This master bath, designed by Barry Dixon, exudes subtle luxury—a cozy fireplace, handsome marble tiles stretching up the walls, even a table for tea in front of the fire. A large wardrobe provides storage for towels and other necessities.
Like items grouped together become so much more than clutter. They're an ever-so-fun artistic display! A niche in this dining room shows off glass bottles and a collection of wonderfully mismatched teacups.
Teacup gardens are full of expressive possibilities. Choose larger animals for impact or to spotlight a child's special interest, or smaller versions that make the plants look like trees and foliage towering over the creatures.
To showcase the collection of teacups the family has accumulated, the back of the bench has been fashioned as a cabinet. These cabinets close securely in keep the family's two pets from accidentally decommissioning any of the pieces.
Cut your sheet moss to fit your teacup or coffee mug. Place your sheet moss in a bowl of water and allow the moss to get completely wet. After filling your container with potting soil, leave about 1/8 inch from the top of your container for the sheet moss.
To create a teacup garden, you'll need some basics: potting soil, river rock to act as a drain for excess water build-up and sheet moss. Leave about 1/8 inch from the top of your cup for the sheet moss. You can use decorative tinted or natural deer moss, as shown here, to add a layer of whimsy to your garden.
Install simple cup hooks to store your lovely teacups, instead of stacking them. Hooks not only keep delicate china out of harm’s way, but they are an easy way to add another dimension to your kitchen decor. In this butler’s pantry in Susan Sully’s book, “Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and Antiques," the hooks allow you to see the decorative details inside each cup that would have otherwise been hidden.
Camille Simmons has a love of pretty things: a sweet teacup, a beautifully scented candle, a colorful plate. It’s through beautiful objects that Camille believes one can truly enjoy each moment in life. Little moments of pretty, like the perfect pen, or a special piece of stationery, can brighten the day’s most mundane moments, according to Simmons. Her philosophy, dedicated to entertaining and style in pretty fashion, is reflected in the shop she founded with her husband Joe. Located in the historic Bluff Park neighborhood of Long Beach, California, Planning Pretty is a celebration of personal style where beauty reigns. And that pretty-is-as-pretty-does philosophy extends to Camille and Joe’s home. Just blocks away from their shop, the couple’s historic Southern California home is a mix of traditional and modern style where every piece is a little bit of beauty to be explored.