Tuesday, August 16, 2011

3 Secrets Of Design: Savor Home

Hi there! I'm Tiffany of Savor Home. I'm a huge fan of Shelli's blog and was SO excited when she asked me to participate in her 3 Secrets of Design series! I'm especially thrilled since I'm totally not a professional designer. I'm an accountant! Yikes! So my secrets may not actually be real "secrets," but I love interior design and have incorporated a few things I've learned from blogs and mags into my own home.

I love neutrals, so you won't need sunglasses when you enter my home! Neutrals are comfy and cozy to me, but lots of people think that neutrals are boring. I beg to differ. I think neutrals can be so much fun if you find subtle ways to spice it up! Here are 3 ways I added a little life to my living room:


1. Neutral tops = Spicy Bottoms



The centerpiece of my living room is this custom and insanely comfy couch (I'll have it FOREVER). I purposely picked a neutral fabric so that I could always have the option to change things up. To make things a little more fun, I purchased this rug...




The couch and the chair are neutral, so I thought this rug would spice things up a bit. I love it because it's different (not the typical chevron or strips) and the fact that it adds a modern element to the space. I incorporated the colors in the rug into the rest of the room, so it also served as a "color map" for me as I decorated the space. It sort of pulls everything together.


2. Use Fun Lighting!


I'm a lamp hoarder. There I said it. Am I the only one? Anyway, I chose this lamp out of my pile because it goes perfectly with the rug and is a bit of a conversation piece. Its usually one of the first things that people ask me about. 


I love the lamp, but I only bought one. I think using different lighting makes neutral spaces more interesting. So I paired the jazzy lamp with a $35 pharmacy lamp. I think they make a great couple... 

3. Texturize!












 *Sorry for the cords there... I have no plugs in the floor, and well- I'm just keepin' it real! *


A mixture of different textures adds lots of warmth and depth to a space. I aimed to create that by using leather, wicker, dark woods and chenille and canvas fabrics. Oh and how could I forget the animal prints! I love those TJMaxx pillows. If those don't add some spice to your life, then I don't know what will...


So see! Neutrals don't have to be boring! They aren't everyones cup of tea, but having a cup of tea in this room is so relaxing to me. That is all a girl could ask for!

Thanks so much for having me Shelli!!!

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13 comments:

  1. Love Tiffany! She is such a genuine person. Her home is beautiful. Oh, and she just posted the most delicious pound cake recipe too!

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  2. I adore Tiffany she is so sweet! and great tips too! I am a lamp hoarder too! Some women love shoes & handbags- lamps for me! (ps I've been known to hide them in my closet until I find a place for one)

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  3. Very pretty spaces! Such a pretty home. Thanks for introducing me!

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  4. Beautiful! Love the way you used different textures! Gives the room so much warmth! http://thesleefamily.blogspot.com/

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  5. You have amazing taste Tiffany! Love the room...I am a big fan of neutrals myself!

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  6. Love this! Thanks for the tips!

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  7. Tiffany has done a beautiful job with her home. Lovely taste. Love the touch of animal print!

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  8. What a wonderful room and I too love neutrals. This beautiful space proves neutrals don't have to be boring!!

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  9. Please tell me where you purchased your sofa!

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  10. Thanks so much for your sweet comments ladies!!

    Mrs B- The couch is from Bassett Furniture. Love that place!!

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  11. Aw, Tiffany is the sweetest! She's an Atlanta girl like US : ) (Like how I still call you an Atl girl?!)

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