{new series} Divine Details: Nailhead Trim

Hello, I’m Katy Byrne from DBK: Designs By Katy. Sue’s blog was one of the first ones I started reading, so I’m excited to begin as a contributor for her new series: Divine Details. It’s sounds cliche, but it’s true, design is in the details. Ever wonder why you love an interiors shot, or what makes one room better than another? Chances are, it’s the detail work.

To begin our discussion I’m going to talk about nail heads. Want to know what I love about the first shot? The nail-head trim. Adding nail heads to a piece can turn the ordinary into extraordinary. One thing you may not consider when buying furnishings is how many choices went into that piece of furniture. It may have several fabrics. The legs (or any exposed wood work) has various finish options that were also carefully chosen. Finally, many manufacturer’s offer additional finishing touches, like nail head trim. You can go large or small. Nail heads also provide a DIY opportunity to turn that old console into something amazing. Most local workrooms carry nail heads. Pick up your favorite finish, a hammer, and get creative! Next time you’re buying furniture, ask what additional options they offer. Chances are, it’s a great opportunity for beautiful trim!
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Thanks for having me, Sue! Be sure to check out my blog:Designs By Katy and remember, it’s all in the details!

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  1. I love your blog and I LOVE this addition! Katy is right, the nail heads add such a great look to even the simplest piece. Great post!!

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  2. Been a while since I have been here. Post is great. The Nai lheads are really big now. yvonne

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  3. I'm obsessed with nailhead trims! So beautiful!!!

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