Courtney Warren is a Texas-based interior designer whose work has been featured in Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, Good Housekeeping, Apartment Therapy, and Today.com. She is a frequent consultant on Fox 4 TV’s Good Day program in Dallas, was ranked in the top 3 percent of interior designers in the US by Houzz.com, and starred in the Dallas episode of TLC’sFour Houses. She delights in helping overwhelmed clients create beautiful spaces—and will never turn down a warm chocolate chip cookie or Diet Dr Pepper.
What’s a niche? You know those little recesses in the wall where you can…well, here, let’s see what we CAN do with nitches, neeshes or nishes.
At this client’s house, the moody-toned niche above the fireplace was a perfect place for tv, decor items and a savvy, symmetrical grouping of mirrors. The paint really shows it off, don’t you think?
Another version of tv/decorative items/mirrors, but this one makes use of a perfectly sized console table pushed into the niche to provide storage and tie the elements together.
This client’s arched niche called for bookshelves to show off some pretty lanterns, family photos and books. (I’m going to blog someday soon about styling a bookshelf. Stay tuned!)
I have a quirky little niche in my kitchen wall that stars a rotating display of pottery and whatever else I’m inspired to include (like This, That, Whatever)! So fun to change it out for seasons and holidays.
A niche helps you maximize your floor space!
(Have you seen this trick? You can create a niche between the studs in your wall! That is, you can let a contractor do it, so you don’t disturb any wiring. But looky there–instant added storage and display!)
Would you like help styling your niches and nooks? What other projects do you have in mind for spring? Let’s talk!