Home layers

I love a home that has a lot of layers and accessories.  The best way to achieve this is to use various collectables, art, books, pictures, flowers, candles and vaces.   I find the areas in a  room I’m drawn to feel like they were layered at different times and items were accumulated over the years of the owners’ life.  The best way to ‘fake’ it is to buy items from unexpected places, such as tag sales, thrift stores, flea markets, auction houses, on line and don’t forget to revisit your own items hiding in that attic.  Most people like two colors, but I find more the better.  I’m drawn to an eclectic arrangement of unexpected items, textures and colors.  Which ever you enjoy, a couple colors or several, try different looks and items in your space as you never know what will happen, you just might like it!


I love how neutral these accessories are in light grays and cream and work perfectly with this beautiful blue color shown in the handmade art and books.

The Enchanted Home: accessories arranging

Mostly white & lime with splashes of color.  The twigs brings nature into this traditional space.

A wooden desk decorated with books and sculptural home accessories

                          Layers of vintage items add so much interest to this space.

Shelves in a nook with accessories
Shelving is the perfect place to display your collections.
painted shelves bring out the accessories

I love how these accessories pop on the dark colored shelving.

dark shelving with white accessories

Whites and creams shine when layered together and pop with a dark background!

Cute shelves to organize in the bathroom.

I love the balance between functional and decorative accessories grouped together.

All white bookshelves and accessories give this sitting area a clean aesthetic.

White on white is so chic and so in control!

Funky in a nutshell

When it comes to your own home decor do you add flair here and there or play it entirely safe?  What I enjoy about these spaces is how much fun and unique the decor is.  I don’t feel you have to decorate an entire house funky but various layers of texture, pattern and color in one area of a house can be just as interesting.

Spray painting vinyl
Can we talk about this chair?  It has the cool factor and I would love to sit in such style.
storage above
By having a large framed bright colorful print brings character to a plain room.
gallery walls
I love the look of one area of your home having a collection of art.


tribeca loft

This neutral pallet is is stunning, but with the large globe lighting~ cool!

via Apartment Therapy
Change out the color of this comforter to white and the room still has great character.
cream tones, zebra, tufted bench #bedroom
A zebra rug or any animal rug adds a layer of interest to any room.
~Pinterest photo credit

Gray & Taupe Dream

Neutral designs are happening with taupe and gray everywhere, even in my own home!  What I love about using these two colors is that they are so calming, classic, old world, a bit of traditional meets modern and oh so neutral!  Here are some of my favorite gray and taupe designs.

Farrow & Ball

Houzz- Lauren Nelson
Eddie Ross
Serene Escape Master Bath eclectic bathroom
Decor pad
Verdigris Cie

White if you dare

I’m in love with all white, especially on it’s own it’s a statement.  If you dare…..here are some all white inspirations!

♥ Melancholie Soul ♥
white + tufted headboard
White Three Quarter Length Sleeve Round Neck Chiffon Blazer

all white room
I want this whole outfit
Sofias Bod
home decor
love all white outfits
White livingroom
All white outfit
*photos from Pinterest

Prints and Patterns that enhance

Sexy leopard mixed with neutrals is clever

small splashes of #color

Pink & blue make this room feel cheerful

more awesome threshold!

Ikat, stripes & floral give this room a playful, yet grown up feel

I like the mix of colors and neutrals

The unexpected zebra rug is everything in this room

Jim Thompson Fabrics

Can’t say enough about the room, but my eye goes right to the window treatments and this blue and white playful chair.

House of Turquoise: Jenn Feldman Designs
Printed wallpaper is amazing in a bathroom, making a this space feel intimate and cozy
Make an Entrance. Photographer: Joanna Henderson.
Black and white prints are even better with a bright accent color
Fabric Print Wallpaper + Coral Bedroom Curtain + Glass & Gold Gilded Night Stand + Clear Pink Glass Lamp
Traditional wallpaper is so whimsical with the soft colored accents.  Romance
oversized printed wallpaper on one wall could be cool in downstairs guest bedroom #home #design #interiors
A large scaled print works by keeping everything else simple and clean lined
Great colors, patterns and textures. Four poster bare of curtains, dressed with bohemian eclectic cushions and duvet quilt in vibrant green ethnic print love long bed cushion and bold flower print.   Tara says, I love bright colors and striking patterns.
With white wall you can do anything on the bed and this bohemian spread pops well
With black floor and distressed furniture, this chair takes the prize
With a large room with high ceilings you can go with a bolder print and plaid brings a rusticly classic feel

My next project

Project:  Living room & Dining room area

My vision:  To mix gray browns into the two rooms with prints and paint.

Details:  Reupholster one or two chairs and sofa.  Paint walls and some accessories and add a Lucite coffee table.

Stage 1:  collecting fabrics, colors, taking measurements & ordering fabrics


Dining room chocolate brown wall.


My current living room space & style


Collecting fabrics:  I love how these prints compliment one another


This pillow is the perfect gray.  I picked up some spray paints to compliment this gray


An antique chair that will be recovered with this bird print


My current sofa.  As you can see there is some wear & stains.  I still love the lines and tufting of this sofa


The ikat print that pushed me over the edge and decided to go for it


Thinking of replacing as slip covering would be nearly as much


Working through the samples to see how they work together


My current taupy wall color


I adore this animal print.  Wanted to use for slip cover but may use instead of bird fabric


Much deeper color than my current sofa fabric.  I’m ready to go darker and softer to the touch.  Change is good.

P1010642How the prints work together

As you know, projects take time.  My next stage is to schedule the sofa & chairs and paint!  To be continued. . . . .