New year new space?

Hi I am Mary Ansley, and I am excited to be a new part of the Neylan team! I studied fashion design + business at Auburn University, and I have gained a lot of experience in real estate management in my working years as well. My passions have always been for textiles + color + good design.


In kicking off this new year, wanting to launch into a fresh start, I find my creative brain thinking through ways to revamp my home! Some good questions to think through are:


· Goals for your current space or that space that you would love to call home in 2021?

· What design trends are you loving?

· Are you wanting to make your space look more open? Less cluttered? More colorful?

· Are you wanting to add more color or texture?

· Are you wanting to add more visual interest?


Drum roll please…The key to visually pleasing and interesting spaces is: Contrast


Some simple ways to change up a space are through use of the following:

new pillows, curtains, art, photographs, throw blankets, lamps, colorful lamp shades, mirrors, new hardware, plants, planters, new side or drink tables, and rugs!


There are a lot of ways to achieve contrast via the vessels mentioned above. My favorite ways to achieve contrast are through mixing textures and patterns! Think of opposites such as the below:


Light + dark




Matte + shiny




Differing heights (adds dimension)




Soft + hard (leather and acrylic)




Did you know that at Neylan we can do a design consultation for you? We will help revamp your space giving you ideas that fit with your personal style and design goals. You can even purchase our décor + furniture suggestions directly from us!