Dimore Gallery Crush - Milan Design Week 2018

, an interiors company based in Milan, was founded by the genius, creative designer couple Emiliano Salci and Britt Moran, and this year their installations really blew me away during Milan Design Week. So much so, that I just had to jump online and tell you all about it here in this report. This year, these extraordinary men flipped everything that was right into a very good "wrong" that worked somehow and stimulated my imagination like crazy. Last year, their gallery was much more literal with rooms and scenes that you could imagine living in. This year, it was a total circus for the senses and for me, it was intoxicating as much as it was challenging for me to fully wrap my head around. And for these reasons, I decided that I really liked it because it was nice to be exposed to something that wasn't comfortable, easy to translate or even relatable... I liked the feeling of being forced out of my comfort zone as a creative person. 

Dimore Gallery Milan Design Week 2018

Salci and Moran had three locations for guests to experience, though I only had time for two and honestly, that was enough. Anything Dimore does takes so much time and mental/emotional energy for me to experience, then process, that I almost need downtime and a glass of wine after so I can just sit alone and try to figure out what that was all about. I love this though, the mind trip these guys take me on, it's great.

Dimore Gallery Milan Design Week 2018

One thing that stands out about Salci and Moran is how fantastically artistic and creative they are, but also that they possess a strong sense of business, making them wildly successful and sought-after in the world of design - at least here in Europe. They really do everything so well, it is quite impressive. Journalists, designers, tastemakers, trendsetters, you name it... All want to see what Salci and Moran have to show during Milan Design Week and honestly, it's not all hype or more designers seeking some status climb - the praise is based on something very real - these guys absolutely take everything you think you know about design and interiors and give it (and your imagination) a hard and fast spin.

Dimore Gallery Milan Design Week 2018

So, what was it like to experience Dimore this year, for me personally? Their main event was called, "Transfer: an emotive installation dedicated to Masters of 20th-century design". They took their space with its multiple rooms, blackened each room to where you almost needed a guide to take you through, and placed tents in the middle of rooms showing various settings and styles using furniture, fabric and accessories from their collections (that they also sell to the public) along with things you'd have in a typical living area - newspapers, books, ashtrays, etc. Honestly, none of it was really pretty or even something you'd want to copy and try at home. Which, well, was the true beauty of it.

Dimore Gallery Milan Design Week 2018

It was a bit like walking through a movie set, very theatrical and heady, with music piping into each room along with fragrance, that made you feel a bit high and otherworldly. This is something, for me, that truly sets Dimore apart in the world of design that you won't find at the inspiring spaces of Rossana Orlandi, Studio Pepe, or anywhere else really - how Salci and Moran are extremely in tune with all of the senses and use them in wildly imaginative and even sensual ways to bring an interior space to a whole new level - this full-on experience that gives interiors a personality beyond just a good looking sofa, amazing light, or a few well-styled accessories.

Dimore tickles and teases all of your senses as you experience their unusual combination of aesthetics and the overall ambiance. It's so captivating.

Dimore Gallery Milan Design Week 2018

Moran and Salci are so obviously storytellers, collectors, and some of the most artistic I've seen in Milan. They are not interested in being trendy or fitting in. They could care less about showing what's already been seen just to get some good press. They are in love with creating experiences for themselves and for others and beyond that, in making their collections of vintage and antique items come to life in magical, fantastic ways.

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Dimore Gallery Milan Design Week 2018
Dimore Gallery Milan Design Week 2018
Dimore Gallery Milan Design Week 2018

Salci is, what I call, an over the top, creative pirate of sorts - his fashion sense and overall look is so amazingly inspiring in a world of boring cookie cutter fashion... Just looking at him gives you creative energy and makes your brain swirl.

His partner, Moran, is also impeccably stylish and resembles Benedict Cumberbatch, at least to me. He bears no trace of his American background with the exception of his genial manner which is very distinctly southern Gentleman (he's from the Carolinas as I am). His eyes are friendly and full of warmth and his charm is contagious - I was impressed by his overall aura and vibrance.

And yes, I met them both and was happy to spend time chatting with Moran (Salci speaks mostly Italian). What an honor to share moments with them both, who were so kind and gracious to me, which took me by surprise as I assumed they'd be a bit arrogant and unavailable but it was just the opposite - they are very involved in their work and kind to all who stop them for a chat or to simply compliment their artistry and vision. They were even quite modest, a beautiful discovery which made me love their work even more.

