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Interior Design Little Luxury: Tassels

One of my favorite little luxuries of interior design are tassels! Tassels are such versatile little creatures that can be incorporated almost anywhere to add a pop of glamour. They can be hung on drawer pulls, tied around bed posts, dangled from lamp switches, gathered around window treatments, and an endless list of other locations. Tassels are also manufactured in a variety of sizes and materials to fit almost any decor… even a child’s room or a masculine office. So, the next time you feel like your space is lacking that “special something”, consider tassels as an option! You may be surprised to find that they are the perfect little luxury you were searching for!

All of the following photos are taken of my own designs for Knotting Hill Interiors. Look for the tassels in each one!

 

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Can you see the tassel on the right side lamp switch?

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There are tassels on the lidded vases.

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Tassels in interior design

This photo was actually taken from one of the vignettes set up in my retail shop, Knotting Hill Interiors.
Tassels in interior design

Tassel tied around books!

Tassels in interior design

Can you find the tassel in this home office?

Tassels in interior design

In a boy’s room!
Tassels in interior design

On bed posts!

Tassels in interior design

Hanging from a drawer pull!
Tassels in interior design

On the dining room table!

Tassels in interior design

In a frilly girl’s room!
Tassels in interior design

Even in a powder room!

Now, go have an “It’s So Fabulous!” DAY!

What do you think about tassels in your home? What are some of the unusual materials you have seen them made of?

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Adding Drama with Sassy Seating (Part 3): Harrison Gil - Christopher Guy

One of my very favorite furniture designers is Christopher Guy, a.k.a. Harrison-Gil. If you are looking for drama, it is highly unlikely that you will find a better source than this incredible company. By adding a Christopher Guy chair to a room, the focal point and feel of the space is suddenly morphed into something highly unique and interesting!

Take a peek at just a few examples….

Christopher Guy chairs

Christopher Guy chairs

 

Christopher Guy chairs

Photo from Simplified blogsite

Christopher Guy chairs

 

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Christopher Guy chairs

Christopher Guy chairs

Christopher Guy chairs

Christopher Guy chairs

Christopher Guy chairs

Christopher Guy chairs

Christopher Guy chairs from the cover of Metropolitan Home.

How would you like to have a Christopher Gil chair in your own decor? We carry this line at Knotting Hill Interiors and can help you incorporate it into your home design…. the style is actually incredibly versatile!

If you would like help adding some dramatic flair to your interiors, contact me for for an in-home or online consultation at Kimberly@knottinghillinteriors.com.

NOW, GO HAVE AN “It’s So Fabulous!” DAY!

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T.G.I.F. 'Thank Goodness It’s So Fabulous!'

THIS FABULOUS FRIDAY I HAVE FOUND….

TRANSPARENCY!

After reading my post this week on Lucite chairs, you may agree that just because something is transparent does not necessarily mean that it is invisible. In fact, quite the opposite may be true! Objects of transparency can pack a powerful punch into their surroundings.

“It’s So Fabulous!” TRANSPARENT JEWELRY of the Week: The ultimate in transparent gemstones is, of course, the diamond! Every girl’s best friend in the jewelry world! However, there are many other less costly alternatives that can also add a special sparkle to any outfit!

 

Transparent stones

Look at these stunning rings from Barbara Klar!

while house black market bracelet

A sparkling stack of bracelets from White House Black Market! We also carry some very reasonably priced stacked bracelets at Knotting Hill Interiors.... Stop by!

“It’s So Fabulous!” TRANSPARENT FASHION FIND of the Week: How about some transparent shoes…. a modern day translation of Cinderella’s glass slipper!

bizarre spider shoe

What do you think of these "interesting" shoes? Ok, ok, maybe not quite THAT modern!

chloe shoes

These transparent ballerina flats from Chloe come in all different accent colors from bright orange to black. They would certainly be a fabulous twist to many an outfit in my closet!

Martin Margiela

Check out these lovely Martin Margiela pumps that are sporting a completely transparent heel!

“It’s So Fabulous!” TRANSPARENT HOME ACCESSORY of the Week:

paula hayes terramiun

These uniquely transparent Paula Hayes terrariums would make a one-of-a-kind statement in any room.

“It’s So Fabulous!” TRANSPARENT LIGHT FIXTURES of the Week:  Most of us already know the impact of a beautiful light fixture! Transparent or not, the correct lighting -such as the examples shown below – can truly transform the entire look of a room!

chandelier

This drippy chandelier adds just the perfect amount of transparent drama to this casual dining area!

jonathan adler

This room designed by Jonathan Adler is beautifully executed with a stunning ship chandelier.

“It’s So Fabulous!” TRANSPARENT FURNITURE of the Week: In addition to Lucite chairs, there are also other transparent furniture pieces that add a touch of glamour to any space!

lucite side table and lamp

This side table and lamp are truly elegant examples of the beauty of transparent home decor.

