In my 30 year interior design career, I am often approached by people who want to begin a decorating project, but don’t know where to start. My advice is always to start with the carpet, a favorite painting, or other major textiles that will define the space. Color can always be mixed to order. There are thousands of available drapery and upholstery fabrics available. You want to create a unique space that is comfortable and defines your personality so start with some piece that you truly love and the rest will fall into place.