Dimore Gallery Milan Design Week 2018
Dimore Gallery Milan Design Week 2018

I will wrap up by saying that experiencing Dimore this year felt so different from 2017, a bit complicated, unexpected, and very unique to them. Seeing all of the vintage and antique pieces that they collect and sell, exhibited in such a creative way, was pure magic. These types of experiences stay with me for months after Milan Design Week wraps up, and these types of people really stand out in a world where sameness and the mundane have become almost toxic to my own creativity. Dimore has given me some good energy and fuel for my own work and projects, and I'm grateful for that.

(Photography: Silvia Rivoltella)

Marcel Wanders: The Five Seasons for Alessi, Milan Launch Party

I met Marcel Wanders! Yes! But first, let me explain how and why. It’s all about my collaboration with and his latest with them… Ready to learn more?

Iconic Italian brand, , has produced everyday designer objects since 1921. In fact, most of us have a few products from them in our home, most likely the kitchen. They frequently partner with some of the best designers in the world and I just had the honor of visiting their showroom during Milan Design Week and mingled with one of their brightest stars, legendary Dutch designer Marcel Wanders.

Together, they’ve launched the Five Seasons collection composed of 5 fragrances based on the four seasons a mysterious, sensual and spiritual 5th season, all for the home. Best of all, I was at the launch party and was able to experience the seasons, and Marcel, up close and personal.

(I even asked him for a selfie later on, as a total fan should - scroll down for that...)

Photo: Erik Schumacher

Photo: Erik Schumacher

Photo: Erik Schumacher

Photo: Erik Schumacher

Photo: Erik Schumacher

Photo: Erik Schumacher

First, the product

With room perfume, candles, and diffusers, this collection will appeal to design fans because the fragrances are sophisticated, unique and the overall design is mostly clean, sophisticated and will fit any décor. You won’t find the typical scents in this collection; instead imagine a candle with subtle notes of bergamot, lily of the valley and musk.

The diffusers, which usually are seen on the market with typical reeds, are much different in Five Seasons. Instead of generic reeds, stylized leaves were designed from mahogany, making the design fresh and unique. These elegant leaves make the diffusers more of a décor accessory as much as a practical, functional room fragrance. Each of the five scents has its own stylized leaf paired with a different fragrance in the collection. The 5th fragrance is also paired with a natural lava stone that subtly diffuses the perfume into the room.

In addition to the overall design, I liked the fragrance and product itself because you can imagine the collection appealing to anyone, regardless of gender, age or even cultural background. The collection doesn’t feel overly masculine or feminine, which I love because so many companies producing fragrance today tend to target women, yet many men also love a home that smells appealing to them and not the typical flower or fruit scents often found when you’re shopping for room fragrances, candles, and diffusers. The porcelain bases of the diffusers and candles can be selected in black or white and the fragrances are definitely gender neutral.

The 5 fragrances are:

Photo: Erik Schumacher

Photo: Erik Schumacher

BRRR: Notes of bergamot, lily of the valley and musk. Fresh, sparkling atmosphere, reawakening the senses.

Photo: Erik Schumacher

Photo: Erik Schumacher

AHHH: Youthful, grassy, delicate notes like cardamom, hyacinth, and vetiver.

Photo: Erik Schumacher

Photo: Erik Schumacher

HMM: Red berries, fig and woody notes. Clean and elegant.

Photo: Erik Schumacher

Photo: Erik Schumacher

GRRR: Incense, cedarwood, and moss. Sensual, complex, smoky notes.

Photo: Erik Schumacher

Photo: Erik Schumacher

SHHH: Eucalyptus, rose and patchouli. Intrigue, a mysterious bouquet.

My Favorite

While perusing the Alessi showroom in Milan, lifting each glass dome to experience one of the five seasons, I was focused on selecting my personal favorite. Which one was it, you may wonder? Definitely AHHH (shown below) because it was fresh and pure and I would love this scent in my bathroom while rela in the tub with some wine and good music.

Photo: Erik Schumacher

Photo: Erik Schumacher

Photo: Erik Schumacher

Photo: Erik Schumacher

Next, the designer

Photo: Erik Schumacher

Photo: Erik Schumacher

I can't forget the famous Marcel Wanders! I’ve wanted to meet for twelve years, ever since discovering his work while I was still in design school. I’ve long loved how he marries traditional Dutch design with futuristic shapes and modern design, showing the true talent of Mr. Wanders to be so diverse, fresh and a true leader in his field.

