One way to bring a dull and dreary room to life is by adding that special statement piece. When walking into a room you should be able to select pieces that stand out and make the space complete. A punch of colour or a unique fabric choice will always do the trick. One way to bring a unique piece or accessory into a room is to check out second hand stores or antique shops, it might take awhile to come across something special, but I have been able to find "the diamond in the rough". An old Victorian chair or console table might just need a new coat of paint or to be reupholstered to come back to life. You'll not only have a new stand out piece but also a story behind the purchase! One of my favourite places for distinctive second hand pieces is a quaint consignment store on Lonsdale , North Vancouver called La Lucy Thift & Boutique.