Accessory Magic

Yes, that is a gold toothed crocodile skull you see displayed on the mantle.

The final touch that brings a room to life is the accessories. They add the personality and whimsy that every room needs. For this dining room, we selected a fabulously over-scaled floral print for drapery, jaunty purple chairs with striped backs, a cozy leather curved banquette, and a mercury glass chandelier. All of these elements are wonderful in their own right, but it’s the accessories that everyone talks about. That gold toothed skull was just the perfect thing for my young, hip, glamorous clients. It takes this room from serious to seriously fabulous. The unique placement of lamps atop the mantle add extra wattage but the placement is out of the ordinary. They add an element of surprise. The swirling skirt charcoal drawing adds femininity and fun to this room. Without all these items the room would fall flat and be too expected. So don’t be afraid to have fun with your accessories. Let your personality shine with one-of-a-kind elements or something unexpected. The results are magic.


fox-dining-roomPhoto by Lori Andrews


fox-dining-room-detailPhoto by Lori Andrews



My Calgary Interior Design firm, Corea Sotropa is known for a sophisticated but fresh approach to residential and hospitality interiors. Please get in touch for all your interior design needs!

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