I’ve been working on a design project over the last few months that has involved painting the walls and staircase, building out a home office, building built-in bookcases, re-doing bathrooms and re-modeling the kitchen.
Kitchen in Progress
cabinets painted (Sherwin Williams Serious Grey), awaiting new backsplash and countertops
Most of the big projects are almost complete and now it’s time to focus on the details.
When designing a space, the details are the funnest part to me. Whether its drawer pulls, window treatments, pillows, lighting or textiles, it’s the details that really make a space come to life.
Here are a few rooms where attention to detail have made all the difference.
Ordinary window treatments would have been fine in this area, but the addition of rustic shutters take this area to a whole new level. Shutters are very popular right now and are a great alternative to fabric window treatments.
When it comes to tabletop decorating, the details really do matter. You want to arrange items so that you create movement within your display both vertically and horizontally, as well as front to back. The tall lamp is balanced by the iron sculpture and the arrangement flows easily from left to right.
Giving your floors a unique paint treatment is a great way to add interest to a space and tie multiple areas together. I love the herringbone pattern on this floor and the high gloss finish.
Walls usually get a coat of paint, but it most cases the detail stops there. Here, a scalloped picture frame border has been painted on the wall and used as the larger than life frame for this collection of smaller prints. So clever and stylish!
Lighting is a great way to add interesting detail to your home. Unique chandeliers, hung in multiples is such a refreshing approach to traditional pendant lights. And, you know my love for milk glass!
Adding in a hand-crafted furniture piece is a quick and easy way to add stylish detail to your home. A vintage table turned into a special place to write a message. It’s still functional, but personalized.
Love, Love, Love this ceiling medallion. The thickness, the carved detail, the scale… and set against a black ceiling. WOW! The black ceiling is an amazing detail in its on right.
Design details should grace every room of your home. This bedroom exudes special details, from the border on the night stands, wallpaper walls to the fully accessorized bench at the foot of the bed. Eye candy everywhere you look. And the space looks comfortable, relaxing and stylish.
Make a statement with your curtains and/or window treatments. Add detail with a unique pattern!
Love these roman shades.
Pillows are the optimum “detail” accessory. Mix and match colors, patterns, shapes and textures. A common color is all that is needed to tie it all together.
Add detail by doing something unexpected. I adore these upholstered walls with nail head trim. So sophisticated.
Or, paint an artist element on your walls. Wall stencils are all the rage and make this type of job easy.
Accessorizing is all in the details. When accessorizing bookshelves or open shelves, use a variety of items, textures and materials to create a personalized statement. Larger scale items will create focal points and shiny finishes will add a bit of shine and glamour.