It doesn’t matter how many times I paint a piece of furniture or upholster a chair – if the accessories around it don’t look good, the furniture or chair won’t shine and the space will fall short.
The details make the space.
It took me a really long time to realize that.
And a lot of backaches and wasted paint.
I get it now though – and even if we are just talking about decorating – the pain was worth the reward.
As dramatic as that sounds.
So this summer home tour is about the details.
The quirky little objects that I love.
That some may find ugly.
Or even tacky.
But for me, they make my space a reflection of my family.
And that’s all that matters.
So if you love it or hate it, either way, I don’t care.
Because we love it.
And its how we fly our freak flag.
Welcome to our freak show.
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The entryway hasn’t changed since the last home tour.
That’s good considering I just made it over in February.
Its still full of fun with the confetti accent wall. Guests feel like they are walking right into a party and turn around to go buy booze.
Or at least that’s the effect I wish it had on them.
You just saw the completed living room on Tuesday, so it definitley hasn’t changed since then.
Ain’t nobody got time fo’ that.
Here are my favorite details from the space though…
The perfect navy end table paired with Kate Spade’s Places to Go, People to See Book and a faux snakeskin lamp I scored at Bargain Hunt for $5.
P.S. I’d be lying if I said that book always sat open, perfectly placed like that. You and I both know the circus would have it turned into a sticky apple juice mess in 2.0 seconds flat.
The coral lamp against the kelly green curtains and the pop of glam the pillow adds to the gray chair – I just can’t quit you. Oh and the tray, can’t forget the giraffe print tray.
In my opinion, every room should have a little animal print.
My new favorite thing in the giraffe tray is the vintage bull planter.
Right beside the metallic angel wing.
Whoever told you that a bull, giraffe, and angel made a bad combination was lying.
I’m also quite smitten with the new pop of coral on the console table.
And the $2 brass duck that was supposed to have went out of style in 1989.
And then there’s the gallery wall. The gallery wall that is almost a sin because its so damn pretty.
Let’s be honest though.
Without the art and the sconces, its just a black wall with a white border.
And that’s just boring.
Let’s not dismiss the bowl of cotton and lilies either.
And then there’s the kitchen.
The navy and white kitchen in all its glory.
Its the stuff dreams are made of.
But the hardware is so good, I refer to it as hardware porn.
I’m nothing if not blunt.
The faucet is right behind the hardware porn show.
And to top the kitchen off, we have open shelving that consists of a mohawk lollipop holder, antlers, the scales of justice and my grandmother’s red glasses among other things.
I’m also nothing if not random.
The dining room hasn’t changed one bit.
Oh wait – I’m lying.
I did move the corner cabinet into the living room and painted it red, but didn’t have time for photos so you’ll have to stick around for that one. 😉
Nothing else has changed. Seriously, I’m not lying this time. You can click on the images below to tour those spaces…
What do you think? Are you a details person?
Either way, keep flying your freak flag.