Details, details, details…you hear me say it all the time, but what does it mean?
Well, it’s my philosophy that the details can be anything unexpected that adds interest and unspoken beauty to a space. Your guests walk into your home and know that it all works seamlessly but they can’t put their finger on why. Those are the “details” doing their finest work.
Some of my favorite examples:
- Set the table with an eclectic mix of plates. Use a few from each set you own. Do the same with flatware and glassware if possible.
- When selecting new pillows, bedding or drapes, pick a welt, trim and/or stitching detail in a contrasting color that makes a splash against your fabric. This is a place you can be as wild or eccentric as you want to be.
- Re-purpose something that has sentimental value, like your mother’s old apron or your grandmother’s brooch.
- Choose unique color combinations that enhance the space, like painted crown molding in just the right shades of blush, robin’s egg blue, and white with a crackle finish applied onto it.
- Use that lopsided pottery piece from your 2nd grader as a place to set your rings at night [I especially love this one].
- Put those photos up!! Don’t let them sit in the closet—frame them, get them up! Show your guests what you and your family are all about [or you and your business]. Have a wall that tells your story.
- Use Grammy’s old juice glass to hold your everyday cotton rounds.
- Cut those hydrangeas when they are at their peak. Put them in a water-free arrangement and let them dry. You’ll be able to enjoy them all year long! In wintertime, I love to stick a few evergreen branches and white pine boughs to spruce up the holidays.
What kind of details do people often overlook, especially in their design?
- Trim applied to the leading edges of draperies or on the bottom edge of roman shades.
- Skirts on furniture [dressmaker, pleated, tight, etc.]
- Knobs on furniture [I love mixing mine up...they can change the entire appearance of your kitchen!]
- Nooks in the shower that actually fit your bottles of shampoo
- Top-stitching on furniture
- Placement of nail-head trim [and the different finishes, sizes and spacing options]
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