Everyone has a space that they might wish was a little different but don’t feel like re-doing the ENTIRE room. Listen, you don’t have to! Today I’m sharing five tips on how to change your look (without changing everything).
Accessories are the easiest (and most cost effective) things to change. Pillows are a great way to change a room by adding a punch of color or pattern. When you’re sick of the pillow, switch it out! Easy and simple.
You can dramatically change the look and feel of a room with a can of paint. Save even more money by throwing in some elbow grease and doing it yourself. I’m currently loving Sherwin Williams Naval and Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter.
I love adding fresh flowers and before you bring up cost, think of Trader Joe’s. You can pick up a pretty bouquet on the cheap, or snag a bunch of hydrangeas from the grocery. You can usually get 3 for $7 and they easily fill a vase.
I love over-scaled artwork, and you can always make an impact with a thought provoking piece. For me, the bigger the better and Minted now has some amazing pieces at a great price.
Don’t be intimidated. A little effort can go a long way!
Today I’m sharing a step-by-step guide on how to style a console. Start with a large scale mirror or art piece that is around 8″ smaller than the width on your console. From there, add a pretty lamp for light (and here a punch of color). Then feel free to layer artwork. This piece shown is leaning. From there add books, a pretty candle holder and orchid for that ever so “effortless” styling look. If your console is open below, add further dimension by placing two ottomans or pretty storage baskets beneath. Voila!If you’re trying to style pieces in your home, learn the value of editing. Always take a step back and look at the whole picture.
Normally, I don’t think anything Christmas should be out prior to Thanksgiving. This year, however, I’m making an exception. I’m ready for everything holiday. We’ve experienced loss and sickness recently, and it’s to make things cheery. Bring on the holiday spice flat white, sweaters, and boots. You know what else is cheery? A GIVEAWAY! I’ve teamed up with August Ink to giveaway a $50 gift card. If you haven’t experienced one of their shirts, they are adorable and incredibly soft. Their holiday collection is out and it’s the perfect way to get in the spirit. Head over to my Instagram to enter!
Today, I’m coming at you with fabulous avant-garde portraits from John Young Design House. I’ve mentioned before how much I love thought provoking art, and these fun prints more than hit the mark. I found him on Instagram and am a fast fan. Josh is a talented Chicago-based designer with experience in textiles and design.
Do yourself a favor and check him out! I’m placing these fun prints in a project ASAP.
If you’ve read any of Andy Cohen’s books, you know he’s been working on his current and expanding Greenwich Village apartment. I was so excited to see his spread in Elle Decor this month now that it’s finally finished! Take a look at his whimsical space:
I love that artwork incorporating the word “sweety.” If you follow AC on twitter, that probably gave you a laugh. Check out the full Elle Decor article here.
I’ve blogged on her apartment before, but the lovely Carol Radziwill just refreshed her stunning SOHO apartment. Just when you thought something couldn’t get any better, it does. Aspen decorator John Bossard helped Carol knock this out of the park:
Lauren Conrad recently accepted an offer on her Pacific Palisades home. This property was featured on a catch up special for The Hills and I loved it. I have to say, I get so attached to things. I can’t imagine selling something after only living there two years. Not to mention, after our last move, I NEVER want to move again. Take a look. It’s clean, fresh and dreamy.
Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably seen the styling of Syd and Shea McGee floating around the internet. The owners of Studio McGee, a firm founded just three years ago, is taking the design world by the horns. I love her style and bold use of pattern. They recently did a project here in Denver. Take a look:
If you’re somehow not familiar, make sure you check them out here! Shea is definitely one to watch.
I’m so excited to finally reveal project nursery! We had a few hiccups (I’m looking at you, dresser) but it’s done and I could not be happier. It’s a dreamy space that I plan on her growing into. I think the older she gets, a great upholstered headboard would look lovely on the main wall. Check it out: