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"It's the little things in life"❤️


This month's blog we are taking a look at everyday objects in a new way!

Have you dined at your friends home and came across her unique set of salt and pepper shakers, or fun butter dish caught your eye?

These everyday items stand out and are an opportunity for us to create a mood or design statement in our homes.

I remember attending a dinner party years ago, and the hostess had a beautiful collection of FiestaWare Dinnerware. I loved how she randomly placed different color plates around the table.

It looked so effortless and yet made a design statement. She was expressing her style through her table setting, and creating a dining experience.

I was a new home owner at the time, and started to pay attention to home design styles everywhere, and dreamt how I wanted my home to express my own design aesthetic.

"The little things" we choose can have a huge impact on how we express our home decor style.

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Make an artististic statement right in the center of your home.

Everyone has a fruit bowl, why not make it unique? It is always on your kitchen counter or dining table, and used everyday.

Why not be creative?

photo- jonathonadler

Here is my own fun fruit bowl.

I found it at Homegoods.

I love how organic it is.

Salt & Pepper Shakers are a fun way to add some whimsy or vintage to your table. Salt & pepper cellars

add that gourmet touch!

My owl whimsical salt & pepper shakers, reflect

a bit of "cottagecore" style.

photo- creativecoop

Every dinner party needs a water pitcher.

This water pitcher is one of my favorites,

"The Gurgle Pot" !

When you pour this water pitcher, it gurgles! This streamlined design goes with any decor style and it comes in a variety of colors. I have given these as gifts, and of course I own a Gurgle Pot myself!

The Gurgle Pot is the perfect way to break the ice at gatherings.

Shop GurglePot

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Your doormat is one of the first impressions of your home. You can add a doormat with a funny saying to lighten the mood, or express your personal style, like this floral sisal mat here.

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An unusual chair can add that element of surprise,

even be a conversation starter. This chair by innovative, American designer, Kelly Wearstler is so fun! She always takes ordinary home decor items and makes them stand out.

Add a chair with a bright textile pattern, or a chair with a unique shape or color set in a corner, or opposite a sofa. Adds a sense of style and fun!

photo- kelly wearstler

Tea anyone?

Our tea kettles are on display 24/7,

so this is an opportunity to add a little whimsy, or sophistication to your tea party. There is a tea kettle for every style. Many kitchen stores have a great selection of fun kettles!

This makes me smile!

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Have you stayed at an Inn or a beach house where your robe hook was something unusual?

I have seen hand hooks coming out of the wall, or simple, natural, driftwood as hooks and vintage doorknob as hooks as well.

I love these sweet bird robe hooks! They would be such a fun addition to any guest room or bathroom. If you are looking for something unique, a great resource are local artists at craft shows & markets.

These whimsical birds were found on Etsy

a site that promotes handmade makers, like myself.

photo- modernideas

I have had my eye on these for awhile. I would love to incorporate these unique ottomans into my beach cabin some how. They look like huge beach pebbles, how fun! An ottoman is an opportunity to add that bold pattern or even faux fur, to compliment your chair or sofa. They can be moved around and offer extra seating! Have fun!

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