Are you a New Year’s resolution keeper? I love the idea, but I’ve tried them with high hopes and great expectations for many years and then life seems to take hold and those goals fall off the radar within at least a month. In my younger years this was frustrating, now I take comfort in knowing myself well and sparing myself the stress. Instead, I’ve taken to keeping the resolutions simple, like recharging my main living space each Winter with new accessories and pillows. The psychology for me is that creating an inspired space supercharges my creative impulses, something I use every day and something which is essential to my design process.
With that in mind and to jump-start your creative juices, I’ve styled one couch (The Radley, by Cisco Brothers) two ways. My hope with this post is that it will be a great jumping off point for you to get inspired to create an inviting place to come home to which drives your motivation through out the year.
LOOK ONE: Casual comfort. We styled The Radley, one of our most popular sofas, with piles of Kilim pillows and two complimentary Cisco Brothers arm chairs. There is a lot of pattern in this vignette, but it works because there is a common color and fabric texture theme throughout. Art by Cherlyn Wilcox, Havoc Hendricks, Stephanie Ho and Ben Pease tie all these colors together. Don’t be afraid to add lots of layers to your space with mementos from far flung travel and your favorite books. Surplus pillows can always be tossed on the floor for extra seating.
LOOK TWO: Sultry & Seductive. We added some Winter whites and flirtatious furs to set the mood for this second look. Deep wine colored fur pillows along with Mongolian fur set the stage for The Radley here. This is the quintessential look for cooler climes and the perfect place to cool your heals after a long day at work or on the slopes.
Stop by Architect’s Wife downtown to get great ideas for sprucing up your existing furniture with pillows and accessories or indulgence in an entirely new look. We have incredibly talented women ready to help you put together an entirely new look or just refresh the space you call home.
Styling by Hillary Hoette