Details make the difference.
They say the devil is in the details, and nowhere is that more true than in decorating. Paying attention to details, big and small, makes an enormous difference! I wrote an article about it for the Raleigh News & Observer that was published this weekend. Discover my 6 tips by clicking here.
The room above was a 2017 project that completely transformed the client's home. It's packed with details that make a diff. I wrote about another room in this project here.
The art on the walls are design details.
One detail that really serves this room well is the stunning artwork by Michelle Woolley Sauter of One Coast Design--it's the piece right above the wingback chair in the left corner. Isn't it gorgeous? I'm crazy about how an abstract shakes up a traditional room in the best possible way.
The fabrics and trim are design details.
Using a contrasting fabric on the welt of upholstered seating is my favorite favorite design detail. I'm the (self proclaimed) Queen of Contrast Welt! Look at the before and after photo of two club chairs in the room below--I'm so pleased with the way they turned out, thanks to an incredibly talented upholsterer.
Now there was nothing wrong with this Ethan Allen chair when it was purchased many years ago. Good bones, quality construction and very comfortable. The fabric just needed an update. This new blue paisley is a showstopper from Kravet and the contrast welt outlines the chair in a pretty khaki/gold shade. And you can't see it here, but we also took off the skirt to show off pretty legs. That's another design detail worth it's weight in gold!
Getting design details right is what we do.
Do you find it difficult to add interesting details when decorating your home? If so, call an interior designer to learn how to do it. You might only need a two hour consultation to hear ideas that could change the way you decorate every room in your house!