The downside of design blogs and myriad decorating TV shows is that all the analysis (is there such a thing as a decorating pundit?) may lead us to over-think the whole thing. For example, one phenomenon we've discussed here before is the tendency to hyper-analyze accessories -- are they over-exposed, are they "last Tuesday," does it really matter?
It's no secret that I never seem to tire of beads on statuary (or other art objects) but I can't pretend this is revolutionary or unexpected. Radical or not, the issue doesn't seem to worry some of my favorite tastemakers and editors; they don't think the look is over. Beads are proudly displayed in the Lambertson-Truex residence (Elle Decor, October 2008) and Rubie Green founder, Michelle Adams, recently styled a graceful bust with a pretty necklace for ABT.
Below, of course, the image that started the obsession: a page from Kelly Wearstler's Domicilium Decoratus.
So go ahead. Play with your necklaces. It's a commitment-free, economical way to create a new vignette in your home.
Top image is the Dransfield Ross residence as seen in House Beautiful 750 Designer Secrets.