You know those baby shower gifts that are absurdly adorable, but your baby won’t actually wear them? Consider displaying them on your peg rack. Or, if you’re more about practicality, try hanging everyday items on your rack for easy access. Either way, filled with baby things, it’s bound to be cute.
A graduate of Philadelphia’s Moore College of Art, Naomi has an enduring love of paintings and photography. Both can be found on the walls of her home. In the living room, above the sofa, a concise selection of black and white photography and ink drawings creates a bold visual impact.
When creating a space that will really transport you, always remember that it’s the little details that count the most. The colors, textures and aesthetics of these little vases and statues help to complete the story that the space is telling. Many of the pieces have been collected during the designer’s travels.
The wall sconces allow the top of the nightstands to be used for displaying plants and framed photos, and for holding a three-speed fan made from African Sapele wood and high grade steel that provides cool breezes during warm nights.
Going with a custom walnut butcher-block floating shelf vanity instead of a cabinet-style vanity allows the plumbing fixtures for the sinks to be on display, and reinforces the industrial vibe of the space.
Vintage finds are artfully displayed in every room in this home. By the desk, a colorful handmade jacket adds a splash of bright color that accentuates the reds found in the various books, and the yellow of the ottoman. Even the wood tone of the floor is tied into this colorful piece.
Display personal keepsakes on your peg rack to create a meaningful focal piece. Consider hanging wedding mementos or even your favorite cards. Binder clips and twine work well to hang paper without puncturing it.
This galvanized tray from Pottery Barn is the perfect way to plant out your kitchen herb garden or create a festive holiday centerpiece of gourds and berries. Any design-conscious gardener would love this on their table. $49.50; Pottery Barn
Color is meant to enhance at-home entertaining. You can quickly add in color and save money by using what you already have in your house. The linens should be your centerpiece: the simpler, the better so you can layer items. Once you have your linens, choose a color palette, and then treat your home like a store and pick out some of your favorite things to create a tablescape that reflects your personality.