Hello again friends…I hope you’ve had a great week so far. I’m excited to join some of my friends on this Spring home tour, hosted by my dear friend Rachel from Shades of Blue Interiors.
If you recall, hubby recently installed these built-ins and though we still need to do a few things to complete them, I have enjoyed the process of styling them maybe all too frequently. You can see them HERE and HERE. When he built them, I promised I would keep the amount of items on the shelves to a minimum, so this time around, I kept to my word.
And speaking of styling, Rachel asked each of us to share a decor tip, so here are some tips on my process of styling the shelves:
1. Decide on a theme. In this case, I wanted the shelves to have a bit of a coastal theme but not overly done.
2. Gather items with varying size, heights, textures and of similar color or theme. Collections work well and books serve as pedestals to add height if needed.
3. Use framed art. Art acts as an anchor and draws your eye to the back of the shelf.
4. Symmetry is important, so repeat similar items a few times. In this case, I have repeated the blue jars on alternating shelves on both sides.
5. Style.Stop.Look.Repeat. I rarely get it right the first time. Keep playing with the composition, shifting things around until you’re happy with it.
Another important aspect when styling shelves is to take everything out and get rid of the things you don’t love.
I recently painted this guy on the mantel, but still need a couple of more layers. I like his muted colors as I think they coordinate well in this space (currently).
Our dinette hasn’t changed much since you last saw it HERE.
In the dining room, I put together a simple Easter table setting.
These cute little place settings are so simple and easy to put together and I think they make a beautiful impact.
The other day, Bella and I went to the Dollar Store to pick up an item for a school project and I saw these adorable pots. I couldn’t help but to get three of them.
I love old seltzer bottles and combining new and old. The plain bottles are from Michaels but I love how well they work with the vintage bottles.
I like our white hutch, but think it’s a little too small for this space, so I’m keeping an eye out for a larger thrift buy that we can bring back to life like we did with this one. I’ll keep you posted.
This is one of my pillow designs, which I haven’t made much mention of and even hubby – who knows all of my designs – was surprised to see it.
You may have seen these fun prints I painted. You can get your free Daffodil print HERE.
You may have also already seen our master bedroom refresh from a couple of weeks back.
You can see more of it HERE.
And that’s all I have for you today. I hope you enjoyed it!
Don’t forget to check out the beautiful homes in today’s tour. These girls are so talented.