Thursday, January 20, 2011
Spoke & Wheel
i've been thinking for a while about how to share decorating advice here, beyond just posting mood boards. when i'm working on a house (or even if i'm not actually working on it ... just ask my friends!) i can go from room to room and very basically and instinctively see what furniture pieces and textiles and art should be together. i often tell design clients that decorating a successful house begins with a collection of things that have individual and important resonance for the family, but then what? how do you put all those sweet things together? the answers lie in repetition and connection, and i've tried to show that here: if you start at that strong spoke & wheel mirror, you can create a pretty and harmony-filled space by finding other things that subtly echo the spoke & wheel motif, like the repeated circles on this lovely decorative tile, and the wide owl eyes of Roddy & Ginger's sweet pillow (take a look at their charming etsy shop here.... but there's a fine line, and you'll need to find some things that work into the space in different ways, like john lewis' die cut wooden tree, and rie munoz' 1974 silkscreen, 'the kiss'.
i'll keep working to share design tips ... it's honestly a bit like painting by numbers, with a little bit of pixie dust thrown in.