designing with photography – accessories and fun additions

January 09, 2013

On Monday, I introduced you to a brand new column on the site called Design with Photography. Today we will continue working with our original photograph and pulling an accessories palette to show you how to add a quick change to any room.

The original photo with the color palette is shown to provide you with your starting point again. When framing my artwork, I like to keep a consistent theme throughout using, black, white or a wood frame to match my existing interior. By doing this, you are able to move your pieces from room to room, maintain a consistent feel and change out your artwork without having to change the entire space. This photograph looks particularly good with a black frame as it helps the white colors of the flowers pop out.

All the accessories shown above are available through my new shop on Project Decor.

1. Jonquil Print by Sarah Stevenson available on Society 6.

2. Bun Hair Paper Mache Lady by Go Home

3. Clara Blanket by Area, Inc

4. Half Circle Pillow Grey and Black by Johnathan Adler

5. Scando Table by OFFi

6. Lantern Bird House by Johnathan Adler

In addition,

Candles, books and items from your own personal collection add a quick and simple change to your space for the new year.

The following examples are from anthropologie, my favorite accessories store.

{frames and sculptural pieces}

limited edition wire owl

handcrafted birds-eye frame

{books from your own collection or by adding in something new}

fall in love for life

rauschenberg: art and life

{candles-adding a scent to your space brings in added comfort and relaxation to your space}

capri blue mercury glass jar candle

capri blue jar candle, citrine

Take a moment today and be creative in your own surroundings. Its the first step in creating a space as special as you are and showing the world your own special personality.  I’ll be back on Friday to share paint colors and an inspirational palette to help you take the next step.

Have a great day.

*please note: a do receive a small commission from any items purchased through Project Decor. Frames, books and candles photos are by anthropologie.



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