ditto :: botanical art and a pop of color
Monday, May 5, 2014 by {darlene}

Bontanical Art and A Pop of Color

It has been a while, but it is time for another reader favorite: Ditto!!

Today’s ditto  post features an amazing living room from the Paris apartment of Lee Radziwill. This space is quite simple and clear of distractions, but it showcases two power pieces: the bold botanical art collection, and the grand pop of pink via a stunning sofa.

***First time reading a Ditto Post??? Ditto posts demonstrate a great exercise for you as you continue to develop your own personal style: using your own favorite pictures, and making a quick list of what you actually love about the space. If you study what you love about a space, it helps you to bring what you LOVE into your own home! 

Lee Radziwills Paris Apartment ditto, botanical art and a pop of color via @fieldstonehill

{ via Mark D. Sikes , images Elle Decor}

WHAT I LOVE {What I would ditto!}:

1. That botanical art. This is hands down the most amazing stunner in this room. It is everything. First of all, there is unity in the similar style frames and art. There is contrast between the dark frames and the light background of the botanicals. There is two-fold power: 1. The art images themselves are bold, big and gutsy {no tiny little flower here}, and 2. The presentation of 11 pieces of art, covering a wall en masse, is nothing short of pure drama. You cannot help but look, and wish you were that gutsy. Oh, but you can be.

2. The vibrant color color of the sofa gains its power by being set against the neutrals and the browns. That gives it the ‘wow’ factor that it has. And take note, this is an incredibly welcoming, comfortable sofa, offering plenty of support and an enveloping invitation.

3. Hello huge coffee table. I am head over heels for huge, square coffee tables. Especially when they offer a gorgeous design book on every corner. This one is particularly nice because it has lovely legs. No bun feet here.

4. A neutral, textured canvas. Neutral grasscloth walls. Neutral drapes {I love drapes!}. Neutral rug. These all offer texture, but at the same time create a bare canvas so that the botanical art and the pop of color on the sofa can take center stage.

5. That balcony and open window/door. Don’t miss that stunning balcony. If I had a balcony like that, I would end up blowing off my amazing living room. Ah, but this space lets the outside in with a gorgeous open window/door. Why don’t we have these skinny door windows in America? They are my favorite!

6. Symmetry. It brings me such peace and balance when other things in my life are all off center. It is also one of the simplest designer tricks to ditto. Read more about my symmetry tips here.

7. A room is never finished without a bouquet of flowers on the coffee table. May I never be tempted to skip this step that makes me smile so much!






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  • I LOVE the art wall, botanicals is a favorite for me. I like the frames too. They appear to maybe be tortoise shell which is another love of mine. Maybe just antique and worn which is wonderful too and the corner embellishments add a lot. I always go for symetry but am not a fan of the end tables which look a little too much like TV trays to me. I would never have the guts or $$ to commit to a pink sofa, maybe a slipcover if I were rich ;-) but would definately do the pink in toss pillows. I like the velvet but not so much in brown so maybe velvet pink pillows.

  • Love the splash of color in the pink couch against the neutrals! Love the symmetry as well. I really appreciate your instruction on how to find my style within the “ditto” concept!

  • Verónica Domurat

    I will ditto the pink velvet sofa!!!!!

  • that pop of delicious color elevates this living area. symmetry I like as well though I love chairs so much it’s really hard for me to buy two alike when I could get two different ones!

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