Wednesday, June 25, 2014

5 Tips on How to Style and Accessorize your Home

I have three surfaces that I love to style in my home:
  • Living room coffee table
  • Entryway Console
  • Bedroom nightstands
I have put together 5 of my favorite tips when it comes to styling and adding accessories to your home.

Tip 1: Use a Tray. This tip is especially useful for easily cluttered areas like coffee tables. A tray will add a surface area where items can be grouped together and not look disorderly. 

Tip 2: Hide remote controls and keys in a decorative box. Not only will you hide unsightly items, but you will never lose your keys again! 

Tip 3: Hang art and mirrors at the right height. The general rule is to hang at eye level, this usually means 56"-59" off the ground. But this is not always the case, make sure to hang pieces so that they become part of the display. Hang art and mirrors BEHIND accessories instead of ABOVE.

Tip 4: Books. This is a great tip for two reasons. One, you will be able to display your favorite books. Two, you can use the books to give height to smaller items. 

Tip 5: Edit. Just like when you are putting together an outfit, you don't want to over accessorize. Step back and look at your display with a critical eye. Did you display too many items? Always Edit!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Is it OK to Mix Metal Finishes?

We get asked all the time if it is OK to mix metals in homes. This question is especially asked when clients are remodeling their bathrooms and kitchens.

While I firmly believe that mixing metals adds a designer touch; many are still hesitant to do so. You never want to be too matchy-matchy. A beautiful powder room can feature nickel plated sconces, bronze cabinet pulls and brushed nickle water fixtures.

Check out the photos below for some fabulous examples of mixed metal interiors:

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

New Acrylic Chair Just In!

Summer is the perfect time to show off a little more skin, even when it come to your furniture! Clear acrylic furniture is hot on trend this summer. The furniture below is available now at Chet Pourciau Design (3652 Magazine St. New Orleans LA 70115)

Available in transparent or white polycarbonate this acrylic chair is perfect indoors and out. The shape is classic and comfortable. Buy this chair now at this LINK

Also Available at Chet Pourciau Design is the Hollywood Glam Bench
This whimsical bench with acrylic legs and tufted faux velvet seat will add Hollywood style to any space. Stocked in mushroom, light grey, black, teal and purple faux velvet. Buy it at this LINK

Clear Acrylic Wine Rack
An elegant solution to wine storage. Up to 8 bottles can be stored and displayed. Includes mounting hardware. Buy it at this LINK

Tim Table
This acrylic accent table has a wood grain pattern on all sides, mixing organic lines and modern materials which is perfect in any space. Buy it at this LINK

Below are some on trend acrylic photos to get you clear on the style!

lucite table

living room with lucite table