Friday Faves | Dreamy Bedding Sets

So, I literally dream of beds while I'm asleep in my bed, it's like I'm cheating on my current sleep situation. I know it's weird but, I am so obsessed with having a good bed, I want something that just envelopes me when I'm ready for sleep. I feel like sleep should be everyones #1 self-love gift they give to themselves every day! 

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From the mattress, to the headboard, to the pattern on the duvet + pillows, they all come together to create a harmonious sleeping oasis. If you don't like the look of your bed, you sure as hell aren't going to be excited to get in there. I just picked up this new bedding set from Anthro + I'm in heaven. This week's Friday Faves I'm giving you the inside scoop on some of my fave bedding lines out there.

Top 6 Dreamy Bedding sets

Urban Outfitters

Are you dying to get back into bed yet? I hope so!

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xo,

em

 

Styling Lesson | The Shelfie

Let's Talk About Your Shelfie...

Don't know what to do with those cluttered bookshelves or exposed shelving in your kitchen? Don't worry, I've got you covered girl. As a stylist I've worked with so many different shelves that I've developed some tried + true tricks. I'll be honest, walking up to an empty or cluttered 8 x 4 foot shelving unit is daunting + intimidating but, if you follow these simple tips there won't be any shelf you can't tackle. 

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THE SHELFIE IS A SERIOUS GAME + JUST LIKE ANY GAME, YOU GOTTA PRACTICE AT IT TO GET IT GOOD, BUT THERE ARE A FEW TIPS + TRICKS I CAN PASS ALONG 

As a stylist over at The Platform Experiment we deal with shelves daily. And as home stagers we definitely have gotten close to perfecting the "art of the shelfie" in a timely manner. A few tips to consider before attempting the shelfie: 

1 | When you're at home + working with what you've got it's best to start with a blank canvas. Remove all your clutter from your shelves + start from scratch.

2 | Slim down that book pile. If you're a book hoard, good for you, I hope you've read them all! Keep out any books you love +/or think are cool looking + this will make the styling process much easier. 

TIPS + TRICKS

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H E I G H T

Every shelf needs an element of height balanced with something horizontal. The shelves above utilize vases, frames, books + decorative objects to accentuate the height of the vertical shelves. Layer on top of stacks of books to give height as well.

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B A L A N C E

Balance is great, but if every shelf is balanced perfectly there isn't much interest or contrast for your eyes, + therefore your eyes won't settle anywhere. I love a little asymmetry. Asymmetrical shelves perfectly counterbalances  your balanced shelves!

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R H Y T H M

Break your shelves into clusters, or I like to call them "moments", such as a cluster of 3 vases balanced opposite with a large single object. A shelf with a central rhythmic grouping, such as the 3 terra-cotta vases, is a perfect way to balance these moments. 

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M I N I M I Z E

It is so easy to over clutter your shelf. Be mindful of what piece you are planning to use. If a piece is colorful + loud or graphic + neutral, maybe it doesn't need a whole lot more than a simple vase + some greenery. If you're just dying for more, proceed with caution. 

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A R T W O R K

Utilizing framed art is one of my favorite shelfie tricks. It takes up space, adds graphic interest + adds vertical height. Art doesn't have to be expensive either! Maybe one of your favorite coffee books has a great illustration that would look perfect leaning on your shelf ; )

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G R E E N S

Did I have to say it? Yes, I did. Greens, whether real or fake (yep, I said that too), can be used to spruce up any shelf! Especially if you aren't lucky enough to have crisp clean white shelves, some greens in a vase or succulents in a terrarium will add so much life.

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E M P T Y

Last but not least, if you're feeling real cluttered, empty up some free space! I love leaving negative space in shelves. It allows the eye to move easily + your brain to feel relaxed. Heavy shelves are balanced by the bareness + your faves will really stand out.

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xo

em