Use free templates online to download and print a banner instead of buying. Stores like Paper Source have great paper selections and DIY banner kits that allow you to customize a banner like the “Congrats" one shown here hanging in the entryway for the party.
Shying away from descriptions of her personal design style as “eclectic,” a term she feels has become overused, Olaniyi defines her approach as, “edgy elegance with quirky undertones of bohemian, global and familial influences.” It’s a mouthful, but she lives up to it. One of the key elements in this mix are moments like this wooden bowl filled with black stones and decorated with small pictures of her grandmother, parents, brother and other members of the family. It’s a beautiful way to weave a family story into the decor, one of many that add depth and soul to this space.