Tuesday, July 1

Mix It Up.

As I've said over and over, ad nauseam, 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 find at flea markets, yard sales, etsy etc. I also really like to mix things up and create an eclectic look that reflects my taste and personality. Nothing too 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 Veula Print from iso50 and then perhaps I might invest in a lovely painting by artist Camilla Engman. This super cheap Urban Outfitters Fawn Lamp adds a bit of fun, 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 eclectic to play off the mid-century day bed.
Toss in a bit more color to pick up the tones of the artwork with an Urban Outfitters lime green 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.

8 comments:

Anna at D16 said...

How funny. I just found a Case Study daybed in the same gray color for a STEAL ($500!), and I am contemplating buying it for the 2nd-story lounge I'm planning. This post is giving me a little extra incentive to make the long drive that would be required to pick it up.

Now, if only those Wegner stools would magically appear on my doorstep! They are fully out of my price range, but I love them.

Fiore fresco said...

What a yummy room! So soft but clean and modern. I'd move in...

mermer said...

not sure sure about that UO lamp, but love everything else, esp that poster!! :)

mermer said...

oops, not so sure, I mean. ;)

Kira said...

I just bought that cute deer lamp from UO for my new place!

FancyPants-design said...

WOW!! I truly admire your sense of design!!

SimplyGrove said...

I love your style as well!!!

fabio said...

I think that "larger pieces of furniture of excellent quality and then add to them with less expensive accessories and accent pieces I find at flea markets, yard sales..." is very good, it is my way too. :)