Redress and Rearrange!

April 13, 2014
It felt like spring on Saturday (or maybe even summer) for just a moment, didn’t it? And today, we are back to the promise of spring. I give up! Here is my new motto…

Just before our market trip to High Point, we held an event at the store “One Room, Three Ways” to illustrate the ease of creating a ‘new look’ in a room through simply changing out layers such as rugs, pillows, artwork and accessories. Kelli and Stacie began with one sofa, two chairs, two end tables, and a coffee table. The rest of the story changed with the layers.

The chairs, from our Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams collection, are a modern English style with exposed-wood trim that outlines the tall back and knee-cut arms. While the chair above features black wood trim, we custom ordered a pair for the store with an antique white-washed wood and a natural linen fabric. The 89″ sofa is clean, current and comfortably modern. We added a patchwork natural wood cocktail table with chrome legs along with two wood and steel tables. Now let the fun begin!

Kelli began the demonstration to our Thursday night attendees with a neutral story.
The pillows, throw, and artwork all remained neutral although each provided a different texture and pattern to give the room a comfortable and calm feeling. Even the lamps and accessories in the scene remained subtle.
While our guests had a few sips of wine, Kelli and Stacie quickly redressed and rearranged the 15′ by 15′ room to feature a black and white story.
A charcoal and cream rug set the foundation for the room. And the room dramatically changed with the addition of the graphic pillows, black and white throw, as well as a variety of accessories that complimented the theme. The wall not pictured featured one of our favorite pieces of art.
The last room that Kelli and Stacie chose to demonstrate was a little more colorful!
Yes, you know we love our neutrals at K. Renee Home but we also love our pops of color. Kelli and Stacie played with purple and orange.
While most of the accessories and pillows played off of the purple palette, it only took a few pieces to pull the two colors together.

Of course, the colorful orange abstract picture wouldn’t normally rest on the floor (we just weren’t ready to punch holes in our new walls). It is a wonderful original art piece by Kelly O’Neal that certainly would bring any room to life.
Kelli also added another interesting occasional chair to our colorful setting. This cream hair-on-hide leather with deep seating added a modern, rustic element to the room. How fun is this chair?
It was a great night of creativity and learning (for all of us) and we plan to do something very similar to this again. I jokingly call our new showroom ‘K. Renee University’ and can see doing all sorts of demonstrations and events in this space. Don’t be shy about giving us some of your suggestions. One that was left for us to consider was “How to make an elegant and comfortable bed”. Hmmm, I am thinking that’s a great idea.

Until next week…