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Christina Hall's Design Tips You Should Totally Avoid
BY DANIEL FEININGER
Dangerous Plants
Adding plant life to your home is a great way to inspire creativity, but selecting indoor plants carefully is critical when there are children or family pets in a house, as some are toxic. While there's no direct indication that Hall's particular plants may be poisonous, carelessly taking inspiration from her design choices could be dangerous.
Colorless Exteriors
During her days filming "Flip or Flop," Hall often utilized white, gray, or cream color palettes for the home exteriors she was working on, which doesn’t add any excitement or character to a property. Color is a powerful feature that plays right into the human condition, so it’s important to take advantage of it.
Dark Interiors
In the same way that Hall leaned heavily into white exteriors, she once also put great stock into using dark interior color schemes, which have a heavy energy that can be hard to shake. Hall has since moved toward a more light interior setup, a welcome change that better positions viewers to take advantage of their home’s natural space.
White Painted Fireplaces
Hall also once heavily used white paint on fireplaces rather than leaving the natural brick, wood, or stone face as it was. Painted brickwork or wood can add a modern, clean touch to a dated property, but can also make the fireplace fade into the background, which is why in more recent episodes of her shows Hall left the natural brickwork alone.
Walk-In Closet
Hall's spacious walk-in closet is the height of luxury with its bright shelving installations, but it lacks some key hallmarks of a functional closet. Most of her closet shelving is without doors or drawers, which can make for a cluttered display, and it combines her clothes and her children’s things, making the organization more complicated.