A small plate assortment centerpiece compliments the plate wall decor in this southwestern style dining space. A built in bench is padded with charcoal gray and red striped throw pillows for a pop of bold color and cozy seating around the smooth wood dining table.
Wood pedestals bring a natural texture to beautifully contrast the smooth artistic pieces. Dark pottery stands out against the bright white walls decorated with framed artwork. A sleek, oblong sconce provides a beautiful and unique lighting element to highlight the area.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, Sarah and her team constructed a custom plate rail from stock lumber and backband molding. The portion of wall above the plate rail was painted a light, wispy blue to make the room appear larger and accent the turquoise decor.
Flank a Thanksgiving dough bowl with pillar candles on plates, pedestals or candle stands. Wrap candles in twine or ribbon, and create a loose candle ring with elements from the dough bowl to tie the two decorative elements together.
Making changes to your kitchen’s style can be as easy as setting the table. When choosing table decor, it’s OK to use an assortment of plates and glasses purchased new and picked up at antique sales, as long as they’re in the same color palette. “Choose one color range and use it,” says Susan Sully, author of “Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and Antiques." “Add flower and fruit displays that have the same color.”
For a coastal-inspired living room, the accessories can easily be replicated at discount home decor stores, says designer Robin LaMonte of Rooms Revamped Interior Design. Look for colorful bowls and plates for under $100.
Not sure what to showcase on shelves? First, consider what you love. Your interests and hobbies should come through in your accessory choices, says Debbie Wiener, an interior designer in Silver Spring, Md., who helps homeowners create spaces reflective of their everyday lives. "Kids' framed artwork, books, decorative plates, baseball cards or boomerang collections. Your home should look like you," Debbie says. Take stock of vacation mementos, crafts and items you're drawn to time and again when assembling accessories for a shelf arrangement. Design by Emily Henderson.
Take your Thanksgiving tablescape to the next level by flanking a dough bowl with pillar candles on plates, pedestals or candle stands. Wrap candles in a bit of twine or ribbon to add texture. Create a loose candle ring with elements from the dough bowl to tie the two decorative elements together.
Simple place settings are ideal for casual outdoor entertaining. Upgrade from paper plates and plastic silverware to clean-lined silverware and plain white plates. An antiqued metal charger adds vintage charm.
As seen on season one of Sarah Sees Potential, this vintage-style dining table was set with chic mid-century modern table decor and complemented with vintage turquoise dining chairs. The geometric plates match the dining room's custom geometric wall mural that hangs just outside the scope of this image.
Framed photos, plates and a lantern candle holder create a lovely mounted display over the wall. A gorgeous wood finish on the couch is balanced with a soft green seat cushion and matching throw pillows. A pattern on the wood floor contributes additional warm tones for an inviting and artistic look.