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.

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