What’s the One Thing Every Room Needs?

What’s the One Thing Every Room Needs?


Can you guess what it is? Hey everyone, Lesley Myrick here, interior
stylist and owner of Lesley Myrick Art + Design where we create some pretty fantastic interiors
with an offbeat edge. Now, I’m going to do something today that
kind of goes against what I believe. Stick with me on this one! I hate those lists you find that’s like “10
Things Every Woman Needs In Her Wardrobe” or “The One Thing You Need for XY or Z.” I think it’s dumb. I don’t think there’s one one-size-fits-all
rule for how you dress or how you live or whatever. But, there is one thing that I really do believe
that every room needs. Do you know what it is? I think that what every room needs is something
old. Something vintage, something antique, something
with character, something with a story behind it. Something that is a little imperfect, a little
irregular, a little beat up, brings a little heart and soul to the space. So, why? Why if you have a whole new room and you’re
buying all new furnishings and decor should you put “something old” in there? Well first, it brings personality. It has a story behind it. It has something to say in the room. A fresh, clean, beautiful polished room is
awesome but bringing something in that has a little bit of grit, a little bit of edge,
can make the space feel less like it’s on a magazine page and more like it’s in your
home with your story and your history. Or maybe even someone else’s history if you
just find a cool antique piece somewhere. One-of-a-kind older pieces also bring a ton
of personality. They’re gonna be conversation starters. Not everyone is gonna have the same thing
that you have in your living room. And that is really cool. Introducing something old also layers in this
kind of eclectic, funky vibe. It shows that you’re confident in not just
sticking with one literal design style but that you can mix and match. You can incorporate cool, unique pieces. I love that offbeat mix. I love what that old piece brings to a space. It’s an element of contrast, it’s an attention-getter,
and it’s a serious conversation starter. I’m not going to tell you you “need” something
old in a room, buuuut it’s kind of a good idea and I think it can really elevate a great
room into something amazing. If you’d like to learn more about what it
looks like to work with Lesley Myrick Art + Design I would be honored to talk to you
and help you with your design project. Hop on over to my website at lesleymyrick.com
where you can book your free Design Discovery Call with me so we can talk through your wants,
needs, your cool old pieces we’re going to incorporate, and create a killer design plan. And while you’re there, grab my free eBook,
How to Bring Personality to a Boring Space.


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