I've also long admired his playful sense-of-humor and sparkle, which was so apparent when we met - he is absolutely charming and full of life, which translates into his work – including this collection of fragrances.

As you can see, I was all smiles during this special event and am so proud of Marcel's continued success and his contributions throughout the years to the design industry overall - such a mega inspiration to so many!

Photo: Erik Schumacher

Photo: Erik Schumacher

Bonus

Did I mention a party with cocktails were involved? Each of the 5 cocktails served were designed to ‘match’ each of the fragrances. I wish I had taken a photo of each of them – it was such a gorgeous idea to imagine how a fragrance would taste and look if translated into a refreshing drink. Fantastic idea.

I also ran into some friends, made new ones, and had a beautiful evening in the warm and summer-y courtyard with Marcel and the many friends who came out to support his launch.

Here are a few snaps from my iPhone. No evening is complete without a selfie and a shot of the floors, which were very cool and looked great with my silver loafers.

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My evening in Milan with Marcel and the whole Alessi team was a true pleasure and an honor. I’m happy that I was able to experience his collection and also, his big, open and vibrant personality. All in all, a great collection and a gorgeous evening well spent.

(This post was sponsored by Alessi. All words and thoughts are my own. Photography by , iPhone photos from Holly Becker for cattledogs.)

 

Permanent Press Editions - Gorgeous Photography For Your Home

When I first laid eyes on the photography of , I was smitten. My favorite collections, instantly, were the more abstract pieces, particularly Editions (a monochromatic study molds delicate materials in translucent sculptural forms), (flat botanical prints are reanimated as dimensional geometric compositions), and (defined by the weightless shells they inhabit, everyday products become luminous, delicate volumes). In fact, I loved them so much that I'm now the proud owner of a print from , "". I shared it on my Instagram last month, you can see it in case you missed it.

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So who is behind the brand? Americans Shana Faust and Alexa Mulvihill founded s in 2014 based on their love of photography, fascination with visual narratives, passion for interior design and obsession with details - which paved the way for their current collection of meticulously crafted and archivally printed original photographs. They frequently work with designers on both residential and commercial commissions in the states, and they have an where you can custom order prints in the size of your choosing, along with a frame that best fits your home.

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Permanent Press Editions
Permanent Press Editions
Permanent Press Editions
Permanent Press Editions

Permanent Press Editions ships worldwide and, if you scroll down to the bottom of their , and subscribe to their newsletter, you currently will get 15% off of your order. 

So....I'm back from MILANO everyone... If you've been following me on , I hope you've enjoyed my Insta Stories and Photos - more still to come - so much inspo in Milan. I'm still coming down from the high of it.

Love,

Holly

(Photography: Permanent Press Editions)

 

We're Off To Milan! See You Again On April 23rd!

Hello friends of cattledogs! I am heading to Milan first thing in the morning, and a few of your cattledogs columnists will be there too for Design Week and the . In fact, I'm working alongside Mary Middleton and Agata Dimmich at the fair on Thursday to cover a bunch of Italian brands, so follow my Instagram to see more . I'll also be working on a special assignment along with some smaller projects, too. It promises to be a very productive week!

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There's a lot happening, and I can't wait. The most exciting part though is to see my friends and colleagues and mingle in a beautiful city like Milan that is so vibrant and full of sunshine, great food, and nice people.

Have a fantastic week everyone! You can catch me blogging here again with my team on 23rd of April with lots to share from Milan, but in the meantime, I'll be sharing my inspirations from Milan through Instagram Stories and Insta photos all week, so please follow me to be a part of the fun.

Love,

Holly

28 Favorite Interior Finds From Ambiente Fair 2018

is the leading international consumer goods trade fair here in Europe, which naturally gets a lot of attention from people who love the worlds of dining, giving and living like I do. This was my second year at Ambiente and I must say, it was better (for me) than the year before because I decided to add a new hall to my list of "must sees", Hall 4, which was all about tabletop. I wrote all about over on the Ambiente blog today, and I hope you will go check it out because I'm proud of the piece and was happy to see it published (special thanks to photographer for my portraits).

Photographer:   Erik Schumacher

Photographer: Erik Schumacher

I also worked with talented Industrial Designer at Braun, , and together, we walk through a few of our favorite tabletop stands in a video, you can see that here. I worked with both Ben and Erik last year at Ambiente and really enjoyed their energy and enthusiasm for design as well as their professionalism and talent. It is always such a pleasure for me to work with talented people at the various fairs that I attend, and to be inspired by not only show itself, but also by the people whom I get to meet and add to my network.

