Monday
Nov242014

Styling Up Close

I don't know about you, but in my own home, I'm constantly moving around things on tables and shelves until I find an interesting mix. I might restyle the same vignette a few times in one week even! I know I border on the obsessive about it, but I can't help it, I just love a strong moment!

As the holidays approach, I think this becomes even more important as you transition your vignettes to incorporate all of your seasonal decor. Enjoy some of the up close and personal styled images that are keeping me {and my tables} inspired these days...

What's the key to getting that collected, styled look in your home? Well, you have to collect for starters. This might seem like a no-brainer, but I feel like most people are so concerned with curating their home that they forget they've got to collect first. Also, don't concern yourself with the intended use of a particular object, use it to suit your needs. A tea tray is great for corralling mail, a tassel looks just right on a lamp and a vase might be the perfect place to store all of those drink stirrers you've amassed over the years. Just have fun with it! xx

Monday
Nov172014

Behind the Sunshine Yellow Door

This picture made me smile today as I was running around like crazy trying to tackly my to do "list"...the word "list" is a joke these days because it's never ending  and I feel like I can never fully check anything off completely...anyway...

Looks like it's probably a little shop of some type...but if it were my front door, my living room would look a little something like this...

A healthy mix of Southwestern desert, Midcentury vibes and European sensibility. A winning combo if I do say so myself. Remember to breathe in and out today, OK.

Sunday
Nov022014

Creamy White Shiplap 

I think everyone is haunted by the wood "paneling" of the 70's and 80's, however, a creamy white shiplap is feeling fresh to me as of late...

I think it makes a beautiful accent in almost any room. Under a chair rail or covering a whole wall, it's all about added texture. Layer it up with a collection of eclectic art or keep things minimal with a couple of hardwired sconces. Shiplap is looking pretty good to me.

Thursday
Oct092014

Orchid Velvet For The Win

I'm seriously smitten with Caitlin Wilson's Tessa Sofa in Berry Velvet...What a beautiful hue to come home to : ) If I were to style it, I'd balance the overt cuteness with a little Midcentury masculine, a healthy dose of vintage brass, and cool collected art. Something like this...

Sofa // Cabinet // Nesting Tables // Coffee Table // Chair // Moroccan Pouf // Art

Thursday
Oct022014

Behind the Iciest of Blue Doors

A pale, cool blue is not something I'm naturally drawn to, but I love the subtleness of this door against a crisp cream exterior...

Loving the mixed brass and chrome elements here, I picture a toned down space with amped up style...