I took a lesson from the BH&G shoot. Remember how Lisa styled the kitchen with little pops of orange? She had orange cups in the glass fronted cabinets, orange food (cantalopes, orange juice) and orange accessories on the corner shelves.
Even though orange is not my favorite color, it all looked great, and I decided I should have the same kind of look everyday. I already have blue rimmed glasses stored in the glass-fronted cabinets so I just needed to repeat that blue on shelves. While I was at Ikea looking for curtains, I saw those cute little blue cups (I love seeded glass). $3 for the pair. And then I just happened to find a half white, half blue bowl on clearance at Marshalls. It was almost too easy. The owl is a dollar bin find from Target and I like it because it’s not just a figurine, it has an opening to be a little vase for flowers or a holder for supplies.
Having a pretty bowl on the bottom shelf isn’t just for looks. That’s where we stash the tv remotes out of sight.
So, that’s my little blue update. The nice thing is, it’s easy to rotate things in and out of this corner, maybe it will change with seasons. Since the shoot, I’ve also decided it would be great to have bunches of fresh roses delivered weekly, but I haven’t found a way to make that happen yet.
Do you have an area that’s easy to update when the mood strikes?
I added a tray for daily use in the kitchen. (HomeGoods, $14) I put it to work at the drink station. It now hosts the electric kettle and our cookie jar (which is usually filled with Chips Ahoy but this weekend we stopped by our favorite bakery and A got his favorite peanut butter cookies). See how trays just make things look corralled and neat?
Oh yeah. Alligator. We’re fancy, huh?
And it was a perfect spot to serve cocktails at a party I hosted over the weekend. I didn’t get a shot of the space until most people already had their glasses (hence only 3 left) but you get the idea.
As I’ve mentioned before, I just love trays! So useful! I think I’ve got at least one in every room! How about you? Any new additions that make things a little more streamlined or neat?
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