| INSPIRATION | shelf styling

After driving five hours home from central Oregon yesterday I decided it was high time to give my family room built-ins a refresh!  I of course also decided it was necessary to start this project IMMEDIATELY ... while cooking dinner and unpacking from our weekend trip.  I was convinced that if I unloaded the shelves onto the kitchen table I would then be forced to finish the project by the time dinner was ready.  Ummm ... we ate dinner at the coffee table!  

Since my shelves are in need of a few finishing touches, and a not so gray and raining day so I can actually take a picture, I thought I would share some of my favorite "shelfie" inspiration images!

Via Lonny

Via Domino

Via Domino


Thumbnail image via Amber Interiors

| INSPIRATION | at home with anthropologie

I went into Anthropologie the other day to pick up ONE of my favorite candles, and I walked out with quite a few more (this brass candle in cinnamon toddy scent is perfect for fall)!  While I managed to stick with the candle theme with my purchases, I was inspired by so much in the store ... not to mention the new Fall House and Home catalog that arrived not too long ago!  So I thought I would share some of my favorites in their collection!

The Mina seating collection is gorgeous and the tuxedo back works with so many decor styles!  Love the abstract painting too!

I love everything about this room and wish I had it all in my own home (though the velvet chairs may have to wait for J & T to get a little older!).  High contrast design is all the rage right now but I think this room has the perfect combination of drama without feeling jarring.  The over sized pendant, table, rug, and chairs work so perfectly together without feeling expected!  And the topiaries on the dining table have me running to my local garden nursery!

I am such a sucker for black and white artwork, and I love the simple drama of this piece.  The dhurrie chair is a perfectly compact size to add to any room!  And that alabaster base floor lamp ... yes please! 

I am completely hooked on the moody drama of this tapestry!  It evokes so many different feelings from me, which I believe is the sign of great art.  It is sophisticated and romantic, while also mysterious and at the same time soothing with it's muddy tones.  It's on my wishlist to add to my master bedroom!

Of all pattern styles, I am typically most drawn to geometrics.  So it's no surprise that I love these framed tiles. I also love the whimsy and irony of the hand chair!  

I am always crushing on the rugs at Anthropologie, it is nearly impossible to pick a favorite!  Be sure to check out the collection from Luke Irwin too.

The hardware ... OMG the hardware!  Amazing design is all about the details, and incredible hardware is a great way to add that little hit of pizzazz or the unexpected twist to a room making the space really shine!  I have a couple of projects around the house in mind that require some new pulls, handles, and hooks so I have been spending a lot of time pouring through these pages.  I can not get over these geode pulls!

It's impossible for me to list out every single piece that I adore from Anthropolgie, because it's just all so good!  Grab a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and do yourself a favor of indulging in the creativity and design inspiration to be found at Anthro!