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“When lighting looks like art, you know you have a winner!”
- D. Shultz, Interior Designer
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When it comes to decorating, larger scale pieces seem to be the favorite. They add drama, fill up spaces and give the feeling that you get what you paid for. But, I think it’s the little things that really make the space.
The little things are the very details that make a house a home. They are the pieces that hold our memories and add a finishing touch. And although these accessory pieces may be small in size or stature, they are often the very things that tell a big story. After all, isn’t it the accessories that make an outfit? The same concept goes for decorating a space. A crystal candelabra on a mantle works the same as sparkly chandelier earrings do to an outfit.
Small Glacier Glass White Vase, Fuller Clear Glass Document Box, Clear Crystal Taper Candle Holder, Nambe Movie Vertical Glass Photo Frame, Dark Smoke Hand-Blown Glass Bottle Vase
The great thing about accessories is that they can be added as a finishing touch or they can be the very thing to build an entire room around. Little things are often picked up on a whim while shopping, but they can also be items that are well thought out and planned for. I like to use accessories that not only look pretty also have meaning or serve a purpose.
A few ideas for accessories are:
• A frame that holds a photo of a loved one or one of your most cherished days
• A bowl that holds seashells from a favorite vacation
• A candle holder which lights up the room
• A box or tray that gathers and collects favorite or special objects
• A vase filled with flowers (either received or bought by yourself to brighten your day and your space)
After all, it’s the little things that hold our memories and make our homes a place in which to create new ones.
Image: Le Journal Sézane
Bookshelves can be a great feature in any room. They’re an opportunity to showcase your interests and personality through books, art and curated items from traveling. There are times you can also run the risk of having storage units look cluttered and they end up being a catch-all.
Some may think it’s a little daunting to style items or objects in plain sight. However, you’ll be amazed how easily you can turn your own bookshelf into a fabulous focal point by following four simple steps.
1. Books: Mix it up – instead of going vertical, stack books horizontally. It will create a graphic feel and alternating stacks between vertical and horizontal can create a more relaxed look.
2. Incorporating Art: Having framed artwork adds another element to your bookcase. They can be propped up on shelves or can be leaned to create a layered effect.
3. Vary Scale and Height: Rather than simply lining items up on a bookshelf, try to create small groupings that combine similar items in different sizes, colors and textures.
4. Creating Vignettes: When you're looking at your bookshelf try to create little moments with items – a bowl of treasures or necklaces, a grouping of vases, layering art, stacking books with a few items on top. Imagine if someone was taking a photo of that little grouping and if it would look good.
Axess 5-Shelf Pure White Bookcase, Saul Modern Grey Shelving Unit,
Reid White Shelving Unit or Media Stand, Zuo Mission Bay 6-Level Distressed Natural Shelf
I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite bookshelves for you to place in any room so that you can create your very own beautiful bookshelf. If you’re looking for a place for extra storage – a bookshelf does the trick, but in a stylish way.
Images: Live Creating Yourself, Etsy
It feels like we've been secret admirers of Alessi forever. This maker of high-quality, museum-quality home decor continually re-defines the vanguard of modern Italian design. So when word came in that we would be carrying a selection of LED lighting designs from Alessi, you can imagine we were beside ourselves.
Produced in collaboration with Foreverlamp, a leading innovator in LED lighting technology, these Alessi table lamps and LED light bulbs showcase the company's cutting edge approach to both the aesthetic and technical side of design.
These Alessi UFO Portable LED Table Lights are a fun, high-style look for kids. And yes, they do wobble but they don't fall down.
As if their designs weren't cool enough, Alessi is committed to charitable work, both in Italy and abroad. They have worked in partnership with other companies on projects in seven countries and have raised money to help give a better future to children all over the world.
To learn a little more about Alessi and their designs, check out this video.
Palihouse has taken its modern brand to the beach and I can’t wait to see the full hotel design when it opens this summer. Palihouse Santa Monica is a 36-room beach lodge in a Spanish Colonial Revival-style building, which has been deemed a historic landmark by the City of Santa Monica.
At Palihouse Santa Monica, tastemakers and world travelers now have the chance to stay in a residential style dwelling without have to compromise on location, style, or amenities. This prime location is the perfect hybrid of boutique hotel and luxury residence that is sure to be an experience in itself.
We’ve only gotten a quick peek into the rooms but I can tell this place is going to be great. The mixture of modern elements, pattern, and bold pops of color combine to create a room full of interest. Modern table lamps are always a great way to define the character in a room. When you feel like a change swapping out your table lamps can make your room take on a whole new feeling.
Cherry Finish Wood Surveyor Tripod Table Lamp
The original vanity was given a fresh coat of beautiful French gray paint and bright new porcelain knobs. Mixing the industrial barstool, cork flooring and modern wallpaper with this vintage element creates a timeless look.
The vintage wall sconce is like the cherry on top of this beautiful vanity. Modern wall sconces add so much character into your room and picking on that is unexpected will give your modern bathroom or modern vanity that wow factor.
Menlo Park 14" High Old Silver Wall Sconce
The bold stripes repeat throughout the space and are strikingly dramatic against the light wood table.
Jamie Young Americana Metal and Wood Stool
I’m ready to sit down in the new Palihouse Santa Monica and daydream about world travels and life experiences while sipping a hot cup of tea. It’s this combination of old and new that will give you a nostalgic feeling and something to write home about.
Images: Palihouse Santa Monica
Of Monsters And Men is group of five daydreamers from Iceland whose dreams actually came true! Their music is uplifting and creates that perfect sound that makes you want to run around and sing at the top of your lungs! With Coachella Music Festival coming up this weekend, they are one of the many bands I am excited to see! I'm sure you all have heard their #1 song Little Talks off their latest album My Head Is An Animal and you can watch the video below just in case you're not sure!
1.Jamie Young White Leather Strap 29" High Round Wall 2.Robert Abbey Jonathan Adler Meurice Chandelier 3.Gray 2-piece Sectional 4. Blueline Brass With Pearl White Barska Opera Binoculaurs 5. Olivia Polygon Shell Accent Table 6. Contemporary Large Steampunk Jamie Young Table 7. Frameo Driftwood Console Table 8.Of Monsters And Men Merchandise
The collection of objects seem as if you found them on the beach, in the mountains, or forest during your childhood discoveries and is mixed with current modern elements. A simple modern sofa is a great grounding element for eclectic design and allows the shape and texture of the other elements to stand out like sculptural art. The feeling is rich like the instruments behind the smooth voice of lead singer Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir in Of Monster And Men.
These lyrics are perfect and I hope if you get the chance to check them out at Coachella you do. And most importantly, I hope you get to play outside like when you were young, full of life and full of love!
Images: Of Monsters And Men
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