Country Living has a great step-by-step guide on how to arrange a coffee table like the designers do and we had to share. They’ve created great visuals that are easy to follow and also provide wonderful explanations that will help you grow as a designer. We grabbed these photos off their site and use their words as well, you can see the original on Country Living’s website here.
Step 1: Start with a tray.
“A piece that mimics the shape of your table helps organize items neatly and acts as a pretty layering element,” Sigala explains. Then, anchor the opposite corner with an oversize book to balance out the tray. Illustrated books invite laid-back perusing. Step 2: Zero in on the remaining corners.
Envision your table in quadrants and aim for rough symmetry along the diagonals. Here, a stack of smaller books that faces off with lidded boxes corralling necessary odds and ends: remotes, matches, cards, etc.Step 3: Just add personality.
“Set out things that will spark curiosity and conversation, like a collection of glass bottles,” advises Sigala. Plus, when you top stacks with an interesting object, “a large book or a pile becomes a pedestal,” she explains.Step 4: Finish with organic details.
“Plants or flowers give life to any surface—literally!” says Sigala, who placed this orchid off-center for a casual look. One last thing: “Don’t overdo it—a coffee table should have plenty of space for cups of coffee!”
Look what we found in Flea Market Style Decorating! We loved flipping through this magazine that is chalk full of finds, which you’ll probably see more of later, and is inspiring for decorating ideas. While flipping through we found one of our favorites that we have here at Tuvalu Home, our beloved Vintage Seltzer Bottles. These look great in any coastal, rustic style home because of their vintage look and feel that they give the space. Head over to our online store and pick up these wonderful Vintage Seltzer Bottles here! Happy Friday!
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If you’re looking to add a little extra style to any space in you home textures are the way to do it. Textures can be used in many different ways with many different materials. The best part is, you can use as many as you want or as many as you need.
Add texture to the walls with textured wallpapers or introduce a textured animal fur or jute rug on those wood floors. Textures are essential to creating a great space. They allow you to layer up a space without stuffing it and make the space more interesting.
Imagine you are going for a rustic look in your home. What materials are you going to use? Most likely you are going to have a lot of natural woods throughout the house. An entire home of wood would look far to cabin like so that’s when we introduce textures like metals, plush fabrics and vintage accesories. The metals will accent the woods and drive the rustic feel forward. The plush fabrics with soften the rustic look and make it feel more homey. Lastly, the vintage accessories will add the look of age and finish off the look throughout the home.
The possibilities are truly endless with the available materials we have out on today’s market. We gave you one example of how textures can create a fuller, more interesting look in a home. And we bet you can even think of one or two yourself, but what kind of post would this be without a few pictures for inspiration? Take a look at the pictures and notice the different materials the designers use in each space. More importantly, take notes on how the designers use specific textures in each space and what that texture accomplishes. You’ll be a texture wiz in no time!
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