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If you’re a follower of my blog, than you are familiar with my monthly series on ‘The Many Uses’. I just love when I come across a decor accessory for the home and can envision using it in more than one way. The benefit of this is, you can repurpose a decor piece rather than buying something new. How many times do we see something in the store and don’t buy it because we think to ourselves that we already have something similar? For example, today I’m talking about The Many Uses of the trending Gold and Glass Shadow Box and while its primary purpose is to hold jewelry and/or mementoes, I found three other ways you can use this item!
I recently found this gold and glass shadow box at HomeGoods and I liked that it had two drawers verses the box with lid that is more popular. Like with fashion, decor accessories are also a part of the ever-changing cycle of trends. These modern shadow boxes have been inspired by the antique ones ladies used back in the day to store their jewelry or keepsakes. Since I have a drawer dedicated for my jewelry, I don’t necessarily need it for that reason. Although, I still wanted to buy it because I knew the perfect use for it!
Whether you have a vanity or not, you can display your most used makeup in a convenient shadow box. The glass allows you to easily grab what you need and the gold frame always adds that glam factor!
I find that when I’m working at my desk, I always enjoy having treats readily available for me to grab…chocolates are my weakness! Since this box is so pretty, I knew it would make a great complement to my well-dressed desk (when it’s not messy, that is). I get to store my favorite chocolates in the drawers, like these Ghirardelli squares. Have you guys tried their newest flavor for Valentine’s? White Chocolate Creme Brulee…obsessed!
What a great way to present your guests tea flavor options than in a gold and glass shadow box! If you are a frequent tea drinker, you can easily display this shadow box on your kitchen counter or a dining room buffet. Use a tray to curate all your tea essentials like the shadow box, your teapot, at least 4 tea cups and saucers, sugar bowl, creamer pitcher, and tea stirring spoons.
I hope I’ve inspired you to look pass what an item is intended for and how you can use it in many different ways. Below are a few shadow box options, if you’re on the hunt for one!
Do you own a gold and glass shadow box? I’d love to know, how do you currently use yours? Share your ideas in the comments section below!
-Featured Photos by Rose Angel Lopez
Happy Friday, everyone! I don’t know about you but I am so ready for the wintry snow to go and for the spring season to come. At least I can sprinkle some signs of spring in my home decor. Check out my round-up of favorite finds for this week, which does just that!
Spring is in the air the moment you walk into the Pier 1 store. They had a wonderful display of decorative reed diffusers with pretty faux flower embellishments. It’s perfect to display in a bedroom or bathroom. I picked up this blue hydrangea diffuser that smells amazing! The fragrance boasts notes of violets, lilacs, jasmine and roses resting on a blanket of ambered musk.
At first sight, I had to get this Miles Small Marble Bowl with its long-legged brass bird, standing tall over a white marble bowl. This bowl is so versatile – it can be used for so many things! I might just have to include this in my ‘The Many Uses’ blog series!
A few weeks ago on my insta-stories, I had shared two new containers I purchased for my makeup vanity. I thought it would be helpful to all you beauty-lovers out there – to create a blog post that showcases some pretty containers to hide the not-so-pretty things we use on a daily.
I didn’t always have a makeup vanity and because of storage limitations, I didn’t want the top of my dresser to look like a beauty counter you see at a department store! Luckily, when we had redecorated our master bedroom, we had room to designate an area for me to get ready in the mornings. My vanity is actually a desk that I had converted to a makeup vanity. I use the two drawers to house all of my makeup and makeup brushes – you can see that, here. There are a few items like my makeup wipes, perfume testers, makeup sponge blenders, and hair accessories that I use but need to conceal them. For those not-so-pretty items, I look for pretty storage containers that I can decorate the top of my vanity with – creating a chic look.
I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite containers that are similar to what you see here and have also linked some of the containers that I purchased, which are still available online!
