May 11, 2011

Accessorize with "FUN"

With hundreds of items to select from to accessorize your home, how do you know what to get? Your style is unique and you want to add to it rather than collect meaningless items.

1) Make it FABULOUS:  Add a unique vase, platter, artwork or pillow if it excites you when you see it. Fewer pieces in a larger scale work well. The art is actually a framed ceramic remnant found in a boutique.  Adding the lamp give light necessary for reading, the Buddha provides curves and texture, and the plant balances and softens this asymmetric decor.

2) Be sure it's USEFUL. Candles that you won't burn are pretty, buy the lamp instead.  Here, every item in this collection is useful and creates a wonderful vignette. The porcelain stool and lamp are for using this desk to read mail and write notes. The apothecary chest stores clips, notepads and pens, and the shelf holds books (not shown) and decorative urns that, in turn, store 'found objects' like seashells, pinecones and more.


3) Is it NECESSARY? If your selection adds another item to your  grouping but really doesn't call attention to the design, then don't add it. This simple symmetry is pared down to highlight the architectural, fireplace, and the molding.