How To: Dress a Dresser

How To: Dress a Dresser

Susie Nadler
Feb 26, 2009

Stylist Eddie Ross, of Top Design fame, has a wonderful blog post this week describing how he helped a friend accessorize her dresser. We might've made slightly different choices, but his step-by-step photos, accompanied by tips and explanations, are incredibly helpful…

It's fun to watch the dresser really come together as the series of photos progresses. We learned a lot from reading Eddie's explanations of each design choice. Maybe the finished "dresser-scape" looks a little bit cluttered—and we're not sure why the flowers should be so large (though Eddie claims in his comments section that from most angles, the framed print behind the flowers is still visible). But overall, we think it's a huge improvement. Love that pink candle!

Here are a few of Eddie's tips for dressing a dresser:

  • Use a large mirror or piece of art as a focal point.
  • When arranging coffee table books, remove the book jackets or face the bindings towards the wall to neutralize the color palette (while adding another interesting texture).
  • Layering art prints against a mirror gives a casual, spontaneous look.
  • A single brightly colored candle adds a pop of color to break up the symmetry (and is a good use for singleton candlesticks you might find at the flea market).

    To read the full tutorial, visit Eddie Ross' blog.

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