Posts Tagged ‘Accessories’

Adding Color To Your Decor.001

As someone who loves color and loves to decorate with it, I sometimes find it hard to relate to someone who expresses a color phobia to me.  I was recently working with a client where color in their book equated to having different shades of brown within a room.  Yes, different shades of brown is a color combination and bright  colors aren’t for everyone but I do believe that color can work magic within a room if approached correctly.


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Apothecary Jar



Apothecary Jars got their claim to fame back in the day on the shelves of doctor’s offices and in drugstores where they held medicines and health products.  They were looked as a purely a fictional item that held precious contents that people needed to live and survive.

Vintage Apothecary Jars


Fast forward to today where Apothecary Jars have become a popular decorative accessory and can be found as a decorative statement in just about every room in the home.  Not only has the use of Apothecary Jars changed over the years, so has the look and style.

Decorative jars today are bigger and more decorative and are designed so they you can easily get items in and out of them and that make they great for decorating in different ways.


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Favorites Of The Week

I’m back with another round of my favorites from the week.  Enjoy!



Every detail in this home is just stunning.  I don’t know what I like better, the cane back chairs or the mirror over the fireplace.


Maggie Holmes Design


Have you ever used Airbnb when vacationing?  If all the properties are as charming as this cottage, I just might try it for our next vacation.





I loved the tips and branding advice in this post.

Welcome Packet

Aren’t these flowers just beautiful in this vintage trophy urn?  I’ve got trophy urns on my Round Top shopping lis

Vintage Trophy Cup
Romancing The Home Ltd.



I’m kind of in love with this blue and white washi tape.  Ok, not kind of…a lot in love.


Are you looking for a great gift under $20?  This metal vase is really pretty!

Metal Vase

Have you seen the new blue and white knobs at Hobby Lobby.  So great.  I’m using this one on a project I’ll share soon.

Blue and White Knob

Design Style

Shelly Signature

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Small Bathroom.001


Have you ever heard the saying that bathrooms and kitchens sell a house?  Well, its true and even small bathrooms count when it comes to design whether you’re selling your house now or will be sometime down the road.

Whenever I’m talking to design clients about re-designing a bathroom my focus is always to add as much style as possible into that space.  With larger bathrooms that’s pretty easy to do but with a smaller bathroom space it can be more challenging.

Even with limited space, there are lots of things you can do with structurally and decoratively to add major impact to your bathroom.


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Boho jewelry


Two thumbs up for the weekend!

Now that we’ve sprung forward and the first official day of spring is just days away, I feel like its time to make the switch in my closet from my winter wardrobe to my spring wardrobe.  It’s also time to take stock of what I own and head out to buy a few new fashion pieces.  On my shopping list this spring are boho inspired looks.  Boho style is a lot like my design style–eclectic, whimsical and full of personality so it’s no wonder I like this look.

 Here are a few pieces I’ve spotted while shopping the web.

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Since we’re on the topic of fashion, I’ve rounded up a few fashion related links I think you’ll enjoy.


OMG, more women need to watch this video!  #coveryourtush #findyourfashion

If you’re looking for a great tote bag, this one is fabulous.  Warning, you might want to get more than one color.  And this one is a cutie too.

The 50 Best Fashion Tips of All Times

Tips for Creating a Signature Style

Building a Classic Earring Wardrobe

I must say, I’m excited about all 8 of these 2016 spring  fashion trends.

Shelly Signature

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blue and white decor

House Beautiful

When was the last time you went looking for something on a stores website only to find yourself going down a rabbit hole of endless surfing?  It happens to me more times than not.  The other day I went looking for a specific item on Target.com and an hour later I found myself looking at completely different things.

During my search I stumbled upon some fantastic blue and white decor pieces and knew I had to share them with you along with some design inspiration.

Blue and White Decor2

Tobi Fairley





Blue and White Decor--Target.001


Shop these items:

Dinner Plate$1.49 ea Ginger Jar–$22.95 / Blue Seersucker Pillow–$16.99 / Ceramic Lamp–$47.24
 Kensington Rug–$229.99 /  Sheer Curtains–$24.99 to $29.90 / Snowdrift Pillow--$47.50 / Paisley Rug–$79.99 and up
Floral Pillow$47.50 /  Solana Pouf–$216.00  Ceramic Vase–$26.35   Skyline Ottoman with Storage–$99.99 /
 Parson Chair–$171.00 set of 2 / Natasha Ottoman$649.99


Blue and White tablesetting

House Beautiful


Shelly Signature


***  this is not a sponsored post, I’m just sharing the things I love

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Jamie Meares

image via Jamie Meares

I’ve been quite obsessed with all things Chinoiserie of late in part because it’s a design style that is super popular right now and also because I just love the eclectic feel the style lends itself too.

Chinoiserie also speaks to my love of color, vintage and bold pattern work.  The Jamie Meares image above just says fun to me and really represent a collected home filled with unique treasures.

The Ralph Lauren image below is another take on Chinoiserie with a more subdues color and pattern statement but with just as much personality and visual interest.

Some of my favorite Chinoiserie styled decorative elements include blue and white pottery, bamboo styled furniture, mirror and lighting and also Asian motif pillows.

Ralph Lauren

image via Ralph Lauren

Recently I went on the hunt for some Chinoiserie pillows for our bedroom.  I started my search on Etsy and was thrilled to see that there are lots of pillows available on the site.

One of the things I like about shopping on Etsy is that you can get handcrafted items in designer fabrics for a great price.  I also like that shopping Etsy is a way to support independent artist and small businesses, many of which are run out of the home.

Here’s just a sampling of the pillows I found…


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Spring Flowers
I can’t believe the weather we’ve had the last couple of days here in Atlanta.  Spring is definitely in the air and I’m super excited for its arrival.  The other day I was driving and noticed that a few cherry trees had started to bloom and that daffodils are popping up everywhere.  All these signs of spring have me thinking about decorating for the season which is not typically something I do a lot of.  This year though, I want to add a few more spring touches to my decor and rounded up a few ideas and inspiration that just might inspire you too.

When we lived in Seattle there were tulip fields about 60 miles outside the city.  Every year we’d take a drive to look at the beautiful rows of tulips and buy bundles and bundles of tulips for $5.00 ea. The tulip festival took place around my birthday in April so tulips hold a special place in my heart.



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