Far be it from me to ever doubt the proven interior design perfection of Darryl Carter. As I glanced at the feature “Capital Classic” in the May-June issue of Veranda and the recent feature “Jaw-dropping Inspiration for Your Master Bathroom from 3 Washington Homes (Including a Famous DC Designer’s)” in Washingtonian Magazine, my constant craving for design and decorating eye candy is fed à la gorgeous bathroom decorative fixtures, decor choices and furniture placement brilliance of the master, interior designer Darryl Carter.
I am a big fan of the idea of placing a footstool in the bathroom to use as shown above. A footstool is a perfect companion accessory for a favorite book, decor magazine, favorite scented soap- the essentials for a proper and relaxing soak.
I have stared at the footstool presently located in Dave the Builder’s mancave with what can only be described as either decorative determination or disdain. The jury is still out on that one. The value in this footstool is strictly sentimental, and let’s face it, in its present state the old girl is not reaching her decorative potential.
Leave it to me to complicate the issue. I might be on the fence about the fabric choice, but I know I want the footstool to take on a more elegant look. Leopard print fabric adds the decorative oomph and remains a classic fabric choice.
Modern Masters Nickel is my metallic go-to, but adding a darkening polish as the final step may darken the finish too much. What to do, what to do? The new color on the legs of the footstool is oil-based black from a Sharpie paint pen.
I love the tripod accent table in the above image, so much that I have two of them. I am presently using one in my bathroom as an accent piece. The intended idea is to place the new and improved footstool to the side of the table to complete the look. Unique furniture placement is often the design element that creates the focal point of the space. I love when the placing of certain home decor pieces together either intentionally or by accident (read here) results in instant focal point wow factor.
Some say out of place obsolescence, some say beautiful mistake, and others say decor placement brilliance. What say you?