The power of observation is a key component to anyone who creates successfully designed spaces. And we don’t just mean for professionals. It’s a key skill to have for even amateur design lovers to recreate some of the magic in their own homes. Observation can help us get from an initial positive reaction, to understanding why it works, and then replicating it.

That said, we often take a closer look at the work of some of our favorite designers to see how exactly they do what they do. Today, we’ll be looking through some of interior designer Beth Diana Smith‘s projects and offering three tricks to try from her work. Let’s just say that she’s not afraid of color and knows how to work it to her advantage.