It's The Details That Make A Room

5.15.2017

A room is just walls, floor, ceiling, windows and doors. It's the details that make it more than just a room and makes the room say this is my style and my home.

It's mixing new and old. Adding antiques to a room adds soul.

Artwork adds warmth and personality. I created this gallery wall several years ago. I have always loved hunt scenes so I gathered these from different antique shops.

Choose artwork that speaks to you and shows your personality. This old dog painting was found at an antique mall years ago and I still love it. I love the it isn't perfect.

A rug adds softness and makes a room quieter by absorbing sound. I found this one years ago on Overstock.

Collections like old books and ironstone work with the French county style I love and collections are great details that show your personality.



Pillows add texture and color.

Use chairs that fit the style of the home like this reproduction French style chair that's perfect in this room or could move it to another room and it would fit in just fine.



I was thrilled when I found this newly reupholstered chair in the perfect houndstooth at the Country Living Fair. It compliments the room much better than what I had here before. The monogrammed pillow is that extra detail that finishes the look.

I switched out the boot forms that were sitting here for years with this finial....just because.

 Lighting like sconces and lamps add ambiance plus offer task lighting. I avoid using overhead lighting as much as possible. 

I love unique lamps like this dog lamp found at an antique mall.



I hope I have inspired you with some of the things I call the details that make a room.

Wishing y'all a fabulous week!


32 comments:

  1. Thank you, Kim. You have given us some great ideas.

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    1. You are so welcome. Glad this gave you some ideas.

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  2. If you find a little old white-haired lady sitting in your houndstooth chair, sipping a cuppa, it would be moi. Love this room!

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    1. Maybe we can both squeeze into that chair. Ha ha. I love that reading room.

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    2. Y'all come on I could use the company!

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  3. Lovely...lovely room! So many things to check out. I love rooms that make people want to walk around and look! I had my co-workers over for lunch one day. Several days later, my boss ask me about books he noticed in my collection and mentioned authors his wife like to read. I thought that was sweet that he really noticed things. This room makes me want to "prowl"! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks, Jan and that's great that your boss noticed things.

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  4. I loved seeing all of the details here Kim. One of my favorites is that red tole lamp.

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  5. So agree...the details make a room and you have beautiful details in every room!!! Happy Monday!

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  6. You sound like you are giving us a design lesson LOL. Yes, the details make the room. My main goal is to let my husband and mine's personalities show in our home, filling out home with things that we love and have meaning to us. We are fortunate to have some family items handed down and I love using those in our home. Decorating a home is such a personal thing. What works for one may not for another.

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    1. Yes, I am giving a design lesson and hope to inspire others who have trouble decorating. Yes, decorating is a personal thing and that's why people should add what they love to collect and the colors and textures and style they love to make it their home.

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  7. Love your style!!! I totally agree that accessories and details showing ones personality are what make s house a home!!!

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  8. What's key is that your personality shines through. You buy what you like--what really speaks to you. That makes your place unique and also welcoming.

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  9. I agree details truly make a room...love the details in all of your home!

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  10. The details certainly do make your whole home. This room is extremely inviting. You have paid attention to every detail. I love the painting with the child and dog. So pretty.

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  11. Kim, it's all lovely. It's the details that make a home. Layering things through the years make it personal. I love the lamp with the dogs. Great find!

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  12. Yes it is definitely the details that really make a home sing! I just love the painting with the boy and the dog! Everything in this room is beautiful. Mixing old with new, pillows, artwork and other details really give a home personality. You really have a gift for putting things together in the home!

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    1. Sandy, I found that painting for a song at a local antique mall and everyone seems to like it. Thank you

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  13. My favourite!? its that big old hutch, wow amazing!

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  14. Details definitely make a room, I agree. Your details in every room are always beautiful! Hope you are healing!

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  15. Always great ideas Kim and you can style a room like no one else!
    Shelley

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  16. I love all of your details Kim that speak to what you love and who you are. Really gives a home character to mix old and new!
    Janet

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  17. Such lovely inspiration...the styling is perfection.

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  18. Such a beautiful space Kim. Enjoy watching it evolve over the years.

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  19. You're right, Kim. The details do make the difference. I love many of your ideas and when I saw your monogrammed pillow, I just wanted to let you know about an Etsy shop called Southern Linens that I discovered a while back. They have beautiful and affordable monogrammed and appliqued pillows, bedding, towels, etc.
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/SouthernLinen

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