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Small Decor Changes Add Up

kitchen rug, rag rug, orange rug, kitchen decorating ideas, decor changes
kitchen rug, rag rug, orange rug, kitchen decorating ideas, decor changes

Every project doesn't need to be a big one.  Small decor changes can really add up, without any real time or budget impact.  It's easy to throw down a colorful accent rug in a spot that gets a lot of traffic.  But eventually the rug will start to get ratty and lose it's pizzazz.  Time for a new one.  You don't have to throw the old one out--clean it and pack it away for now.

This is an indoor/outdoor rug from Ballard Designs.  Comes in several colors, and I chose the black.  Looks great, right?  Small change.  Big impact!  Keep it simple baby.

Do you live in the Great Raleigh, NC area and want to hear about some changes in your current decor that might not take a lot of time and money but could have a big impact?  Call me to schedule your 2 hour interior design consultation.

Ciao,

Anne

The Mantel: A Timeless Tip To Decorate It!

I know many people struggle with decorating their mantel.  My advice?  Keep that mantel simple (except during the holidays, when you can do it UP).

This timeless tip requires 3 key items; single stems of seasonal flowers, bud vases and framed photos.  "Timeless" means you don't have to change it out often, which is a huge plus in my book.  Change the flowers when they fade and go on with your day!

Last week's flowers were tulips.  When I buy flowers, I always get a couple extra to use on the mantel. The short glass bowls had candles in them yesterday (Easter), so today I put polished river rocks in them, but they'll get put away soon.  The tulips and framed photos are enough.  Keep It Simple!

This week I stumbled upon these faux tulips.  Faux makes it even easier!

Would you like to hear how you could update other spaces in your house--easily and affordably?  Call DeCocco Design to schedule a 2 hour design consultation.  I'll give you ideas, make recommendations and tell you where to shop and who to call to get it all done.

Update - now it's March of 2018, two years after writing this post.  Guess what's on my mantel right now?  Take a look:

flowers-on-mantel

I'm certainly consistent!  The framed photographs haven't been put back up yet, but they will be soon enough.

Ciao,

Anne

Merging Differing Decor Styles Brilliantly!

My interior design clients are busy people.  They've got jobs, homes, pets, kids and interests other than shopping for furniture.  They know what they want and what they like, but finding the time to hunt it all down just isn't happening.  

Designers often have to select furnishings that incorporate different decor styles.  Client A likes one style and Client B likes another.  And they live together.  Not a problem.  In the case of this lovely chair, the first thing both partners loved was the accent pillow.  So we found a great chair that coordinated with the pillow!  The chair was discovered at a local store, the fabric at another and I arranged a happy merger.

I'll show you the finished room soon.  It's gorgeous!.

Ciao,

Anne