Details, Details, Details

Saturday, July 23, 2011

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First I want to thank Tina at The Enchanted Home for including my post in her list of some of her favorite "Pretty Posts to Ponder." I am SO honored. I'm sure all of my readers are well aware of Tina's gorgeous blog, but on the off chance that you aren't, visit her here. You can thank me later :)

I think one of the most important things in design, after color and flow, is the details.  Many, many people have good taste and can buy great looking furniture and put it where it belongs.  But the problem, it seems, is what to do from there to make the room look finished.  I'd say 25% of my clients just want me to help them with the details.  Like the realtor who speaks of "location, location, location," I'm often talking to clients about "details, details, details."  Nothing frustrates me more when I help a client do all of the major pieces, floor plan, painting etc., and then they want to stop because they think the room is "done."  I try to convince them that a good room can go to a stunning room in the accessorizing, but sometimes they just don't believe me about how important it is.  Do any of you have that problem?  That and the men who I can't convince to paint any wood -- my two biggest client pet peeves! (Although I have a project in the midst now where the husband [reluctantly] said yes to painting the trim white... a first for me).  Anyway, I thought I'd post some images where I think the details make the room.

What would this room be without the pink pillows and art? BORING. But with them, FABULOUS!

What would any room or vignette be without gorgeous lamps?

How gorgeous is this outdoor party with the paper lanterns??

I love these! Like so many of the other rooms, these absolutely make the room:

I love cloches.... there are so many things you can do with this simple accessory:

This next one reminds me of Martyn Lawrence Bullard's use of acrylic boxes to house the client's Jimmy Choo shoes (was it Jimmy Choo? Not sure....)  on Million Dollar Decorators.   I kind of wish he had used cloches so that the shoes could be held (although given their value, I can see why he encased them).


Lastly, I want to thank my readers who have helped me get to a page rank of 3 in only 3 1/2 months! I am very excited, and know that it is because of readers who keep coming back.   I am so grateful.

Thanks for reading!!

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Kathysue said...

You are so right it is all in the details and the finishing touches that can make or break a room. Lovely examples in all of the images!! Congrats on your recognition on Tina's blog, it is very well deserved. You have created a lovely blog and I am so glad that I found you!! We sure do share a lot of the same likes!! xo Kathysue

Town and Country Mom said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for becoming a follower--I'm looking forward to seeing what you're up to, as well!

The Paper Mulberry said...

Oh Stacy I couldn't agree more about detail, it really can make or break a scheme. You have compiled so many wonderful examples here and so much inspiration! I adore the grey chest of draws with the strong bust combined with the glass, without any one of those items the balance will change and loose it's impact. I also love the red flower vases along the centre of the table, objects repeated can make such an amazing statement can't they? I plan to make time to sit tomorrow and go through your fabulous blog! With many thanks for leaving me such a lovely message - I am now a new and happy follower. Warmest wishes from a 500 year old farmhouse in England - Glenda

Aimee @ The Stylish Nest said...

All of these images are just stunning (as always). So much to love and be inspired from.

Country French Antiques said...

Bonjour Stacy...I love your blog and can't wait to explore more! Thanks for leaving a comment on my post and giving me heads up on Tina's! I don't get around as much as I should. I love all your photos. I could spend the day here :)

Barbara@HausDesign said...

You are so right but it's a good reminder though that taking one risk (or two) in a room is really what takes it to the next level - great examples of that here! I also liked that you linked all your sources via pinterest - clever! I will have to look into that. Glad you are liking the Scandinavian posts!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

DEAREST! I just saw that you had visited my last post.....I would not have known you came by if I had not gone into my draft page..THANK YOU FOR COMING BY and introducing yourself! YOUR BLOG IS STUNNING and there are many pictures here that I must STUDY to see how to DECORATE certain things! My home is already decorated to the brim with furniture because we just remodeled! BUT THOSE CLOCHES with the SHOES! Now I have many vintage shoes that I can display as such!

WELCOME TO BLOGLAND! Please, please come again....I have a new post and I would love to have you! You are beautiful and your vision of loveliness is fabulous. Tina is a great friend, isn't she? AND HER HOME!!! WOOOO she is gonna have a blast moving in.

Have a splendid day, Anita

'LUSH' said...

Stacy, I have been a follower of yours for a couple of months now. I don't always leave comments because my time is so minimal to indulge myself. I try to hurry and visit and see what's new and lovely and then it's back to work! I had to leave a comment today! Tina brought us together in an intimate blog way! She and her blog are such a treat! I am in such admiration with her blog content and her ability to share SO MUCH! I love it! And, your blog the same! I feel very honored to have been mentioned with such grand bloggers!

Jennifer @ Belclaire House said...

Oh wow! So many images I love! I think details are the hardest part for most people mainly because they're afraid of being stuck with something. I LOVE to paint wood much to my husbands horror. I don't even think twice about it. Thanks for your nice comments! Love your blog!