Sunday, March 22, 2009

Artful Accessories

While I can point clients in the right direction, the final, finishing touches to a home will ultimately be determined by the homeowner. Accessories make a home feel lived in, tying the home to the personality of it's occupant. While the perfectly shaped vase may look fantastic, it's that quirky shell found on the beach sitting next to it that makes the space special.

Here are a few basic tips to help you start on your accessories journey:
1. Display what you love. Whether it be a weird collection of antique chicken and bird toys (that's me) or vintage books, make it visible to enjoy every day.

2. Edit your accessories. Look at each arrangement and ask yourself if it looks right. Sometimes taking away one of the objects helps complete the look.

3. Don't take it so seriously. Who are you trying to impress anyway? Express your personality, it's your home after all!

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