I have made it pretty clear on here that I’m not a designer by trade; rather, I consider myself a student of design. I soak it in wherever and whenever I can. Whether it is a restaurant or a friend’s house, I’m always learning. The backdrops of some of my favorite TV shows are great tools for this. Revenge, anyone? Am I the only one that has noticed the Pottery Barn sofa on Parenthood?
As part of my journey, I have saved special pictures in a folder titled “Eye Candy.” For me, these are the pictures that exemplify perfection in design. These are the photos I study. I started doing this before Pinterest and I still like having that folder on my hard drive.
Our styles are different, but Emily A. Clark is one of my biggest sources of inspiration.
* The light is a bold, not-so-typical choice that makes an impact and creates a focal point. It stands out even with the busy bookcase behind it. A typical chandelier would get lost in this room.
* The charcoal bookcase back creates a black hole for things like cords and supplies but provides a beautiful backdrop for the colorful books and accessories.
* Books can make a bookcase. Look at how artfully these are arranged. There are dozens of different ways to stack books.
*The lamp and the orchid are the same scale which makes it pleasing to the eye. Symmetry using two different objects rather than two of the same.
*The chairs complement the color of the bookcase back. The metal brings an industrial vibe to the look which gives it that dose of the unexpected.
*The tufted chair anchors the other side of the table. The style suits the classy space.
*The orange rug is bold and stylish without being trendy. It adds the perfect pop of color.
*The white paint in the room doesn’t distract from the bookcase. It really serves to make it stand out while unifying the walls and the built-in.
* Details, details, details. Sometimes that says it all.