Functional Finishing Touches: 3 Inspiring Design Pieces

The finishing touches on each room in your house are normally the last thing. As we’ve been shopping for sofas the last few weeks, Adam has had to pull me away from area rugs, curtains, throw pillows, sea glass vases, vintage travel posters, and rolling ottomans. For him, it’s all about the task at hand, for me it’s the big picture. When I saw these three ‘finishing touch’ pieces, it certainly got my design gears running.

jan showers mercer bench_old greenwich beach house, jen darling

Jan Shower’s Mercer Bench is a perfect mix of traditional and trendy. The touch of lucite is glamorous without being overwhelming. Plus we really need a bench at the end of our bed to hold our comforter on the nights we’re not using it. Can’t you just see Daphne stretched out there napping?cox & cox, french folding mirror, jen darling

This chic French folding mirror from Cox & Cox is perfectly feminine and functional. The tray folds away so you have space when you need it, and a simple yet not-cookie-cutter mirror when you don’t.

modern california kitchen, horse stools, jen darlingThese horse leg stools work in this chic country kitchen in California. Would they be so comfortable in our house? No, but I would love something fun that catches the eye. I can’t stop staring, debating if they are cool or creepy – and that factor is the perfect way to finish out a room.

What would you put on your list of finishing touches?

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