We are thrilled to have our good friend, Christopher Junkin, Stylist for the Nate Berkus Show, share a few of his favorite design tips!
Thanks for inviting me to write for the Wisteria blog.
By layering pieces that have a story, you can add interest to your home. This can be anything – flea market finds, sea shells, or even art by your kids. Just remember, it is all in the presentation.
If you can’t decide how to make a piece work in your home, Elle Décor is a great place to find inspiration. Note how found items are merchandised in grids on the wall, or framed, or in a glass cloche.
You don’t have to limit yourself to small items. Unique furniture pieces count too.
Wisteria has a wide selection of items that layer well within a ‘modern eclectic’ setting. They have taken time to master silhouettes and finishes that layer well in almost any setting. My favorite Wisteria pieces include the Louis XVI and the Chinese Chippendale Chair. These pieces are updated version of classic designs that when properly accessorized, can heighten your design aesthetic.
Also, fresh flowers can have a story. And I love giving them, as much as I like to receive them.
Depending on my mood, I prefer bright tulips, white roses, or white hydrangeas. I love these types because of what they mean to me. Tulips make me smile, cause they remind me of a fond childhood memory. White roses are timeless, elegant, and romantic… and white hydrangeas – well, along with being a classic, they are a tribute to my grandparents.
In terms of fashion…I live in New York and keep things handsome and creatively current. Although I love my runway brands, I mix and match and find myself inspired by trends and blogs.