Friday, July 24, 2009

Get the Look

Washington Post, July 23, 2009, Terri Sapienza

  • White floors create a nice foundation for furniture to rest on
  • Paint different rooms in variations of one color
  • Freshen rooms with painted furniture
  • Stay away from formal, fussy fabrics
  • Group like items together
  • In the kitchen, leave bare wall space for found objects
  • When arranging furniture, start with one large, quality investment
  • Avoid a neutral palette that is flat and dull by using different shades of beige and by picking fabrics and finishes with varying textures
  • Affordable doesn't mean unstylish
  • Replace fussy, old china with simple white ironstone
  • Grandfather clocks can be very serious and very boring.  But Swedish grandfather clocks are nice because they are whimsical and can be an architectural element

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