It’s like jewelry . . . step back, take a look and eliminate at least one item
of accessories . . . one piece of jewelry, maybe nix the scarf.
This past weekend, I did this, but with items on a shelf or table
and in one case, something sitting on the floor.
I kept walking by the sofa table and it bothered me.
I knew it just wasn’t just right.
This is what it looked like AFTER I made the adjustment.
This is what it looked like BEFORE I took away the bowl of pears.
As you can see it was a bit crowded. The more is more scenario.
In the background you can also see the bookshelves in which I have
made an effort to keep things simple with the large white items and some books.
I also took away some gold brackets that I used for bookends on one of the shelves.
Around the corner of the sofa table at the end of one side of the sofa,
is a vintage tea table in which I noticed I had lots of “littles”
I took a couple of the “littles” away, substituted a less heavy piece to place on top of the books,
thus lightening up the feel of the table surface.
The Father’s Day card to my hubby that my granddaughter made will remain on the table
until I find a way to frame it. She drew it based on the photograph on the table of her and her “Pop”.
On the same side of the Great Room there is a narrow table and shelf.
I took a look at the shelf and could definitely eliminate two items on one shelf.
The other two shelves had groupings of threes, so eliminating two items on the middle shelf
allowed for a less crowded look and keeping with the grouping of “threes”
Now that I am looking at the table and shelf together, I can definitely see
that there is a possibility for items that can be taken away on the table . . . or not.
On the other side of the this table is a candlestick that I purchased
for a great price at the High Point Market last year. I thought it needed to be re-located.
I removed it from that area, gave it a facelift and placed it in the sunroom.
I didn’t stop there. I moved on into the master bedroom. Stay tuned!
Hope you had a wonderful weekend. I have a very busy week ahead
which includes hosting a dinner party for the Boys of Summer gang.
Have a wonderful day!
And I leave you with this:
“You are never wrong, to do the right thing” . . . . Mark Twain