Sweater weather simply calls for leather. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. There isn’t another material that can match leather’s style, timelessness, and durability, which is why it’s a staple in so many homes. But this post is not just an ode to our favorite upholstery – it’ll also include some tips and tricks to make the most of the leather pieces in your space. We’ll even cover more unexpected ways to incorporate leather into your decor. So, for the love of leather, let’s begin!
Interior design can be a daunting process for most people – especially if you work full-time or stay busy with familial duties. However, a new look doesn’t necessarily require a total overhaul. When time is of the essence and you aren’t sure where to begin, you can make a big impact just by changing some key elements in your space. (And YES, you CAN do this over the weekend! Promise.)
1) Out with the old
First, identify what you don’t like about your bedroom’s current look. Is the overall feel too cluttered? Eliminate some unnecessary knickknacks that are taking up space. Tired of the outdated canopy over your bed? Give it to a friend or donate it to charity. Once you’ve removed anything that doesn’t bring you joy or fit with your lifestyle anymore, you can start to add in new elements that do.
You’re looking to buy a new sofa to replace your loved, worn out, and outdated one that’s sitting in your family room. You’ll want something that will last, but you also want to be sure that it’ll bring new life to an old room. In this post, we will discuss just how to do it!
The first thing to remember when designing a room is to pinpoint your personal aesthetic. What kind of colors, or design elements are you trying to pull out from this room? Once you grasp that the rest will come easy. Another thing to remember when designing a room is to embrace what you already know and love. Think about the room you’re adding to. You love the sofa that you’ve had since you and your husband got married, it was the first big purchase you made together, but you don’t want to get rid of it to add something new. Just because you have something that’s old doesn’t mean you need to ditch it in order to update your room. Look at that sofa and try to determine what your room needs. Could you improve your space by adding an exciting chair? What about some… [Read more...]
I met Lara Scott at Memphis’ Urban Barn Market in May. Her booth was a mix of vintage, industrial, and classic decorating pieces. As a member of the South Front Antiques family business, an antique architectural salvage store in downtown Memphis, she is carrying the torch that her grandfather began over 40 years ago.
What is your style?
I love the gracious, welcoming ways of the South. Comfortable spaces with touches of Southern charm is the look I try to create in my home. I decorate with objects that have meaning to me and a story to tell my guests. It makes my home deeply personal. One way I do this is using repurposed objects…it’s a trend I’m seeing in decorating.
Stephanie Jones is a local Memphis based artistan which owns and operates me and mrs. jones. She is a painted finish artisan who has trained extensively with the best in the business, including annie sloan and marian parsons, and has worked with top designers in the region on custom projects over the past 18 years, transforming clients’ walls, ceilings, floors, cabinets, furniture and fixtures. Mrs. Jones’s work has been featured in print and online media locally, nationally, and in europe and the UK. Her painted furniture enjoys pride of place in homes everywhere from Los Angeles to Nantucket. She is the author of the recent book Upstyle Your Furniture.