• Create a cohesive interior and exterior — Try to continue the feel of the home beyond the walls and into the yard. “I think people forget that, but I feel that can simplify the interiors,” Revels says.

• Keep furnishing functional (and comfy) — Incorporate items that allow family and friends to kick back and relax. “We have young kids and we’re ‘dog people,’ so everything we have in our own homes is meant to be used. We did the same for The Park,” Vann Brock says.

• Mix it up — Incorporate pieces that range in price. Remember that not every element must be “high end.” Balance out expensive items with vintage gems or thrift store treasures. “It’s like an outfit ... You can have a shirt from Target with designer jeans, really great shoes, and make it work,” Revels says.

• Take time to visualize — Revels and Vann Brock swear by inspo boards. The two often use the concept to create a design they later bring to life. “That’s how we design for clients, so I have to do it for myself too,” Revels says.

• Play up the texture — Using different textures in furniture, fabrics, and art can add a lot of depth to a room. “For the Park, we layered the rooms with different fabrics and artwork that had texture so that everything looks collected,” Revels says.