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Happy Monday! Today, I’m excited to introduce to you to an amazing blogger Annie Traurig of Live Simply Blog. A blog where you can find everything about organization and making it look pretty while you’re at it! Today Annie is going to show us how to organize all our baubles and increase their life time too! Take it away Annie!
When it comes to organizing jewelry, the two main concerns are keeping it from getting tangled, and keeping it from getting lost. General rules include the fact that necklaces should be hung to avoid getting tangled, Sterling silver should be stored in a felt or velvet pouch to prevent tarnishing, and pearls should be kept in a cotton or silk pouch to avoid being scratched. Other than that, it’s a matter of personality and personal preference.
For the chronically busy, attention-deficient, or right-brained:
You don’t care so much about the exact placement of your baubles. In fact, without some extra intention, they’d probably end up floating all over the house, or in a tangled mess. For you I prescribe a dish or pegboard. A single dish or tiered dishes are a great way to keep jewelry corralled and accounted for, while not actually requiring you to think about which compartment individual bling belongs in. Pegboards also serve a similar function; pin chains wherever you want, and enjoy the fact that everything is right out there where you can see it.
For the devoted organizer, detail-stickler, or left-brained:
You like your charms sorted by category, by color, by occasion, and you believe every last trinket should be kept in its rightful place. Your best bet? Jewelry trays that can either be displayed atop a dresser, or handily stowed away inside a drawer. Divided into singular sections, these allocate a cozy home for each and every precious stone.
For the mellow-mannered or mid-brained:
You like to keep things neat, but need a system that still feels relatively easy to upkeep. For you, my dear, I recommend jewelry stands. These offer you more organizational control than a dish, while giving you more freedom than a divided drawer.
For the independent or DIY-er:
You get your thrills from making things on your own. Use your crafty talents to build a nifty display for your treasures. All you’ll need is a frame, some wire, and a couple of hooks, and tadah!
February 6, 2012 16 Comments
I just have this thing for stationary! I don’t know what it is but I love anything made with paper that is pretty! I am a card person. I ALWAYS give cards! You can imagine how excited I am about these ones by Rifle Paper Co. You might remember me posting their note book here. The adorable-ness doesn’t stop there! The company has tons of gorgeous and fun cards and stationary AND kitchen note cards to choose from! A new staple to every girly home! (We don’t like to tell our men that it’s girly, right?)
January 30, 2012 10 Comments
Hi! I’m Joanna, a writer with Design Shuffle, a premier source for all things interior design and architecture. It’s a great way for designers to show off their work and design enthusiasts to find the latest news, trends and images all relating to interior design. I’m fortunate enough to spend my days scouring the internet for images of the most beautiful spaces. Then I get to share them with blog readers like you.
Many of us have more clothes, shoes, bags and accessories than we have space. Unfortunately, most of us probably don’t have the room in our homes for a dedicated dressing room. We included eight dreamy fashion-dedicated spaces in hopes it will inspire some decorating ideas to show off all your stuff. Thank you The Doctor’s Closet for letting me share with you today.
Can you imagine owning this many pairs of shoes? Some of you just might. The shoes take center stage in this chic dressing room.
So organized and so pretty! There is a space for everything from evening wear to bags and hats.
A room dedicated to clothes and shoes-really? I love the traditional architecture and interior design.
This dressing room looks more like a store than a room in a home. I love the idea of organizing clothes by color.
This space is absolutely gorgeous. The artful and eclectic furnishings remind me of a Parisian apartment.
The vanity area in this dressing room is an extra plus while clothes and bags are at arm’s reach.
This dressing room is filled to the brim with everything a girl needs to be classy and chic. Have any interior design ideas for your own dressing room?
What do you think of these unique showcasing ideas? Find more great inspiration at Design Shuffle where you can connect with the best Boston interior designers, San Francisco interior designers and many others!
This room is fun and bohemian. It looks like it could belong to an Broadway starlet.
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January 25, 2012 6 Comments
The joys that NEONS bring! NO, not just in the 80′s! Neon is in FULL swing! This trend doesn’t seem to be going anywhere soon! Embrace it!
And hey, if you can’t wear it, why not add some neon accent to your home! Still not feeling it? Start with a pen, then move to a print? A pillow maybe?
I especially love the combo of neutrals and neon, brings a classy feel to crazy idea!
1. Neon Pink Moka Express Silkscreen Print $80
2. Neon Pens $20
3. Tonet Chair $129
4. Ampersand Screen Print Neon Yellow $22
5. Polka Dot Neon Pillows $49
6. Neon Frames $50
7. Knot and Bow 10 Pink Neon Tags $3
January 24, 2012 12 Comments
I still can’t get over the fact that it’s January and Christmas is over! I can’t seem to get back into the swing of things!
One thing that I do love, no matter what time of year it is! >>>> ORGANIZATION! I love everything tidy in a box, in it’s place!
Since it’s that time of year! Time to organize your little heart away! It’s almost as good as back to school shopping, without the school part!
Plus, most of this stuff isn’t too pricey, and with all the technology we live by right now there is a lot of free stuff to download too!
Check out Pugly Pixel for fun free downloads! Or Design Editor on Esty!
Every computer desktop/ iPad/ iPhone needs a little organization love too!
Happy Organizing! xo
1. INKA books $19.95
2. Calendar Wall Paper by Puglypixel FREE!
3. Fresh Fruit-Apple $7.95
4. Sunday USB $40
5. Collator $30
6. String in a Can $15.95
7. I love Icecream Clips $4
8. One Day at a Time Organizer $30
9. Recycled Ball Point Pen- 9 for $12
10. The Short List- Kate Spade $7
January 5, 2012 12 Comments
Oh the wonderful world of home decorating! I haven’t done a home decor post in a long time! It’s more than time! Not to mention, I have so many of you commenting on how much you enjoy looking through my home post. Plus, being inspired when decorating your own home!
