I really enjoy whimsy and eclectic decor. I love to add a bit, or sometimes even just a single piece of whimsy when I design for others. It’s kind of my signature. Finding an item that fits the personality and style of my client…something that elicits a smile from the homeowner and says, “that is so me”. You know, we come this way but once, and we need to live authentically. Of late I have read a couple of posts on blogs by color experts that definitively exclaim that all kitchens should be white, tile white, and outside, all roofs should be black. If it were that simple we would not need designers. If you love white, and all white everywhere, then I am all for it. I actually like white, a lot, and have done all white rooms, including a nursery. But if you love color, and you don’t use it in your home, then you will probably not be happy in your home. And you are really not living authentically.
One easy way to introduce some fun and maybe color into your home is with a single piece of furniture. You all seemed to enjoy the post I did on bookcases of a different kind ( read it here Bookcases ), so I thought we might have some fun looking at furniture that can add some fun to your home environment. Some of these pieces are sure to have you exclaiming “what were you thinking” or “that is so cool” , maybe even “Yikes”. Either way, they might get you to thinking about color. If it gets you to thinking about what makes you happy in your home, then this post is a good thing. I bet many of you already have a conversation pieces, and maybe don’t know what to do with it, or how or whether to integrate it into your home For now, let’s look at some fun pieces. For comparison, let’d look at a lovely white/cream sitting area. Who wouldn’t enjoy this….it has texture, wood, and lots of light.
BAM!!! ……here we go – right into some funky furniture……….
I hope you have enjoyed this journey and after looking at so many colors and styles, that you might understand your own color preferences a bit better. We are all drawn to certain colors and styles, and looking at saturated colors like in many of these pieces can help you refine what you like or don’t like. Hope you had fun. Thanks for reading. Laters, charisse