Monday, September 27, 2010

Design Tip of the Week (9.27.10): Add some Drama

Sometimes a flare for the dramatic isn't that bad, especially in your home. Exaggerated and dramatic looks add a rich, opulent feel to a space. Not sure how to do it? Here is some inspiration from the Delano Hotel in South Beach, Miami, where drama and sophistication meet. Large dramatic pieces fill the spaces of this uncluttered hotel. Their use of white as the dominating hue allow for an exaggerated look that is sophisticated and clean looking.

Floor to ceiling white sheer curtains

Long bench (notice attached pillow on one side which is a small detail that really plays against the symmetry of the wall).

High top, extra long dining room table (with amazing white glass chandelier - flush left)

High back couch and full sized chaise

Oversized white pendant

If you have a lot of unused space, large pieces are a fantastic way to fill them. Just don't overcrowd or over design around these types of pieces; their beauty lies in their ability to command attention on their own. Less is more when going big. So the moral of the story is...dramatic is good, just don't be a drama queen!

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