Shelfie Style || No. 2

I am a little late in posting this...hello, Fall!...but I love to add a bit of coastal decor any time of the year. I styled this shelf in September when thoughts of the beach, lake, and all things red, white, and blue were still on my mind. Here's how I put it all together... 

1. Start with art to anchor the grouping :: I love this crab print from Richmond, VA artist Laura Trevey. With its bold red color, it made sense to start with this bad boy. 

2. Pile up those books :: Two of our favorites to read and use as decor are Smarter by Sunday and Miss Mustard Seed's Inspired You. I am in love with Nathan Turner's American Style design book so much so that I thought it deserved to be featured. 

3. Keep a stash of open back frames and collected ceramics :: I should add vintage mason jars and glass insulators to this rule - I use them everywhere. And right now I can't get enough of the West Elm x. Fishs Eddie collab. This 'WELCOME' tray is only $5.99 and is the perfect kitschy addition.  

4. Add a natural element :: Simple grapevine wreaths are a great addition to any grouping by adding texture and breaking up a matchy/matchy color palette.