The Subtle Accent

ORDINARY OBJECTS BECOME EXTRAORDINARY ACCENTS

When considering what to use to decorate the small table in the entry or the oversized coffee table in the den, there are more choices than the plant, candle or book. Please don’t misunderstand…those are terrific items clustered together. However, by altering your perception of some common objects, you will discover an entirely new list of possibilities.

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Mother Nature is generous with her gifts. A cluster of flowering branches married with a fruit filled heirloom is more artistic and original than a predictable green plant.

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Where is it written that branches should always be displayed upright? By gathering and resting them atop an interesting shallow container…you have created an unexpected and attention grabbing accent.

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A grouping of similar objects clustered together and filled with herbs and unique greenery makes a very attractive composition.

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There are countless spaces in a home which are the perfect venue for a collection of ordinary objects that perhaps would not occur to you to be accents. This is an opportunity to stretch your imagination as well as make your mark with your individual personality.

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There are also opportunities to view some of your objects in a new and unique manner. By altering the way they are displayed, you will bring attention to objects which are ordinarily overlooked as works of art.

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Visual appeal married with a natural fragrance affords the desired effect of tantalizing two senses. Natural elements cradled in a fabulous vessel is actually the simplest and most beautiful of all home accents.

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Many of us have an attic or storage closet with a mixture of items that have us perplexed. An oversized brass tray that will not cooperate with any tabletop. The one that was your grandmother’s, the one that you haven’t the heart to discard. The one that, when offered to one of your children, is met with a firm “No thank you!”. Hmmmm, a little imagination just may change a few tunes.

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I am a firm believer that when coming upon an object you are strongly attracted to, you should grab it, especially when the price is almost to good to be true. You may not have a particular space in mind at the time, however with patience the most unexpected and perfect location will reveal itself.

 

The orphaned chair from the flea market that was an incredible bargain

The orphaned chair from the flea market that was an incredible bargain

The antique door panel that was resting against a dusty wall in the back of the antique shop

The antique door panel that was resting against a dusty wall in the back of the antique shop

As the seasons change, so too does the chance to again turn to Mother Nature for inspiration. Imagine viewing those fallen leaves and dropped acorns of fall with a bit less disdain and a bit more enthusiasm for the possibilities.

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We have all been witness to the glass jar filled with wine corks and the bowls of potpourri. Widen your view and before you there will be a multitude of everyday objects that are better served gathered together and given center stage. These are the accents of your home that are individual to you and your taste. This is not necessarily for anyone else but you. To bring you pleasure everyday because…

EVERY DAY MATTERS

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