Ask The Designer “What Are Your Top 3 Decorating Items?”

Ask The Designer

This week we are asking a question from:

Pam List @

“What Are Your Top 3 Decorating Items?”


Pam List @mommacan -here are my top three decorating items. My absolute favorite versatile decor is white dishes, clear glass jars, and trays. I collect trays like most women collect shoes! Glass jars can be used for storing dry goods to holding an elegant summer bouquet, and white dishes compliment any table in any season.

Thanks Pam!! Can you guess my 3 favorite decorating items? Be sure to check out my answer featured at location #15 (Click here to link to Pam’s blog and the get answers from our 16 expert bloggers)

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  1. Fun topic and great discussion. My favorite design things are flowers, books and candles. Yay, great group.

  2. I use paint, pillow and picture. The 3 p’s if you will. Great forum and discussion I love reading all the answers.

    • I love that you call them your 3 p’s. I have a 7 p’s life motto of “prior proper planning prevents piss poor performance. 😛

  3. Nice forum and great information. How did you find you designers? We have a bunch of boys that would love to chime in on the topic!!

  4. I love reading everyones 3 decorating must haves and even the comment participation. What a fun blog seems like you have a great following and fantastic ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I have read a few good post about decorating stuff on here. Just to give my 2 cents I use mirrors, pillows and baskets to decorate with in each and every room . Your site is certainly worth bookmarking for revisiting later. I wonder, how much effort you put to make such a great informative site. Seems like you have a lot of things to read about. Thanks!

  6. I like to use books, baskets and plants. Love this article and enjoy that is sharing on this post in comments. Such a fund read, thanks for organizing.

  7. I read one and I could not stop. Great series, easy find all of them at your ATD tab. My top 3 are pillows, throws and books. Says a lot about me I am sure. #bookworm

  8. I love this question, I would say I use plants, books and candles. I guess that says a lot about my personalty. Fun blog 🙂

  9. Ohhhh I love ASK THE DESIGNER you guys have great information and tons of ideas!!
    My 3 are baskets, pillows and picture frames.

  10. This is great advice. I love your answer of book, baskets and glass. I think we must have similar taste. I am pinning this for later so I can find you easily.

  11. Such a great idea to great so many opinions, and super useful for your readers! Thanks 🙂

  12. I love reading these types of Q&A posts where you get lots of opinions. It is great advice and lots of good information from these ladies.

  13. This is a great Q&A forum, thanks for the information. I do have a question. Do you favorite 3 items change or have they stayed the same? Also do you use all the items in the same room or spread them out?

    • Great question Nora, my tastes do change with the current trends. Example I used to use a lot of mirrors in my other home to make it feel bigger and more spacious. I still use them occasionally in a room I do not used them in large masses anymore. My personal style right now is Industrial Farmhouse Chic, which is a complete oxymoron, it you think about it. A chic farmhouse? LOL So my top 3 design elements driven from what I currently using and can find in every room in my home right now. Baskets are everywhere from storage in the great room, my pantry, even as hampers in the guest rooms. Books are everywhere too, whether they are used as reference books or just pretty books used as risers. Finally glass and specifically colored glass which adds an a pop of art and color to the most neutral spaces. They could be a vase for flowers, a sculpture or paperweight.

  14. This is a great guest post. I love that you have featured designers for your blog excellent idea!!

  15. I found this information very useful, I need to check out your other posts too!! Thanks for sharing

  16. Fun segment, great design insight, and a lovely group. How did you all find each other? You guys seem to be from all over the world.

    • It is a great group pf ladies. We all met through the 2017 Spring ORC, which is the One Room Challenge. We formed a group and the rest is history. These ladies are so super talented and I am luck to be able to collaborate with them.

  17. This was a great read, I find it interesting to know what interior designers say about there own decorating style. It is funny you all picked the same 3 things for the most part. Baskets, books and plants. There were a few different ideas in there but the consistence says something. Note taken!

  18. I love that you all have the same ideas of the 3 decorating items to use, even though you are countries apart. Just proves we are all alike and on the same page. All the Best.

  19. I love this post, such a great question and so many good answers. I am not sure how you were able to only pick 3 things. Baskets, Book, Glass, Plants and Pillows would be on mine. See that’s 5, ha ha ha

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