A friend asked me recently about how to display her children’s artwork. Her refrigerator has been taken over by drawings and paintings and she wants a new, attractive idea for masterpiece display. I love using a clothesline to hang kids’ art, projects and crafts. It is simple yet versatile and looks great too.
My boys would love this idea in their room.
I hope your week is off to a great start!
Photo Credits: Pinterest
A question that many people have when decorating their homes is how to make the walls interesting with more than artwork. There are endless possibilities when it comes to paint, wallpaper, art and photography. Here are a few stying ideas that are a bit more unexpected.
Painted detailing can provide a decorative “frame” for your favorite artwork, and allow for smaller art to better fill a wall.
Applied molding is a great way to bring visual interest to your walls – and I love the contrasting grey and white in this room by Thom Filicia.
Put a twist on the classic gallery wall by hanging collections of similar objects in a larger space.
I love seeing styling ideas that think outside the box. I hope you get creative too! What is your favorite way to style a wall?
Photo Credits: Greg Natale (1), Tobi Fairley (2), Thom Filicia (3), Pinterest (4-6)
A few days ago I heard a quote that really resonated with me: “plan your work, work your plan.” Recently I decided to make the switch from an electronic calendar back to a good, old-fashioned day planner – and I’m happy to say I’m not going back! I have found that it really helps me to keep my days balanced when I put everything down on paper, plus I love to check them all off! My days being a working mom are very full and for a while I was trying to get my appointments and ideas in electronic format it just didn’t work for me, so I had to figure out what did. In January I heard about the Day Designer by Whitney English so I ordered one and love it! I’ve been using it for a few weeks and it helps me to stay really organized. When I heard the above quote it clicked that this is exactly what I am doing and it’s working for me. The Day Designer lets one map out short and long-term goals in different formats and create their own calendar.
A pretty and clutter-free office is also key for me to “work my plan”. My e-friend and talented designer Brooke Giannetti always shares her welcoming and livable designs on her wonderful Velvet and Linen. I love the comfortable and feminine office space she uses when she works from home. I’m typing at a very similar desk and am inspired to paint mine.
I love Tobi Fairley’s mixed color palette in this desk area- chocolate brown and corals/pinks is a really nice and sophisticated color combination.
Even a nice, simple space with good task lighting and a pretty view is inspiring.
I encourage you all to “plan your work” for your days, even if you are not working, and then “work your plan.”
It’s working for me and I hope it does for you too!
PS. Thanks so much for all of your support, encouragement, comments and email about the magazine feature.
Photo Credits: Whitney English (1), Giannetti Home (2), Tobi Fairley (3), Martyn Lawrence Bullard (4)