Lately I’ve been editing my shelves creating a more balanced harmonious look. By grouping accessories and books color coordinated together helps create an overall cohesive look.
The perfect neutrals, off-whites, shades of gray, creamy pale tones, the ultimate crème de la crème. you’ve might of heard it all in the design world. And truly let me tell you it’s these beautiful '‘neutrals” in which most people yearn to live. It’s the sense of calmness that this color evokes. I love the ability to layer shades of one color successfully, finishing with a flourish of accent color that highlights the overall scheme.
The key to creating a successful perfect neutral room scheme is using the correct accent color or colors, in just the right amount and combination. Accent colors are used to provide visual interest, so they need to catch the eye in a delightful way, without overpowering the overall scheme. Color accents can be introduced in a variety of different ways, in plain colors or pattern, through display of ceramics, decorative objects, vases, flowers, rugs, throws, and furniture.
I’ve attached some of my favorite neutral rooms that I’ve styled and am enjoying right now. I love to get my hands on organic earthly textures such as; wood, cotton, straw, rock, stone, flowers, paper, linen, cotton. These creamy, buttery colors are the warmest and mellowest when displayed together.
This property is truly an example of how good modern design can completely rejuvenate an outdated property. The home was featured on the 1981 Street of Dreams tour and was filled to the brim with early 80's home building trends..the dark wood panelling, mirrored glass reflection in the hallways, pink carpets, unfortunately little had been done in terms of updating the property since then so when the new owner purchased the home, she knew exactly what she wanted to have some major changes done. The minute we looked at the structure of the home we knew this had some excellent potential! The large windows in the family room was what drew her, natural light was an important factor to the home. Out went the oppressively dark floating cabinets, and in went new cabinets, a stunning open bright kitchen, new lighting, new floors, new tile work, new soaking tub, and gorgeous fixtures throughout. Even a paint of pink color on the entrance original door! All these renovations breathed new life into the property and made its early 80's bones seem strikingly fresh and modern.
I always look forward to Spring. The seasonal transformation from gloomy to sunshine, the smell after rain, birds chirping, fresh blooms, walks outside, re-potting my plants, the list goes on. When it comes to decorating I treat my Kitchen like a workshop and give myself freedom to frequently change the layout of the open shelves. This gives me a space to display the eclectic mix of objects and collectibles I've accumulated. I change them seasonally and Spring happens to be one of my favorite seasons to incorporate into my home. A couple weeks ago on one of my weekly stops to the goodwill I came across a pair of vintage water color illustrations of France. Instantly fell in love and wanted to style them in my home. The fresh bright coral pink border stood out to me, they became the focal point. Keeping both art and memories intact of last summer when my husband & I traveled to the South of France. I try not to buy anything new for the shelves unless it's a absolute must! Most of the time I just move pieces around and craft new fresh ideas into our Kitchen seasonly. Occasionally buy a new plant. Hope you enjoy the details.
Creating a nice stress free place for maximum productivity is the ultimate goal. I want buyers to feel inspired, calm, and focused when they walk in.
Here are some snapshots of inspiring ideas to style your Kitchen open shelves. I absolutely love adding and re-arranging accessories seasonlly, or more like weekly. I can't help it! These thick dark brown floating shelves made with reclaimed wood add warmth and contrast against the white tile backsplash. They are absoultely probably one of my favorite features in my home and I can tell ya they get used a lot!
Staging a bathroom is probably one of my favorites to do! Especially when working with a clean white space. You don't need a lot of items with just a few eclectic pieces you can turn a cold bathroom into a cozy space.
My love for plants developed just recently, within a year or so. My mother is my inspiration, she has a jungle of plants in her home...Read More