Splurge vs. Save The spark your home is miss­ing

The Denver Post - - LIFE & CULTURE - By Me­gan Mcdonough An­thro­polo­gie, Tar­get Jonathan Adler, All Mod­ern

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.

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