Accessorizing is the Fun Part

Posted on May 23, 2016 by dana gibson | 0 Comments






I couldn't agree more with Albertina  over at Mimosa Lane Blog.  Accessories are the finishing touch for any room.  After the furniture is nestled in place and the floor plan  looks like it is going to work for a crowd or for only one, adding favorite pieces is the fun part.  Grouping similar  colored jars and vases is a great place to start.  It's also  useful to have fun patterned containers like this pencil cup that does double duty as a place to store reading glasses.


You want your rooms to be functional and your  accessories should not me,rely be  fussy additions. Lighting is essential as are pillows so be sure you nail these down first.  To avoid a tzchotzchke effect, keep your selection pared down and only use things that will create  impact and drama.  A tortoise shell box next to a lucite frame is so chic. Like wise art,  whether something dreamed up by your child or an expensive  painting, gives your room a personal touch. Books are perfect to fill empty shelves but what about a curvy ginger jar?



One of my favorite items for a generous sized coffee table-besides beautiful coffee table books- is a large, bold bowl. This one adds the splash of color my room needed.    


Playing around with accessories is the only way you will know something works.  Even experienced and seasoned  decorators make mistakes.

Below a room by William McClure who groups blue porcelain and echoes  taupes.




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