9 Things for Every Home’s Wish List
When everything in your home feels like a compromise, the whole look can be unsatisfying. But when you include pieces of true quality, that you truly love, they elevate the look of the entire space.
A piece of lighting you love is a perfect place to splurge. So are other items that will be central in your design, so that no matter where you stand, your eye will have a beautiful feature to take in.
In this bathroom (which I designed with my Toronto Interior Design Group), the overall look is luxurious, but the vanity is actually a simple unit from Ikea. Installing the relatively inexpensive vanity left room in the budget for items like the accent tile mosaic and large vanity mirror, which become the focus.
Accent pieces like this classic Eames walnut stool help bring an element of wood off the floors and into the center of the room. In this space, the majority of what you see is clean white walls, elegant fabrics and personal art, but the organic element of wood is still there to keep everything feeling grounded.
To give your home a bit of sparkle, try adding these elements:
- Multibulb fixtures that keep the eye dancing from light to light
- Polished silver-toned metals
- Glossy finishes that reflect light (such as lacquered cabinets or sleek sateen fabrics)
- Sequins or small elements of mirror
Plus, a beautiful fabric napkin brings an element of softness and color to your table, which you can change from season to season at a low price tag.
Include one plush chair with a handy floor lamp and a stool tucked nearby to make sure that even if your other furniture is taught and mannered, when you really need it, you’ll have somewhere to sink in and put up your feet.