On Displaying Collections

I’ve always been a collector of curiosities, from the time I gathered dozens of typewriter ribbon tins to the massive stash of vintage Bingo cards I keep hidden in my credenza. Yet when it comes to displaying such collections, I often hit a roadblock: how can I showcase my favorites without cluttering my home?

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Decorating With What You’ve Got


Decorating and re-decorating can often put a serious dent in the budget. Between functional furnishings and cozy textiles, there’s often little wiggle room left for my favorite aspect – the accessories! Naturally, I’m always looking for personal ways to jazz up my space without paying a fortune. Need a few examples? Look no further than your own attic, closet or toy chest for some surprising ways to stretch your dollar and beautify your room!

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10 Poufs To Keep Your Feet Happy

Poufs are one of my favorite go-to decorating essentials, especially now that babyproofing is high on my priority list. They’re perfectly soft, cozy and safe – but they also bring an additional layer of texture that a coffee table simply can’t compete with. In honor of my favorite decor standby, I’ve rounded up 10 fantastic poufs for every budget – in every space!:

1. Gray wool pouf ($550) at Jack and Jill Boutique
2. Knitted graphite pouf ($90) at CB2
3. Patch pouf in gray/cream ($40) at Target
4. Grey cable knit pouf ($238) at Sky Iris
5. First Block Avenue pouf ($298) at Jack and Jill Boutique
6. Safavieh large fabric pouf ($241) at RugsUSA
7. Surya pouf ($165) at RugStudio
8. Beige large pouf ottoman ($180) at Overstock
9. Indoor/outdoor pouf ottoman ($229) at Zanadia
10. Patchwork pouf ($105) at Modcloth

Here’s to quiet evenings with your feet up, eyes closed and a glass of wine nearby.

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A Clothes House

I love the look of a clothing rack in any bedroom. There’s just something so very industrial-meets-functional about displaying your threads out in the open, waiting to be sifted through and creatively-ensembled. (Although I’d have to seriously pare down my wardrobe to keep things looking neat and simple!)

But there’s also something very boring about your average clothing rack. The style hasn’t really changed much in years, and if you’re using a clothing rack to make a statement… well, why not make a statement? This clothing house designed by Ola Giertz is a game-changer for that very reason – perfectly functional but with that very necessary element of surprise every object deserves.

Proof that clothes crave four walls (or four wheels, in this case!) just as much as we do.

Image Credits: Ola Giertz

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Eyes On NoMad

With so many of my fellow colleagues and friends headed to New York for Fashion Week, I’ve been spending a few minutes wanderlusting over the amazing hotels and hot spots of the city. Yet one hotel stuck out in particular: the NoMad Hotel by Jacques Garcia. Recently opened to the public this past spring, I’ve been itching to stay in one of these exquisite rooms…

How beautiful is that lobby?

Perfectly cozy, I love how comfortable the space feels, rather than the stark, modern hotel room that seems to be trending these days. I’d have a hard time leaving indeed!

And the clawfoot bathtub? Gasp. Three cheers for the NoMad Hotel – save me a room next time I’m in the city!

Image Credits: Benoit Linero via Yatzer

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