Tuesday, July 17, 2007

It's All in the Details...




One mantra of design is that in order to create "good" design, you have to get the bones of the room right. I agree with this because if the architecture is all wrong, you've got an uphill battle ahead of you. After the bones of the room are in place, you have to make decisions on the major elements of the room: color, fabric, scale, furniture placement, and specific items of furniture. But once all of this "seriousness" has been decided, it's time for a little frivolity and fun. And that, for me, means choosing the little details that really make a room come to life. Finials, fringe, embroidery, and embellishment may seem a little mundane (or even tedious to some), but it's the little things like these that are the punctuation marks of decoration.



"Corail Embrasse" tieback by Clarence House


"Renaissance Baroque Door Handle" at E.R. Butler & Co.


Red serpent lamp finial


Single Cube Tassel from Haywoods Trimmings


Shell nailheads from M&J Trimming

Photo at top: Custom coral pull designed by Miles Redd; photo courtesy of New York Social Diary

13 comments:

  1. the details are my favorite part - love the cube tassel - fun use of lucite.

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  2. KC- Me too, and I really want that tassel!

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  3. I am all with you on the "frivolity and fun". That's what makes an experience in a space memorable. Good pictures of some of items.

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  4. I totally agree.

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  5. I love that lucite tassel too. So cool. Yes, the little details are what make things pop. Am doing a fairly monochromatic room now but have just made throw pillows that have a huge fringe on them - needed to shake it up a bit! Fun post!

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  6. I agree! It is definitely the most fun! Great detail shots. Love the coral knob!

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  7. What a great finial you found!

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  8. Great post POC! I would most certainly agree...and my favorite detail is hardware. I could spend hours looking for the right style for a casegood piece :)

    ~Kate

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  9. Love how you point out that is "all in the details." Details (in my opinion) give life.

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  10. I totally agree. I love that coral handle. I found a great company in the UK who does super luxe and custom tie-backs in all sorts of beautiful materials (including mink and porcelain) - check out http://www.spinadesign.co.uk/ if you are interested!

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  11. Suzy- That sounds great! I'm going to check out the site now. Many thanks!

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  12. You always have the best "themes' going. Great post.


    Joni

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  13. What fabulous accessories! Love!

    Jordan

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