After a room has furniture, it needs “layers” to truly become a space you’re comfortable to call your own.
Fashion and interior design are like twin sisters that simply went to two different finishing schools-both are all about beauty and presentation-Windsor Smith
A top and a skirt, ok maybe a dress, are the foundation of your outfit. But before you walk out the door, please reconsider. This is only the beginning. All you really have is a blank slate begging for some accoutrements. What about a belt, a chunky bracelet, shades, a scarf, and some fabulous heels? Call it accessorizing, layering, curating, or editing. It’s vital to creating a look that expresses your style and your story.
How does this room look to you? This is what I would call a good start. Too many people call this a finished product. But really everything we just described applies to fashion’s twin sister. This room is just begging for some layering. If you can stand in the doorway of a room, and take every detail in, then the design failed.
In the most successful spaces, you don’t see everything at once. The more time you spend in them, the more you discover. They open up like flowers.–Vicente Wolf
A room is meant to draw you in so that you spend some time there getting to know its story. A story which is told through layers, years of accumulated treasures. And even if they were all purchased within a few weeks, it shouldn’t look like they were. Side note, please don’t ever buy anything “ensuite” (like those matching sets of bedroom furniture).
A room needs artwork, jars, vases, bowls, flowers, objet d’art, collections, lamps, and pillows; anything that you love and is meaningful. And yes, even a modern room needs layering as you can see in this great example. It’s what makes a well-designed room.
Spending time in layered, well-designed a room is almost like spending time with its owner. You get to know a person through their space. And that is the point of good design, creating an environment that is beautiful and personal. Use all the accessories at your disposal to edit, and layer a room that is stylish and chic.