Thursday, February 25, 2016

It is 2016 & All About the Statement Piece!

Today we are simplifying our lives. Less is more...less clutter, less stress, less accessories...
As we remove accessories and simplify wall treatments and window treatments, we still need to add beautiful statements pieces.

 We love this great room! The architectural details are really exquisite (if we do say so ourselves) and make quite a statement on their own. As we designed the wall unit we also carefully selected the art and accessories. We wanted statement pieces that would not take away from the beauty of the architecture. We love the unexpected pop of the contemporary art in the traditional room. The scale of the art is very important- a smaller piece would have been diminished in the room. The simplicity of the large ginger jars on the top shelves give balance and weight. The touch of nature added with the coral adds softness and gives a nod to our locale. The room does not look decorated but looks collected and refined.

The best place to start when you want to update your home but are not ready to totally redo the room is to start by removing the accessories. Replace the items one by one and only use the ones that really add value. Gone (for now) are the days of filling every plant shelf and empty space. Invest in one or two real statement pieces- whether it is a stunning light fixture or beautiful piece of art. You will be amazed at the change you can get by just editing.

- Hillary & Ann