Interior Design Tips & Trends


Discover Layering as the Key to Designing an Inviting Space Posted on 10 Jul 13:06 , 0 comments

Think of Your Room as an Outfit That Needs Accessorizing

So you have some furniture - maybe a sofa, a loveseat, some end tables, and a coffee table. But the room lacks personality. What do you do now? Think of your room as an outfit. An outfit needs accessories like jewelry, shoes, a scarf, or a belt to complete the look. Don't you love it when you see a woman who really knows how to put an outfit together? Well you can do the same with your home.

Layering of Accessories to Create a Cohesive Interior Design

The key is to add layers. The most beautiful designs consist of layers of color and texture as shown in the photo above.

Layering will Add a Rich and Harmonious Touch to Your Decor

Find a piece of artwork or an area rug that really speaks to you. Use that piece as inspiration for the rest of the room. Add complementary art pieces that fill your walls with color and texture.

Blue Waterfall Hand Painted Abstract Artwork - Innovations Designer Home Decor

This gorgeous hand painted artwork would make a beautiful statement above a fireplace mantel or a buffet.

Lighting Will Add an Additional Layer

Lamps can add so much personality while adding a glow and being functional, too. There are so many unique and beautiful lamps. Think of them as the jewelry in your room. Every end table should have a lamp on it, and where there is no table, use a floor lamp to balance the light. And they don't need to match! Use lamps that complement each other in size, color, finish, and shape.

Sinuous Wavy Steel Mesh Table Lamp - Innovations Designer Home Decor

I love this brand new table lamp. Its unique design will add texture and a beautiful glow. 

Bring the Outdoors Inside with Another Layer

Greenery and flowers add another layer and help to bring the outdoors inside. If you don't have a green thumb, think silk or preserved plants. Preserved plants are real plants that have been preserved through a special process so that they won't deteriorate. They look, feel, and smell like real plants because they are real!

Lifelike Hydrangea Floral Arrangement - Innovations Designer Home Decor

This lifelike floral arrangement of hydrangeas would be a beautiful addition to a coffee table, dining table, or a buffet.

Adding Accessories will Add Additional Layers

Add another layer by putting some fluffy throw pillows on your seating. Choose colors and patterns that complement the artwork or area rug that you've selected. Get some decorative photo frames, add some favorite family photos, and place them in a grouping of three or five. Don't overdo it. If you'd like to display more family photos, rotate them from time to time or get a digital photo frame.

Zinnia Floral Decorative Square Throw Pillow - Innovations Designer Home Decor

This colorful throw pillow will add a vibrant touch to your home. Use it in conjunction with other pillows on a sofa, loveseat, chair, or bed.

There are lots of other types of accessories that you may include. Candleholders are great for mood lighting. Decorative boxes look beautiful on a coffee table and are a great place to stash remotes. Decorative trays are great to place on an ottoman, and bookends are perfect for holding a few special books on a console or sofa table.

Plan Now to Add Some Unique Accent Pieces to Your Decor

Be creative, and make your selections based on what you love, always including pieces that are meaningful to you. If you need help, please visit our online home accessories boutique. I've personally selected the most amazing, unique, and beautiful pieces for your home and have included suggestions for complementary pieces.

Please take a look at our entire selection of home accents on our online boutique, Innovations Designer Home DecorThere are so many wonderful pieces from which to choose.

Special Savings for My Readers

This week we're offering an additional 15% savings on our entire inventory of home accents, now through July 19th. Just enter HOMEACCENTS15 in the discount code area upon checkout.

New Items Just Added to Our Special Sale

Also, please take a look at all of our special sale items. We've recently added many new, beautiful home accents. These unique accent pieces are now available at savings of up to 63%, but they are only available while supplies last.

Hamilton Table Lamp - Innovations Designer Home Decor
This handsome table lamp is one of the many beautiful home accents currently on sale. Please take a look at the entire selection.

We Have a Unique Selection of Home Accessories for You

We have a wonderful selection of home accents on our Innovations Designer Home Decor online shopping boutique. Please take a look at all of our home accessory selections, including trays and bowls, decorative boxes, sculpture and figurines, silk plants & florals, vases, urns, & finials, candleholdersart glass, lamps & lighting, mirrors, artwork & wall decor, and accent furniture. Also, please take a look at our newest accessories for the home under "New Arrivals".

  • We specialize in unique designer home accessories that you won't readily find in retail stores.
  • As an interior designer with 30 years experience, I personally select all of the products on our site. These are the same accessories that I use with my own interior design clients.
  • You can purchase them at great savings on our website.
  • Every piece must pass my criteria for beautiful design, excellent quality, and great value.

Next week I'll share more of the newest trends in interior design and highlight more of my favorite new pieces. I hope you find something special for your home.

