I Spy

Style Spotter Editor

i spy: a small bath packed with style

Spotted! A small bath with style to spare.

Who says you have to skimp on style in a small bathroom? If you’re tackling a makeover, take a cue from this sophisticated bath. Classic elements–marble subway tile, a chrome faucet, and a three-light vanity fixture–create a timeless foundation, while a bold botanical shower curtain and a blocky open vanity give the room a modern edge. Swap out accessories, such as hand towelsbaskets, and plants to update the look on a whim.

PS: To complete the look, add this mirror, this towel holder, this showerhead, and this toilet.

–Maria Charbonneaux, Real-Life Kitchens & Baths

Nicole Balch

I Spy: Tree Stump Tables

Spotted! A trio of tree stumps standing in for a coffee table.

A tree stump table is always a great addition to a room, but a grouping of them is especially fantastic. There are a lot of trees out there to choose from, and you can find one (or more!) of your own from Real Wood Works’ Etsy shop.

Nicole Balch

I Spy: Bentwood Chairs

Spotted! Modern white chairs paired with a round wooden table.

The stripped down, clean lines of bentwood chairs are a great offset to traditional dining tables like this one. The mix keeps it interesting!

Jen Jones

i spy: smart small bathroom storage

Spotted!  A small bathroom storage solution that is one for the books!

When working in small or tight bathroom spaces, it’s important to think outside of the typical bathroom storage box.  Using a wall spine bookshelf to hold baskets, towels and toiletries is a great space saving alternative to larger bathroom etagere cabinets.


Nicole Balch

I Spy: Canopy Bed Made Quirky

Spotted! A traditional canopy bed in a young girl’s room.

There are several words come to mind when one thinks of a canopy bed, but quirky is not usually one of them. The bed above is just that though! The addition of ornaments hung at different levels to take what could have been a fussy, formal bed and make it appropriate (and fun) for a young girl.

Jen Jones

i spy: dreamy office storage

Spotted!  A mixture of high and low end storage to create dreamy home office organization!


If you are looking to add incredible amounts of fabulous storage to your office space, you can snag this look with shelving and coordinating baskets from IKEA and Pottery Barn.