Trends in home design come and go, and sometimes come again! Brass seems to be one of those things. I remember when we first moved into our house and there were several brass light fixtures and they looked sooo “80’s”, and so, of course, they had to go! Door handles in the last decade looked better if they were chrome or oil-rubbed bronze, not dated brass. Oh, how things have changed!
I know some people love to have a dining set. I have friends (and some clients) who don’t even want to mix woods in a room! But I’m quite the opposite. I love the creativity that a mix of woods, paint colors or styles affords you. And one of the most fun ways to achieve that mix is by mixing dining chairs. It adds character and interest that you simply can’t get with a matching set!
|Love this vignette featuring the deep green vintage tureen. By Loi Thai of Tone on Tone.|
|Love this all-white kitchen with just the antique kilim to add a punch of color. Stunning! Design by Chanee Vijay.|
Farmhouse, but with that touch of cobalt to brighten things up. From Shades of Blue Interiors blog.
|Love the punch those pillows give this otherwise elegant and monochrome room. Via House Beautiful.|
|Adore these pops of green against all that white! Evars and Anderson Interior Design.|
|Love this room with it’s unusual pops of bright yellow! Shannon Bowers Design via Milieu magazine.|
|This one has been a favorite for a long time. They could so easily have just gone with boring neutral pillows, but the deep greens really add spark. Sarah Richardson Design.|
|This photo exemplifies how even the smallest pop of color can totally change the room! If you shy away from brights, and even pillows are too much for you, try a bowl, or a vase, or even bright flowers.|
|Adorable hot pink chairs! Design by Nick Olsen via Domino magazine.|
|Katie Hodges Design via One King’s Lane.|
|Another all-white kitchen with pops of hot pink! And again, even the flowers add to the effect! Via Better Homes and Gardens.|
|Via Better Homes and Gardens.|
|This yellow painting really adds interest to an otherwise very monochrome space. Designed by Brooke Giannetti via Veranda magazine.|
|Via Suzanne Kasler via Veranda magazine.|
|Here, they only used two chairs in this fun pink print, but it adds just enough punch! Via Horchow catalog.|
|Lynn Morgan Design.|