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Have you ever seen a picture of a well styled dresser, buffet or bookshelf and wondered how to achieve the same look? It can feel like an overwhelming task but can actually be a simple task. It just takes some creativity and out of the box thinking.

A few items that will create a clean, modern vignette-
Unique objects.
Books with beautiful covers.

You can stay neutral with your color choices or add in pops of color. Whatever your preference is, keep things simple and clean.

Image: Emily Henderson

Above we see a collection of glass objects placed in a cluster. Styled around it is a variety of neutral items with splashed of green.

Images Avenue and This Is Glamorous 

You can never go wrong with stacks of magazines or books and leaning art.

Image: Concept By Anna

This vignette is bright and white mixed with a little pottery.

Image: Weekday Carnival

Unique objects from travels can create great conversation starters. I am all for a home with lots of personality.

Images: Sfgirlbybay and Weekday Carnival

More styled vignettes with simple accessories.

Image: Weekday Carnival

If anything, go black and white for a super cool modern approach.

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If you are in the need of some serious shelving and you have a good budget to work with, may I suggest the 606 Shelving System by Dieter Rams. This system is a modular system composed of various upright elements to be customized with hanging flat or inclined shelves, garment rods under shelves, 2 or 3 drawer units, cabinets with flap down or retractable doors creates and internal movable shelves. A floating desk is also available.

See the entire collection here.



The colors, the patterns, the textures, I love it all!! What is this, you ask?? Created by Australia’s wildly popular design blog, The Design Files, The Design Files Open House is the ultimate stylized Melbourne home, with an added bonus, everything is for sale! From bedlinen to books, artwork, furniture, kitchenware and lighting, each and every item can be purchased on the spot. Brilliant!

Now if only I lived closer.



This DIY shelving unit seen on A Beautiful Mess, seems easy enough and gives off the the perfect industrial feel for any space.  If you have a small space and need extra storage, check this DIY out for yourself.

Also, another great DIY for small spaces or large spaces alike is the Dorm tape picture frame seen on Design* Sponge.  Perfect for rentals, dorm rooms and any other temporary space.


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These boxed shelves are an easy solution for storage and displaying items.

Image via My Pariadissi via Klikk.no.



Happy Monday friends!  Here’s a little dining room love for us all.  I can’t get over how neat and tidy those shelves are, even with all of the items collected!  Lovely.

See the rest of this beautiful home here.



Tip 7-  Pleasantly display your cleaning supplies.

Who says that your cleaning products need to be stored away, unseen.  Display them as you would display accessories on a bookshelf.  Place smaller items in jars, line bigger items in rows either color coordinated or by size.  All of this will make cleaning just a little prettier.

Image via BoligLiv.



Tip 6-  Create a functional kitchen with what’s needed and still make it beautiful.

How does a space like this look pleasing, even with all of that stuff??  Simply because they only used 3 major materials…wood, metal and white ceramic.  The colors and textures flow and in the midst of a highly stocked kitchen, there is still a calmness about it.

Image via Pinterest via Country Living.



Tip 5-  Use an unexpected color in a smaller closet space.

I wish that when my guests open up the closet space in my guest room, they would find this.  Instead they find an ignored, neglected, non cool closet.  This image has inspired me to complete project closet!  I love the pop of tangerine on the built in drawers.

via Haute Design.



Tip 4-  Using vintage cabinets to store odds and ends.

Mixing old and new is so my favorite things to do.  This cabinet looks fantastic mixed with mid century and danish designs.  And think about all of the objects you could store in there!!

Image via Pinterest (via lovenordic design blog).

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Tip 3-  Organize your book collection.

I am in love with how Victoria organized and displayed her heavenly book collection.  Placing them vertical is unexpected and allows for more books to be displayed.  You could even color coordinate them or organize them by topics.

Image via sfgirlbybay.



I love to organize and be organized.  It causes my mind to think clearer and I feel more in control of the day to day details.  Since January is the perfect month to start fresh, I’m going to post a week or two of organizing tips, tricks and ideas.  We could all use some organizing inspiration, right??

Tip 1-  Display and organize your most favorite items on white shelving.  The white backdrop causes those valuables to pop pop pop!

Image via Weekday Carnival.