Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Happy Home: Pic with a Tip

Besides fashion and food, I have a pretty strong love for good design. By no means am I even close to being a professional in this category, but I have picked up some good tips over the years from various friends in the industry. Designing a room can be daunting, and that old adage that if you just fill it with things you love, it will be beautiful....well, it's just not true. If you don't pay any attention to cohesiveness, you'll just end up with a room full of discordant stuff.

Anyway, again, I'm no professional at this, but I do have a few good tricks up my sleeve. So here we go, courtesy of the Deborah Needleman. Tip #1: Get an interesting chair, even if it's a bit strange. You've got room to get quirky and creative with a statement chair, and a cool one will add tons of personality to your space. Tip #2: Get an animal (a fake one). I don't know why this warms up a room so well, but it does. Maybe it's simply because animals are cute and proffer fuzzy feelings. Look at that big shaggy sheep in the pic! Don't you just want to pet it? I sure do. I once went to an open house for a beautiful, flawlessly decorated apartment on Park Avenue and the thing that stood out the most to me was a medium-sized bronze rabbit hanging out on the chic shagreen bar. Go figure.

Let me know in the comments below if you liked this design-focused post--I'll continue doing them if so. After all, it's all about you, my readers. xo


  1. A bronze rabbit would definitely be quite eye-catching in a room :O (And I definitely think that you should keep doing design-related posts!)

  2. please keep doing the design related posts!

  3. Great tips (& funny too)! I have no room for an animal but I did get a cow print pouf ottoman. It's not the same but it gives you the animal 'feel'. Keep doing these, your blog rocks!