Accessories are as important to a room as the furniture and the right finishes. Often clients are surprised that we suggest dedicating a good portion of budget to accessories but the right pieces can really make the difference between almost there and truly fabulous. The right accessories should help set the tone of the house and speak to the clients personalities. The items can be old treasures carried from home to home that we know from the beginning of a job that we are going use, or new pieces that speak to the house and the client.
A great example of using accessories to personalize a space is in this study. On this job, we took photos when the furniture was in but before we had the art hung and again when totally completed. In the before pictures, the room is nice but lacks personality.
In the after pictures, using the owner’s collection of sports memorabilia we made an art wall and now you can really see who the owner is. It is now a room he can really enjoy spending time.
It is also not about quantity- less is often more. Often we will refresh clients homes by editing the accessories. Removing and simplifying accessories is a great way to update a look. Often one or two well chosen pieces can be all you need.
Accessories truly are the key to a personalized, warm, and finished interior.
Watch for our upcoming blog on mastering the art/ photo wall!
- Hillary & Ann