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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Mix It Up.

As I've said, I really like to make my decorating investments in larger pieces of furniture of excellent quality and then add to them with less expensive accessories and accent pieces. I also really like to mix things up and create an eclectic look that reflects my taste and personality. Nothing cookie-cutter, please.

Thus, this example. A Design Within Reach Case Study Day Bed. I've always loved the simple lines of this classic piece and it's a perfect palette to work around. To soften the lines of this sofa, I'd add a fluffy throw like this Tessuto throw by CB2 in a pale chartreuse. Some colorful art on the walls could start with this inexpensive Winter Print from iso50 and then perhaps I might invest in a lovely painting by artist Camilla Engman. This super cheap Urban Outfitters Floral Flocked lampshade and a bright slipcover made from some Amy Butler Fabric create accents that funk up the look a bit and give the room a touch of the ornate to play off the mid-century day bed. Toss in a bit more color to pick up the tones in Camilla's painting and Amy's fabrics with an Urban Outfitters Chenille Shag Rug, at a real big bargain price. A pair of these beautiful Room & Board Wegner Stools placed in front of the daybed serve as a unique and nontraditional coffee table. All in all, a mix of a few quality pieces with even more less expensive fun ones create a look that's completely unique. Just the way I like it.


Blogger Nicole said...

I love the peek into your design process!

1:52 PM  
Blogger Abbey H said...

I love Camilla Engman's work! Thanks for posting about her.

6:14 PM  

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