If you don’t have room to hide things and need to place them on dresser or table surfaces, take a cue from how they style. First, you need various heights which makes it visually interesting versus everything flat. So don’t be afraid to add a vase or bust or something unrelated. Use books to give height, pretty bowls, plates and teacups for jewelry, apothecary jars and decorative hat boxes.
Second, fold garments like they’re done in a department store. Sweaters are bulky and they can stretch when hung, so try folding some in like colors. Actually color coding everything will look more polished. Add scarves & jewelry of same colors.
Love how they added collars to the necklace holders. Michael’s sells velvet/felt ones for under $12. And they alwayd have 40% off coupons in the paper. They also sell necklaces and fun ring holders as well.
Twins Teman & Teran Evans (HGTV’s design consultants for the show High/Low Project) live together & collaborated to create a home that effectively mixes higher end pieces with lower price point retail chain stores. Covering a living room wall with … Continue reading →
If you follow me on instagram, these will be familiar to you. I have painted my den’s wall black and hung my Ikea picture ledges and floating shleves. That gold frame which holds my degree, is from the goodwill. I’ve been going there often with hopes of finding ornate frames to paint. My luck hasn’t been that great. So the styling of this is temporary…
I spent a portion of Saturday making spring themed gift bags for my niece and god-daughter. The gold metallic tape is being used to create faux molding as blogged about here in an art deco style. I’m not done…but Saturday was almost 60 degrees and warm weekend weather trumps house decorating any day. Lol so I wasn’t as productive because I was out and about. But I can’t wait for the end result.
This lies an issue. Originally I wanted a gallery wall in the dining area. The trick with grouping art is ensuring there is some level of cohesiveness. All of my frames vary which would be fine if they were all one color. They’re not. The mats within the frames are different. It’s just too much going on and visually, it’s heavy. I want to simplify a bit. I am going to either paint all of the frames black and see if that helps. If not, I may end up selling some and starting fresh. I really love the african vibe but I also adore black and white photography. So this will be changing. And that bakers rack will be turned into a huge bar cart.
Since I don’t wear these anymore, figured they would look better as bookends.
Greg Natale likes order in his life including his closet. He wants everything to have it’s place and a place for everything. By carefully taking inventory of what he has, he was able to make sure there was a spot for it all. You won’t know what you need if you don’t take a look at what you have. I love the bowl on the coffee table books. It’s something anyone can do in any place of the home to house smaller things more beautifully. Buttons, safety pins, cufflinks, stud earrings, bobby pins, batteries….any bowl can be useful.
I love her thought process. She doesn’t hide her fav pieces, she displays them. She likes to look at her closet and upon the first glance see things that are meaningful to her, gifts from family or things she picked up in her travels.
Decided to copy and paste Sarah’s rules of thumb for editing your closet and deciding what to keep and what to lose.
1. “If you hold up the garment and can see any body part imprinted in it – i.e. elbows, knees, saggy bums, etc. – it goes out.”
2. “Pay particular attention to collars – these are near your face and right in people’s eye line, so any fraying, wear-and-tear or make-up/fake tan stains, etc. means it goes.”
3. “Consider the ‘two tries rule:’ if you have put on a garment and then immediately taken it off to wear something else two or more times, let it go. I know, you spent good money on it and have never worn it, but you are not getting that money back by keeping it in your closet. Smile and enjoy the cathartic feeling of de-cluttering.”