Tada! I finished my first two assignments for my styling class, the coffee table and couch in the living room. I didn't plan it this way, but clearly I ended up channelling a version of Vintage English Childhood. I managed to address each of the fundamental elements of good styling: needs, shapes, color, pattern, texture, placement, bling and botanicals. Justina also suggested we add some 'life' to our scenes, and that's how the vintage stuffed dog ended up there, and he conveniently provided the texture. A few detail shots:
Stepping back for the full view, showing the restyled couch as well...
I'm behind in my assignments, though. See that little dog? He... um... ate my homework.