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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  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!

  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)

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

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

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

  6. Love this! Thanks for the tips!

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

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

  9. Please tell me where you purchased your sofa!

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

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

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