Updated: May 17
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!