Sunday, April 15

Where Am I?

I'm still over at D*S's guest blog for the next week, so check in over at Design*Sponge to see what I've been up to. It's been a fun week so far, and I'm looking foward to this week. Here's a peek at one of last week's posts.

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 I'll start off with. 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.


Anonymous said...

I love the wegner stool idea, but wonder if there is a similar, cheaper!!! alternative. Thoughts?

sfgirlbybay said...

Good question - I'll hunt around a bit!

Anonymous said...

Great! Thanks. They'd look fantastic, but I'm a gal on a budget!!