Thursday, October 15, 2009

One of my favorite stores

I love to browse in a shop called Hudson.  It is located in the Boston area.  I really am trying to study how they mix styles and periods.  There are no rules here.  For me, this is a very risky way to decorate.  You really need to let go when decorating like this.  It is something I have been working on doing over the years.  Certainly if it is something you love, and it makes you happy when you walk into your home everyday, then buy it and use it in your decorating.  If you look at this picture and the ones below, there is a great deal of layering and textures.  Furniture coverings are kept neutral, muted and simple.  Pillows add some fun and are easy to change later.

Love the idea of using oversized pillows!

Large platters and white ceramics are my thing.  These are fun to display.

Love this rustic mirror, using recycled wood from Vagabond Vintage Furniture.  They have other styles.

This image has some things that I am drawn to.  The picture stand with light is fantastic.  Large lamp is great for a console.  Also, very large picture divided up into frames is a great way to fill a large empty wall.

This sofa is from Oly.  Notice the textured material mixed with the different pillows.  It all just seems to work.  Love it.

This is the Hanna Chair from Oly.  I was thinking of getting this for next to my sofa in my living room.  Isn't it adorable?  Love all the nail heads.  Again, very neutral.  Comes in other fabrics.

I was thinking about this ottoman for in front of my fireplace.  I think it is a good idea, if you can, to incorporate an animal print piece into your decorating.  It doesn't have to be real fur.

This chair is so cute.  I thought it was antique, but it is a reproduction.  Notice the muslin material it is finished in.  Very simple, can throw any pillow on it.  You don't always have to have furniture with patterns on it.  The pillow is the accent.  Speaking of pillows.  Crate and Barrel has beautiful, reasonable, velvet pillows for your decorating needs!

3 wonderful comments:

Lauren said...

I've been dying to go there!!! If I ever come to Boston!!! what awesome things!!!

thanks so much for your sweet comment today!!

Jamilyn said...

I know, the shop called Hudson is fantastic! The owner is a designer. Thank you for leaving such a nice comment!

A Country Farmhouse said...

I've just started trying to mix my antiques (I've been quite the purest about it) with more modern items. After seeing the two in magazines and on blogs, I'm convinced that they look quite beautiful together. I'm out of practice though, so it's taking me some adjustment! Trina