"The essence of interior design will always be about the people and how they live."
~ Albert Hadley
As we are getting ready to say goodbye to another year, I have been thinking of the particulars of design that I have used/love the most. There are many trends that come and go in a year's time. These are several I find to be more classic than of-the-moment. These elements truly stand the test of time.
Who doesn't love a little animal print? The geometric pattern of zebra paired with an ultra feminine crystal chandelier is a look I will never tire. Leopard is my absolute favorite! Whether it be a pillow or belt--it adds just the right amount of fierce. Animal prints are basically neutral patterns that can easily be paired with other neutral or bold colors alike. In my opinion, a little goes a long way though. As I had mentioned here, head to toe/ floor to ceiling animal print can be the most unfortunate.
[via Elle Decor]
The sparkle and texture of a sunburst mirror can immediately elevate a space from ordinary to ultra glam. Generally speaking, mirrors can be the least expensive (next to paint) way to change a room. They immediately bring light and focus. Sunburst mirrors come in many sizes, styles and finishes. They are strong enough to stand alone or hang well with others.
Checkerboard floors made their magnificent debut in European paintings of the 15th century. It is safe to say they are not going anywhere. We put a black and white checkerboard in our kitchen and I love it so much. I think I will always have one room with this fun patterned floor. They bring classic character and whimsy to a room--and who couldn't use a little more whimsy in their lives?
[via The Crooked Manor]
It is safe to say I have a weakness for stripes whether it be rugs, walls or sweaters. The linear simplicity of stripes add strong impact and pair well with floral, bold or neutral tones. Stripes are a habit I cannot break. I think the nautical feel make me subconsciously think of summer which equals carefree fun. Perhaps that is the power of the stripe!
[via Table Tonic]