Tuesday, September 7, 2010

"My" Top Ten Design Elements

If you have not been to "Cote de' Texas" http://cotedetexas.blogspot.com/ in the last day or so, go by soon and check out her newest post, " Top Ten Design Elements", it is fabulous ! I know to copy Joni's post is blogger's suicide, but I am doing it anyway and hoping others will join me . . . how much fun would it be to see every one's personal list of top ten design elements. How many of us would compile the same list? I would be interested in finding out.
#1 on my list would have to be the "Bones of a Space". I think , though not impossible, it's hard to have a great space without "good bones". How much interest can a white box have, really? I know that these things really make ones budget go way up, but remember you can add things slowly. You don't have to start with everything the day you move into a house. Layer as you can afford, change is always exciting, at least to me.

Without the wood and the painted brick, what would this space be? Just would not have the same charm, would it?


Elements like built-in bookshelves add so much to a room. Think about you own castle, look around, what could you add?



I think I will continue with my own list. And I hope to read yours as well. If you want to play with me , please link to this post and be sure to let me know. I can't wait to see what everyone has on their "own" list.




20 comments:

  1. * DEEELIGHTFUL to see your OH-SO-CHARMING chosen pics, girlfriend... (We SOOO like SOOO many of the same things, especially Ina's kitchen~~~ DEVINELY YUMMYLICIOUS!!!)...

    Goooood to "see" you again too, ol' friend! Hope all is well, n' "the tater" continues to bring beautiful n' warm smiles to your lovely face!!!

    XOXO,
    Linda in AZ *

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  2. Linda! So wonderful to see you here, oh how I have missed you! I hope this is a sign that you are feeling better... blog world just isn't the same without you! thanks

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  3. You make a good point. You can add as you can afford a new change. Change is exciting! Have a good week. sandi

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  4. Oooo love it!

    Something to think about it.

    Does finding furniture that suits the space a good element?

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  5. Very good first point, without a good base what good is a lot of pretty!!! Look forward to seeing what else you have on your list!! I would have to add Good light, lots and lots of good light!!!

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  6. I certainly agree with you that a space needs something to make it special, to stand out. I love the images that you have posted, they are gorgeous!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  7. Love the photos. Sometimes change comes when you don't expect it. With the renovation from the water damage came big changes. Then I had my fridge to go out.....Last week my stove caught on fire ,then my washing machine stopped. More changes. I think I have had enough changes for one year. hehe Kathy

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  8. Good Morning V,
    How are you doing girl..long time no see..Hope all is well in your world my Dear friend..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  9. Oh my gosh,we are going to expose the brick upstairs in the hallway and then paint it white,we did Megs one wall and it looks stunning!! Love this post! x0x0

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  10. Talk about bones! You found the perfect pictures to illustrate your point. I really want to play along with you! I'm thinking about my ten top design elements.

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  11. Great post...and space is a top ten design element for sure! I think texture would be the element on my list.
    Kristen

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  12. My family laughs when I say "it has good bones!" I agree completely! Keep'em coming! I always love to hear your thoughts, Vicky!

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  14. ooops, can't spell

    I just featured J, too
    I adore her style
    she's talented beyond words, and so humble about it

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  15. Hobbies!! Now that's funny! Thanks for your fun comment!

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  16. Hi Vicky, all I have to do is look at the pictures you posted and I know I like your top design elements....Christine

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  17. Great pictures. I would definitely have great light fixtures and texture on my list.

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  18. I am going thru your top-ten list backwards, but so far I agree. Great pics and examples! -Brenda-

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  19. hi!! I just saw this and thought, wow - I did the same thing. And then I read what you said. heheh. love it. soooo much.

    ok, now i have competition, I think I stopped at 7- I need to finish my list before you do.

    thanks again, you are so sweet to mention me.
    JOni

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