Feel like sugar on the floor, bud dum dum da dum dum dummmm….. sugar on the floor….. (just sing it in your head…)
What do Etta James and interior design have to do with one another you might ask? Nothing and EVERYTHING.
Basically Etta said she felt like sugar on the floor, and well, as a designer, I like putting things on the floor. So there you go!
Alright alright, that's totally pushing it. And please know that I deeply respect and adore Ms. Etta James, so all you bluesy types out there just calm down.
The fact is when I was at college taking a ton of English classes at UC Berkeley (this was before I decided to major in Architecture) we were told to start our essays with a hook or a quote. So there you go, thank you Etta for my hook.
Now to what we came for. The tiny decorating tip: like sugar on the floor, put things on the floor. What things? Paintings! Prints! Posters! Empty Frames! Lean those suckers, layer them, stand back and enjoy. I employed this little trick for this vignette I did and I rather like the outcome.
Now Etta feeling like sugar on the floor was not a good thing, at first things can be sweet like sugar, then you are tossed aside, wasted on the floor, sugar on the floor. But when you put your paintings on the floor, it is a good thing and don’t worry they will not be wasted. (again sorry to the blues fans, and please excuse me Etta, but you know…)
Also, just because things are on the floor does not mean they shouldn't be on the wall too!
Do you lean anything against the wall and on the floor in your house? Are you ready to try it? Turn on some Etta James and get going!