December 27 2014
What I’m Working On: Seeing It In Place
A couple of posts ago I took a picture of my studio table full of styling accessories. Here you can see it all in place. We were going for a soft, slightly glamorous look, without the over-the-top bling; which in my opinion, can look tacky. Styling a whole wall of open shelving can be a challenge, and to make it even harder, my client requested not to have too many books. I wanted to keep the palette subtle and tone-on-tone so it didn’t look cluttered and overly merchandised. To make this look work, we made sure to use enough texture and interesting objects that looked collected over time. There are a few more things to layer in to add depth and scale and of course a pretty floral arrangement on the desk.
It’s hard to tell in the photo, but the scale of these wall sconces on the opposite wall are very large and dramatic, which works so well with the painting and balancing out the room.The over-sized knobs we used for the built-in drawers are a work of art. They are so luxurious and worth the investment.
We installed the smaller flush-mount version of this chandelier in the study to tie the two rooms together. Polished nickel was used throughout, with a small injection of brushed brass to keep it from looking to ‘matchy’ and give the room dimension.