I'd love to hear your questions about using layering in your home. Please comment below, and I'll be sure to respond.

Until next time,

Pamela
 
Pamela Jaffke, ASID
Innovations Designer Home Decor & Accent Furniture
Owner & Interior Designer

Until next time,
 
Pamela
 
Pamela Jaffke, ASID
Innovations Designer Home Decor & Accent Furniture
Owner & Interior Designer


Tips for Infusing Your Personality Into Your Decor Posted on 27 Jun 11:27 , 0 comments

Accent Furniture Adds Personality

Adding interesting accent furniture pieces adds a creative touch to your decor. You can have some very basic upholstered pieces, but the addition of distinctive occasional tables, accent chairs, area rugs, and other accent pieces are what infuse personality into your decor.

I've included some examples of unique and beautifully designed accent pieces below. Just click on each of the photos below for detailed information and a zoomable image.

Select a Distinctive Accent Chair

Accent chairs not only provide additional seating, but they also add a distinctive flair to your decor. There are so many interesting chairs from which to choose.

Dree Mid-Century Off-White Accent Chair - Innovations Designer Home Decor

This sleek and stylish chair has beautiful lines and will add a classy touch to your decor. Add a pair of chairs in a seating area or tuck this chair into a corner next to a side table and floor lamp. It will add an eye-catching touch to your decor.

We have lots more distinctive chairs from which to choose. Please take a look at our complete selection.

Add a Unique Coffee Table

A coffee table often becomes the center of attention in a living room or family room. Since it is usually very visible, think about adding a really striking one. 

Hilde Antique Gold Round Coffee Table - Innovations Designer Home Decor

Imagine the harmonious touch that this eye-catching coffee table will add to your home. This eye-catching coffee table shows off clean lines in an antique gold finish with a clear glass top. With its smooth lines and easily cleaned glass top this beautiful table is adult and kid friendly.

We have many uniquely beautiful occasional tables from which to choose. Please take a look...

Add a Dramatic Touch with a Unique Console Cabinet or Chest

A console cabinet or chest is a great addition to an entry. It makes an eye-catching statement and is visible just as guests are entering your home. A unique framed mirror hung over the chest would add a dramatic touch.

Kiley Serpentine Mirrored Buffet - Innovations Designer Home Decor

This graceful console cabinet will add an elegant touch to your decor. Use it as a buffet or as a console cabinet in your entry.

A console table may also be used in an entry in place of a cabinet or chest. Please take a look at our complete selection of distinctive console tables, cabinets, and chests.

Display Photos and Special Treasures on an Etagere

An etagere is a wonderful place to display family photos and other special treasures. A beautifully accessorized etagere will add a vibrant touch to your decor while infusing your room with your personality.

Bridgely Aged White Etagere - Innovations Designer Home Decor 

Imagine the treasures you can display on this distinctive etagere. It may be accessorized with framed photos, decorative bookends, plants and florals, art glass, pottery, or sculpture. Use your imagination to create an inviting collage of your favorite things.

We have other eye-catching etageres from which to choose. Please take a look...

Include a Decorative Bench

A decorative bench is a wonderful way to add extra seating in a living or family room or at the foot of the bed in your master bedroom.

Waylon Mid-century Modern Taupe Upholstered Bench - Innovations Designer Home Decor 

Add a sophisticated touch to your home with this striking bench. This unique bench would be a perfect addition to a large entry or a great complement to a seating arrangement in a living room or family room.

We have some very unique and distinctive decorative benches from which to choose. I hope you'll take a look at our complete selection.

Plan Now to Add Some Unique Accent Pieces to Your Decor

You'll be amazed at how much of an impact adding some unique accent furniture pieces to your decor will make. One or two accent furniture pieces in a room will add personality and drama.

Please take a look at our entire selection of accent furniture on our online boutique, Innovations Designer Home DecorThere are so many wonderful pieces from which to choose.

Special Savings for My Readers

This week we're offering an additional 15% savings on our entire inventory of accent furniture, now through November 15th. Just enter ACCENT FURNITURE 15 in the discount code area upon checkout. 

New Items Just Added to Our Special Sale 

Also, please take a look at all of our special sale items. We've recently added many new, beautiful home accents. These beautiful accent pieces are now available at savings of up to 63%, but they are only available while supplies last.

Surrey Contemporary Table Lamp - Innovations Designer Home Decor 

This stunning table lamp is just one of the many stylish home accents that are currently on sale. Please take a look at our entire selection of sale items.

