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11.29.2010

Milk & Honey Guest Post:


Simple 


Decorating:  Collections

I am so honored to be posting here at Capella's blog.  I can't
wait to see her spaces in AH&L Christmas House, can you?

I want to share today a few things that are easy on my eyes:
collections.  If decorating doesn't come easily to you,
one thing you can try is to group things in your home.  You can
"go shopping" in your own rooms and use things you already home.
 Collect your accessories and see what you can pull together in
the same hue.  You may be surprised what you can create!

Above, here is a picture of our mantel.  I love some sparkle in
a room (especially near lighting where you get more bang for your
buck), so mercury glass was a good option here.  And the more,
the merrier!


Here, in the office, I have a small vignette of some white items.
 There is no rule, but there is something pleasing of groupings
in odd numbers.



Even in the laundry room make a little grouping.  Instead of
hodge podge items everywhere, make your chores more beautiful and
appealing by adding a collection of baskets, vintage glass canisters,
whatever!



I admit I stole this idea from Martha Stewart....some dishes call for
wooden utensils, some for metal.  Keep a little order and create
a little beauty by grouping them in their own vase, bucket or the
like.


People are amazed that I can "handle" our open shelving.  I am
not a particularly neat person, but this is okay when you have
tableware and glasses that are all white or all of the same material.
 It can create visual order even when it is messy.


As you can tell by now, I am a lover of white.  I created
another grouping in our bedroom.  Here I have white candles, a
white iron mirror, and white jars filled with hair bands and
buttons.



You don't have to go over-the-top in making collections; it is nice
on the eye to have a blank wall next to a wall filled with art (so
the mind can rest).  But instead of having little knick-knacks
all of the home, try grouping them for beauty, meaning and impact.

Have a great day!  Julie from Milk and Honey Home

While Julie is on A Curated Lifestyle today, you can see my monthly Design Refuge post, You're Invited for ideas on a Jackson Pollock Inspired Cocktail Party.  Enjoy!  


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