Sunday, March 16, 2014

Home Decor Palette: Neutrals plus One


 Create a beautiful and welcoming room by combining neutrals plus one. 
 One color, that is.
This oversized family room was furnished with neutral furnishings and wall color
and was in need of some finishing touches.
My client, Anna, asked me to help make her home a little more inviting. 
 She was enjoying her neutral palette, but felt something was missing. 
Accessorizing was needed to make the space feel cozy and 
 a soft repetitive dose of aqua would be the cure.
I am a HomeGoods designer for their Pinterest board, Happy by Design,
as well as the shopkeeper for my own decor shop, Maison Decor.
Anna's house would be treated to a nice makeover after a shopping trip
to both! Here are my carriages filled to the brim with goodies for Anna.
I recommend buying more than you think you need, so you have enough
to play with when you start styling your space.  
You can always return what you don't end up using.
This room was big and larger spaces need more stuff!
 Ana had a pair of tufted taupe linen wing backs set in front of a window.
There was a teeny tiny table with nothing else between the chairs.
An antiqued gold bamboo style metal and glass occasional table was 
the right scale and height for the chairs.  A tall modern aqua glass lamp
with linen shade united the pair into a cozy conversation spot.
 Chic silk beaded pillows added a little glam to the linen chairs.
It's a great improvement to that pair of beautiful chairs.
 Other touches of aqua were added in the form of
 candles inside lanterns and candle holders.  
A gorgeous aqua and taupe embroidered designer pillow
 from HomeGoods was irresistible in both price and style!
 The neutral palette was also punched up with metallics.  Lots of sparkle~glass and fabric,
 from the crocodile ottoman tray, mercury glass, and extra pillows on the sectional,
all found at my local HomeGoods.
Did I mention pillows??
I call this Pillow Magic! 
Pillows are the quickest way to create a change in a room.
 Little shots of aqua were placed around the room,
 on the table tops, inside the bookcase and on the sofa.
Washed willow storage baskets from Maison Decor were
placed up on the bookcase next to a pair of silver lanterns from HomeGoods.
Large rooms need larger scaled accessories.  
This enormous peacock oil painting in shimmering champagne
 with a touch of white and aqua was the perfect addition
 to the wall behind the sofa,
keeping the mood modern and dramatic.
 Anna found the fabulous floor lamp
 at West Elm after we spotted a similar style lamp while 
scoping out Pinterest for inspiration.
 A reminder of the before....
(oh and yes we are getting rid of the brown rug that 
doesn't work and installing a wool carpet in pale sea glass aqua!)
The after shot shows how pillows and a few well chosen items like lamps,
 smaller tables and sparkling accessories has brought this room to life!
 Not to mention, the addition of color.
 One color. 
Aqua.

(Stay tuned for both carpet and draperies from 
Maison Decor in the not so distant future!)
P.S. The family room isn't the only space we are working on~
the foyer, the living room and the dining room are in need of
some accessorizing, and I have some great ideas.
So follow along as I style other rooms for Anna
this month with finds from HomeGoods and Maison Decor.




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Note: This post is sponsored by HomeGoods Happy by Design Pinterest program.  
All designs and opinions expressed on my blog are my own.
 
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