Saturday, January 25, 2020

HOW I DO PERFECTLY IMPERFECT DECOR

Do you do weathered and timeworn in your home?  I do.  It's one of my signature styles.
Take a tour of my perfectly imperfect decor that I use inside and out in my home.

When I bought this chair, it was nothing more than a chippy frame. 
 I left the chair frame as found and had it upholstered in a leopard print.

WEATHERED FRENCH CHAIR WITH LEOPARD FABRIC

The chair pairs perfectly with my equally time worn French desk and leather books.

FRENCH DESK

Between both of them is a flaking column.

ARCHITECTURAL COLUMN

This crumbling mirror adds an elegant decadence to my powder room.

ELEGANT AND DECADENT MIRROR

Chipped vintage gold finials contrast perfectly with the flawless pearls.

TIMEWORN GOLD FINIALS

I also have an oil painting on the landing of my foyer.  I embrace its curling canvas corner.

OIL PAINTING WITH CURLED CANVAS

Have you ever purchased a deconstructed chair.?  I've not only purchased a chair,  but I also couldn't pass up an equally worn chaise.

MY DECONSTRUCTED CHAIR

DECONSTRUCTED CHAISE IN MY LIVING ROOM
This peeling religious statue is very special to me.  It was a gift from my Mom.

PEELING RELIGIOUS STATUE

If you follow along you know I have a thing for well-used bread boards.  The more battered the better.  A repair is always sought after.  This grouping is in my pantry.

MY BREAD BOARD COLLECTION IN MY PANTRY

I do perfectly imperfect outside too.
These fabulously flawed orange shutters flank the french doors on my patio.

CHIPPY ORANGE SHUTTERS ON MY PATIO

I rescued several sections of a vintage iron fence and added them to my garden as they were found.  If you look in the background of the photo, you'll see my equally worn chinoiserie planter.  They're one of a pair.

WEATHERED FENCE AND CHINOISERIE PLANTER

In another garden bed I have a rusty cupola and garden chair.

RUSTY GARDEN CHAIR AND CUPOLA

Do you add perfectly imperfect to your home?

Saturday, January 18, 2020

MONICA GARRETT INTERIORS

If you follow along you know that besides my home design experiments I also have a retail space, Hygge Co.  @BDC specializing in home decor and furnishings.  My friend and retail partner, Monica @monicagarrettinteriors,  is the design guru at the store.  I wanted to share her most recent home staging.  The client's home was gorgeous to begin with, but with two car loads from @hygee_co_  and Monica's styling skills, the space is magazine worthy.  So proud to share this space.





















If you live in the Washington DC area and are looking for some home staging help, please contact Monica @monicagarrettinteriors.