Monday, April 19, 2010

Here is the Studio 5 segment that we did today.
(I have to say they are so fun to work with!)

1- A Collection. This really is a great place to showcase a collection. Use items that have a particular theme or color; maybe you love blue glass and have all kinds of shapes and sizes. Dishes out of your cupboards can make a very nice collection. I found some great pictures of a collection of cake plates and other assorted treasures that Julie from arranged above her kitchen cabinets.
(Thank you so much Julie!)

2- Natural Elements. I love to add some unexpected greenery; boxes of grass, a few balls that are covered in berries or some fruit.

3- Groupings & Different Heights. You can use this design principle in all kinds of accessorizing and it will work. Group items in odd numbers, using different heights, then play with it. Do not be discouraged if it does not come together the 1st time. Keep trying and you will come up with something that you like. You also get a lot of exercise climbing up and down from your counter!

4- Using the Right Size Items For Your Space. If you have a taller ceiling and more space, you want to use items that are larger in scale so that it feels balanced. If you put smaller items in a large space it will just feel cluttered. If you have a smaller area and you try to fit in items that are too large it will feel off balance. So if you are aware of this when you start it will help you in deciding what works for that area and what does not.


  1. Snap said...
    Great job as always! My neighbor said she watched you today too.
    The Little Red Shop said...
    What fun! Thank you so much for including my kitchen in your segment, Angela!

    Have a beautiful week!

    : )

    Julie M.
    Marsha's Mpressions said...
    Love the chair scenes! Can't believe what a bargain you got on the leather and the other oversized chair. It's a great look!
    Meet Virginia said...
    WOW! I just love your style!! Seriously gorgeous!!


    Meet Virginia!
    Meet Virginia!
    Meet Virginia!
    Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...
    Good morning,
    I've just found your blog which I saw on The little Red shop blog. I will follow you and I am sure I will get many many tips from your posts. Thank you. Francesca from Italy
    Angela said...
    Hi Angela. I came here from Julia's blog. Enjoyed this post and the video. Great tips..

    Blessings to you and yours from another Angela.

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