This doesn’t have to take a lot of time or money. Adding Flowers in any room
significantly increases the beauty. Fresh flowers, their beautiful form and gorgeous
colors. Palm leaves taken from your yard add vibrant color and shape.
Fresh forsythia will be blooming very soon in the north, always a favorite of mine.
Flowers are like an accessory. The same as jewelry for your outfits.
They add splash, glitter and bling. You wear a little something for the
office and something different for a gala event. But a few things are always
in order. Notice the yellow lamps and pretty pillows. Without the combination
of these three – fresh flowers, the strong yellow and the pretty pillows
the room doesn’t sing.
There may be a time or place when you can be edgy with all three, color, furniture and fantastic art. This is why decorating your interiors is so exciting, it’s a journey, a process. We change – our space changes.
The color on the wall is not a neutral, the pink or soft red chairs are not expected.
The carpet is edgy all by itself. Even the brown sofa has such interesting lines.
The tones of most pieces are soft which allows the room to be balanced and cohesive
despite the multiplicity of surprises. The art is fabulous, the draperies are a mix of all
the colors in the room – but the pattern is not repeated as if often the case. Even the iron
side table is unique and doesn’t quite fit the style, making the room very edgy.
We have talked about color and furniture selection. Let’s talk about art next.
Art can be interesting or art can be fantastic. Both are very necessary. You
might have a grid or salon grouping over your sofa or console, together this
becomes your focal point. However if you have fantastic art – you almost don’t
need anything else.
Here is another example of fantastic, edgy art.
The room is very comfortable but with the nuzzling ponies happening on the wall
it becomes engaging, dynamic, a conversation piece.
There are so many options when decorating your home.
If you explore a bit you would be wildly impressed.
But, I’m glad we took paint first because as always it is
budget friendly. Getting a great piece of furniture, however,
can be pricey. It’s always worth it – if it’s in your budget.
Your furniture can be unique because of it’s style, color or placement.
This hanging chair is so much fun. The circular bookcase is unusual.
These two items are no doubt custom; the same is true for the wall treatment
of color blocking. Snap – Crackle – Pop.
The beginning of spring is a good time to review our spaces.
What do you love about them? What areas could use some attention?
We are going to look at three ways you can add energy to your rooms.
Remember your home is yours. It’s like Mary said in yoga on Saturday,
Yoga is Yoga. Meaning if you do asanas, if you chant, if you meditate
it’s all yoga. It gets you to the place you need to, want to be. Is your
home where you want it to be? Is your home where you want to be?
Does your home reflect what you love? Three ways to add an edge to
your room are color, furniture selection and placement and art.
Let’s take color first. Painting a room a dramatic color is a big move.
You can always paint one wall. Bring home a sample jar of your favorites.
Make sure you review the color at different times of the day, morning – noon
and night and also artificial lighting as well as daylight.
If you have never worked with strong color before I do recommend you try it.
Color has a way of bolstering your spirits. Try it in a small room or a room
not often used, a guest room or a powder room.