I thought that since my favorite tabletop trend is over on the , that I'd highlight a few of my favorite stands because I found 28 that really caught my eye. I'll list them below so you can click around and visit their websites for further inspo.

Photo: Ro Collection

Photo: Ro Collection

1. // - Home and tabletop brand out of Denmark with a nice mix of ceramics and wood.

Photo: Holly Becker

Photo: Holly Becker

2. // - Japanese porcelain that I went crazy for, especially the coffee collection.

Photo: Holly Becker

Photo: Holly Becker

3. // I really liked the woven goods and bags from out of Taiwan. I met the founder and he showed me his gorgeous . Make sure you visit his , and check out the lights...

Photo: Lake Boutique

Photo: Lake Boutique

4. // Interacting with leather is always so pleasurable for me. I enjoy touching (and smelling!) it, so the Zambo collection from out of Argentina was naturally a favorite of mine. I met the owner, who was so kind, his passion for design and leather definitely shows in all of his products. P.S. You can buy them at online.

Photo: Holly Becker

Photo: Holly Becker

5. // The careful edit and overall simplicity of the stand, a group from Amsterdam who import fabulous things from mostly Japan, was quite nice to spend time in.

Photo: Holly Becker

Photo: Holly Becker

6. // I couldn't take my eyes away from the bowls by Japanese pottery at its finest.

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Photo: Holly Becker
 

7. // The paper goods by also made me take a second look. Really love their patterns and colorways.

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Photo: Holly Becker
 

8. // I couldn't stop touching the stunning ceramic tabletop collections from Japan. I loved that their base is black clay with white glaze, my all time favorite materials to combine for dishware.

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9. // Oh the creative, wonderful world of . Such a mind-blowing crush on this brand. I could own every single piece. (Photos: Holly Becker)

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Photo: Holly Becker
 

10. // - Products for the home and garden, always a nice stand to visit. Love their coastal feel, reminds me of home.

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Photo: Holly Becker
 

11. // The designer from , based in Taiwan, was such an interesting woman to speak with. I liked this bird cage... The porcelain bird, perched in her little cage, is one part ambient light and another part Bluetooth speaker so you can play your music through the cage and hang it anywhere you'd like as it radiates a peaceful glow.

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Photo: Holly Becker
 

12. // The cups and ceramics of brought a smile to my face. You should visit her website, it's full of darling things.

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Photo: Holly Becker
 

13. // I found the new leather collection from really appealing, that's my new favorite chair for summer!

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Reflections Copenhagen

14. // - This is one of those brands that looks nothing like the country of origin - Denmark. It's bold, glamorous and colorful with lots of bling. Nothing Scandi Minimilist here! Love the mirrors and can't wait to soon add one to my home. (Photos: Reflections)

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DOIY
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15. // The fun storage stuff from made me smile. I could totally get lost in all the cuteness and humor. Loved it. (Photos: Holly Becker)

Photo: Kristina Dam Studio

Photo: Kristina Dam Studio

Kristina Dam Studio
Kristina Dam Studio

16. // was such a pleasure to visit and chat with. You have to check her out if you don't already know her - what a talented architect-turned-designer - really clear vision and stunning interiors from furniture to ceramics. (Photos: Holly Becker)

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Photo: Holly Becker
 

17. // Designed in Finland, made in Kenya, I truly respect and adore the bags from and the story behind them. I liked them so much, I now have one for myself shown above in my home.

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Photo: Holly Becker
 

18. // Candle holders from caught my eye, now they are in my home too. It's funny how visiting fairs also leads to adventures in decorating for me! (smile)

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Meissen

19. // I fell absolutely in love with the stand design of Porcelain (and of course, their gorgeous collections, too). It was so nice to see their molds on display as a wall panels. very creative stand, couldn't stop perusing this space. (Photos: Holly Becker)

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20. // All of the colors and homewares from were definitely an inspiration to me. I think the linen pillows, concrete candle holders, and terrazzo serving boards made the biggest impression on me. (Photos: Holly Becker)
 

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21. // I adore the affordable interiors collection from . Always so nice to find their stand. So natural and carefree. (Photo: Holly Becker)

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Ichendorf

22. // had an incredible stand of glassware, I couldn't stop browsing. They originated in Germany, but are now based in Milan. Fantastic designs and some are quite witty and playful, which is nice to see - we need more humor in design! (Photos: Holly Becker)
 

Photo: Creative Lab Amsterdam

Photo: Creative Lab Amsterdam

23. // had fabulous wallpaper for kids, I found them all so unique from what is currently on the market and liked the colors and animal prints so much.

