Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The LBA! Design Vitamin #3

OMG! I have 7 Followers! I feel sooooo grateful right now! Okay--life has been crazy! I have commited to 365 design tips and and I will deliver! Iam soo late tonight, because Payton,my middle child was in her last tennis match this evening as a senior at her High School. It was bittersweet--allot of "lasts" The "last" tennis match as a senior on our home courts. The "last" tennis match I will ever watch my "last" daughter play. As you can see I am very sentimental and savor every minute----it goes by in the blink of an eye. So bittersweet--! Makes me feel old!

Business! Design Vitamin #3--the LBA!
As I mentioned in yesterdays blog---every room needs a black accent! In the fashion world you have heard of the LBD? The Little Black Dress? Well this is the Little Black Accessory --hence the LBA! I was introduced to this concept in the infancy stages of my career in High Point doing showroom work for a very well known designer. He was emphatic that every room have a touch of black. I was puzzled and naive. His explanation was it adds an element of drama to every room. It does not have to be much--a lampshade, a picture frame,end table, just an accent that grounds" everything----not weighs it down like the "Adams Family" ! I challenge you to thumb through any "shelter " (high brow-language for home magazine) and find a room that does not carry a dark "alter-ego"accent!


  1. Ok I love the black accent, will work on it! Now i am on a mission on FB to help the people sign up for High Cotton!

  2. OK people you must first create an account to be able to post messages to this blog! go to followers and click create an account or go under Kathleens blog and find comment and click on that, it will ask you to create an account with google, AIM, etc. you must create an account. to leave a message for her! then follow directions, post you're comment, sometimes it takes me 2x b4 it accepts my comments! Good luck, let me know if this works!