“People have lost a lot of jobs and prices are critical right now,” says Ritchie, whose company, Zoltan Design Co., has offices in Atlanta, Los Angeles and Frederick. “I’m very committed to mid-century modernity and they have a great mid-century modern line at a reasonable price.”
If money is tight but you’re still craving a change after being stuck at home for over six months, Ritchie suggests swapping out pillows, throws, artwork, light fixtures, or vases. If you want to shake things up but don’t have the funds for a makeover or a complete overhaul of a room’s furniture and accessories, start small: replace a chair or add an ottoman.
“If people are looking for that change, you can do it on a budget,” says Ritchie, who adds that he keeps two sets of pillows and swaps them seasonally to make his home feel fresh. “If you’re tired of something, make a change. Don’t be afraid to change that. “
Here are Ritchie’s picks from West Elm (westelm.com).
Ritchie loves poufs, like Moroccan leather poufs ($ 300- $ 800), because of their versatility. They can be used as low or side tables (try a tray on top to add stability for drinks), or as an extra seat when guests are visiting, he says. Moroccan poufs come in three sizes and different colors (color options vary depending on the size of the pouf), and they are made from goatskin leather.
A throw, like the Pebble Texture Throw ($ 60), can be thrown on a sofa or chair for a warm, casual look, says Ritchie. This 50 x 60 inch black and white throw is made of cotton.
Ritchie likes it Set of contemporary textures cushion covers ($ 119), which combines bold colors and neutral tones in three fabrics – jacquard velvet, crew neck, and hand-woven silk – and takes the guesswork out of coordinating pillows.
A gallery wall can help set the tone and palette of your room, says Ritchie. He likes metal gallery wall frames with standard mats ($ 40- $ 60), which come in brass, rose gold, polished nickel, or black and can hold 4 by 6 inch or 8 by 10 inch photos. . There is no right or wrong way to build a gallery wall, says Ritchie. Don’t be afraid to mix colors in art or frame finishes to keep things interesting. He likes to tape an area of the wall, then start in the center and work his way through.
the Asymmetric ceramic table lamp ($ 129) has an unexpected shape that will bring interest to a table, Ritchie says, as well as warmth and color. The lamp measures 10 inches wide by 17 inches high. It is available in black or green with a natural linen shade, or white with a white shade.
Ritchie likes it Semi-tempered stoneware vases ($ 17- $ 60) for bookcases, dining tables or consoles. They can be grouped together as a sculptural element or used to hold greenery, he says.