Goal: Decorate, but Make it Look Like It’s Collected Over Time
Obviously, and especially with new spaces, you have to think about how you want them to look – it doesn’t just happen – so “decorating” is important. But you can make a space look collected over time even if it isn’t. That’s always my goal – a cohesive but interesting look that reflects the client’s personality and that can evolve over time. Here is a designer that is great at interiors that look collected not decorated – Courtney Bishop (see her full work here). I love her use of color, especially in the art, and eclectic pieces that blend and just work together.
In my own home, I finally (a year and a half after moving in) have a base that I’m happy with in each room. It always take a long time in my own home because I never have time to turn to it. The goal now is to add more quirky and personal items – things I love and only things I love – that I have either collected over time or at least look like I have!
For more, check out this post of homes by another designer whose work I admire because her interiors also look collected, not decorated.
Things I Recommend
This is a brand I use all the time that has some unique pieces that make a great base for this look: