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SIX DECORATING MUST HAVES FOR A CHIC HOME

4/26/19


old chair on rocks overlooking ocean


 My Top 6 Decorating Favorites 

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  • White: Pure White is my color of choice for walls and upholstery. Light and airy is my ultimate goal and I have always made sure I live in homes with tons of natural light.



My Favorite Fabric is White Linen with or without slub 


  • Wood - Dark wood is the my black, it warms up my cool whites and grounds the room. I am partial to the high contrast look but you can choose lighter wood flooring or furniture to lighten a room and give you the look you are going for.




  • Natural Fabrics - like cotton, linen, canvas and wool are perfect for the Chic Home. Fabric is an excellent way to add texture to a room. Natural fabrics are eco-friendly, easy to clean and better options for a "healthy" home. I never, never, never use polyester, "outdoor fabrics", "performance fabrics" or fabrics treated with any other kind of chemicals!  As a lifetime survivor of severe Asthma, I can tell you they are very unhealthy and are not eco-friendly! ( I have been researching into this subject for years and I will be discussing my findings in future posts.)




Textured Fabric Pouf from Pottery Barn 




  • Colorful Accents - I bring in color and pattern through my accents; throw pillows, table linens, artwork and home decor. I can change the color and feeling of any room just by replacing the accent decor instead of having to replace big ticket items. 




  • Big Art - I find that a few large pieces of art work rather than lots of little pieces keeps the light and airy feel of my home and still allows my personality to shine. Big art pieces can function as focal points in any room.







  • Vintage Finds -  is a great way to purchase designer high end furnishings when you're working with a tight budget. Good solid wood furniture made to last for generations and home decor with a little history.


I don't limit myself to certain styles, I just look for things that appeal to my personal style sensibilities.
"If I like it, it will work!"



  • Six Elements in the Chic Home - The Recap


  1. White
  2. Wood
  3. Natural Fabrics
  4. Colorful Accents
  5. Big Art
  6. Vintage High/Low Mix


Want to know my secret to stress free decorating?


Have Fun!


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