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How To Style A Round Table

Quick Post :

There are so many reasons to love a round table.  Round tables really improve both the physical and visual flow of a room.  They also serve to ground a space by literally establishing a center point; a round table forces one to gravitate to that spot, thus fostering conversation.

However, many people struggle with how to style them.  Maybe it is the lack of a straight edge that people find difficult.  Below, I show you a quick and easy way to place objects that make this shaped table beautiful.  This of course, is not the only way, but an easy no fail approach.

table from Pottery Barn

add a stack of books

add greenery

add a group of objects – here, I chose small white vases

add a tray in an interesting shape

add a “crown” to your stack of books

viola! A beautifully styled round table!

I hope you enjoyed my quick and easy tutorial!  Let me know what you think!

XO

Laurie


Cyber Monday!

Let the shopping continue for Cyber Monday!!!  A lot of retailers just took Black Friday deals and codes right through until next Wednesday.  For the sake of time, I listed 4 retailers; although, I probably could have listed at least another five!!  Below, are online only retailers with some pretty amazing sales.

Zinc Door: I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this site for unique, well made, really stylish furniture and accessories.  ZD has a really sophisticated, modern aesthetic whose pieces are always on point, but never overly trendy.

I absolutely love that cocktail table; the color and unique shape makes it a definite focal point.

blue throw pillowaccent table, upholstered bed, cocktail table, navy desk,  agate bowl

Joss & Main is giving 30% off with free shipping using code SAVE30! The wall sconce is a Jonathan Adler dupe that goes for MUCH more! The stool is very unique and a pair would look great nestled under a console table.

wall art, console table, circle console table, stool, wall sconce, table lamps

Hayneedle – I love this site for fun, modern furniture and decor.  No code necessary, but sale prices are only valid until the 27th.

There is something about a chaise that commands one to relax…..I’m obsessed with chaise lounges!!  Once you have one, you wonder how you ever lived without one!!

Those Serena & Lily bistro chair dupes are a steal!

coral drapesdoor mat, starburst mirror, drapes, bistro chair, chaise

One Kings Lane is offering 20% off sitewide and free shipping on all orders over $100 with code OKLFREESHIP

The gold etagere would be an amazing room divider or a perfect place to display your one-of-a-kind pieces.

Geometrics are coming back in 2018, so the both of these rugs would be the perfect base to any room!

ikat rug, etagere, nightstand, gunmetal etagere, pale gray nightstand,  geometric rug

If you missed Black Friday, here is another opportunity to update your home.  Any of these pieces will absolutely ensure that your home will be ringing in 2018 in style!!

Happy Shopping!

XO

Laurie


The design trend you’ve never heard of, but need to know about!

The MOST searched home trend right now is Hygge (pronounced  Hoo-Ga).  Hygge is more of a feeling than a word, and is completely in keeping with this year’s home design trend of creating a space that is an extension of who we are; thus, blurring the lines between one’s inside and outside presence.

The Danish term translates to building one’s own sanctuary.  It is the act of taking pleasure in the people and things that surround us.  This is an updated version of the Danish Modern trend with an emphasis on texture and warmth.  With this new shift in personalized design, it is through one’s own “lens” that a serene, cozy atmosphere is achieved.

The major design principals of Hygge are:

  • Monochromatic or tonal color schemes
  • Clutter free surroundings
  • A myriad of textures (the more the better; think leather, wood, wool and fur0
  • Only meaningful and beautiful pieces should be displayed (things such as travel photos, paintings or memorabilia)
  • Warm mood lighting using candles and lanterns scattered throughout the space
  • My favorite principal is adding things with some patina such as an heirloom chest or other special piece

Below, are some rooms that beautifully illustrate Hygge:

When I am working with clients, I do my best to put his or her style through my “filter” to achieve the perfect space that still looks and feels like them.  Accessories make or break this look; therefore, it is a budget-friendly design concept.  As with any concept, the absolute WORST mistake is to take a theme/trend literally.  Doing so, always leads to a space that lacks authenticity and personality.

One Kings Lane curated a beautiful Hygge collection.  Below, I used pieces from their collection to creat a design board illustrating my interpretation of the Hygge trend.  I like to use black in a lot of the rooms I design because it creates visual weight.  It grounds the room, especially in a room that is primarily monochromatic.  The eyes need some place to rest, and black allows this to happen.  I LOVE this clover coffee table in matte black (which is another HUGE trend right now).

bench,Side table, coffee table, sofa, rug, cable pillow, diamond pillow,

I would love to hear your thoughts on this trend.  Do you think this trend has longevity?  Is this concept something you would favor in one room over another? Whether or not this specific look resonates with you, I hope you find your version of Hygge in your home!

XO

Laurie