 

“It’s So Fabulous!” TRANSPARENCY QUOTE of the Week:

There is no persuasiveness more effectual than the transparency of a single heart, of a sincere life.
Joseph Barber Lightfoot

NOW, GO HAVE AN “It’s So Fabulous!” DAY!

If you would like help making YOUR home even more fabulous,  contact me for an in-home or online consultation at Kimberly@knottinghillinteriors.com

 

 

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Adding Drama with Sassy Seating (Part 2): Lucite Chairs

It’s hard to believe that a completely transparent piece of furniture is able to transform the vibe of an entire room, but that is exactly what a Lucite chair can do! Lucite furniture has long been associated with retro glamour. However, with all of the options available in today’s market, incorporating a sassy Lucite chair into almost any decor style is “clearly” (couldn’t help myself!) a more achievable alternative than ever!

One of my very faaaaavorite Lucite chairs is GEOFFREY BRADFIELD’s Signature Wingback from his Millennium Modern Collection! How FABULOUSSSSS is this incredibly dramatic chair?

GEOFFREY BRADFIELD Millennium Modern Collection

Here are two other fabulous Lucite chairs from that collection…..

MILLENNIUM MODERN FURNITURE COLLECTION - Coco Chair

Coco Chair

LADY MENDL CHAIR

Lady Mendl Chair

This gorgeous Helena Rubenstein chair pictured in the next three photos is available from The Paris Apartment ….

Lucite chair from The Paris Apartment

Helena Rubenstein chair

 

Helena Rubenstein chair

 

A Lucite chair can blend beautifully with traditional decor in a foyer…..

Unica Home - Mademoiselle Chair by Kartell traditional dining room

 

…. In a contemporary living room…..

Marcelo Brito - Sao Paulo - Brazil contemporary living room

Designed by Marcelo Brito

….. At a table….

 

Philip Stark's ghost chair photo Elle Decor

Philip Stark's ghost chair. Photo from Elle Decor.

Lucite chair - Blink Decor

Photo from Blink Decor

Lucite chairs - Photo from Interiorly

These chairs blend the traditional elements of a wooden table and tufted chair cushions with the drama of Lucite! Photo from Interiorly

Lucite chairs - Photo from Ellle Decor

Photo from Ellle Decor

…. In an office….

Photo from Decor Pad

Photo from Decor Pad

….. At a bar…..

Lucite bar stools - Photo from Interiorly

Photo from Interiorly

…. In place of a traditional desk chair….

Lucite chair at desk

Photo from Elle Decor

….. And basically in ANY room of ANY style! So, why not give your space a shot of drama by inserting a “clearly” beautiful Lucite chair!?

Do you own a Lucite chair? If not, would you? If so, how and where do you display your Lucite chair in your home? Do you consider it a versatile piece of furniture?

Now, go have an “It’s so Fabulous!” day!

If you would like help making YOUR home even more fabulous, contact me for an online or in-home consultation at Kimberly@Knottinghillinteriors.com

 

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Adding Drama with Sassy Seating (Part 1): Hooded Chairs

Looking for dramatic edge?  Consider a hooded chair!  It’s a little bit sexy and a lot bit “WOW”!

Take a look at these sassy examples….

 

Hooded chair in foyer

This hooded chair is one that I used for some of my Knotting Hill Interiors clients in their entryway.

Hooded chair

Photo from Atlanta Homes Magazine.
kelly wearstler design hooded chair

These hooded chairs were designed by Kelly Wearstler to be able to see the person sitting next to you! Ingenious!

Hooded chair

Photo from House Beautiful.

Thom Felicia hooded chairs

These hooded chairs were incorporated into a design by Thom Felicia.

Hooded chair

Photo from Best Home Interior.

bergdorf goodman hooded chair

Photo from Bergdorf Goodman restaurant, designed by Kelly Wearstler.

Hooded chairs at BG restaurant at Bergdorf Goodman by Kelly Wearstler

Another shot of hooded chairs at BG restaurant at Bergdorf Goodman by Kelly Wearstler.

How and where would you display a hooded chair in your home?

IF YOU NEED HELP CHOOSING THE PERFECT CHAIR TO COMPLEMENT YOUR DECOR, EMAIL ME FOR AN IN-HOME OR ONLINE CONSULTATION AT KIMBERLY@KNOTTINGHILLINTERIORS.COM

Now, go have an “It’s so Fabulous!” day!

 

 

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  • I’ve seen chairs like these on some of my antique hunts and have liked them. I like several of the ones in this post, but I think they can look a little funny if one doesn’t know how to properly pull off this look. For instance, wouldn’t one ideally need high ceilings to pull it off? I like how you feel enveloped as if you’re in a cocoon when sitting in a hooded chair. (Off the subject, that is the most gorgeous mirror in the first photo!)

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