Monday, July 14, 2014

The Art of Accessorizing

In interior design, a beautiful space is made complete only when the proper accessories are in place. Think of accessories as the icing on a cake. Never scrimp when it comes to buying artwork or finishing touches as these items add the "WOW" factor to a room in addition to allowing your individual personality to shine through.

The landscape artwork, buddha statuary, & orchids, compliment the Asian
influenced chest and create a vignette with a zen feel.

The globe collection and artwork fill the "negative"
 space above the desk and create a feeling of worldliness.

The ceramic spears fill the negative void behind the sofa and add texture & color.
The painting hung on the bookcase adds an additional layer
 of interest & dimension.

The blue & white porcelain plates above the fire place add a dash of color
as well as provide a soft touch to the rustic space.

Books are rich in texture and color. Combined with pottery or statuary,
books on wood shelving become a work of art themselves. 
Don't forget about accessorizing the bathroom! A simple wood shelf around a bathtub adds so much character! The white walls and porcelain tub act as a canvas for the colorful painting, vase of wildflowers, and casually draped towel. 

The rich patina of the wood table, plus the texture of the baskets, light and stool compliment each other. The pears & wildflowers are in the same color palette, while the white ceramic bowls & table linens contrast with the deeper tones of the other objects.

The symmetrical chairs and artwork create dual vignettes of simple elegance.
Accessories can be found everywhere! Look for objects that appeal to you with interesting colors, textures, and shapes. I recently found an old carpenter's wooden ruler for $6.00 at an antique store and two volumes of Shakespeare with lovely red bookcovers for $11.00 at an antique mall. These inexpensive items added interest and layers to my growing collections. Happy hunting!

Until next time... 

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