Making a space feel complete and
collected can be achieved through layering different elements in unexpected
ways. Layers create depth and interest that all designers strive to achieve in
a space. This traditional antiqued mirror placed over a cleaner wall-to-wall
mirror is both unexpected and unusual.
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Layering an organic piece of art over a geometric patterned
wallpaper helps anchor this breakfast table in a captivating manner! Taking it
one step further, pink pillows were placed on the settee for a fun pop of
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Layering was created by using different textures in this
monochromatic blue room. Lacquered walls are softened with a velvet sofa and
accented with a blue leather side chair. I love how lacquered walls create a
little sparkle in a small space.
Want to add some dimension to an ordinary bookshelf?
Dimension was created in this space by adding a framed print to the face of a
shelf. Books and accessories placed behind provide a great backdrop and even
more depth and interest to this small niche.
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One of my favorite layering techniques is that of layering
books and magazines on a two-tiered coffee table. Mix these books and magazines with a few
unique accessories and you’ve achieved a one of a kind and personal look!
If you’re more of a minimalist, a cleaner look can be
achieved on a two-tiered coffee table by placing books on the lower level and
just a few choice accessories on the top. Whether you like a more collected
table, or one that is a little more edited, both are fabulous ways to
incorporate layering in space at home or for a client.