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my design philosophy is a belief that opposites attract and things should never match. instead they should coordinate and always have one wow unexpected focal point. when i decorated my bedroom, i knew i needed a pair of nightstands that did not come with a matching headboard (barf). so i said to myself, let's go with one mirror finish (it's shiny, modern, and clean) and pair it with a vintage (wood and ornate) which was imported from france. since the mirrored nightstand was so small i decided to decorate with an hourglass that was given to me as a christmas gift. on my wood nightstand, i chose a lot of personal items to display. starting with a grouping of three (always work with odd #'s).
1) a vase that was given to me for my birthday from a ex-manager filled with burburry golf tees and
the cork from the champagne bottle popped open during my 21st birthday.
2) menabrea beer bottle (my favorite beer). i just loved the color of the glass and that design of the label. everywhere i go, i have so much appreciation for fonts, colors, logos, placement, and design - so i often use the unexpected for aesthetics in a space i am designing.
3) summer by burberry cologne. i use it everyday so it serves as function as well as design.
next to those objects, i have my favorite designer's (nate berkus) book "home rules" with a eiffel tower stacked on top - the tower used to be a lamp that i took apart and spray painted white. lastly, to bring in some additional height, i used a walnut distressed frame that i put a picture of my favorite musical artist in: britney spears. to keep a consistent and polished look, i chose two matching shiny table lamp bases with large white drum shades, all from target.
images and post via: joshua francisco