Hi, friends! Welcome back, come on in, have a seat and get comfy for another round in the decor “Quick Fix” series. My friend and fellow designer Beth of Design Post Interiors is here to share her “Quick Fix” with us this fine Thursday morning.
How to do I even properly introduce Beth? Well, let’s just say that if we lived in the same city I’d probably want to chat and have coffee and work with her.Every. Single. Day.
Beth is also a designer (a crazy talented one at that) who juggles momhood, client work, and blog life in the same fashion I do. On any given day one of us will shoot the other an email with a question, suggestion, idea or book recommendation.
BETH’S QUICK FIX: A Styling Formula
One of my favorite things in decorating is styling the little vignettes…mantles, entry ways, console tables, and bookshelves. I think I love these kinds of projects because they totally give me an excuse to shop for accessories. I can often be found wandering through HomeGoods, Target, and Hobby Lobby, so why not put that habit to use?!
Whether you’re using new accessories or just swapping things out that you already own, it can be daunting to put it all together in an attractive way. I have created a little “Styling Cheat Sheet.” When I tackle a new spot I go by these three words:
smooth + textured + living
Of course it’s also important to have a variety of heights and shapes but choosing an item from each of my categories (smooth, textured, living) will help things have a more collected feel. And collected is better than things looking like a display!
I always start my styling projects by laying out all of the possible accessory candidates.
I choose one piece and build from there. I have found that the best combination is something smooth next to something textured, for visual interest, and then something living added to the mix.
Spend some time over at Beth’s today if time is on your side. She’s a master at creating beautiful vignettes and entire rooms. Check out her gorgeous living room update she posted recently.
Also if you’re in the Charlotte area, be sure to check out her fun local events. She offers workshops and style sessions that look SO fun!
In case you’ve missed any of the past posts in the “Quick Fix” Series…
Little Black Door: Lampshade Covers
The Makerista: Using Greenery in Styling
Primitive & Proper: Hide an Unused Fireplace
Thistlewood Farms: White Dishes Freshen ANY Room