Good Questions: Styling Tips?

Good Questions: Styling Tips?

Maxwell Ryan
Jun 6, 2006

Hello AT,

I found your site not too long ago and have since been loyal and obsessed! I'm trying to learn how to create a true home that reflects my husband and me, but have come to a standstill.

We're pretty clutter-free and organized so that isn't the issue. I just don' t know where to go from here. I have the bulk of my furniture (some bought, some handed down, etc.), but I just don't know how to bring it all together - make it cohesive and happy on a budget, b/c that's been blown...

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Just wondering if you can give some tips as to what I can do w/ accessories, artwork, and placement of things because I am so confused at this point.

I know I should get some sort of lounge chair by the sofa, but don't know what would go and where to put it. I also need to get rid of the empty space above the TV and bedroom dresser.

Any input would be of help! ;) LP

blah entryway with chalk wall


Bedroom Wall

Dining Area

View from sofa

Dear LP,

One word: Color...and maybe one more: Contrast. You have a great start here and you simply need to ice this cake with final touches of color and contrast.

We'll get the ball rolling:

Bedroom - two bedside lamps with strong color: red, black, green. Also, a nice piece of artwork is needed over the dresser. Want a large sqiggle?

This lamp would be cool: The Belly Lamp

Hallway - one lamp with color and a warm rich rug to take the edge off of the dull floor parquet.

Dining Area - a rug or a tablecloth to take the edge off of all the mineral in this area.

Living Room - Pretty good here. The rug is a bit washed out. We would look to complete this living room area with two more sitting postions whenever you can. We would get the TV onto a real media solution.

Stores you could look at that are affordable for your kind of thing: CB2, Crate & Barrel, West Elm.

Anyone else??

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