|L'Objet dragon candle in porcelain jar.|
Yes, this little guy was pricey, but long after the intoxicating scent is gone
the container can hold anything from jewelry to paperclips to lipsticks!
Often people fall into a rut and keep buying the same things over and over. I find women tend to buy too many small objects- as if they can't commit! Before they know it, they've amassed a lot of items that they don't even like all that much, serve no purpose and do absolutely nothing to enhance a room!
This particular client loves the beach and shells, but this wasn't working:
|This was in the kitchen after the reno, but before the backsplash went in. A real head scratcher.|
Uh...we need an intervention!
|This was added instead. And her love of shells? Incorporated in more sophisticated ways.|
Yes, we've all heard it many times before- accessories are the last layer, personalize the space, tell a story etc, etc, etc. But, they can also bring a room down just as easily as they can elevate one. That's why an intervention is so often necessary. Survey the goods, then hand select the best and most useful items.
|I purchased this bowl for the client and dubbed it the mermaid bowl as a reference to the beach.|
The shell and twig were the clients and are made of graphite.
|The client's brass candlesticks, that she didn't previously care for, now|
look so pretty with their newly added unusual green pattern tapers.
|The Lincoln bust now resides on the library table, with old keys found in the bottom of a drawer. |
The brass julep cup and green bowl are new. They both serve a purpose, one holds matches the other flowers!
|I think it's perfectly fine to pair a pricey porcelain candle jar with an inexpensive faux shagreen |
box from Target on a Swedish wood table!
|The tray and brass julep cup are new, the antler was found by the client's son|
and the glass orb/paperweight I shopped from the clients office!
It's rare that I ever buy exact the same accessory for different clients. It has to be something pretty fabulous and flexible for me to buy multiples.
And, such was the case with Target's Nate Berkus faux shagreen storage box and the brass julep cups from my bloggy friend, Sue, owner of the fabulous online store zhush.com!
Tomorrow's Tuesday tip will show a few ways of incorporating what client's already own into beautifully displayed collections!