We Have a Unique Selection of Home Accessories for You

We have a wonderful selection of home accents on our Innovations Designer Home Decor online shopping boutique. Please take a look at all of our home accessory selections, including trays and bowls, decorative boxes, sculpture and figurines, silk plants & florals, vases, urns, & finials, candleholdersart glass, lamps & lighting, mirrors, artwork & wall decor, and accent furniture. Also, please take a look at our newest accessories for the home under "New Arrivals".

  • We specialize in unique designer home accessories that you won't readily find in retail stores.
  • As an interior designer with 30 years experience, I personally select all of the products on our site. These are the same accessories that I use with my own interior design clients.
  • You can purchase them at great savings on our website.
  • Every piece must pass my criteria for beautiful design, excellent quality, and great value.

Next week I'll share more of the newest trends in interior design and highlight more of my favorite new pieces. I hope you find something special for your home.

I'd love to hear your questions about using accent furniture pieces in your home. Please comment below, and I'll be sure to respond.

Until next time,

Pamela
 
Pamela Jaffke, ASID
Innovations Designer Home Decor & Accent Furniture
Owner & Interior Designer


Five Ways to Create Artfully Accessorized Bookshelves Posted on 30 May 12:31 , 0 comments

1. Consider Scale in Selecting Items That are Attractive and Functional

Most homes include some type of bookshelves. Accessorizing these shelves can sometimes be a challenge. Here are some tips for creating a special display. Just click on each photo for a zoomable image and more information.

It's important to consider the scale of your shelves and the type of items you'd like to include to make them attractive and functional. Think in terms of a variety of items that vary in size - be they small, tall, wide, or large. Books can be added in stacks, or if you have lots of books, in individual sections, sometimes broken up with decorative bookends.

Coastal Accessories Bookshelf - Innovations Designer Home Decor

2. Let Your Personality Shine

Books, candleholdersvases, and picture frames are all possible additions to create bookshelves that reflect your personality and style. Be sure to include family or vacation photos along with mementos you've collected in your travels. In the photo above a variety of items in various sizes and heights create an inviting coastal themed vignette.

Birds and Books Antique Brass Bookends - Innovations Designer Home Decor 

These graceful bookends will add an enchanting touch to your design. Add some of your favorite books between these charming bookends to add interest and style. Please see our complete selection of unique bookends.

Kalya Antiqued Bronze Photo Frames, Set of 3 - Innovations Designer Home Decor

These beautiful photo frames feature rich antiqued bronze carved frames. The set of three allows you to personalize your bookshelves with family or vacation photos of various sizes.

3. Accentuate Your Favorite Style

If your preferences lean towards a specific style, be it RusticWhimsicalCoastal/TropicalTraditional/Transitional, AsianTuscan/MediterraneanContemporary/ModernCountry, Industrial, or eclectic, include items that complement that style.

Lifelike Sunflower Floral Arrangement - Innovations Designer Home Decor

This cheery sunflower arrangement would add a Tuscan or Country flair to your vignette. Consider adding other plants and florals to add softness to your display.

4. Add a Splash of Color to Your Design

Infusing your design with some pops of color will help to draw the eye towards your bookshelf vignette. Try to repeat the same or similar color at least twice for balance.

Carnival Contemporary Large Art Glass Vase - Innovations Designer Home Decor 

One of my very favorite display items is art glass. This stunning glass vase would make a lively and colorful addition to your bookshelves. We have gorgeous art glass pieces available in every imaginable color. Our selection of art glass is exquisite.

5. Let Your Imagination Run Wild

Don't be afraid to let your imagination go and come up with some interesting possibilities for your vignette. Intersperse books in stacks, placing a unique item on each stack. Move things around until you find the perfect balance. And most importantly, have fun!

Special Savings for Our Readers 

This week only we're offering an additional 20% discount on our entire line of home accessories. I hope you find some captivating choices for your home. Please take a look at our complete selection of beautiful home accessories, including our newest arrivals. Just enter ALLACCESSORIES20 in the discount code area upon checkout to receive your discount. And remember that shipping is always free! This offer expires on Thursday, June 7th.

New Items Recently Added to Our Summer Sale

Also, please take a look at all of our special sale items. We've recently added many new stylish home accents. These unique accent pieces are now available at savings of up to 63%, but they are only available while supplies last.

Large Bloom Vase - Innovations Designer Home Decor

This stunning art glass vase is just one of the many beautiful pieces available on this special promotion. This unique vase would add a colorful touch to a bookshelf vignette. Please take a look at our entire selection of stylish home accents that are currently on sale.  These gorgeous pieces are only available while supplies last, so if you see something you love, now is the time to grab it.

We Have a Unique Selection of Home Accessories for You.

These are just a few of the beautiful home accessories that are featured on our Innovations Designer Home Decor online shopping boutique. Please take a look at all of our home accessory selections, including trays and bowls, decorative boxes, sculpture and figurines, silk plants & florals, vases, urns, & finials, candleholders, and art glass. Also, please take a look at our newest accessories for the home under "New Arrivals".

