Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Defining your favourite Decorating Style - Part 3

4.  Kitschy accent furniture

Defining 'why' you like a certain style can often relate to your overall taste. I've always collected quirky kitschy objects, since my teenage years of frequenting op shops, so it's not surprising kitschy objects are an integral element to my favourite Interior Designer Joanna Gaines style. So in part 3 I'm looking at Kitschy accent furniture.

Creating shelving from plumbing pipes is a another Joanna Gaines signature style. It looks surprising good with a variety of styles like retro, traditional, industrial and country.

The combination of these quirky shelves with old books and bottles gives the same shelf a completely different look.

Using rough raw and recycled wood for something as permanent as the kitchen island in an otherwise traditional kitchen provides an truly quirky feature.

Using bench seating and old church pews is nothing new. However teaming them with traditional decorating elements like these cushions and framed pressed flowers has a unique look. You can also use old train seats and garden bench seats indoors to a similar effect.

Draftsman draws can be used like this one as a coffee table. I also have one that makes a great kids craft and drawing storage drawer.

5.  Functional accessories
Finding accessories that have a purpose does not mean they can't blend with your style. Here are some examples of how Joanna does this.

Gone are the days of a boring crystal vase and flower arrangement. Recycled timber boxes and tin trays can be used to great effect as vases on dining tables and buffets as seen below.

Selecting dining accessories that blend with your style means you can display them in your home. Simple white ceramics are a classic look. 

Incorporating vintage coat hooks with shelves can look rustic as well as be incredibly functional.

If you like this look and the styling in part 1 and 2 of Defining you decorating style. Take a look at more of Joanna Gains work on Fixer Upper on channel 94 Sunday's at 6:30. You can see more of her work at 
HGTV Fixer Upper

Watch out for my next articles where I'll look at Joanna Gaines style for:
6.  Decorative accessories
7.  Doors - don't under estimate the impact of doors on your style
8.  Architectural Accents

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