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How To Style With Bone Inlay

When I am sourcing a special piece for a client, I love to incorporate bone inlay. There is so much to love about these unique and bespoke furnishings. They introduce colour and pattern which  can really bring a space to life. With their classic/contemporary aesthetic, I also see them as timeless, something that you could pass down to your kids.  But not everyone is confident in bringing colour and pattern into their homes.

Here are my tips on How To Style With Bone Inlay.

My love affair with bone inlay started when I purchased my first piece, this navy dresser. When I was designing our new home, I knew exactly where I wanted it to go and made sure this wall was wide enough to accommodate it. I have kept the surrounding accessories and artwork neutral so that the colour and pattern aren’t competing with anything else. Not only is this dresser one of my favourite pieces of furniture, it is practical for storing tablecloths and tea towels.

How to style with bone inlay

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In this client’s entrance makeover, I needed to introduce some interest and the pattern of this black console was perfect.How to style with bone inlay

Photo via Suzi Appel

I wanted this guest bedroom to be fun but still practical. The turquoise colour of these bedside tables complement the artwork and cushions. Also the two drawers provide a handy storage for visitors.

How to style with bone inlay

Photo via Suzi Appel

If you aren’t confident to invest in a larger bone inlay piece, there are smaller options available that can still provide an impact. This striped drum stool adds a soft colour and geometric pattern to my living room. It is light enough to move around the room as the perfect side table.

tips for styling with bone inlay

Photo via Armelle Habib

 In a neutral space such as a bathroom, a bone inlay mirror can provide a point of interest and add colour. Accessories can then be added to co-ordinate and bring cohesion to the space.tips for styling with bone inlay

Photo via Armelle Habib

Bone inlay accessories are my ‘go-to’ pieces for styling. A tray is perfect for coralling items on a coffee table.

tips for styling with bone inlay

Photo via Suzi Appel

How to style with bone inlay

Or a box adds a point of interest on a hallway console or a coffee table.

Photo via Suzi Appel

Photo via Suzi Appel

And is the perfect storage option for TV remotes!

Bone inlay storage box

If you are unsure of where to source and how to style with bone inlay, please get in touch. I would love to help.

Belinda XO

 

 

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