It's All In The Details...Less Is The New More

On a previous recent post I shared a few details of my kitchen and my "less is more" mentality these days in simplifying my decor and life. I'm a huge believer in paying attention to detail...and just a few accent pieces at a time will have much greater impact on the eye. I'll be sharing a few accents that I added to the master bedroom today in this post...so read on if you will for tips...

Fresh flowers are a must in most rooms around here and add a ton of punch for just a few dollars. Today I picked up the most lovely blush pink tulips at Trader Joes and popped them into a vintage aqua pitcher that I've had for years in those collections I often talk about. Speaking of detail...see the fish embossed in the pottery? This simple arrangement is up on the mantel in the master bedroom with an antique French frame surround...
A favorite old corner chair with a bouquet of dry roses left from a previous week's blooms. Just a pretty way to add a feminine touch without going too overboard...
Lime green isn't my usual color choice, but my daughter chose this paint color for a piece that I let her "borrow" and now that I have it back it's growing on me. See how much of an impact just one accessory in a different colorway can add? I love the pairing with the pale pink candles...
Small details count as well and using an antique or vintage (or new!) tassel adds a touch of elegance where it is hung. These are easy and often inexpensive to find in your travels and in fact the one at bottom is a silk tassel with some age to it that I picked up at a French brocante...
An old screen that I covered in lace hides clutter in a corner of the bedroom and at the moment has a vintage pink prom dress displayed. A few small touches of pink that can easily be moved around and restyled elsewhere, and one pink pillow in a cloud of white on the bed is not too objectionable to the man of the house...

8 comments

Junkchiccottage said...

Love all your tips on "less is more" I too love to use small things that make a big statement. So pretty all your photos.
Kris

NanaDiana said...

I think you are so right, Janet. In the last few days I have been looking around here thinking-what can I edit out of here---Love your pictures! xo Diana

Heaven's Walk said...

I agree with you, Janet. Less is definitely more especially during the spring and summer when I think we all feel we want a more open, airy look to our homes. :) Just love that photo of your bedroom. Beautiful!!

xoxo laurie

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I so agree--less is more. Sometimes it is hard not to over do though. Your decorating is always perfect...as is your photography. So enjoy your posts!

Vanessa Greenway said...

Oh yes! I enjoy a minimal decor thing. Too much overwhelms me. Love all the details, they're wonderful. Your bedroom is dreamy. Love ~ Vanessa

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Beautiful touches, Janet. I just adore your bedroom, and gosh - that screen, so pretty!

White Lace and Promises said...

I agree and I'm so ready to declutter. I love the screen and that bedroom! It is absolutely one of my favorites. It's definitely pinterest worthy. Love the simple frame and pottery with flowers. Is that roseville or mccoy?

Art and Sand said...

gorgeous photos . . . lovely vignettes . . . simple and sweet.

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