3/2/15

Lets Get Organized.


I was asked by Leslie at Segreto Finishes with 7 other bloggers to participate in organization challenge...

My closets desperately need help in this area and I'm sure my family would be cracking up  knowing what my closets look like...

I'm convinced that it
's difficult to organize if you don't have the right shelving and drawers in your space...

We have the standard closets you get with a tract home in California...a couple poles for clothing and a shelve above it...
This makes it hard to be organized!
( South Shore Blog)

These are all dream closets for me...but the best way to be organize is to keep things together that are the same color and style.







(Domain Home)









I would love to have an area for purses....
Melanie Charlton  at Clos-Ettetoo blog says another way to store your handbags is to hang them on s-shaped hooks, but never store them with stuff in them....so clean out those purses before you store them.






H.G.T.V.

So how many of you have this big of a closet?



 
I love this idea...





The trick to this is remembering to put everything back after you wear them.








Melanie Charlton at Clos-Ettetoo  has some great ideas on closet organization and has items on her web-site you can buy, like this jewelry bag.







(http://clos-ettetoo.com/)

So here is my tip....
I once had a professional organizing company come to my home and help me...
They put baskets on my driveway and labeled them... trash, give away, shoes, pants
, you get the idea...
They went through the whole closet and separated all the items into the baskets...
What I kept they put back into my closet by color and style....They also labeled all containers..

So do you have any tricks on how to keep organized?


Thank you Leslie for asking me to be a part of this great group of bloggers.

Don't forget to check out the other bloggers..


 
Classic Casual Home














2/20/15

Coffee Table Styling.







I am very excited to be participating 

in 

Cindy @ Rough Luxe and 

Mary Ann @ Classic Casual Home

Project design Series...



They have asked 12 bloggers to join 

them in How to Style a coffee table...

Here are some of the bloggers who are 

joining in this series...








When I style a coffee table I actually don't think about what I do...
I just play until it feels right..
I really had to put my thoughts together to explain this..


Its about the balance, color and size of objects you place onto the table...a creative vignette can be arranged or styled by following a simple rule of three. 
When creating your coffee table arrangement, its important to consider height, scale, and color... try choosing 3 objects or groupings of objects that go together in the room. 
If you have something that's to small, place it together with other objects by using a tray or  books like I did in the picture above...





Again, I used three objects on the right and three objects on the left side, even though there are two books and one piece of coral it feels like one object within the three...creating balance and scale.
I always like using coral in my displays...












The larger glass container has larger shells in it...and the smaller one has smaller shells balancing out the three objects to the right...


Triangular composition is created with the coffee table in the foreground and lamp table in the background.  
Triangle composition seems to work well in all design.
I hope this all makes sense!
















Its hard to see this because of the mirror coffee table, but again 3 objects on the left...the three books and coral acting as one and the objects in the tray...even though there are 3 objects in the tray it becomes one...









I think odd numbers are more interesting...
The rule of three is a guide line that can be bent or broken.





















I guess I like using trays



















Again I applied the same rule...3 objects on the left...even though the small plate has 3 candles it becomes one object....
The two books with the jar on top also act as one....
But, there are 9 objects on this table...












The rule of three is a simple way to add depth and visual interest to your home....

Rules are made to be broken and sometimes the scale of your arrangements don't always allow you to follow it...
Take pictures of your arrangements, the camera will tell you if its in balance.
 I use this tool all the time...


Don't forget to check out the other bloggers...




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2/15/15

Coastal Living


I've been busy looking for art work and accessories for my clients coastal inspired home  ...I collected these images to inspire me during my search...


These styles from Blackband interiors have a contemporary feel...the coral pictures and sea grass rug add to the look...




Grass-cloth wallpaper is also used in Coastal Homes..



Brandon Architecture from orange county added coral pictures and coral in the bookcase...















I love the contemporary beach feel to these coral prints...











Barclay's Butera has a reputation for a beach style...stripes, blue and white pottery, shells and art work of the sea...which lean more toward the traditional feel.


(Barclay Butera)



Spicher and co









The pictures above have more of a traditional feel.




( Blackband Interiors)

This is a fun look with the whale..notice the mix of the pattern rug with the stripe bedspread...the fun lamp shades complete the look.



These pictures could be so fun for a beach-y look.












(Blackband Interiors)


You can add t
o the coastal look by incorporating natural looking pieces, like the rug and the driftwood chandeliers. The wood paneling also screams beach...and I love the striped lamp shade..



 
(Blackband Interiors)










  Notice the natural baskets in this display from William Sonoma...




(Blackband Interiors)

It helps to have your back door open right on to the beach....



(Brandon Architecture)



Have you noticed the glass lamp trends...


(Blackband Interiors)



Love this stripe grass rug and the wicker chairs...




These next few pictures are from Rooms and Gardens in Santa Barbara...One of my favorite shops for a Coastal look...



























( Rooms and Garden website here)












Here is a list of some of the items to get the look...

Stripes
Mix of patterns
Natural grass items
Wicker
Blue and white jars
Shells
Glass balls
Coral
Pictures with a beach theme
Driftwood
Bamboo
Lots of shells.

Check Back on Friday for a special coffee table styling post.... I'm participating with other bloggers...
Julie



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