  • We specialize in unique designer home accessories that you won't readily find in retail stores.
  • As an interior designer with 30 years experience, I personally select all of the products on our site. These are the same accessories that I use with my own interior design clients.
  • You can purchase them at great savings on our website.
  • Every piece must pass my criteria for beautiful design, excellent quality, and great value.

I hope you find something special to add to your bookshelf vignette. Please email me a photo of your accessorized bookshelves. I'd love to share them with my readers.

Until next time,
 
Pamela
 
Pamela Jaffke, ASID
Innovations Designer Home Decor & Accent Furniture
Owner & Interior Designer

Pamela Jaffke, owner/designer - Innovations Designer Home Decor

 

 

 


5 Ways To Create Artfully Accessorized Bookshelves, Plus Enjoy Extra Savings On Our Entire Selection Of Home Accessories Posted on 22 Jun 09:12 , 0 comments

1. Consider Scale in Selecting Items That are Attractive and Functional

Most homes include some type of bookshelves. Accessorizing these shelves can sometimes be a challenge. Here are some tips for creating a special display. Just click on each photo for more information.

It's important to consider the scale of your shelves and the type of items you'd like to include to make them attractive and functional. Think in terms of a variety of items that vary in size - be they small, tall, wide, or large. Books can be added in stacks, or if you have lots of books, in individual sections, sometimes broken up with decorative bookends.

Coastal Design Accessorized Book Shelves

2. Let Your Personality Shine

Books, candleholdersvases, and picture frames are all possible additions to create bookshelves that reflect your personality and style. Be sure to include family or vacation photos along with mementos you've collected in your travels. In the photo above a variety of items in various sizes and heights create an inviting vignette.

Piggy Bookends, Set of 2 - Innovations Designer Home Decor

These adorable piggy bookends are favorites of mine. Add some of your favorite books between these fun bookends for a whimsical feeling. We have a great selection of bookends in every possible style.

Kalya Picture Frames, Set of 3 - Innovations Designer Home Decor

These wonderful photo frames are brand new. The set of three allows you to personalize your bookshelves with family or vacation photos of various sizes. Please take a look at all of our photo frames.

3. Accentuate Your Favorite Style

If your preferences lean towards a specific style, be it coastal, traditional, contemporaryTuscan, Asian, rustic, or eclectic, include items that complement that style.

Flock of Seagulls Sculpture - Innovations Designer Home Decor

This artistic stylized seagull sculpture would add a coastal or tropical flair to your vignette. We have a wonderful selection of all types of sculptures that will complement any taste.

4. Add a Splash of Color to Your Design

Infusing your design with some pops of color will help to draw the eye towards your bookshelf vignette. Try to repeat the same or similar color at least twice for balance.

Carnival Art Glass Vase - Innovations Designer Home Decor

One of my very favorite display items is art glass. The stunning art glass vase above would make a beautiful addition to your bookshelves. We have gorgeous art glass pieces available in every imaginable color. Our selection of art glass is exquisite.

5. Let Your Imagination Run Wild

Don't be afraid to let your imagination go and come up with some interesting possibilities for your vignette. Intersperse books in stacks, placing a unique item on each stack. Move things around until you find the perfect balance. Add some favorite treasures that you've collected in your travels. And most importantly, have fun!

Special Savings for Our Readers

This week only save an additional 20% on all home accessories on our site. Just enter the promo code HOME ACCESSORIES 20 upon checkout. And remember, shipping is always free. This offer expires on Wednesday, June 28th. I hope you find something special to add to your bookshelf vignette. Please email me a photo of your accessorized bookshelves. I'd love to share them with my readers.

We Have a Unique Selection of Home Accessories for You.

These are just a few of the beautiful home accessories that are featured on our Innovations Designer Home Decor online shopping boutique. Please take a look at all of our home accessory selections, including trays and bowls, decorative boxes, sculpture and figurines, silk plants & florals, vases, urns, & finials, candleholders, and art glass. Also, please take a look at our newest accessories for the home under "New Arrivals".

  • We specialize in unique designer home accessories that you won't readily find in retail stores.
  • As an interior designer with 30 years experience, I personally select all of the products on our site. These are the same accessories that I use with my own interior design clients.
  • You can purchase them at great savings on our website.
  • Every piece must pass my criteria for beautiful design, excellent quality, and great value.

We've just added many more beautiful new pieces, and will be adding many more in the coming weeks. I hope you find something special for your home.

Until next time,
 
Pamela
 
Pamela Jaffke, ASID
Innovations Designer Home Decor & Accent Furniture
Owner & Interior Designer

Pamela Jaffke, ASID, CID