ACCESSORIES – THEY ARE THE FINAL 10% IN ANY SPACE.
If you look closely at interiors that appear luxurious and appealing, you may notice that they share one thing in common: each detail has been carefully considered. The first impression you receive on entering a room should be that seamless blending of architecture and decoration to create a lasting visual impression.
FILLING A ROOM WITH FURNITURE DOESN’T COMPLETE THE ROOM.
It needs that little bit more to transform it. So at DI, we ensure a client’s rooms are elevated from the mundane to the sublime.
This project below showcases the perfect example of just that, check out one the deconstructed image to show you the power of the last 10%.
Conceptually, its a bit like getting ready for work each morning: selecting the outfit, shoes, bag and accessories —But the look only really comes together after that last flourish of lipstick —- It may account for just 10 per cent, but how vital and transformative that is!
We view this daily process as the forerunner of what our day brings: helping clients with fabrics, furnishings, colours and window treatments accounts for the major percentage of the many decisions they make, but waving our magic wand over the remaining 10 percent to ensure they achieve their dream interior is what we do best and the difference it makes to an interior is extraordinary.
Viewing a great room yet feeling that something’s missing is akin to not getting your ensemble quite right – until someone tweaks it for you and just like that, it’s “finished” and you are ecstatic! The same holds true with design. A room needs to be pulled together with objects that have meaning as well as pieces that bring the colour story to life such as cushions and throws, framed photos, ceramics and books.
LAYER, LAYER, LAYER!
If it doesn’t feel like home, it’s not complete. So, adding layers to a room with accessories can turn it into an exceptional space. Fill each room with things you love as they will bring you enjoyment every time you enter a room.
I am a self-confessed maximalist and I get it that not everyone is a fan, (for who after all loves dusting), but you can surely add a little something to a bare surface. A wonderful vase, a sculpture… or perhaps some animal print?
Fill a pretty tray with coveted glassware or use it to creatively tidy up all those bits and pieces that can often clutter up your coffee table.
Your sofa, bed or chaise will welcome a couple of decorative cushions or a throw….
OUR MIRROR LOVE AFFAIR!
There’s a lot to love about mirrors because they add glamour, they sparkle and bounce light around a room. Use one as an opportunity to do something amazing in your room while injecting dimension and depth.
HAVE YOU CONSIDERED AN OTTOMAN?
It could be just the thing your living room needs as its versatility is legendary – a coffee table, extra seating, storage and it can be whisked away when it’s not needed.
GOLD, SILVER AND LAMPS
Just like jewellery, go for gold but please don’t underestimate the impact of silver or a mix of both. Using a mix of metals can elevate a space and add pizzazz. For an easy implementation of this think table lamps for that golden or silver accent…
And lamps lead me to the importance of great lighting. From table lamps to floor lamps, statement making chandeliers and pendants, they are mood infusing and incomparable.
THAT STATEMENT PIECE!
The crowning glory could be that statement piece: a special and prized art work… a treasured rug, an inherited item of furniture or even a knife collection, check out our client’s images below! No matter what it is, it might be the very item that helps to anchor your room and provide that missing 10 percent.
Lastly but definitely not least, greenery and fresh flowers – my all-year-round favourite room lifters, because I doubt there is a room anywhere that wouldn’t benefit from the addition of their wonderful fragrance and organic appeal.
White Lilies remain my personally favoured floral accent. Its like heaven in a flower and just smells so good!