The lovely Ms. Ridder gave some fab tips in her Town & Country piece on how to escape the sea of beige!
Tip 1: Candy-hued Venetian-glass chandeliers. According to her colored glass helps add a vibe of casualness to a room.
Now the one she recommends is over $14,000! You know I’m a budget girl so I searched high and low and found a chic one in clear (ok so it’s not colored, but still glass) for $449.
There is also a red version available for $844.
Tip #2: Brighten up a living room or library with pillows and ottomans in vintage fabrics.
Searching for vintage fabrics on ebay is one of my favorite things to do!
Here are some recent favorites of mine:
I’m loving floral on blacks so this number fits that bill:
So does this one:
And this one:
Tip 3: Grass cloth wallpaper. Because the grass cloth wallpaper has variation in the color intensity people are more open to using it in a bold shade then painting a wall in a bold shade.
Tip 4: Moroccan tiles. They come in a variety of amazing shades and due to the colors and patterns add a great touch of interest to a space. Use them as a kitchen backsplash or around a fireplace.
A quick search on Overstock and you already have many opinions to pick from.
Hope you enjoyed all of Katie’s tips. I know I will be using them in my decorating. I’m now itching to get my hands of the great green grass cloth.