By Lana Lounsbury
Fit to be Dyed
My current obsession is designer pillows. They’re a fun way to get high-quality patterns and prints without designer-furniture price tags. The hand-dyed Kevin O’Brien velvet pillow would look fantastic on a modern grey sofa or a traditional floral one. Pillow prints with background colours of creams and whites look good against most upholstery, so have fun mixing patterns and colours without worrying about coordinating them.
Kevin O’Brien Shibori velvet pillow (anthropologie.com, $268)
Area rugs are traditionally big-anxiety and big-dollar pieces. However, as more people demand products that can stand up to kids and pets, rugs have become more durable, less expensive and a whole lot more fun — like the Geodesic wool rug from Dash and Albert. Rugs are the perfect way to experiment with new colours and patterns, plus they look exceptional in offices, entries and dining rooms where the furnishings tend to have less pattern and colour, and the floor can take centre stage.
Geodesic micro hooked wool rug (Dash and Albert $1,834, dashandalbert.annieselke.com)
Time to Shine
Buying a kitchen island pendant is a great opportunity to try out a new style, colour or metal finish without having to commit to the look throughout your home. This Pembrook pendant from Arteriors has a modern, transitional feel that brings charisma to any space. With its 70s vibe and burnished gold finish, you get two looks in one.
Pembrook pendant (arteriorshome.com, $1,950)
Lana Lounsbury of Lana Lounsbury Interiors is a Registered Interior Designer who passionately believes interior design is an essential, transformative tool to reinvent oneself throughout life.