Albert Einstein once said, “anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new” which is a nice sentiment until you have to live with it. It’s true – some mistakes do need to be rectified and fast! Whether it’s a style habit learned from a parent or a design element that never quite loaned itself well to your room, sometimes it’s easy to fall into the trap of common design mistakes. These design crimes can shortchange your space and leave it falling short of its true potential so it’s important not to let them go undetected.
We spoke to six of our interior designer Tastemakers to discuss their biggest design peeves and how to avoid them. From unsympathetic restorations (unlike this striking Georgian townhouse redesign by Oliver Burns, above) to visible clutter, we tackle the biggest offences.