If the color and pattern mixing happening in design right now feels overwhelming to you, then try taking a simple approach by adding just one strong statement piece. Always best to start small, and then keep building more layers as you get more comfortable and adventurous. This is how I would start building my living room in a dream world:
Can you imagine this coffee table in a room with a neutral off-white sofa and traditional black end tables? Maybe a pop of orange or teal in the pillows on the couch, but everything else in whites and tans and blacks. And a fig tree in the corner somewhere. As the blog goes on, an unhealthy craigslist addiction is going to reveal itself. For about 6 months now I have been stalking this incredible hand-painted coffee table, but the owners are in no rush to sell. The price has never been dropped once....
Or maybe this chest in a narrow entry way, with white ceramic pottery pieces on top? Wait, don't buy this chest please. I might be able to convince myself this is a piece I could afford.
Of course, let's just take to pinterest to see designer's actually pulling off my more simplistic, solo statement piece of furniture vision.
|via Brabourne Farm|
|via Better Homes and Gardens|
Is anyone else mixing in traditional pieces with asian-inspired pieces or antiques? Please post a link to your site in our comment section so I can see your successes!