I received a phone call the other day from a friend, she had a question regarding how to incorporate a statement piece into her existing décor. I explained to her that it is the same as if she were adorning herself with a piece of beautiful jewelry that would make her ensemble unique. It may be a piece of art, furniture, lighting, wallpaper, architectural details or an entire wall.
This wall is sure to be the focal point in this room
A statement piece should not compete with the rest of the décor, it should take center stage.
The carrera marble bathtub and surround is exquisite! The sconces add the perfect touch.
When choosing the perfect statement piece, consider your style and interests. If you are passionate about European history, you might incorporate French antiques or reproduction pieces, such as an intricately hand-carved Louis chair. It’s an opportunity to express your personality.
The stainless steel and black granite fireplace is the statement piece in this contemporary space
When designing your home, fill it with things you love. Investing in one piece of furniture which is of superior quality is better than buying an entire dining room set of a poor quality which will need to be replaced. It seems that so many pieces on the market today do not last. I could go on about this subject…
..or a view. This is the perfect focal point, non?
Introducing an element of antiquity will add individuality to your space without compromising it’s contemporary design. “Crossing too many t’s and dotting too many i’s make a room look overdone and tiresome. One should create something that fires the imagination without overemphasis.” ~ Nancy Lancaster
What are some of your favourite statement pieces in your home?
photos via a melange et moi, jan showers, house beautiful, Richard Piemonte Designs, unknown