Alison Victoria visits 'AOL BUILD Speaker Series: Alison Victoria' at AOL Studios.
Bring in the green.
Fiddle Leaf Tree, Z Gallerie ($280). 1457 N. Halsted St., 312-777-5592
“Plants bring the outdoors in and bring life into any space. If you travel a lot (like I do), real may not be your thing—so consider faux plants and flowers that will have all of your friends and family fooled. Trust me. My assistant watered all of my fake plants by accident!”
“Cluttered house, cluttered mind. It’s time to dig out your cabinets and organize them so everything has a home and you have your peace of mind. Adding lower pull-out drawers to your existing lower cabinets is a cost-effective way to totally transform your space and de-clutter your countertops.”
Dimmers, Lightology ($28). 215 W. Chicago Ave., 312-944-1000
“As a control freak, I love dimmers! It’s an easy DIY that anyone can tackle. Installing dimmers on anything from recessed cans to floor lamps is a great way to change the energy and mood in any space.”
Bring color in the right way.
“Let’s do away with those accents walls! One wall, one color? Seems so noncommittal. Bring in splashes of color the right way with accessories, area rugs, throw pillows, and artwork.”