My Favorite Accessories


(Allyson Paris)


There is a lot that goes into the interior design of a home- the design, layout, sourcing, purchasing, installing- and lastly ACCESSORIZING! This final stage in the process is where the finishing touches are added, pulling together the overall look, while adding personal touches throughout-

It is the icing on the cake & one of my absolute favorite parts of the whole process! Here are my home accessory MUST HAVES!


NO. 1- CANDLES

Versatile and lovely! Those are the words that come to mind for me when I think about candles- they are both beautiful and functional and are a great addition to a coffee table, kitchen, bathroom or even book shelves. There really are endless ways to style them, making them perfect for filling spaces in a subtle and elegant way. Be sure to keep in mind that the scents should not compete, but instead, should compliment one another- especially, when you have several candles in adjacent spaces!


NO. 2 BOOKS

(Designs by: Lauren Zillinger /Harlowe James)

Who said books were just for reading?! Another very versatile accessory that you can use anywhere in your home to help elevate the overall look! Above are just a few examples, but you can have books enhance your decor in every room of your home.


NO. 3 VASES

Vases are timeless! Whether they are made from glass, ceramic, porcelain, or metals there is definitely going to be a style that fits the aesthetic of your home. Remember that vases aren't just for flowers, so don't be afraid to use them as stand alone pieces in your decor- they add character and depth to any space. Use them in bedrooms, on a mantle, in your kitchen or in your entry way- there really are no limitations!


NO. 4 TRAYS

(Allyson Paris Design)

Trays are as useful as they are gorgeous. I really like to use them in the kitchen and on coffee tables because these tend to be the places where people tend to congregate the most. They are a nice way of displaying other beautiful accessories, while keeping everything nice and tidy- and accessible!


These are really just a few of my favorite MUST HAVE accessories when I am designing homes, but there are truly so many others- don't limit yourself when it comes to adding the final, personal finishing touches to your home decor- just don't overdo it and remember to ALWAYS have fun and enjoy the process!








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