Thursday, June 11, 2009
Contrast: (noun) The use of opposing elements, such as in color or style in proximity, to produce an intensified effect.
Contrast can be directly associated in creating the "WOW" factor as I refer to it. To decorate your entire home in this fashion would be too overwhelming for the senses and you would tire of it quickly. We do however want to have a touch of the "WOW" factor in all of our homes. But where are the best locations for such elements, you ask? Well, the most obvious would be rooms for kids and teens, then try having some fun with your entry or foyer. Use contrast in both color and style to awaken the senses of your arriving guests. Remember that the foyer of your home is your opportunity to make a "first impression," so just like mama use to say, "put you best face forward."
The powder room, which typically consists of a sink and a toilet with its sole purpose being the convenience of your guests, is a great location for the "WOW" factor to be implemented. The post today, "Hoity Toity" is an example of contrast in both color and style. This is a powder room for a client in Forney, Texas whose fun and sassy personality matches the room. We are carrying this theme into the adjoining laundry room, which I will share with you later.
The walls were painted a happy shade of red with a slight undertone of orange. To create the contrast we were looking for, we used black and white on both fabrics and accessories. The custom window treatment is a padded cornice board with a silk panel tied with a yummy tassel. What does not show in the photographs (very hard to shoot such small rooms) is a cow hide rug in black and white on the floor. Talk about a contrast in style!
So we have accomplished our goal, Miss Jo now has a "Hoity Toidy" that makes her guests exclaim, "WOW!"
That's all for now but as always...
Have a colorful day!
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