Tuesday, April 25, 2017

styling bookshelves

I absolutely love built in or free standing bookshelves.  They can provide just the right statement in a room and can easily become the center of attention in your space.  That makes styling them correctly so important.  Styling bookshelves is one of my favorite ways to re-energize my home when it starts to feel a little stale.  They never stay the same for long.  So here are a few tips and tricks I use when styling shelves.

1.  Start with the larger items first 
I like to begin with large vases and coffee table books and then add in the smaller items such as frames, beads, and objects of interest.

2.  Group in twos and threes
Odd numbers tend to make a more eye appealing grouping but I do also group two items together if they are different heights.  Don't be afraid to play around to see what works best.

3.  Create a collected look
Try not to make your shelves too symmetrical.  You want your shelves to feel like you have collected pieces and not like you staged them.

4.  Add wallpaper.
Such as a textured grasscloth or a fun pattern for interest.  There are soo many styles to choose from right now and I LOVE textured wallpaper.  It can really transform even the tiniest space. 

5.  Keep it clean and fresh looking.
You may have to play around with your items to keep the shelves from being over styled.  Adding too many items will make them feel crowded.  Less is more and will keep them from looking too cluttered.


Monday, April 24, 2017

pantry love

So today I overslept, by an hour.  That really threw me off.  I have a list piling up of to-do's and just realized that today it just ain't gonna happen...
And for once I am totally fine with that.  On days like this I end up doing something totally not on my to-do list.  Like grocery shop and then spend an hour organizing my pantry.  Let's be honest, this is one of my favorite things to do.  
So I'll leave you with a little pantry organization inspiration from The Home Edit.



Friday, April 21, 2017


I am eyeing these swimsuits for Finley...

This recipe has become a go to in our family.  My kids devour this meal and I'm a sucker for a good lemon chicken dish.

This before and after tudor home is unreal good.  Once again, Studio McGee knocks it out of the park.  

John Mayer always gets to me but this one I love and have had playing a lot lately...

And then there is this gorgeous space below by Amanda Barnes Interiors.  Those blush couches are gorgeous and I love use of space in this long and narrow room.  

Have a beautiful weekend friends

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

DESIGN CRUSH : Old Seagrove Homes

Old Seagrove Homes  is a husband/wife design team that builds and decorates seriously gorgeous dream homes by the beach in Seagrove, Florida.  We vacation there and I would rather spend hours riding my bike around the neighborhoods of Old Seagrove beach house stalking than anything else.  

We stumbled upon some of the homes they are currently building when we were there in February and I immediately lost all focus on anything else.  These are serious DREAM homes.  I love their fresh aesthetic and how they mix materials.    
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