Truth be told! That is our old place! We’ve since then moved and created some what of a new design look! I’ve been wanting to post new photos so you can see it, but we’ve sold a lot of our furniture and still looking for the perfect replacements! Good news is, we’re ALMOST done. We’re now onto finishing up the bedroom.
If you’re following me on twitter or instagram, then you know that we’ve finally found a headboard and side tables! I’m so excited to be adding the finishing touches! Can’t wait to show you all! For now, I thought I would show you a little of my inspiration board! Thank goodness for Pinterest!
All photos have been pinned to my “lovely home” board on Pinterest
January 3, 2012 8 Comments
I love “running into” great finds on the internet! Especially this random find this morning! Keep Calm Gallery out of London, is fabulous on so many levels. Classic, fun, and corky sayings printed on poster board, cards and even tea towels!! I know there are so many shops/ sites on line with similar momentum, but this store really caught my eye!! (How cute is the, “I’ll Wash, You Dry” tea towel!?!)
Here’s a little bit about their story: “Keep Calm Gallery was established in January 2007 by Lucas and Hayley Lepola, now a husband and wife team! The site was born out of their passion for typography in poster design, British heritage and the medium of screen printing. In the beginning Keep Calm Gallery was run from their university halls. The site is now run from their cosy office in south east London, not far from their small Victorian house, which they share with their two handsome cats.” Sounds romantic!
Be sure to check them out!
October 18, 2011 6 Comments
The Vancouver Home + Design Show starts today! I don’t know about you, but I am overly excited! I love everything about decorating and fixing up my home! AND I love that one of my favourite Interior Designers, Jillian Harris is in town AND at the show this weekend! Did I also mention she is going to talk about everything fabulous on the blog today? <<Insert scream here>> I know!!!! Enjoy! xo
1. Jillian, we have grown to love you since day one of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, and now, adore you on Extreme Home Makeover. Having loving fans all over the world, what do you consider the best part of your success?
I think having a voice, to be able to tell thousands of people what is important to me, what I love and being able to make friends through what I do. As well having control of my career and day to day. Even if I am so busy sometimes I feel like I’m going to pass out – I likely wouldn’t have it any other way!
2. Okay, lets get right down to it! We know you love interior design, and we know that you can make any space look fabulous. If you had to start with a simple living room space; consisting only of a couch, coffee table and tv, what are your top 5 things everyone should add to their “living room face lift”?
3. DIY projects are HUGE right now! What is your favourtie DIY project!?
4. We’re more than thrilled to have you at the Vancouver Home + Design Show! Word on the street is that you’ll be speaking about how to incorporate personality into your home. Could you give us a little sneak peek- 1 or 2 ideas on how we can understand this design concept?
5. Lets move on to your other love: FASHION! Fall is here, most girl’s favorite time for amazing fashion sense. What are your top 3 fall fashion picks for this season
6. When I think Jillian Harris, I think boots! Plus, every girl I know right now is looking for the perfect pair. Knowing you can never have enough! What is your go-to boot? I feel like I can only ask Jillian Harris that!
7. Next blogger favorite: BEAUTY! What is your morning beauty regime? Any favorite beauty products that you can share with us?
8. We’re so excited to see you here in Vancouver for the Home & Design Show, HOWEVER so sad to hear that you are moving to Alberta. What are 5 Jilly Favorites that you are going to miss here in VanCity!?
9. Time for a HUGE thank you & Coffee break! What will you be ordering?
Be sure to stop by the Vancouver HOME + DESIGN show at the Vancouver Convention centre this weekend!
Jillian will be on Stage 3 times this weekend, sharing about “How to customize your style”. You won’t want to miss it!
Friday at 7pm
Saturday at 3pm
Saturday at 6pm
Check out The Vancouver Home + Design Show Website for more information.
Plus!!! IF you REALLLLY want to enjoy the show this weekend! I’m giving away tickets all day today! Leave a message on The Doctor’s Closet Facebook wall, tell me why you want to go! I’ll be giving away tickets every couple of hours!
Big thank you to Jillian for letting us get personal with home decor, beauty and fashion!
October 13, 2011 3 Comments
Happy Tuesday! I hope you all enjoyed your long weekend! Ours was filled with lots of love, turkey and cabbage rolls! I was also busy making caramel apples and pumpkin cheese cake dip, for our family dinners! They both turned out delicious! Needless to say, are hearts are happy and our stomachs are full! It was a great Thanksgiving weekend! There was definitely LOTS to be thankful for!
Today, I want to share another Etsy gem I came across a few weeks ago! In Haus Press, is small letterpress studio out of San Francisco, crafting readymade and custom paper goods!
I instantly fell in love with the Mojave, white and natural cork coasters! Plus, all the thank-you cards and stationary is just darling! I love it all! Couldn’t resist and share this Etsy shop with you!
Plus, so many great ideas for the soon approaching Christmas shopping season! Get ready for my Christmas Wish List Wednesdays, starting next week! I’ll definitely be including items from In Haus Press!
October 11, 2011 5 Comments
I’m so excited to introduce you to lulu&drew! My beautiful and talented cousin Stephanie Jean has just launched her paintings to the public! Her new Etsy store just went up last night, and has already been featured on two blogs and re-pinning like crazy on pinterest!! Her artwork is a breath of fresh air! (Literally… one of her paintings is called “Breathe”)
Stephanie’s paintings are suited for any stylish home, place/hang/stack them in your living room, office or add an adorable touch to your nursery! They bring style into any room, as she works with fun designs such as “confetti” and “ikat” creating gorgeous abstract paintings!
August 23, 2011 13 Comments