When it comes to decorating, I have always firmly believed that the devil is in the details. If you don't believe me, watch any renovation show. It's all about the reveal. You know, the part of the episode where they show the finished room. You've already seen most of the space by then, but the real drama and style is provided by the furniture and the accessories.
In my own spaces, I generally have a pretty good idea of the pieces I'm looking for before I start shopping. I don't really know exactly how I make my decor decisions, I have no formal training, other than my very limited art background. I just go with my gut.
I can feel it when things are right.
My stomach tells me immediately when something is off, too.
The other day I was in the shower and while washing my hair, I suddenly spied a green ribbon in my blue and white bathroom.
My stomach ached.
What? Where did this green come from? Has that ribbon always been green? How long has this interloper been there and why hadn't I noticed it before?
Oh my gosh ~ was I slipping?
This room had a clear calling. Blue and white. Blue and white.
I whipped up a box pleat valance and then proceeded to add the appropriate pieces to finish my very clean, two color design.
I started with towels and the proper color tissue box (don't get me started!).
How did this green ribbon go unnoticed for so long? Granted, it wasn't that bad, but once I thought about it, it was all I could see.
Luckily, the fix was super easy. I knew that I would have a blue ribbon in my stash and I did.
First, I removed the ribbon, price tag still attached. I know, it's a sickness...
While I would never take the time to make this particular wreath, too labor intensive, swapping out the ribbon was the simplest way for me to get exactly what I needed. Ok, wanted. I do this a lot actually, combining store bought items with a quick DIY, to reach my desired goal. My living room curtains are a perfect example, so is my birdhouse lamp.
I often see people pass up items on the shelf, because a small detail is off. It's close to what they want, but it needs a small tweak, so they leave it behind. I think that's a big mistake. Yes, details matter. They are what differentiates a good room from a great one, but getting things just right, doesn't have to be an arduous journey.
I am a firm believer that a little bit of paint and a few glue sticks, for example, can transform that sweet little frog into the prince of accessories in no time flat.
Just like my wreath and that silly green ribbon.
With a teeny tweak, I have exactly what I want.
Phew. That was close.
Now all is right in the bathroom again.
Order has been restored and my stomach feels much better.
So, who's hungry?