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July 9, 2012

We need to talk . . . . .

. . . . . about Statement Pieces (S.P.)

Much like a professional athlete with a striking beauty
on his arm, many decorators insist on having a 'Shock Value'
piece in their decorating schemes:

There are so many Statement Pieces vying for attention
in this room that I'm a little overwhelmed.
(Sometimes I like being overwhelmed.)

The 'apple art' sets the tone of this play area - fun!  
Love the checkered table top and the stenciled
baskets.  And, who says organization can't be fun?

The Brick House
The owners began with a neutral background palate on which
to display their prized modern art collection.  Sophisticated and clean.

The Marion House Book
Clothing, especially ethnic or antique articles,
make stunning visual and textural displays.

Emma's Blog
Yes, a picture is worth a thousand words and this homeowner  knows all
about The Silent Cool Effect. (I made that up.)
Seriously, the statement here is, "Cool is timeless."

And, now, it's time for the Statement Piece Awards of the Day:

the pursuit aesthetic

The 'Steve McQueen Cool' Statement Piece Award, hands down.
For me, the S.P. is the black wall beneath the black crow print.
And that MidCentury credenza - ooh, mama.
The 'Ultimate Repurposing' S.P. Award

Phoebe Howard
The 'Nautical Sophistication' S.P. Award

media 24
The 'World of Light Fixtures' S.P. Award

frankly esoteric
The 'I-Will-Run-With-Scissors' S.P. Award

 eclectic revisited
The 'Is It Lightning or it is Anatomy?' S.P. Award

eclectic revisited
The 'Less-may-be-More but More-Is-Just-Getting-Started' S.P. Award

frankly esoteric
The 'My Life is Bright and a Little Off Balance' S.P. Award

I hope you've enjoyed today's posting on Statement Pieces.  They're a lot of fun
to work with and create.  What does your statement piece say about you?

We're flying to north Alabama today to spend time with family.  So in case
I'm not able to post on a regular basis, see you next week!


  1. I very much like the blue sofa and the floor in The Silent Cool Effect room, and everything in Is it Lightening or is it Anatomy? Nice collection of rooms, as there is something I like in each.
    Have a lovely time with your family.

  2. Really nice collection of rooms with statement pieces!

  3. Ooh, I love the off-balanced one, and the light fixture. Keep em coming, and have a great trip!

  4. That piano is awesome! My mama did something similer on a much smaller level. She used a guitar. I love funky works of art like this!!