Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Guest Post: Jessie from Mix and Chic shares a designer tip...


I am continually learning new design related tips and tricks I am all ears when it comes to advice that can help me create a more cohesive space in my home and in client's homes. There are always so many details to remember when decorating a space that it can easily become overwhelming and intimidating. I called on one of my favorite design experts to let us in on one of her favorite designer tips. I want to welcome Jessie over from Mix and Chic.


Hi everyone, I am Jessie, the author of Mix And Chic blog. I blog about chic and inspiring interiors, cool home decor products and anything interior design related. I was thrilled when Staci asked me to guest post on her lovely blog.

I am sure most of you have read or heard many useful tips and advise from designers on how to make a space looks more cohesive and beautiful from books, magazines, blogs or television. But do you know how and what makes a room truly stand out? There are of course many ways to create an outstanding space but the most common way to achieve that is to establish a focal point in a room, one of my favorite designer tips! How, you may ask?


Take a cue from this commercial space for example:


What is the first thing that jumps out at you? For most of us, it is the wall of illustrated over sized birdcages with the gorgeous wall sconces. With an interesting focal wall, it creates a huge drama and makes a room stand out. The same concept can be applied in our homes using a smaller scale in a less complex approach.


To establish a focal wall or focal point, one of the most common and effective ways often used by designers is to cover a single wall using wallpaper. It is less expensive than covering all the walls in a room and it instantly delivers a huge design impact. Take these rooms for example:








Fabulous, aren't they? Another approach is creating a gallery wall like this:



Or perhaps, create a grouping of display shelves with your favorite objects as the focal wall.



Looking for more creative ways to achieve a focal wall? Take them up a notch by pairing two ribbons as borders on a wallpapered wall with two wall sconces.



Or perhaps create a wall of leather using nail head trim details? The choice are really endless!




I hope you find inspiration in some these examples to create a focal wall in your own home. Transforming your space from ordinary to extraordinary is just a focal wall away!


Thanks for having me Staci! I had so much fun putting this post together!



28 comments:

Jessie said...

Thanks for having me, Staci. It's wonderful to be a guest blogger on your beautiful blog!

Jessie

Anya adores said...

LOVE it Jessie - and thanks to you Staci too. Happy Thursday,
Axx

My Crafty Home-Life said...

Hi Staci, I'm a reader of Jessie's blog....and now I have found you! Fun post.

Amanda Hill said...

Great job Jessie! The images and inspiration are spot on!

Kelly @ View along the way said...

Coming over from Jessie's blog! That blue and white room is STUNNING. I had to go back and stare at it for a while :)

Carla@DesignintheWoods said...

Great post, Jessie. Love the images and your ideas.

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

Really good suggestions Jessie. I love the wallpaper focal point walls.

travelkate said...

Great tip! I have been wanting to do a statement wall with wallpaper in my master bedroom! These are such great inspiration photos!

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