Sunday, January 12, 2014

My Favorite Design Elements

Hello everyone!

Now that the Christmas decorations have been packed away and the clouds in the sky have parted, I took inventory of the things in my family room that give it the look that I like.  They overlap into other rooms in my house as well.

Even though I change things up a good bit, these things stay constant.

For example, I love a grouping of greenery somewhere.  Here I placed several small potted plants in a galvanized tray on my coffee table.

I love topiaries and weathered wood as displayed on my mantel.

I have an affinity for white dishes.  They don't have to be old and expensive either.  I just like the look.
(Sorry for the glare in this photo.)

I love a painted floor clock.  It also doesn't have to be an original Mora clock either.  

With having a mostly grey and white color palette, I find there is a need for texture somewhere.  This wicker trunk fits the bill perfectly.

I've kept accessories very simple and neutral as well.  This moss ball brings another layer of texture too.  

I like the contrast between this glitzy chandelier

and this coffee table with chippy paint.

I also like a few glass items since they add a touch of airiness to the room.

And finally, I always have a spot for throws to cover up with at night.  
These get used quite a bit!

So, there you have it.  An inventory of items I'm drawn to and have collected for this space.

Do you have a certain look that you're drawn to as well?

Thanks for stopping by.

~ Kelly ~


Veggie On Board said...

I simply adore your coffee table and these potted plants look simple, but amazing! I am planning to put a group of herbs next to my sink in the kitchen.

Linda said...

It is so pretty!! I feel as if I could just walk right in and sit right down and here you come with cups of coffee!!
I like warm and cozy. My only white room is my bedroom.....and it FEELS warm and cozy. As does YOUR white rooms!
Nothing in my house is really expensive and I have a tendency to use what I have or what I find in thrift stores. Seldom do I shop for a specific item.....but I did shop and buy a rug for the hall last year.
I do so love your slipcovers!

Unknown said...

I think your room looks lovely and taking an inventory of your likes is a good way to keep true to your style. I'm working on that currently by weeding out items that don't fit my style. I really like your chunky coffee table. I have a temporary one in our living room that I painted white but I am keeping an eye out for a narrow one with a wood top.

Blondie's Journal said...

This is such a pretty room, Kelly. I love how the winter light is coming in. I noticed your cafe curtains and I just love how they look here, not girly or frilly. I really fuss over curtains!

You are getting me in the mood to start sprucing up rooms now that I have my holiday stuff put away!!


Bonnie said...

I love your look. Airy, cheerful, serene and inviting are words that come to mind.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

This room always looks great Kelly! I LOVE LOVE that close up shot of your windows 3rd to last pretty!

Number Fifty-Three said...

LOVE the weathered wood, white pottery & groupings of plants. Your room us so lovely & inviting!

Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

chateau chic said...

I like the variety of textures you bring in to your more neutral decor. Lovely!!
Mary Alice

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Beautiful room Kelly. Love your cabinet full of white!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Well, now that you've asked, I am drawn to your look. ha! You've created a warm inviting and calm space to relax in your home, Kelly.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I love the way you add texture with wicker and chippy wood, and color with pops of natural green in your plants.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love where you placed the trunk and what you put on top of it.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Love the greenery in the galvanized tray! I'm always drawn to your style of decorating...just never so it!

Brenda Pruitt said...

Your home style is very appealing and filled with warmth. In the morning I'm going to post about six new trends for 2014. Some will probably surprise you as it surprised me. And one is a hot color, and no, it isn't the Pantone color of the year. Every time I see your rooms, I can imagine I'm there with you in that cozy room. Your home is a reflection of you.

Katie Mansfield said...

Your room is so pretty. I love many of the same things. Your collection of white dishes is gorgeous.

Unknown said...

I love your polka dot pillows! I too love any kind of white dishes, they're so versatile in decorating. Beautiful room Kelly.

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your room and how you have decorated it!! I love white dishes too. Have them in my kitchen, dining room and living room.

Art and Sand said...

The last photo says it all - what a beautiful room.

I am in love with the galvanized tin tray.

NanaDiana said...

I LOVE your home, Kelly. Although I don't have all white I probably would if I could. lol I love your style and would feel right at home there- xo Diana

Pondside said...

It's a very pretty room, Kelly. I haven't done a thing here since de-decorating. Time to spruce things up. While I like your tone-on-tone with texture, I am drawn to more colour in my own place. Time for some new, sunny cushions for the blue sofas.

White Lace and Promises said...

All so pretty and sweet! I do love your style- a mix of this and that and always whites!

You are one of my favorite bloggers. I glean new ideas every time I visit.

Thanks for sharing,

Ron said...

Your accessories make your house a home. You have a style and stick to it. I really like when bloggers devote 100% to their own style. Good job!

must love junk said...

Kelly, I love so many of the same things you do...your greenery, the wicker trunk, the chippy coffee table...all work together perfectly!

This N That said...

I've always admired your gray and white decor with hints of greenery..The trunk is a great addition..Perfect

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Even though your room is predominately white, you have mixed textures and colors within the space so beautifully to create such a calm, cozy, livable space…always great to see what you have done!!

Marissa said...

I feel so inspired now.

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Kelly, your house really is magazine worthy! I love the coffee table with the chippy paint and the wicker trunk. You've done a great job decorating your whole house. :)

Christine at Little Brags said...

looks great as always Kelly...I love the idea of the galvanized tray with the greenery!

Anne said...

So beautiful Kelly! Love your clock! I am in need of a new clock and saving up.No you are right it does not have to be a mora clock.But mine just needs an update :-)

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

I'm just catching up on my reading. You have such a knack for putting things together...I enjoyed the tour of your favorites!