A Little Cabinet Shelfie Styling

Last week I shared a little peek at one corner of my home…a previously neglected corner.  This little cabinet lives in my kitchen and was just piled full of all my accessories…and was desperately in need of some styling. See what I mean?
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And here’s the after…Cabinet Styling Before & After | www.theanatomyofdesign.com

I put together this animated gif to show you a peek at my design process!

A Cabinet Styling Animated Gif | www.theanatomyofdesign.comMuch better, right?  I picked a color palette (pretty much the only color palette I ever use) and got to work layering and layering.  My grandma has a china cabinet in her house that is stuffed full of little trinkets…it hasn’t changed in years, but I loved peering into it when I visited for Sunday dinner and looking at all the little treasures.  I wanted a similar stuffed, but styled, feeling for mine.  Here’s some close-up shots for fun.
a cabinet shelfie | www.theanatomyofdesign.comThese little teacups were my inspiration for the whole color palette!


closeup3I love little moments of patterns and layers and stacks piled up together.closeup4

This stripey gift wrap makes the perfect back drop! And, it’s a super inexpensive way to transform the back of any cabinet!closeup5

closeup6I’ll be back here on Monday!  Have a great Halloween weekend!

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Try this Color Palette: Gray, Cream, Blue & Red

The Room of the Week has such a pretty color palette.  Mostly neutral gray and cream tones, but jazzed up with those deep reds and blues.  The red/blue combo is unusual and combines those hot and cool colors in a beautiful way! I’m a die-hard orange and blue fan, but this room has definitely won me over to new ideas!

And, the great thing about this color palette is that it is very versatile and can suit almost any style. Here are 8 different style scenarios to inspire you.

Try this Color Palette: Gray, Cream, Blue & RedDo you like the more saturated combos or prefer something lighter?

HEADBOARD: Ballard Designs
SCENARIO 1: Ballard Designs | SCENARIO 2: West Elm | SCENARIO 3: Rebecca Atwood| SCENARIO 4: ZGallerie | SCENARIO 5: Room & Board | SCENARIO 6: Pottery Barn | SCENARIO 7: Caitlin Wilson | SCENARIO 8: World Market

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Add A Touch of Red For Fall

I just love the color of that red sofa in the Room of the Week.  It’s bold and warm and looks so great with the blues and yellows in the room.  That particular shade of deep red is HOT this season.  So, even if you aren’t quite ready to invest in a red sofa (not many people are!) just a touch of this color will go a long way this fall season.

I scoured the internet looking for the prettiest red accessories available right now!

Add A Touch of Red For Fall | www.theanatomyofdesign.com

What’s your favorite color to add for fall?

I hope you have a great weekend! I’ll be back next week showing you the progress on my office…my kids finally went to a full week of school so I am finally making some headway into getting it organized!

SOURCES (from top to bottom):Flannel Pillow | Red Upholstered Bench | Red Taper Candlesticks | Red Striped Handtowels | Red Flowers | Red Rug | Red Velvet Pillow | Red Patterned Box | Red Leather Catchall | Red Lamp | Red & Linen Throw Pillow | Red Glass Pendant | Red Candle | Red Floral Photo | Red Throw Blanket

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The Perfect Bedside Vignette

Sorry to leave you hanging the last few days without a blog post after I introduced you all to the beautiful Room of the Week.  I had one of my favorite friends in town and we were busy running around this new city of mine with our 5 kids in tow, which left me little time for blogging!

But, I’m finishing the week with my favorite details in the room…the perfectly styled bedside table.  So many things to learn from a quick study of this set-up.  Here are my 5 tips to take away from this photo.
5 Tips to a Perfectly Styled Bedside Table| www.theanatomyofdesign.comI hope you have a great weekend!  I may or may not be back here next week.  We finally got the keys to the house we are renting this week, but our stuff doesn’t arrive until next Thursday.  And, with moving comes the inevitable problems with Internet!  So, if I haven’t posted here check Instagram where I’ll share snippets of paint colors and little corners as they get filled.  Be back soon!

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Color Palette: The Best Blue-Green Paint Colors

That wall color in the Room of the Week really gives the room a calm feeling, and even though it is a color it still acts very much like a neutral.  There’s something about a soft blue-green color that is almost universally loved.  I’ve used this wall color in my own home and in clients homes always with great success.

Rather than show you tons of options, here are two blue-green colors I’ve used for myself and clients with successful results all of the time.  Sherwin Williams Sea Salt & Benjamin Moore’s Quiet Moments are both that perfect blue-green-gray color.  Sea Salt can read a little more green while Quiet Moments is definitely a little more blue and gray.  Either way, if you’re looking for a calm, ethereal color, both will do the trick!

Here are some pretty examples to help sell you on the colors (not that you need it!).

The Best Blue-Green Paint Colors | www.theanatomyofdesign.com


And, for a few pictures of sea salt in action in my own home, I used it in my dining room here and my daughter’s room here.

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