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. 

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Home Scenes || Living Room

Does the traditional Living Room exist anymore? I find this post title mildly comical because our 'living room' fills many different roles including playroom and CP shop headquarters. The idea for our first play tent came from a need to create a space for our girls that didn't compete with the other decor but was still fun and gave them a space of their own. An 'adults only' space will never fly in our home and I love the multipurpose space the whole family has created - dog bed not pictured! 

  Indoor camping  at its finest

Indoor camping at its finest

Gray pillows are from Costco - amazing what you can find there

 Valances vice curtains

Valances vice curtains

Much to my surprise my Ikea fiddle leaf fig tree is still alive

So much goodness and inspiration crammed into a small space - including the custom desk made by my talented hubby

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. 

Home Scenes || Blake's Room

Welcome to Blake's, my four year old, room! We spend a lot of time in this space hanging in her tent, changing the configuration of her modular dollhouse, and playing make believe.  Sharing some of our favorite things from this space - click on the image for source info. 

 Oh hey, coolest clip lamp I ever did see!

Oh hey, coolest clip lamp I ever did see!

 B is for Blake...this mesh letter is my jam. 

B is for Blake...this mesh letter is my jam. 

 A hipster squirrel belongs on every wall. 

A hipster squirrel belongs on every wall. 

 Ms. Elephant reigns supreme. 

Ms. Elephant reigns supreme. 

 Because who doesn't dream of being a superhero? 

Because who doesn't dream of being a superhero? 

 Tick tock, bunny clock!

Tick tock, bunny clock!

My grandma made both quilts - vintage fabric butterflies, oh my. 

 Dear little yellow case, you are the best keeper of tiny Calico Corner pieces. 

Dear little yellow case, you are the best keeper of tiny Calico Corner pieces. 

 Our most favorite reading material. 

Our most favorite reading material. 

 Rhinos, the next big thing in decor. Trust me. 

Rhinos, the next big thing in decor. Trust me.