Photo: Rig Tig

Photo: Rig Tig

24. // has the best of the best for the kitchen. Everything comes in great coordinating colors that are also very trendy, too. They make products that motivate you to cook!

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25. // I can't forget the kitchen storage from Japanese brand, . Their pastel colors paired with white were fresh and clean, and also unique to see for the kitchen. I loved the mix of metal and wood, too. (Photos: Holly Becker)
 

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Photo: Holly Becker
 

26. // Illustrations from Finland were gorgeous, especially his process - he takes ink, canvas and brushes out to the forest and just paints. How simple and pure.

Photo: Holly Becker   

Photo: Holly Becker
 

27. // I met the owner of first in Denmark at another fair, but this time, I got to really know and chat with him at Ambiente and he was just lovely. His sustainable concrete collections are stunning - the concrete tablets are my favorite.

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Guaxs

28. // I was in heaven the moment I discovered . I loved those two white lamps (shown top left) and all of their glass vases were stunning. If I owned a flower shop, I'd stock them for sure. (Photos: Holly Becker)

Photographer: Erik Schumacher

Photographer: Erik Schumacher

As you can see, I had a very busy time at Ambiente. One of the highlights, aside from roaming the halls and enjoying the many company owners and designers, was to hang out with my good friend Stefan Nillson from in Stockholm. He was so kind to take me as his +1 to dinner for the press at the Frankfurt Natural History Museum (), which was one of the most unique dining experiences I've ever had - eating next to dinosaurs! We had a great time, I'll never forget it! I am so thankful to Stefan and also the fabulous press boss at Ambiente, Erdmann, who treated me with such kindness.

I had a great time with and too, and the many others whom I got to spend time with who were part of this assignment with me. I was so pleased when my columnist, , came to see me because she's such a dear friend. In fact, she was there when I was working on this video below.

The result of teaming up with the communications agency working for the fair was that I shot 24 Instagram Stories including 2 live videos with Meissen and Kristina Dam Studio, the above video with Ben Wilson, the blog post you are reading now, on the Ambiente site, and 25+ Instagram photos posted and shot live during the fair along with hundreds of photos.

I am so happy that I have been able to share my adventure to Ambiente with you, thank you for joining me today and a special thank you to Mai Communications for this assigment.

Love,

Holly

(This post was sponsored by for Ambiente Fair 2018. All words and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting cattledogs!)

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8 Ways To Decorate Around a Flat Screen TV

Let’s talk about your television for a moment, the pink elephant in the room of every interior design book… It is always there but please don’t look at it! I’m willing to bet that the rooms on websites and apps that you’re saving rarely show a – am I right? It’s just one of those things that stylists and photographers work hard to hide in photos, along with the other deadly sins of interior photography: most electronics and cords, oh the horror!

As you know, I’m one of these people who hide when I’m working on a styling assignment or producing content for my books or online content. But in my daily life, a TV is actually essential because I’m an American expat living in Germany since 2009; TV is a direct connection to my home country. If I had to live in Germany without access to American TV (Netflix?!), I’d be heartbroken. Seriously. I love hearing the latest American slang, seeing how people dress, overall trends (from wardrobe to set, theme, camera angles, etc.), and to simply feel like I’m still, “in the know” when it comes to my homeland and culture. It’s a bit of a portal for me to climb into whenever I need to. I also love watching music videos as much as I did when I binge-watched MTV as a teenager. Then there is YouTube, also a fun thing to lose yourself to now and then. I enjoy a good film and rela with my family and friends now and then too.

I thought that since I love TV but I'm also one of those people who hide in the interior books that I write, that I should challenge myself and inspire all of you with a very uncommon partnership with one of my favorite electronics brands, .

I’ve owned a for twelve years, I’m very brand loyal to electronics and cars, but never anything quite like the one the TV that Samsung sent over. Holy Smokes. It’s a beauty. I now live with a beautiful wall-mounted, flat-screen, ! It’s nothing I care to hide in photos because it’s so slim and well-designed – and it looks really nice in my room. See for yourself...

8 Ways To Decorate Around a Flat Screen TV

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Let's talk about installation before I get into my 8 tips for decorating around a flat screen. It was about 5 minutes to unpack and another 10 minutes to lay out all of the pieces for the back panel. Then we quickly put the easy wall mount piece on the back (a breeze!). After finding the right spot on the wall, then out came the drill and et voilà – finished. It was up and running within an hour after it arrived at our front door.

