When it comes to the design of your home, there is “one thing you can’t afford,” according to Yanic Simard, principal designer our award-winning design firm Toronto Interior Design Group (TIDG). It’s more valuable than your dollars: it’s your comfort and peace of mind. What you can’t afford is to spend your precious time on design mistakes that keep your space from living up to its grandest potential. Simard has more than two decades of design experience and works with our clients from concept to dreamy reality. In this piece, he sits down with prestigious Dolce Magazine with the design expert to hear his take on the most common mistakes in interior design. Get a boost of confidence with expert recommendations that will suit every homeowner and décor aesthetic. For more professional tips based on years of industry experience, read the other articles by Mr. Simard in our Achievements section. Whether you are furnishing your home from scratch, planning a refresh, or just adding a few embellishments to your already beautiful residence, there is something for everyone. Love your home and the environment that surrounds you. A thoughtfully designed interior creates a life well lived. Bringing out the best in your home means bringing out the best in you.