Vogel
Chip Vogel is a licensed interior designer with Interior Spaces Inc. He can be reached at (813) 251-8862 or through intspacesinc.com.