Candlesticks: Whether you like classic turned wooden candlesticks or sleek glass ones, using real or flame less candles, nestled in the right place in your room, adds drama, softness, romance, and light!
Wreaths: Bringing a bit of color to your doors, fireplace, table, and even your cook top, is easy with a great wreath. You can certainly add seasonal flair to these areas, but why not use one year-round? Boxwood, grapevine and twig and vine are some floral materials that can be dried, real, or faux and look great all the time. My front door has a handmade seashell wreath that invites a seaside theme year-round. Ahh, so refreshing....
Orchids: Even if you don't have a green thumb, a flowering orchid plant will add an elegant feel to a room, soften a harsh corner and look refreshing. They're delicate and look expensive, and you can find them in most big box hardware stores for under $20. Add a group in a blue and white vessel for a traditional look or a single plant in a sleek black pot for a modern interior. I always leave clients with an orchid to grace their new dining table, kitchen counter, or to create an elegant entry.
Books: While I love open space on tables, books add a lived in feel, an architectural element, and sophistication to consoles, end tables and coffee tables. Placing them at an angle, as in this small apartment, is both practical - these are study guides covered with wallpaper - and attractive
Blue and white. In nearly all decorating styles, classic blue and white vases, bowls, lamps and urns add a wonderful, warm touch. As a collection or simply by itself, a blue and white vase looks elegant, adds a sense of antiquity, and a fresh look to a space