Sometimes, you just find something so beautiful, you HAVE to know more. That was the case with the simple, classic design of the Christmas decor I found on Pinterest one day. This led me to the designer, Pamela Pierce.
I’ve been intently studying her portfolio and trying to glean what lessons I can. While each photo screams “MONEY” to even the most casual observer (any one of these homes are clearly worth many millions), I can’t help but be inspired.
My source for the entire post is the Pierce Design & Associates website found here, Do yourself a favor and view the entire gallery starting with the first photo.
What struck me most is her simplicity in accessorizing; whether the interior is romantic and feminine with ruffled slipcovers and billowing curtains or whether it is masculine and rustic, the accessories are few and far between. Where someone else might use several trinkets, she uses one large piece.
See the skirted chair? Her upholstery is often skirted like this. You’ll have to visit the gallery to see the romantic, dramatic rooms that feature more like this.
The contrast of the somewhat industrial island with the warm stone and wood, the exchange of traditional upper cabinets for perfect windows, and the clean-lined open shelving all win my heart.
This arguably more streamlined and modern residence looks warm and cozy . The brass reason lamp behind the richly-hued armchair (plum? chocolate?), natural wood, chunky planter, and textured linens beg you to sit down and rest. I find that the unfussy bed’s fluffy loft ensure that it doesn’t appear lacking in anything.
Though the palette and choices are traditional, the layout of the room and scale of the items are anything but ordinary. I admire that risk and vision. I also adore what I’ll call her “soft” symmetry. For instance, though she does have two cream pieces of upholstery with wooden side tables on opposing side of the fireplace, there’s nothing identical about the arrangements. Instead, she marries them with color and texture.
There are too many lovely elements to name in this picture. But the three that caught my eye immediately were the black muntins and stiles, the reclaimed wood head jambs, and the fresh greenery as a focal point. And finally, this loveliness. The soft stripes, lamp shades, lack of an area rug, the simple pendant, tone-on-tone walls and trim, and the oxidation on the antique mirror.