(Bedroom as seen in the portfolio of Joe Nye)
Then it all clicked, it was missing some RED. That one accessory that made this room POP.
Here is how that same room was seen in the August 2009 issue of House Beautiful
It's like searching for Where's Waldo in these photos- I keep compairing the portfolio image with the House Beautiful ones to see what's the same and what changed.
While there are other changes besides the red throw, the power of one is really undeniable.
(Top image from the Joe Nye portfolio, and the bottom three are from House Beautiful photographed by Roger Davies)