With most of your decorating endeavors, chances are you will begin building your style around a large piece of furniture–a couch, a table, a bed, etc. It all depends on what the room is meant for. If you’re anything like me, smaller details can slip your mind. But the pieces in between are really no less important; it’s the little things that can pull a room together. Accents, big and small, simple and gaudy, are what take your decor to the next level.
Uttermost, begun as a small family-owned furniture company nearly forty years ago, has spread internationally and has a wide and varied catalogue. From vintage reproductions to intricate pieces with modern flair, Uttermost’s accents can help you fill in the gaps.
Think of accents as accessories–they up the ante on your decor, jazz it up, top it off. Just like the right hat or necklace can round out an outfit, accents can make all the difference. They aren’t meant to be centerpieces, so don’t feel obligated to let their form limit their function. For instance, you might not expect to get a lot of writing done at the antique-style writing desk pictured above, but it would make a great end table or compliment to a rustic-style living room.
Uttermost’s pieces are not meant to copy any one design trend or artistic movement; instead they draw from a number of different sources, combining styles into an eclectic harmony that draws on the beauty and craftsmanship of the past, as well as the innovations of the modern day. Scrolled legs, rococo swirls, the bright upholstery of a baroque parlor, all of these can be found alongside a touch of slick contemporary chic.
One thing is for sure–the rustic chic of weathered wood may be made to look old, but it definitely isn’t getting old any time soon. Pre-distressed accents bring a sense of timelessness to a room. Uttermost has a lot of vintage and weathered pieces to choose from, in everything from tables, to benches, to multipurpose shelves like the one pictured above. Many of their accents are hard-finished and painted, so no two will look alike.
Accents, although meant to work in support of your decor, don’t necessarily have to be subtle or unobtrusive. Sometimes going big, bold, and unexpected can be the best way to bring out a room’s potential. This sunburst mirror is a great example of a more ostentatious accent, but Uttermost has a whole collection of ornate and unique mirrors, as well as other sorts of embellishments. Floral prints, abstract modern art, and reproductions of classic painting styles, are only a few examples of what you’ll find.
If you are looking for something a little less old-world, a littler simpler and cleaner, Uttermost has a number of accents that draw from more contemporary trends such as clean lines, geometric shapes, and modern materials. The coffee table in the picture above combines the best of both worlds–the dark, textured wood of a more vintage piece, along with the modern aesthetic of simple shapes and bare metal legs.
In home decorating, the little details can slip through the cracks, but they are where you can be the most creative and have the most fun. A well-placed accent can build on the tone of a room, or shift it completely. If you are looking for the top quality in vintage pieces are unique works of art, you may find that Uttermost is utterly the best choice.