Thursday, August 9, 2012

What's the Occasion?

Occasional tables are making a flashy comeback. The tables that were once covered in doilies cluttering your great-aunt’s house are a statement of the past. Today’s occasional table is bold and doesn’t necessarily have to match your d├ęcor. These tables can add a much needed pop of color or texture to any room.

A great place to hunt for a table is at thrift stores and garage sales. Because the table is small, it is easy to refinish or add a new coat of paint. Look for tables that have sturdy legs and at least one interesting design element.

Occasional tables aren’t large enough to be practical, they’re meant to be decorative. They are designed to perform no task other than to hold a lamp or display a few picture frames. Traditional locations for occasional tables are adjacent to the couch, a reading chair, or the bed. Feel free to try something new! How about in the bathroom displaying a container of delicate soap bars? Or paired with a chair in the entry to provide impromptu seating? Whatever the occasion, be sure to have a table nearby.

What's the Occasion?

Monday, August 6, 2012

Study Break

Study Break


My desk seems to catch more clutter than anything else in my home. Lately I have been stacking loose items on the desk when I'm too lazy to find their proper spot. One of the reasons I think I do this is because my desk is not a inviting, creative place. I've seen so many darling desks in magazines lately that it is inspiring me to start using mine.

A desk can actually be a fun place to sit even if you do need a study break. Bring in elements that are functional but pretty. If your desk is drab like mine, paint it a bright color. Look for a chair that has the opposite of your personality. Pile your pencils in cute jars and keep random objects out of sight.


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