In starting an accessory project, I start with an idea in my mind in terms of it’s final look. The right accessories are very similar to dressing properly. In buying a beautiful suite, what makes that suite even nicer are the finishing touches – such as a great pair of shoes, a belt, handbag, briefcase, watch or other accessories.
I start with a visit to my suppliers who are part of my extensive library of resources. Most of these resources are exclusive to the design trade, not open to the general public and are suppliers of unique, one-of-a-kind products.
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The cocktail table will be fairly clean and open, using an antique box for the centerpiece along with some artificial succulents. The client wanted the greenery, but didn’t want the maintenance of live plants. The artificial plants we use today are extremely life-like.
I also picked an antique water pot and will use a pair of those on either side of the fireplace to anchor the opening of the fireplace.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this walkthrough blog series of our design project from start to finish. We’d be delighted to hear your feedback and comments!
Note: This is our final post in the our series that walks you through Rich's steps of project management. Thanks for following, and we're looking forward to bringing you more valuable design information in the months ahead!