Give presents the personal touch with unique wrapping. Plain white boxes and bags are available from paper and crafts stores, and can be stenciled to great effect. If you don’t have time to stencil, wrap boxes with a light fabric paper.
“I love everything in my home, because almost everything has a story behind it,” Tamara says about the small touches that define her bedroom. When asked about the inspiration for the range of styles and approaches she displays in her home, she simply replies, “It just comes to me. It’s the hardest when I feel I have no inspiration to be creative but most of the time everything inspires me!”
A monogrammed shower curtain by Ballard Designs adds a personal touch to this bathroom featuring a pedestal sink. Pedestal sinks have a polished, streamlined look. They don’t take up much space, making them a favorite for smaller bathrooms.
This open concept kitchen's modern design flows throughout the space. The contrasting black and white floors, cabinets and table make the space more modern, while the personal touches, such as the chandeliers and the artwork, soften the space up a bit.
This nook in the family room is a quiet place for the parents to work or read to their children before bed time. The space is sophisticated with transitional furniture and clean lines, but is approachable enough for three little ones to run around. This bookcase is a colorful touch in an otherwise neutral space, and showcases many of the keepsakes the family has picked up in their travels.
Decorative items give this kitchen display a personal touch among the dishes stored for easy access. Gold trinkets shine against the white and gray tile backdrop. A vintage radio perfectly compliments the midcentury modern vibe of the design.
The Leitao house is full of wonderful details. Every opportunity to tell a cultural story at home has been found as with this ebony banister, original to the space. Kenza and Julio added a personal touch by turning an intricately detailed piece of art into a unique pommel.
To add a personal touch to this toddler's room, designers showcased the little girl's first pair of ballet slippers and a photo of her at her first recital. For an elegant touch, these pieces are framed in gold, adding glitz and glamor to the space.
Erinn Valencich designed this nursery featuring large initials of the baby's name on the wall above the crib. Add a uniquely personal touch to a nursery or kids' room by painting their initials on the wall.
Don’t forget to top off your entertainment space (especially your place setting!) with your own style for a one-of-a-kind feel.
“Incorporating small personalized touches to place settings, like fresh fruit or brightly patterned bowls, is an easy, budget-friendly way to make your table scape feel more intimate and special,” Jenny says.
Sprinkle the mantel with some personal touches. A vintage tinsel Christmas tree becomes the focus of this holiday mantel. Family heirlooms like these silhouette plates bring the personal touch that every Christmas theme needs.