For today’s Wednesday Wisdom, I am sharing some wise words from Thomas O’Brien.
Making a space feel collected -versus a room that looks like it was installed in one day- is best achieved through layering different elements in unexpected ways. Mix up your pieces as this creates depth and interest. You never want all of your furniture or its woods to “match” as this looks too much like a showroom floor.
There are several ways to layer effectively while looking less than perfect. Check out the images below.
The picture above is a great example of how layering artwork can make a space feel like it has evolved over time.
The picture above shows how important it is to mix the woods found in a room. You see stained, painted, and gilded all in this very small space, yet it works.
This master is a good example of how important it is that not all of your upholstery have legs. Again- it is a collected you are striving for- and you need some of each to balance the other out.
Who knew a breakfast area could have so many layers?! You have a stainless steel table top, mounted onto a painted wood base, that sits on a cowhide rug. Again you have the exposed legs of the ghost chair sitting next to a skirted banquette. Mixing is key.
Hope you found this post helpful. I would love to hear your thoughts!