I am so excited to be linking up today with some fabulous lady bloggers! The series is called Best of Your Nest and it’s just a chance for all of us to pick our favorite project from the month and share it again. I don’t do link-ups very often but this one sounded fun. I have done a lot of little projects this month (snow is a motivator for me??) so it’s hard for me to pick a favorite. Was it my LuLu DK inspired art? My tassels? My DIY modern art? My new H&M pillows? My DIY fabric flower pot? My kilim-ish rug? My colorful kids gallery wall?
Archives for February 2014
I get asked a lot if I will do small projects such as styling shelves, to which my immediate answer is YES!! I love the small jobs. In fact, they are secretly my favorite. Of course I love to see a total transformation of a room, but for some reason I just love to work on little areas like night stands, book shelves, and gallery walls. I think people might be surprised by how much these small vignettes can change the whole feel of a room. And if you are working with me, it can definitely be done on a budget.
I wanted to share my shopping tips with you and then also share some pics of a recent styling project (a.k.a long post!)
I spy pairs…
It’s so fresh and just adds a breath of fresh air to all of the solid items.
There’s just something inviting about having some natural elements among the shelves.
via Coco Kelley
Stack, group, lean! It’s fine if you only see a peek of some items, it adds to the visual interest. Add some height by piling and create depth by layering.
via Amber Interiors
Wood, coral, fabric, porcelain, paper, glass, metallic….
Texture is how you bring the shelves to life! Put smooth next to rough, and dull next to shiny for instant character and balance.
via Hi Sugarplum!
Love these large glass jars I found for a steal at Marshall’s:
Yes, I believe those flats and that arm party are a good indicator that Mallory and I could be real-life friends. Ok, that sounded a little superficial…I also like her rug! Make sure to go see more of her style on her blog, especially her master bedroom makeover– it is so good! Thanks Mallory!