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Wrap Around Your Corner

Kitchens are the hub of the home and most layouts are designed to maximize efficiency and space. Today's kitchens are starting to incorporate some great design details. One very popular element is corner shelves.

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These shelves also have a highly functional use.  Corners are not the easiest places to deal with but open shelving can wrap helping to bridge the space around them. Trip them out with some plates or coffee cups or style them with various accessories full of color and texture. I'm sure they will end up being a favorite design element in your kitchen.

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Dressing Up Your Dresser

When I decorate for my clients the main complaint I hear, especially in their bedrooms, is that they just feel like it isn't put together… that it's missing something. My answer for that is details!

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Details matter. So many times there are opportunities to style vignettes in bedrooms but often dressers are not styled to their potential. What's hanging above them? What items do you absolutely need there for them to function? Once you have identified those items then it's time to get to work. Do you need a place for your jewelry or your car keys? Do you need a lamp? Make sure you select items that work with the overall color palette of the room and look for items that give you the ability to add varying heights or texture and color. It's time to get styling!

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Styling Bookshelves 101

We all have a love-hate relationship when it comes to our bookshelves and bookcases. Today, I want to alleviate your frustration by giving you a few simple tips to help you style them. At the end of this Blog, we have also included a video of Melissa and I styling some contemporary bookshelves.

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The first thing I like to do is to lay out any potential pieces that have a possibility of being placed in the shelves. Then, I take a walk around your home and grab a few things that are organic, have patina, an inlay box to use for height or a small piece of art. Now you are ready to start. I like to distribute my larger scale pieces on different shelves and visually spread them out. Then, I start looking for pieces I can layer or group together like a larger vase with a smaller one or a piece of coral laying on two books that are turned on their side. After that, it’s all about backfilling and grouping. Don't be afraid to take a picture and lean it on the back of the shelf or to display a plate on a clear stand. The most beautiful bookshelves have continuity. It is not that everything has to match but there needs to be good visual flow. If you are a minimalist, less is more for you. Enjoy the video!

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