I love pillows. Especially ones with texture and patterns. Sequins & jewels preferred. Do you prefer pretty colors or jazzy bedazzled pillows?
Love this Alligator Wallcovering. So masculine and luxurious and best of all, animal friendly. It’s a vinyl.
I’m moving to a new place that has this texture on the walls. I love it. I see it all the time when I tour the parade of homes. I hear it’s a little difficult painting on but I’m up for the challenge.
I love the gallery wall. Just a nice cluster of mirrors and black and white photography. Even with the combination of black and bronze frames, it works. The second thing I love most is the mixture of pillows which is by far the easiest way to help inject texture and color to a space. And they’re so cost effective too that you can almost go crazy. Pillows help hide worn out sofas or stains etc. Play with the sizes and fabric. Adding a scarf is always a nice touch to keep things pulled together and not appear sloppy. Design Tip: Use branches from the outdoors to add to a vase with faux floral stems. Sometimes you can spend a pretty penny if you buy enough floral stems to get a full look especially when they go from $6 and up per stem. So adding branches (free) adds a nice effect. Spray paint them to look like these.
I like the usage of space. If you’re dealing with a smaller scaled apartment or living room, don’t feel as though you have to have a full 3 piece set. As a matter of fact, try to avoid buying sets if you can. I know most times it’s cheaper. I know it’s easier. But if you can swap out that last chair for a different, style, color or textile, you’ll make the space more interesting. Nothing worse than a room looking as if it was all bought from (insert store catalogue here). Maybe put that extra chair in the bedroom to create a reading area. Maybe the love seat is better served elsewhere like the basement for his man cave. If you don’t have room, consider ottomons instead. They take up minimum space. Or use directors chairs as seen HERE. These are options that allows you adequate seating without the bulk….
Another space saver solution that I love is ottomons, or cushion seats tucked neatly under a coffee table. More seating, no additional square footage needed. The tiger print is fabulous but I actually like everything about Cathy Triant Buxton’s living room…
Such a nice seating hallway area. If this is an entryway it’s definitely setting the right tone for the home. Do you play up your hallways or abandon them? What are your feelings on furniture pieces vs sets? How do you incorporate seating in a small space? I’d love to hear your thoughts .
Can you spot the similarity between the three interiors?
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I first came across this unique look HERE and thought it was a nice spin on wallpaper with a vintage feel. Then I came across a few more interiors with the same idea. I think it’s a perfect way to give a wall texture. Not only that, can you imagine the writings on the wall filled with love letters or pages from a journal of a loved one? Poems or just thoughts normally kept in a keepsake box. This is a way to display something so sentimental in a creative way. I love it.
Love the rustic look of this terracotta hued cafe…
Believe it or not this renovation was done on a strict budget with a ton of recycled materials. You can read all about it HERE.
I don’t know what it is but I’ve come across a few rooms with gold walls. I think it’s a glitzy way to jazz up a boutique or club atmosphere. The above is used out of brass discs…
These are all cool ways to give a wall texture when you don’t want to paint. Kind of like THESE.
I came across this picture once and liked it. Now that I came across it again, I figured I’ll blog about it. A lot of texture and materials throughout the space from the upholstered chair, carpeting, pillows & drapery to the LUCITE mirrored table & black LAQUERED CHANDELIER. PIPING on the sofa & NAILHEAD trim on the chair, molding on the walls, ROMAN curtains and ABSTRACT art are all design elements I love. I even like the ART HANGING over the window treatment. There are several different chairs and none of them are the same but they work well together. Design Tip: to create a designed feel, limit buying sets of furniture and pair different chairs with a sofa or different side tables than your coffee table. You make the space feel more interesting that way…