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How to Style Your Shelves and Bookcases

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How to Style Your Shelves and Bookcases

If you've come looking for the perfect formula to style your shelves and bookcases, I've got a surprise for you! I'm not going to give you one. What I am going to do though is encourage you to get creative, think outside of the box and decorate in a way that best represents your taste and style.  The only rule I have is that you should always put things on your shelves that represent you and make you happy whether that is sculpture, art objects, plants, books or functional storage. If you are struggling for inspiration though, here's a few...

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Holiday Open House Tour

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Holiday Open House Tour

Living by a national park in a house surrounded by giant spruce trees I take my cues from the outdoors usually when planning out holiday decor.  You'll find plenty of evergreen and natural elements like pinecones or berries.  Our most popular visitors, the deer make an appearance too (both indoors and out).  I continue the warm, cozy theme by including plenty of traditional tartan and buffalo plaids! Target did it again this year by having plenty of very affordable plaid ornaments.  I pretty much had to pick out at least one of each and barely spent $20! While it's nice...

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Farmhouse Style Home Decor

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Farmhouse Style Home Decor

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through my links.   Joanna Gaines and Fixer Upper have certainly brought farmhouse style back to the forefront of home design.  The look however now is a million miles away from the kitschy country of the 1980's and instead brighter, lighter and a little more natural. It can blend quite seamlessly with other types of decor when you stick to a neutral palette and natural materials. If it's chippy, rusty, vintage or earthy it probably can fit into farmhouse decor.  There's no need...

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Library Decor Spotlight

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Library Decor Spotlight

We converted what should have been the dining room in our house into a library and I absolutely couldn't be more pleased.  While we have an overwhelming amount of books I wanted the library to serve as a bit of an eclectic art gallery too, so there are very few design "rules" we followed other than to simply include things we liked.  Objects include Asian vases, African teak sculptures, Greek Bronze, Natural items.  Knick Knacks can get lost of look cluttered, but when combined and placed along the bookshelves they're much more interesting. 

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A Trip to Xcaret: The Experience of a Lifetime

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**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through my links. As an artist, travel can be truly inspiring and help artistic growth.  Awhile back I was lucky and actually won a trip to Mexico and have been meaning to share some pictures from the trip ever since.  I had run a 5k race for Cinco De Mayo and didn't even realize that automatically entered me to win, so I was rather surprised when friends came running to find me to say my name was called and dragged me up on...

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