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I’ve been on the elegant kick lately, THIS is far more my real style (and hey, it can be replicated by picking up stuff on the side of the road, the more distressed, the better!  It’s really hard to keep this look from looking, well, junky, rather than elegant, and I think the key is to limit the number of distressed items (either one statement piece, like an oversized, aged mirror, textured and treated accent wall, or a pair of leaning, distressed shutters or a door) or cluster a few accent pieces in an otherwise clean and spare room.  Accent pieces could include a piece of coral or driftwood (and while it is clearly much cooler to go beach walking in St. Barth’s and find a legit piece of driftwood with a beautiful story attached), honestly, Homegoods often sells driftwood and coral replicates as well.  Weathered photo frames are easily found (try framing a black and white rather than color photo for effect), as are vases and flower pots.  There are some great tutorials around the web for distressing generic clay pots; a cluster of ferns or succulents in a grouping of aged containers adds distressed elegance as well as a touch of eco-chic.  Habitat for Humanity and even Goodwill are fantastic sources for naturally weathered accents, Habitat in particular has hundreds of doors, shutters and window frames, often naturally distressed and chipped that look really authentic.  I found a set of distressed black shutters that I hauled home for $10 and they hang in place of a headboard in my guest room.  I use texture in my interior design work and also with my logo design company and website design company, Little Blue Deer.  I like to use watercolor Photoshop brushes for a light wash of color and texture in my web design company and blog designs, a clean, light gray brushstroke behind stark, clean black and white text always looks amazing, particularly with a pop of gold.  And speaking of gold, do you have some awesome bling to sell?  Little Blue Deer specializes in chic, unique and sophisticated and unique custom blog design, website design and logo design for interior designers and other creative professionals (and businesses!) and we are a best ecommerce solution for ecommerce website development for small shops and designers (currently offering Shopify customization), so let us design a shop for you.  With our unique custom graphics, we can style your shop or site any way you like.  Want a rural, rustic chic and distressed look?  Not a problem, this is my favorite type of design.  Or if clean and chic is more your style, we’re down with that too.   Drop me a line and let me know how we can help you!
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