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, 

Hidden Gems

The biggest secret to a layered and well-curated space is to accessorize. We LOVE buying our client's art & home decor from specialty shops that we've discovered through Instagram, Pinterest and of course word of mouth. Some of our most amazing finds are from artisans who work in both small and thriving and sometimes solely web-based businesses. Our little hidden gems if you will. Here are our top ten favorite pieces from our favorite artisans that you are sure to leave the blog obsessed with. Guaranteed.

From left to right: Is NG Collective Studio on your radar? They should be. Sisters, artists, best friends and creators of some pretty intense abstract, bold works. We love this Ink Nude piece. Snatch it up before we do // Two words: Cody Hoyt. Stoneware stud. His geometric ceramics will blow your mind. We need this pentagon guy on a bookshelf somewhere. Stat. // Handwoven wall tapestries are back people! In a BIG way. And we are huge fans. One of our favorite purveyors: Jujujust. We swoon over almost everything they produce, but we have our eyes on this blue ombre fella currently. 

Top: If you know our firm, you know we OBSESS over Apparatus Studio. Their censer which is just an amazingly designed incense holder is one way to break into their collection of their genius artistry. Start your collection of their objects now. 

From left to right: We are digging mudcloth lately and Loom Goods has a fab selection of toss pillows // Amber Interiors, one of our fav interior designer crushes, has an insane shoppe that feature amazing pieces like these Matte Black Coffee Spoons // Oh, and Heather Levine needs to be in your mental rolodex. This GORG wall hanging looks like jewelry for your wall. She does insane pottery, too. 

From left to right: We have adored out loud our love for Lindie + Co. and their customizable magnetboards. We try to squeeze them into all of our mini client projects because they are just so fun // Just stumbled on the NYC shop Indego Africa last week and we've already added half of their hand-made items to our wish list. We love the woven sweetgrass baskets that come in an assortment of cheerful colors. Best part? The business supports women artisans in Rwanda. // Last but not least, sweet Elizabeth Pawle and her weavings and works on paper. So amazing there is already a waitlist for her creations. We are waiting with bated breath for ours. 

Enjoy perusing all of these fun workshops!