So anyways, today I'm going to talk a bit about the house. We have all of the furniture we originally ordered in, but it still feels pretty bare. I guess you could say we're in the awkward phase between just moving in and being "settled."
I'm trying to take my time with decorating and find pieces that I really love. It's tempting to run out and buy a bunch of stuff to make the house feel complete, but I know that I would eventually regret it when I found what I really wanted.
So having said that, I'm trying to decorate with things that I have laying around the house or items that I've purchased at a huge discount. Today, I'm going to join in on the party hosted by One King's Lane and highlight my #shelfie (shelf styling).
We have the "Rhys" media collection from Pottery Barn, and Im really happy with it. It's from our old house, so it's a little banged up, but that just adds character, right? Sadly, PB no longer sells it.
Let me first say that this is a definite work in progress, and I'm sure things will get changed around quite a bit. I actually had everything done perfectly, but George changed it all around when he added the speakers. :) Whatevs.
I enjoy seeing pictures and personal photos around the house. As much as I'd love to use our wedding pictures and Gracie portraits everywhere, I don't want to look nuts and narcissistic with my face everywhere.
George and I had some framed pictures of our grandparents from our wedding's memory table, and I thought those would be perfect. Eventually, I want to do a gallery wall along the stairs, but all in time.
Besides the grandparent pictures, George has some vintage medical encyclopedias that once belonged to his grandparents. I like the different colors on the spines, and being that we're both medical people, I think they're perfect!
On the lower two shelves, I tried to limit anything breakable and/or harmful. We have a ton of small kiddos in the family, so putting the glass items and breakable things up high is a must.
One tip that I've found very useful for styling shelves: take the dust jackets off of your books! It makes such a difference, and you won't miss them.
The baskets on the low shelves were purchased at Gordman's for $14.99 a piece. Mercury glass candle... $3.00 on clearance.
That's all for now! How do you style your #shelfies?
Also, don't forget June 2nd is the Favorite Things linkup! Share your favorite things for June, and join in on the party!