Splurge vs. Save The spark your home is missing
The Washington Post
Sometimes an unexpected, eye-catching piece can take a room from ordinary to extraordinary.
Designer Patrick J. Baglino Jr. likes to call these focal items “jewel” or “gem” pieces.
They are “attention-grabbing” interior design elements used “with a specific goal in mind,” said Baglino, who owns Patrick J. Baglino Jr. Interior Design in Washington, D.C.
That goal can be to spark conversation, make a statement, or just add fun and interest.
Baglino’s room designs, which often incorporate transitional, traditional and contemporary elements, commonly include one or two of these whimsical works.
“They both complement and flow nicely in the design, while having the strength of character to stand solidly on their own,” Baglino said.
Consider going out on a design limb with some of his top picks.