The little gold penguins. Animal figurines, done in such a sophisticated way.
This space is full of quirk, in the form of the hot pink skull, the interesting chair, and the piece of artwork on the wall-but it still retains an overall look of sophistication. (PS-I WANT THAT CHAIR).
Another room from Ashley Stark’s Manhattan apartment via Elle Decor-the oversized scale of the plant is “something unexpected-“adding just the perfect surprise to this very upscale looking space.
How’s that for quirk? A giant zebra! Not too realistic for most of us, but definitely fits the bill.
Look closely at the lamp-you don’t notice at first glance, but on closer inspection, you catch a little quirky surprise.
Something where it “shouldn’t” be-a glittery purse slung over a mirror.
The cool thing about Needleman’s book, and this section especially, was that after reading it I went through my Pinterest boards and found that most of the spaces I had pinned and really, really liked did have a bit of quirk to them. I just never realized that the quirky touch was what made them attractive to me, until Needleman so astutely pointed it out!