Some thoughts on the concepts of “A Common Thread” and “Cohesiveness” in both life and design. Source: A Common Thread : Cohesiveness (an 8-minute read)
Finally, regarding expertise, let your interior designer do their job. Just as you would let your roofer install your new roof, your attorney defend you in a court of law, and your realtor sell your home, let your interior designer create and execute a uniquely-tailored interior design plan for you.
The more thought you give toward what you need to feel comfortable, safe, and welcome in your home, the more successfully you will create a space that truly reflects you, your desires, and your needs. Enjoy your sanctuary. You deserve it.