Accessorized

I am a full-on, self-proclaimed accessory queen. I love accessorizing -- whether it be thru fashion or thru one's home. I could spend HOURS zhushing library book shelves or fussing over tchotchkes on a cocktail table. It is my most favorite part about completing a house.

We are in the midst of finishing construction on a few projects and I have major accessories-on-the-brain. I cannot wait to buy everything to finish the space. Taya had to reel me back in the other day as I was making my wish list for one project's bookshelves when we clearly had more important things to do. I can't help myself! Instead, we decided to gather some examples of our three favorite styles of home accessorizing on the blog to help you all out when you are styling your space. 

Delicately layered is the first type of styling we adore and perhaps the easiest to achieve. It doesn't take a lot of items, but just a touch more thought needed in order to properly achieve the look. To get this effortless look, less is definitely more and placement is key. A favorite among clients for sure. 

Layered Images Courtesy: Capriciously Inspired, Apartment Therapy, Coco La Pine Design

My late, dear friend and founder of Flats Chicago, Jay Michael, often used the styling term "curated" for many of his spaces. I LOVE this term as it's totally apropos with this type of home accessorizing. This heavier look is achieved by collecting things over time (or tricking people into thinking that's what you've done). From stacks of coffee table books combined with artifacts collected from your travels, to pottery and framed photographs -- nothing is ever too much. Everything (and a lot of it) just works. 

Curated Images Courtesy: House Beautiful, Simplified Bee, Elle Decor

Last, but not least -- the minimalist approach. The trickiest approach to styling your space. Just like selecting the perfect set of bracelets to go with a simple white, button-down shirt -- you ask yourself what will achieve the most impact with just the slightest bit of effort? The same goes for your home. 

Minimalist Images Courtesy: Source Unknown, Christina Hamoui, Ross Cassidy

What's your accessorizing style? 

Happy Styling, 
xAB