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How to Add Personality to a Neutral Home

Aug 11 2014 - 2:32pm

Luxury and subtlety do not have to be mutually exclusive, as proven by the home of Angel and Tom, owners of LA furniture store Nadeau [1] and ramen hot spot Tatsu [2]. Looking to create a relaxing oasis in the heart of the city, the couple turned to Homepolish designer [3] Katherine Carter. A calm color palette and layers of soft textures (think silk rugs and down-filled pillows) transformed the home into a true retreat. Keep reading for our favorite tips and a tour!

Photo by Tessa Neustadt. [4] via Homepolish [5]

Add texture by choosing pillows made from a variety of fabrics.

Photo by Tessa Neustadt. [6] via Homepolish [7]

Showcase treasures without overcluttering by stacking items neatly.

Photo by Tessa Neustadt. [8] via Homepolish [9]

A neutral but warm color palette helps create a cozy environment.

Photo by Tessa Neustadt. [10] via Homepolish [11]

A well-placed mirror will open up a small room and will help give purpose to awkward blank walls.

Photo by Tessa Neustadt. [12] via Homepolish [13]

Adding color to a bookcase or built-in is a clever way to add drama to an otherwise simple room.

Photo by Tessa Neustadt. [14] via Homepolish [15]

If you are choosing to stick to a single color, add depth by mixing prints or textures.

Photo by Tessa Neustadt. [16] via Homepolish [17]

Whites and beiges help create a relaxing vibe in a bedroom.

Photo by Tessa Neustadt. [18] via Homepolish [19]

A mounted wall light saves space on this small beside table.

Photo by Tessa Neustadt. [20] via Homepolish [21]

Add extra purpose to a bedroom by creating a seating nook.

Photo by Tessa Neustadt. [22] via Homepolish [23]

A single standout piece of furniture can make a big difference in a simple room.

Photo by Tessa Neustadt. [24] via Homepolish [25]

Fresh flowers add life and color to any room.

Photo by Tessa Neustadt. [26] via Homepolish [27]

Spend more time enjoying the weather outside by adding lounge chairs to your outdoor space.

Photo by Tessa Neustadt. [28] via Homepolish [29]

Incorporate sculptural elements into your garden space to balance the lush greenery.

Photo by Tessa Neustadt. [30] via Homepolish [31]

This outdoor table doubles as a chess board, perfect for when guests come for a night of fun and games.

Photo by Tessa Neustadt. [32] via Homepolish [33]


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