Thursday, July 22, 2010

I love looking through magazines
 just to see what they have put together.
Rarely do you see the furniture match.

For example, look at the white painted table
and the black painted chair. 
Then you have a worn wooden stool.

Now there are reasons that this works:

See how they have tied the colors together in this room.
1. The white painted table goes nicely with the white trim in the room.
2. The black ties in nicely with the pillows on the bench.
3. And the worn stool as well as the wooden bowl gives a nice feel of the old with the new and ties in with the warm stained floor and kitchen cabinets.

In this office there is a wooden desk with a couple of worn iron tables.

 It makes the room so much more interesting
 when you can add something old to your space.

Notice how the two chairs are covered in different fabric 
as well as the little footstool.

Because they are using blues and browns it ties the room together.

See how this room is tied together by color. 
They use blue green and pink, but the furniture is all different styles. 
The color throughout the space makes it work.

So don't be afraid to experiement---
 take something from one room and swap it out to another. 

Use color to tie it in with what you already have. 

 Toss pillows, flowers and books are easy ways to add color.



  1. Jenn said...
    I agree!! I love not having things be matchy-matchy! It makes it more interesting!
    Have a great day!
    marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...
    Great post and great pics. Love the kitchen. So pretty. Hugs, Marty
    Best Student Desk said...
    Its very nice an interesting. Very beautiful.

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    Lindy said...
    Matchy-matchy is so much easier for me. I really have to work at this catch-all style. Thanks for the ideas on how to make it work.

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