Words by Megan McDonough, (c) 2018, The Washington Post
Sterile, blank white walls are the bane of many renters’ existence. You want to feel at home in your new home, but your options are limited when it comes to painting and papering.
So, we asked Washington designer Patrick J. Baglino Jr., who recently launched the design vertical POP Style, to come up with some easy household items that can help bring colour, texture and visual interest to a neutral space without permanently changing it. Here are his top picks:
Splurge: Hannah floral accent chair, $449.00 (roomstogo.com). Save: Harriett slipper chair, $187.19 (wayfair.com).
Splurge: Spectrum table lamp with double gourd ceramic and metal base in red, $299 (crateandbarrel.com) Save: Ribbon red double gourd table lamp with plain shade, $99.99 (lampsplus.com).
Splurge: Elimina silk rug, 8 feet by 10 feet, $2,998 (anthropologie.com). Save: Flame rug, 8 feet by 10 feet, $1,199 (westelm.com).
Splurge: Badia-printed Edlyn cocktail ottoman, $928 (anthropologie.com). Save: Skyline furniture ottoman in Santa Maria Desert Flower, $332.99 (overstock.com).
Splurge: Big red watercolor flowers credenza, $999 (denydesigns.com). Save: Natalie Baca Hillside Credenza, $681.29 (overstock.com).
Splurge: Cirrus sofa in grass green, $999 (article.com). Save: Ferrao Chesterfield sofa, $639.99 (allmodern.com).
Image: Article; AllModern.
Splurge: Lalah decorative pillow by John Robshaw, $140 (bloomingdales.com). Save: Outdoor ikat border edge pillow, $39 (westelm.com).
Image: Bloomingdales; West Elm.
Featured Image: Tim Wright, Unsplash