Happy Friday! We are expecting guests this weekend and I have been scurrying around and sprucing things up. While doing so, the details of my home’s light fixtures, pillows, fabrics and accessories caught my attention. I noticed a definite theme – lots of nature-inspired detail, colorful textured fabrics, pretty trim and hand wrought gilded and painted metal lighting and accessories.
I look for pieces that make a unique statement. I have been so fortunate to find many on sale, in antique stores or consignment shops. I decided to snap a few photos and share them with you. This is just a glimpse. I plan to share more in future posts.
The leaves and acorns in this rod iron piece caught my attention when I found it in an antique shop many years ago – it serves as the base of my countertop spice and olive oil rack. I was told it was an engine block.
There is a chandelier in almost every room, even the bathroom. I am drawn to them, especially when they have unique details like the acorns (again with the acorns!) and leaves, hand wrought metal and girly, shiny crystals. When I find a chandelier I cannot live without and the proprietor says “take in home on approval” I am doomed to own it!
Palm frond detail is evident in many of my home’s accessories. They show up in mirrors and other lamps, too.
The golden metal edging below surrounds my night table. Again, you’ll notice the nature-inspired details. And the bunny accented box is a long time favorite, too.
Fabric and trim are my favorite design elements. Close friends call me “the fabric fondler”. I will let you in on a well-kept secret. I majored in textiles in college and my big dream was to own a specialty fabric store. I have always had a love-affair with beautifully textured and colorful fabrics and trims. I have far too many rolls of fabric stored away, just in case I need it. When I need a fabric-fix I visit Sherry’s Honey Pot in Savannah, Georgia. Sherry has the most amazing textiles and trims. I think trim, like jewelry for an outfit, is the gilding that completes the look of pillows and bedding.
Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about my décor style preferences and the special design details of Lowcountry style – the textures, finishes, colors, furnishings and accessories – that contribute to an elegant, luxurious and inviting home.
I am smitten with the Lowcountry style and lifestyle. It is an eclectic mix of a traditional and coastal aesthetic with nature-inspired design elements. This style is so versatile. What I like best about the Lowcountry style is that you can transform traditional furniture with the stroke of a brush. No need to replace that traditional, dark furniture. I’ve tried it and love the result.
I hope you enjoyed taking a peek at the up-close details of my Lowcountry style.