This past Sunday, with lists in hand, my friend Andrea, Baby Lars and I ventured off to what is becoming a monthly “girl’s day out” to the Long Beach Antiques Flea Market. Ohhh, how I get all tingly inside as I enter the gates, my attention bouncing uncontrollably from one fabulous thing to another; I must have looked like a human bobblehead. Once I calmed down, I focused on the day’s mission: accessories to add fun to my living room space. Additionally, I donned my blogger hat and began hunting for a story. After noticing the repeated pops of oranges, greens and blues, I found one…a color story!
So often, when we’re pulling a room together, or swapping “old” or seasonal accessories or furniture for something fresh and new (and sheesh, how I can get tired of looking at that copper monkey looking at himself in the mirror!), there is sometimes a “head-scratching moment” when we’re not quite sure where to start. Designers like my new pals, the Novogratz, suggest displaying groupings of the same or similar items. As opposed to a cluster of unrelated trinkets, collections offer cohesion and a sense of intention.
You can also achieve this through color. I really love varying tones of the same shade that can connect both a single piece like a chair, stool or mirror with a new favorite art piece. To further illustrate this design choice, I’ve pulled together the following finds in a wide pallet of green. Okay, HomeJellies, withdraw some cash, write out your wishlist, and get ready to color your world!
If you’d like more color ideas, have a look at our “Color Tips For Your Home…“ post!
What color story would you like your home to tell?
All photography by Skaie Knox, HomeJelly