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Tabletop Vanity Mirror: Nate Berkus Gold Mirror
-Photos by Rose Angel Lopez
On New Year’s day, the whole morning and afternoon was pretty much spent taking down the Christmas ornaments from the two trees and packing them away, storing all the Christmas decor and accessories, and the much needed dusting, sweeping and vacuuming from the tree needles, the remnants from the flocked tree and the glitter from the ribbon I used. While I LOVE decorating for the holidays, it’s a definite chore in getting the home back to its simplified state.
While Christmas shopping for family and friends in early December, I ran across so many pretty home decor accessories and accent furniture…does that happen to you too? I’m sure I’m not alone when you’re at the store to buy presents for others, yet you find yourself picking up a few things for yourself! Well, I had picked up a few things and stored it away until the new year! Knowing that I would bringing these fews new things out of storage, inspired me to make a few changes to our living space.
Today, I’ll be sharing 3 simple ways I refreshed our living room space for the New Year. These simple ways are small tweaks without breaking the bank!
#1. Add a new accent color
#2. Add a few new decor accessories
#3. Rearrange your furniture layout
A great way to slowly introduce a new color in a space of your home is with your home decor (i.e., toss pillows, throws, decor accessories, flowers, an area rug, etc.). For an immediate change, painting an accent wall will also automatically spruce up a space. In recent months, I had introduced a new accent color to our living room…blush! It is still a muted tone against our neutral monochromatic color palette. It started out with a pair of toss pillows and I had slowly added more blush colored home decor items. These were details I was able to build upon in the rest of the living space. One of the newest items are these ombre white and blush pom-pom throws I found in HomeGoods.
I added the other pom-pom throw to this accent chair.
One of the biggest impacts in refreshing a room is with your furniture layout. This does not necessarily mean you need to change the entire layout, you can simply swap out a chair from one room to another and see if it looks better in its new space. Or you can create a little vignette in an unused part of your living space.
One of the items on our ever-growing home projects list is to remove this picture window and install french doors that would lead to our deck. Since that got pushed down on the list, I had decided to rearrange some of the accent furniture by moving this white lacquered table I use as a console to the front of this window. For many years, this table was stationed in a small nook in front of a wallpapered wall. This section of the living room was unused space and now it feels filled in and I actually like how the styled table accents the once lonely/ordinary window. It’s amazing how moving certain furniture pieces can change the whole look of a room!
In place of the console table, I decided to move our seating bench to the wallpaper wall and used a small accent side table I had in our home office. This bench use to sit underneath the long white console table so that it can be used for extra seating but I noticed that when we had a full house, guests would not pull out the bench to sit on it without us saying they can. This little vignette is now inviting and guests can sit, conversate and place a drink on the small side table. While we have plans for this wall space (another item on our project list), I can foresee in the future replacing the seating bench with two chairs but for now, this will do.
If you’re interested, a set of these Murano accent tables are now on sale!
Another new accessory is this pink velour bench. Love the gold base! Why another bench you ask? Because one…it’s sooo pretty, two…extra seating or can be used to put your feet up and three…I knew I could use it in our home office, should I need to relocate it.
The gold olive branch from HomeGoods is a beautiful object of art on a marble stand – a new addition to the decor in the living room.
I swapped out my scented holiday candle for this spicy and woodsy scented candle by Hearth & Hand.
Small changes in a space of your home creates a fresh new look with minimal cost and effort. Do you find yourself refreshing your home for the New Year? I’d love to know what ways you use to do this by sharing in the comments section below!
-Photos by Rose Angel Lopez
With the change of seasons coming near, I’ve been exploring all the new decor and home accessories available online and in stores. Inspired by the fall season and how it brings beautiful ways to gather and dine in the season’s bounty, I’ve rounded up a few of my fall favorite entertaining essentials. Whether you are dressing your table or hosting guests, these stylish picks are perfect additions to your entertaining essentials!
Take a look…
Comment below and share your favorite(s)!
4. Clarke Bowl
5. Flora Napkin