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I read an interesting quote during the week that said “Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful”. Ever since reading it the words keep coming back to me and I think that this may actually be the key to creating a wonderful home environment.

So I have a question for you – have your shelves, buffets and consoles become a dumping area for bits of pieces that don’t fit either of the criteria – ie useful or beautful.? Random books, magazines, ornaments with no meaning all seem to congregate on these surfaces and can totally destroy the overall feel of your space. Does this resonate with you – if so keep reading!

Here are some things that you should be putting on your shelves, buffets and consoles:

· Framed photos

· Small artworks

· Coffee table books

· Vases

· Sculptures

· Decorative boxes

· Candles

· Potted plants

· Mirrors

· Baskets

So let’s go:

Step 1 – clear everything off all the surfaces.

Step 2 – find things that have meaning for you or are functional in a palette that works with rest of the space. If you don’t have enough beautiful or functional pieces, then it may be time to go shopping!

Step 3 – gradually put things in place starting with the larger pieces first. Arrange the objects, books, ornaments in varying heights or create layers for example a vase or ornament on top of a book or an artwork behind a sculpture.

Step 4 – appraide your work from a distance and make sure it looks right – you may need to move things around for a while until it all comes together. Et voila - you are a stylist!

If you still need help let me know - drop me an email or send a text.

Deborah Ross - M: 0411 878 732

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* Quote from William Morris


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