Here are some photos of it in my space along with 8 tips on how to decorate around a flat screen TV.

8 Ways To Decorate Around a Flat Screen TV
8 Ways To Decorate Around a Flat Screen TV

1. Mix It Up

The TV doesn’t have to be the only thing on the wall, add other pieces that fit the décor of your room around it, beneath, or above, on the sides. You an also paint the wall a dramatic color or use wallpaper. My walls are neutral, so I opted for adding in some unexpected pieces to the left of the television.

2. Experiment

I didn’t want to surround my TV with art because I think everyone does that and I wanted to try something different. I decided to work in an “L” shape so the eye could travel, and I wanted to rebel against symmetry.

8 Ways To Decorate Around a Flat Screen TV

3. Be Bold

When the TV is off, it’s a black rectangle on the wall for most of the day. Adding art that I already had in another room, the black rectangular TV becomes part of this graphic grouping and not the focus because the other art is black and bold, too.

4. Create Tension

I used one big art print about the size of the TV, only I installed it in a different direction (portrait vs. landscape TV), so there is some competition there, a little tension that works, along with the element of sameness that makes this coupling so successful.

5. Use Odd Numbers

I always like to work in odd numbers for groupings, for instance, groups of 3, 5, 7, etc. In this case, the TV was part of my grouping so I added 4 pieces to the wall for a total of 5. The odd number is great because then you are not automatically pairing groups of things, which is so common if you work with even numbers.

8 Ways To Decorate Around a Flat Screen TV

6. Add a Focal Point

I didn’t forget about the objects on the credenza or the entertainment unit owned by my husband that he can’t imagine not owning. (To be honest, after this photo shoot, his speakers and Playstation also came back out and are now on the credenza too.) I thought, “How can I make a cabinet full of black electronics stuff look stylish?”. This is always the “problem” isn’t it? Instead of removing the cabinet for the shoot (because that’s a bit unfair), I left it in and decided to tackle the problem head-on.

I decided the art and the things on top of the cabinet would become the focal point. I added a big white lacquered tray, stacks of books, candle holders and other favorite things all very neutral shades of white and beige, with black accents. This created a corner that, to me, suddenly looked very peaceful but also very stylish.

8 Ways To Decorate Around a Flat Screen TV

7. Add Texture

I worked in texture into the arrangement with a handmade art piece from Denmark. It softens the wall and the overall look because it’s made of cloth and wood and looks very inviting to touch. When electronics are involved, it’s nice to find something with texture to mix in. My next goal for this corner is to get an old piece of wood, measure to cut the length and width of the cabinet, and let the natural wood add more warmth and texture to this corner.

8 Ways To Decorate Around a Flat Screen TV

8. Include Additional Light Sources

I added additional light sources to this spot of the room because I want the corner to be cozy and nice at night when the TV is off. There are candles there and a gorgeous lamp, so the room will have an even balance of lighting when the television is not in use.

8 Ways To Decorate Around a Flat Screen TV

P.S.:

I’ve had this TV for over a month now and the clarity of the picture is unreal, it’s unlike anything I’ve ever owned before. The colors are vivid and the quality of the picture is the best ever. I also love the sound quality because the voices are very clear and easy to hear along with the sound effects. Bottom line, the picture gives you a true movie theater experience at home, especially in the 55” size. I also love the slim and beautiful remote.

8 Ways To Decorate Around a Flat Screen TV

It’s really fun to have a television like this one because it’s definitely top notch and from a pure aesthetics standpoint, it is so good-looking that I don’t want to hide it when I take photos of my space anymore.  It also has ONE cable, and it’s almost transparent, so it’s barely visible and so it’s nice to not have to deal with cord chaos or a cable duct to hide the cords. There is just a simple cable from the back of the unit running a few inches down the wall, disappearing behind my cabinet, and that’s it. I also want to note that I didn’t need to purchase anything in addition to the cable that came with the QLED because that was all that I needed.

I love the and am so happy I got to share it with you today along with my tips on how to decorate with a TV. Have a nice day, everyone!

(This post is sponsored by . All words and opinions are my own. Photography by Holly Becker for cattledogs. Thank you for supporting the brands who enable me to keep this blog running for over 12 years.)

[Photos, Text, Styling: Holly Becker. Location: Private Home of Holly Becker, Hannover, Germany. Model: Thorsten Becker]