Hey . . .
You know what I mean. . . it's the finishing touch that completes your face, and when you walk outside and realize you have forgotten them, it bugs you all day. Not including the finishing touches in a room makes me feel the same way - a little unsettled. When I paint or paper a room I get this immediate rush and instant gratification, but when I place that perfect lamp, art piece or simply a vase of the most beautiful bouquet of peonies . . I exhale a deep breath and have a seat.
It's all about the details . . . The accessories, the jewelry. I recently installed a dining room in crown to base navy lacquer. What made the space perfect in my opinion was the trim - blending in with the walls. I also took notice of the glaring white switch plates and receptacles and switched them out to black to disappear. I also went to the Kips Bay Designer House recently and noticed the same thing was happening with trim.. all painted, to either blend or contrast... but color is the thing....
I am using this image from a September Issue of Elle Decor to give you another visual when it comes to the detail of painted trim. I look at this space and think it's perfect - accessories, great color combination, perfect mix of old and new, warm and inviting. I think the one thing that is often neglected or simply overlooked is the trim. Can you visualize this room with white trim . . not as good, right.
The trick to this is simply pulling the field color of the wall paper (in this case) onto the ceiling and window casings in a gloss or semigloss. Simple. Take a look.