Sunday, January 16, 2011

Add texture


It’s a good thing…Such a small, simple element that can make a big impact.


Adding texture to any space is so effective, it can be done in small gestures or really large ones. I do this in my own home, in my client’s homes and when working on a photo shoot. A jute rug or runner, a basket, stool or throw can be just what a room calls out for. After installing natural roman shades at a client’s home, we saw how such a simple addition can make a room feel more balanced and interesting. I love Pottery barns new linen lamp shades, for little money they add such a nice contrast. The heathered jute rug from Pottery is an all time favorite of mine. With boys and dogs it defies logic and manages to look pretty darn good, even after years of abuse. Give it a try…just add texture









image 1.  ikea
image 2. merida rugs http://www.meridameridian.com/
image 3. merida rugs
image 4. merida rugs
image 5. http://www.brookegiannetti.typepad.com/ Brooke Giannetti of Velvet and linen and Gianetti Homes
6. brooke giannetti of giannetti homes
7.  kelly mcguill home interior design
8. kelly mcguillhome interior design

11 comments:

the gardeners cottage said...

dear ms. mcguill,

your work is stupendous and inspires me to try harder.

xo
janet

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

You are so spot on. Texture.
It's what's for dinner!

Lissa said...

i tend to decorate mostly with neutrals so texture has become my best friend for contrast although lately I find myself adding pops of color which is fun too.

for the love of a house said...

couldn't agree more! it's amazing what it can add to a room.

hope you're staying warm!
joan

for the love of a house said...

p.s. forgot to mention that I used your tip of 'green' apples in my kitchen post! thanks for the tip! it was the one thing I added to the room, but it really does pop!

joan

24 Corners said...

I've always loved those last two images of yours...the combination of wood and wicker are right up my alley and the addition of the cast iron urn sends me over the edge...true favorites. Brooke's dining room also has those same elements and is just lovely...the windows are a nice touch too! ;)
xo J~

{darlene} said...

impeccable taste, girl!!
- {darlene}
www.fieldstonehilldesign.com

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

I'm all about texture too, it makes such a difference :)

Small Holdings Farm said...

your textures and color palette are wonderful--nice objects also--good site Sherron

frugal farmhouse design said...

great advice and beautiful photos. You are so right! Lori

Serendipitous Home said...

Kelly,
So I'm scrolling the pictures and if I was driving I would liken my reaction to SLAMMING on my brakes!

Thanks for sharing.
I'm now going, got to go see your website!

Sandra