Accessorizing sets the tone of a room and Marjorie Hilton Interiors recommends using interesting groups of blue and white porcelain Chines vases, large baskets with potted flowering plants and hefty ceramic bowls of large, rather than small-scale, as larger objects yield greater visual impact. Hilton explains that using uncommon objects such as large wire birdcages, oversized bells or meaningful sculpture can also add new dimension to a room. Strategically placing unusual objects can create the illusion of height and weight plus provide a sense of fun and interest.
Other Hilton “musts” include ample window treatments. “We like to create rooms where draperies languish on the floor and full Roman and balloon shade treatments adorn windows.” Since windows frame a room and finish the ensemble, it is critical that they look richly adorned.