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Tips for Accessorizing Open Shelves

A common challenge I hear from my clients is the dreaded task of accessorizing their open shelves. Beautifu open l built-ins in a living room seemed like a delightful feature at first, until the time approaches to style them out, and then forget it! Where do you start? How do you know you’ve gotten it right? I’ve had a lot of practice with accessorizing shelves, and found a few basic guidelines that will aide the process a bit.

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The Art of Mixing Metals

Mixing metals throughout your home (specifically in kitchens and baths) is not a new concept in  2019, but I still meet with clients all the time that love the mixed metal look, but are afraid to pull it off in their own homes.  

I think a lot of us are still scarred from the bright yellow brass of the 80’s and 90’s - those were some hard design times.  So, for many years, designers and homeowners stuck with 1 singular finish and called it a day:  “My Entire Home will have Chrome Fixtures.”  The End.  There is nothing wrong with having a single finish throughout, but I think I can convince you through the photos below, that mixing metal finishes adds a layer of depth, warmth, and charm to your interior.  Let’s take a look.  

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Houston Heights Fresh Family Room

I have a fun story to share with you all this week - another before and after!  I completed this furnishings project earlier this year, and it is one of my favorites to date.  These clients are young and fashionable, and wanted a family room to really tie together their BEAUTIFUL newly purchased home in the Houston Heights.  Keep in mind as you scroll through these photos - we did absolutely nothing to the existing shell of the room!  Paint color stayed the same, and no changes to the millwork or built-ins.  We did however, change the decorative lighting and added woven wood shades to all of the windows.  It just goes to show that new furnishings can absolutely transform a room!

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How to Arrange Your Sofa Throw Pillows

They might seems like a small, insignificant detail, but sofa throw pillows are one of my favorite parts of any design project and can make a huge impact.  You probably love the look of a well assembled grouping of throw pillows, but have struggled to bring the right elements together to create the look in your own home.

I’ve put together a few simple formulas to help you create beautiful combinations of throw pillows that will elevate your living room in a flash.

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