We have compiled a small list of major splurges for your home. Some of these pieces are classics and here to stay, while others are chic trendy gems.
As we have said before, treating each room or area of your home as its own individual outfit, makes the decorating process much easier! We would consider this list of our favorite things to be ‘investment pieces’ (i.e. your little black dress, crisp white dress shirt etc…) Although these pieces are not necessarily ‘basics’, they are key to bringing a room together, and are part of the foundation of a space.
Let’s get started…
1) Luxurious Coffee Table
A coffee table is a must have for most living rooms and it’s also an opportunity to make a statement. They come in all different shapes, sizes, materials, colors etc… However we thought, why not step out of the box (pun intended), and use something a bit unexpected to hold (coasters required of course) your coffee, magazines and remotes? We chose something that is both a classic and a trend; an Antique Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk. LV is a well established brand and not new to the scene, but using the steamer trunks that once travelled aboard the Titanic in your living room is a popular new trend.
Regardless of what your coffee table specifications may be; short and wide, low and long, you can find the perfect piece of LV luggage to suit your needs. We came across a fantastic online store: 1stdibs.com who offer amazing quality antique Louis Vuitton Steamer trunks (among a number of other luxury brands). Many of their pieces, like the one featured in the image above, come with all of the original trays and in fantastic condition, be sure to check them out! The stunning patina on the antique leather, beautiful brass details, and the initials of its previous owners embossed on the canvas, makes this ‘coffee table’ a step above the rest!
2)Sumptuous Velvet Couch
When decorating a living room, many start by picking out the couch because it is really the heart of space and generally the most used piece of furniture in that space. A couch usually occupies a majority of the room and therefore must be both functional and aesthetically appealing. Which is why we have decided to include the perfect combination of both; a velvet couch. The multi-dimensional fabric hides a multitude of sins while also making a statement. A velvet couch is luxurious yet perfect for cozying up on and watching a movie. Style & Comfort ?!- who knew! You can see what we are talking about in the image below. House of Brinson Photography (House Of Brinson) captured the most stunning couch in this photo for Adore Magazine:
And last but certainly not least…
Nothing exudes class and elegance quite like marble; of course granite and quartz certainly do try, it’s just not the same. Whether Marble is used as flooring, framing a fireplace, backsplash, counter top or floor to ceiling in a lobby, it is absolutely stunning. There is one type of marble in particular that has been hot lately and that is Calacatta marble (not to be confused with its cousin Carrara). Take a look at how Scavullo Design has so beautifully incorporated this beautiful material in their work featured on Dering Hall (see more of this gorgeous bathroom & house by going to http://www.deringhall.com/designers/scavullo-design) :
The Calacatta marble exudes a dramatic and bold combination of white and grey veining. It looks stunning paired with the gold or silver accents. The best part is that the color palette is soft and subtle so you can use as much a you wish in a room, and it will not overpower i.e. in the above image, it is used as both backsplash and countertop, and the finishing look is perfection.
We hope you have enjoyed the top 3 design elements that we are currently lusting after. Please share some of your current home décor favorites! xox