Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Decorating Every Inch

Hello there!  I hope that you are having a great week so far!  Only a few more days until the kids are out of school.  I am super excited to be able to spend some time with them this summer.  But I also know that I will be ready for school to start again in a few weeks.  :)  

This is probably highly due to the fact that Every. Single. Inch. of the house will be messy within ten minutes of the last bell of the year.  

Speaking of every inch of the house, do you decorate every inch of yours?  I don't mean filling every flat surface with some sort of something.  I mean do you decorate the small, awkward areas?  If not, you may be missing out on something awesome!

Take these rooms via House Beautiful for instance:

image via House Beautiful
 The table and mirror in this nook by the stairs would have been a typical choice.  By simply adding a pair of large ginger jars and an umbrella holder, the space feels more posh.

image via House Beautiful

How many of us would have simply added art to this wall and nothing else?  This pink (!) settee makes a huge statement in an otherwise ho-hum area.

image via House Beautiful

I especially love this photo.  Have you ever noticed in shelter mags how a dresser or credenza is often flanked by a chair or two?  While this mirror and chest are beautiful, the addition of this chair is like adding sprinkles on a cupcake.

In the foyer of our home we have a grand bridal staircase that winds up to our second story balcony.  Gorgeous, right?  But how do you decorate that awkward space under the stairs?  Many people would likely leave the area bare.  

I say take advantage and make every inch of your home beautiful!  I added a Saarinen table and vintage wingback chair that I upholstered in Scalamandre's Leopardo and love the results.

image via my foyer

image via my foyer

How do you decorate your home?  Do you spruce up awkward areas?

If you need help making your home a place you love, HoP offers e*design and in-home decorating services. Contact us for details.  




  1. That chocolate foyer with the pink settee is an all time favorite of mine. Love how you tricked yours out!

  2. I love the way decorated under the stairs! I would have never thought of that! What do you have opposite of that?

  3. love how you decorated under the stairs and that wing back. I die!