How To Design Around a Focal Point
06/07 Design Tips

How To Design Around a Focal Point

See how we design around a focal point in our newest webisode! 

Today we're with Caroline from Armelle Blog, and we're taking over her living room! We're going to show you how to take an inspiration piece as a focal point and build the rest of the room around it. When Caroline gave us some insight into her style, she told us that she loved the idea of emerald green. I instantly thought of the Sleepy Forest art piece! When designing around a focal point, you want to start with the color palette of that object. This could apply to a rug, art piece, or a piece of furniture. The art we used has different shades of green and blush pink so we used those colors throughout the decor in the room. You don’t want every single piece in the room to be pink or green, so it’s important to add in neutrals! We’ve done that with the furniture and accessories. One rule I like to follow is to add one more color in the mix for depth and dimension. We don't want everything to feel too uniform, so here we added in some navy blue accessories, poufs, and dark navy rug.


Show Comments
Studio McGee
  1. Gorgeous as always! Would you be able to share the source of the floral/botanical bound book set and the sofa? Love this look!

  2. As usual it is perfect! I was hoping the large ceramic blush vase was also available at your shop. Would you mind sharing the source?


    1. We are literally photographing it on Friday to add to our next batch of new arrivals hitting the shop! So soon!

  3. What amazing light that room has, and your design really plays up that bright, cheerful feeling. I’m curious what kind of window shades they have since I notice they have neighbors.

  4. I have been looking for the perfect leather sling chair. Can you share where those are from? Thank you!

  5. This is a very good tip especially to those new to the blogosphere.
    Brief but very accurate information… Many thanks for sharing this
    one. A must read article!

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