A rustic mantel shelf constructed from planks of real alder wood with a black finish sits on the wall above the cabinet. The attractive shelf offers display space for handmade, one-of-a-kind items found in Nordic countries, like a trio of hand-carved reindeer figurines.
This dining room's dark wooden dining table is contrasted by four white upholstered chairs with nailhead trim. The color of the hardwood flooring pairs well with the blue walls. A false window with floor-length blue curtains gives the illusion of a larger room. A wooden Asian figurine decorates the space.
One of the best investments you can make in life is a sofa with good bones like this teal blue tufted beauty. As seen on HGTV's Secrets of a Stylist, this living room also features an eclectic mix of accessories, including a horse figurine and a white vase full of roses, atop a glass coffee table.
With a neutral base and a few accent colors, you can create a color-coordinated shelf that looks intentional while still embodying your style. In this space, Cruickshank Remodeling in Georgia trailed splashes of red throughout the shelf decor — in a bowl, necklace, figurine and in groupings of books — to give the whole installment a brighter look.
This soft hued living room features a neutral sofa, ivory armchairs and a brown leather tufted ottoman that also serves as a coffee table. The fireplace mantel is decorated with cream candles in glass vases and vintage figurines, while a neutral area rug with a blue floral diamond shape pattern covers the dark hardwood floors.
Stack books on their side to create risers for everyday objects like vases, figurines and photos. The simple styling of a few collectibles – here, a bird statue, vase and orchid – can create an artful display on a tabletop or bookshelf.
Select meaningful keepsakes as party favors and double them as napkin rings for the party. While figurines work well, tree ornaments are an even better option due to their attached ribbon. Simply loop the hanging ribbon or string around the napkin, and position the keepsake in place.
Make It: Start by picking up a clear glass or plastic ball ornament. Add a two-inch layer of artificial snow along the bottom, and then suspend miniature holiday figurines from the ornament's foil or metal cap using fishing line. Once hung, this simple, clear ornament takes on the appearance of a sophisticated snow globe.
To the left of the bed, a small astronaut figurine holds another wedding memory, pressed flowers from the wedding table. Incorporating art and accessories from important places and events is the best way to create a space that is full of meaning and connection. And adding unexpected moments like an astronaut on the bedside table helps create a fun and relaxed atmosphere that feels like home.
The garage’s laminated composite wood storage system includes six drawers for organizing and storing tools, home and garden accessories, craft supplies and more. Kayaks hang on the wall above, which can be used to enjoy the marsh out back. A coral wood cluster sculpture and wood bird figurines that mimic some of the feathered friends you find in the local marsh decorate the top of the storage system.
This lovely girls bedroom is a soothing space perfect for any little girl. Blue and pink pillows and bed linens compliment the light blue wall and blue and white patterned floor. A pink floral glass chandelier highlights the pink ceiling, providing a lovely contrast to the rest of the space. Oversized windows with simple lace curtains allow plenty of natural light. A yellow nightstand brings in a pop of color and serves as an excellent space for a unique sculptured figurine bed lamp.
Everything in this home is art. Even in this small cross-section of the bookshelf everything from the books to the figurines and the ceramics on the bottom shelf come together to create a moment and express a perspective. “I love the fact that everything we have collected has been selected with care and thoughtfulness,” says Leyden. For him, it’s these small details and the reflection of personalities more than anything else that makes the space feel like a home.
Ironically enough, before even knowing what the room was once used for, designer Young Huh envisioned it as an art studio—the overhead lighting is that good! Her magical design, called “Young at Art,” explores the allure of an artist’s studio. The walls are covered with Fromental’s Braque (a large-scale collage inspired by Cubism) while a Mason Gerard easel and an array of abstract art complete the design.
The closet, painted a bold pink and filled with cans of paint and figurine palm trees, was a happy surprise.