Thursday, March 12, 2015

Stylish Jewelry Storage



When I'm out treasure hunting I always keep my eye out for beautiful and unusual ways to store my jewelry and accessories.


When I found this vintage Asian brush holder it was only a matter of time before several of my favorite necklaces joined in.






I can never resist the vintage lovlies like this one in blue velvet for displaying bracelets.







A dear friend spied this beauty while we were at "his" flea market and bought it for my birthday instructing me to hang my rings on it.


Pretty brilliant huh?






I have a weakness for boxes, especially ones in natural stone.




Oftentimes I'll place a favorite brooch on top for decoration.






I simply adore this duo!


They make a great catchall for small earrings and rings with their shell bodies.


I frequently drape misc. bracelets and hoop earrings around their long necks.



One can never have too many lacquered or gilded trays on hand for corralling watches and other favorite pieces.















It is fun to think outside the box when it comes to storing your jewelry!


Friday, February 20, 2015

PROJECT DESIGN: STYLING THE COFFEE TABLE




Grab yourself a cup of coffee and get ready to be inspired.


 It's Friday and the party starts HERE!




I chose to style the large square hand painted  Chinoiserie Coffee Table in my Family Room


Lately it's been looking like this.


My favorite flowers to display in this room are hydrangeas and I like to arrange them in all sorts of fun containers that I find during my treasure hunts.


The coffee table is a great destination for a lot of my unique finds and I like to change things up often.



It's a no-brainer to anchor a vignette with a stack of books.



 My eye likes things to flow with the rest of the space so I often end up choosing accessories that complement what else in happening in the room.




I have a love of Chinoiserie consequently many of the colors found in Asian Decorative Arts end up in my vignettes.

A little bit of leopard never hurts.


I love how all these colors and patterns play off each other.


I find that many times when I'm thrifting I tend to gather things that relate to each other and so I think that translates to my vignettes.



I recently found a large floor cushion that was  made from an antique Chinese carpet.



It dawned on me that it just might fit perfectly underneath my coffee table so I took a risk and bought it.


Sure enough it fit perfectly and now resides underneath the coffee table.


It has become a favorite of my husband who loves to pull it out at night and use it as a sort of footstool when he's watching TV.


I consider it part of the vignette as it plays beautifully off of the other Asian accents going on in the room and on top of the coffee table!




I invited a friend over to play, "let's accessorize my coffee table" and here are some other vignettes we came up with... 















Well that was fun!
Thank you Mary Ann and Cindy for hosting this fun and informative Design Challenge!

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Carla Aston Designed