When the major elements of the room have been determined – the wallcoverings, flooring, window dressings and any larger, statement pieces of furniture – it’s time to accessorise. This is an excellent time to re-assess the balance of colour and texture within a space, to spot any neglected corners that need additional light, or to break up large spaces which have become too dominant.
Before buying smaller accessories, plan out what art will be added to the space. “When using bursts of colour in a bold and confident manner, we place great emphasis on finding show stopping artwork to fulfil our client’s needs,” Karen says. As well as adding an extra hit of colour to a room, art has an intangible, emotional quality that benefits any space. Whether using antique portraiture, romantic abstract paintings or high-impact contemporary pieces, the versatility of art and its importance for luxury clients has made it a central feature of Taylor Howes’ designs.
This tassel and complementary curtain trim add a vibrant touch to the corner of this bedroom. The list of accessories for adding the finishing touches to your home is almost endless, so while sourcing vases, picture frames or decorative ornaments keep your colour swatches to hand (or just browse the selection online) to make sure that what you buy is a close match.