Shelfie Style || No. 01

I have this great focal-point of a shelf on our living room wall (disregard the patched but unpainted wall holes) that I love to style so I am starting a 'Shelfie Style' series to provide a little glimpse into the thought process behind how I put it all together. I get a lot of joy out of the process and feel a sense of pride when it all comes together. Is that weird? Probably but I just heard that the thing that makes you weird is probably your best asset. Okay, then. 

1. Start with art to anchor the grouping :: I love Lulie Wallace's work but I can't invest in an original right now. Prints are always second best but this one is high quality, numbered, and signed by the artist. I purchased it from Furbish Studio - my favorite place to browse eclectic and beautiful prints like this one

2. Pile up those books :: I always look for books with beautiful spines because they double as shelf decor but make sure you love the content too. My new fave = Elements of Style and my old fave = Domino

3. Keep a stash of open back frames and collected ceramics :: The best way to create the layered, multidimensional look is to add both to the grouping. 

4. Add a natural element :: I love preserved boxwood and this little pot adds just the right amount of greenery.