Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Home Improvement: Fireplace Complete

So last week in this post I brought you guys into my new home for the first time to introduce my "Home Improvement" series, documenting my home decor journey. I started with the fireplace area and just had a few things laid out. I'm now officially finished with this section of my room! Take a look: [CONTINUE]

I decided to turn my fireplace into an extension of my closet since I don't have as much storage space in this new room. So instead of using the mantle for pictures, I decorated it with my favorite accessories, fragrances, and nail lacquers.

I designated a section of the mantle for my favorite nail colors this season. In the fall, I'll switch these neons out for deep jewel tones and neutrals.

I found these really gorgeous tree-like jewelry holders at Marshall's. I'm using them to display all my favorite baubles.

I used the side posts of the fireplace to hang some of my leather pouches. I got the one above from my favorite open-air market in NYC.

Another decorative piece I picked up from Marshall's. It's 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8 about the definition of love.

On the let are my favorite fragrances and body creams.

I have two of these jewelry holders. Even these aren't enough for all my accessories. I still have an entire box of jewelry I haven't unpacked. I swear I'm not a hoarder. Or maybe I am...a little.

I put some of my favorite statement bags at the top. So when I'm in a rush and need a nice topper for my outfit, I just have to look up for inspiration.

Next project - the bathroom!

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  1. That's not fair, those bags are too high for me to reach lol

  2. Very cute! Also, I love the new look of your site. Beautiful!

    My only concern is the nail polish on the mantle. Not sure if you use the fireplace, but polishes are highly flammable. Just an FYI. :)

  3. Aww thanks for your concern Miss Fab! Lol it's actually not a working fireplace. It used to be, but now it's just a decorative addition to the wall. Thanks for the heads up though :)

  4. Fab!! You did a wonderful job!! Love how creative you got with the fireplace mantle.