Yesterday I posted my Styled Interiors board from Pinterest on my Facebook Fan Page and one of my readers commented that it was her favourite board and wondered if I would post more images on tablescapes for coffee tables and end tables.
So I clicked over to Ralph Lauren Home because I adore the styling in all his images.
There’s always a beautiful video to watch when he introduces a new collection.
The thing to notice here though is that all the fauxed walls–which are entirely pink beige–actually ties right into the landscape.
My mantra for months now has been “I can’t remember the last time someone said ‘Maria, I looooove earth tones’.”
All my clients are looking for whites, grays and a clean look with pops of colour.
If your house is still all of these tones from the tuscan brown trend though, the lesson to take from these images is to introduce lots of off-whites and creams to keep it feeling fresh.
Really, the easiest way to do this is to get rid of all the rusty orange, sage greens, dull reds and gold accessories and buy off-white or cream accents instead. IKEA has inexpensive but nice looking off-white pillows.
So if your sofa is already sage green or gold, then eliminate the earthy accents. Leave in the artwork because that might be expensive to change out but think about getting a new area rug.
That is the fastest way to get a fresh look even if your furniture is still brown or earth toned.
I love the style (not necessarily the colour) of this sideboard. It reminds me of the colour of Restoration Hardware’s furniture.
Notice the barely there glass (I think) knobs, gold and cream carpet and pink beige walls. Do they look dirty in comparison? Oh yes, but since this entire house is ONLY these two beige tones, in the desert setting, it’s lovely.
Pretty styled desk.
When in doubt, add a kid or a dog if you are styling a space for a photo shoot. Here it’s a horse but that works too!
Lots of creams and off-whites here. If you have kids and pets though, I would invest in lots of dirt-repellant fabrics.
Sage greens work with pink beige but the look feels dated. If I walk into someone’s house and they have a sage green sofa, I know it was purchased before the brown trend arrived about 10 years ago.
Nothing WRONG with that by the way, as long as you like those colours. It’s decorating your entire house in the current trendy neutral that dates really fast and will make you regret your choices much faster than buying your favourite colour.
Is it time to inject a little fresh in your home?
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