What do I ALWAYS say about art?? That it’s the perfect shoe to an outfit! Or the pot to a plant. It brings together a room like no other accessory can! My uncle was a huge art geek. He had art from all over the world, and that is what made his home in Jackson Hole Wyoming so amazing!
I’m really excited about Twyla, which launched in October. It is a smart, new way to buy art. They offer limited-edition works by top contemporary artists made exclusively for Twyla at a fraction of the cost of original work. Twyla’s curated, easy-to-navigate site makes it a breeze to shop for art that is delivered in a museum-quality frame in an easy-to-open box (no drills!) and can even be professionally hung by an expert art installer, which has been expanded to 21 cities: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chapel Hill, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Durham, Houston, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New York, Philadelphia, Portland, Raleigh, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington DC.
This makes for a seamless, stress-free experience.
I also used to live in Jackson Hole as a child. When I was choosing a piece from Twyla, I was immediately drawn to this horse piece by Nick Turner. It’s five horses in Wyoming, and it takes me back to my childhood in JH. The colors are unbelievable, and they compliment my home so well.
Something else to note is that Twyla is offering free shipping! AMAZING. Shop Twyla here.
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The kitchen is easily one of the most notoriously clutter-prone spaces in the home. We all are guilty of getting a little lazy and jamming our dishware and cooking supply in just any free cabinet space. Not only does a messy and disorganized kitchen stress us out, it also inhibits the space’s functionality as well as its aesthetic. In order to give us all a little project kickstart for the new year, I have a few tips to make 2017 the year we all finally get our kitchens organized.
Get creative with how and where you keep your cooking and home goods. Hang mugs from hooks to create more room in your cabinets. Insert dividers and trays in pull-out drawers and your cabinets to keep your flatware organized and in the right space at all times. Attach hanging containers to a metal rod on your kitchen wall or backsplash to store dish soap and other cleaning supplies in a convenient and out of the way spot. Place what you most often use at eye level where it is easily accessible and hard to lose track off. For items you use less frequently, store them up high, and your heavier appliances and supplies low.
Make Decluttering A Habit
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Like any area of your home, you tend to accumulate plenty of unwanted and unnecessary things in your kitchen over the years. Get into the habit of getting rid of duplicates, items that are beyond repair, or pieces that you find yourself never using. Space is valuable and filling it with unusable and redundant things only creates more of a mess. Whether it’s a yearly purge or the weekly tidy up, make sure to be mindful with how you use your space and what you store in it.
Label, Label, Label
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Creating clear labels and categories for your belongs to give yourself a neater, more streamlined kitchen. Establishing a permanent home for your items based on functionality (baking supplies, snacks, spices, etc.) will make it a lot easier to locate and use your space to its full potential.
Be Selective With What You Put On Display
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Open shelving is the perfect solution for forcing you to keep your kitchen belongings tidy and beautiful. Pick a mixture of pieces that are aesthetically pleasing and frequently used in the kitchen fully utilize your on view storage space.
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HAPPY 2017! Doesn’t it feel a bit surreal? I swear we just got through summer of 2016. Crazy! Every January 1st, I get hit with the organization bug. I want to start organizing every single drawer, cabinet, closet and any other nook. This week I’ve been cleaning out my bedroom, which seems to have become the catch all for life. It’s time to put away my clothes, clear off every surface and create a restful place for my hubby and I. I’ve got 5 easy tips for you to spruce up your bedroom.
1. Invest in good bedding.
I just recently started using the heirloom french linen duvet set from Morrow and I’m in love! It’s the softest linen that I’ve ever owned. Great bedding really does wonders to your sleep at night. I would rather spend more on my bedding than the furniture itself…no joke.
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2. Create a light and airy color palette.
Switch out your throw pillows, throw blankets and even rugs for light, neutral colors. This will immediately create a very spa like ambiance for you. Also don’t be afraid to mix and match your sheets and pillowcases.
3. Style your bedside table.
Don’t let it become a storage space for tissues and magazines. Take some time and create order. You will wake up in the morning feeling happier and more in control. I like displaying items such as books, plants, candles, ceramics and vintage clocks.
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4. Invest in stylish lighting.
If you have upgraded everything but your lighting, your bedroom is still going to feel dingy. Lighting is a inexpensive way to bring style and sophistication to your bedroom.
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5. Display art in your bedroom.
Displaying a beautiful piece of art in your bedroom adds instant sophistication. Try finding a piece that has colors and textures that remind you of relaxation and rest.
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2016 is quickly coming to an end and the new year is upon us. With all the craziness of this year almost behind us, we all are looking forward to one last hurrah: a New Year’s Eve party! When decorating your end of the year party, it’s easy to go overboard with all the glitz and glam that New Year’s entails. Instead of making 2016 more cluttered and hectic than it has been, throw the perfect minimalist New Year’s Eve party to end the year with a bang (a stylish and simple one, that is)! Take a look at my New Year’s Eve minimalist styling guide for some inspiration for your last 2016 shindig.
Be Selective With Your Colors
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Color choices are key when it comes to keeping your design simple. There are so many beautiful color combos to go for when it comes to New Year’s. Holographic metallics mixed with warm neutrals like blush, cream, and peach give you an incredible palette to work with. If you a true monochrome fan, sticking with a classic white and black scheme works just as well! No matter what selection of hues you decide on, try to maintain cohesiveness in order to stay true to that minimalist vibe.
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Keep Party Favors To A Minimum
When you go to a party, you most likely will be expecting party favors. With New Year’s Eve being an extremely celebratory holiday, interactive hand-outs that keep up the party atmosphere are traditionally the way to go. Classic poppers are widely well-loved and don’t require a lot of bells and whistles. Whether you purchase your poppers or go for a more DIY route, these mini gifts can be stylishly beautiful and a lot of fun. If you feel like keeping the simplistic vibe, but also want something a bit more unique, send your guests home with their very own baby succulent. Handing out plants that represent a new beginning and can double as awesome home decor will definitely be a hit.
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Rely On Banners and Balloons To Get The Job Done
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Pick statement pieces that give your home the holiday look without overpowering your space. Large bubble lettered banners and balloons with festive phrases are the perfect balance of simplicity and boldness. More decorative banners with metallic tassels and eye-catching designs are excellent for hanging over a bar cart or credenza, or even covering up a lonely bare wall.
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Stick With The Theme When Setting The Table
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In order to avoid deviating from the minimal theme, keep your table settings simple.If want to avoid the annoying task of doing dishes, substitute your serveware for some suitable disposable alternatives like Oh Happy Day’s amazing blush, metallic, and marble table settings. When adding finishing touches to your table, try to focus on a few statement items to do the trick. Choose pieces that follow your color scheme or evenly sprinkle some glitzy confetti to add something extra to the party mood.
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Dress Up Your Bar Cart
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We all know that the bar is the center of attention when it comes to New Year’s Eve parties. Take this opportunity to finally show off that vintage, gold rolling bar cart find that you’re so proud of. Pull out your copper moscow mule mugs, your favorite bottle of bubbly, some greenery, or decorative trinkets to create the perfect holiday party vignette.
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