Written on October 28, 2013 at 9:00 am , by Michael Wurm, Jr.
I’m so excited to be starting a new series here on Style Spotters. It’s all about color. Each week I’ll focus on a new color and share ideas about how to incorporate it inyour space.
I’m not going bold with my first color choice, but I love it just the same. Today I was especially inspired by this gorgeous living room. While the red accents certainly caught my eye, all of the beautiful neutral colors of this space, especially the grays, were what drew me in. Deep grays in the artwork and accessories offer dimension and shape as the lighter gray on the armchair adds cozy comfort and warmth.
What I love most about gray is all of the variety. Whether warm or cool, light or dark, it’s a simple color to incorporate into home because it goes beautifully with almost every other color. Plus, if you like to change things up for the season, a gray backdrop allows your to quickly switch accessories to suit the season. Imagine the image above with light blue accents instead of red. That would be the perfect look for summer.
To get you started, today I’m sharing a few of my favorite gray statement pieces. These pieces will easily coordinate into any space around your home and be with you for a lifetime even as your color and style choices change.. I hope you enjoy my selections.
Have you come to love and incorporate gray into your home?
Michael Wurm, Jr. - Inspired by Charm
Written on September 16, 2013 at 9:00 am , by Michael Wurm, Jr.
Have you noticed gold popping up everywhere in the home decor world these days? Yeah, me too. It’s amazing how quickly trends can come and go. Four years ago, I would have turned my nose up at anything gold; now I can’t get enough.
I’m loving the way that designers are introducing gold in both big and small ways. It could be something as simple as swapping out silver flatware for gold. How perfect and gorgeous would that look on your table atThanksgiving? I also like how gold has been incorporated into this Pin it inspiration image. A simple gold lamp adds luxury, style, and a little sparkle.
If you’re just getting on the gold bandwagon and have a lot of other finishes in your home, have no fear. Today’s eclectic designs encourage mixing metals and finishes. Be fearless when decorating your space by using the things that you love. You can’t go wrong. So whether you’re looking to go bold with gold or just add a few accessories to your space, check out some of my favorite gilt accents.
Happy Decorating – Michael Wurm, Jr. – Inspired by Charm
Written on July 4, 2013 at 12:53 pm , by Jen Jones
Trend: Acrylic Organizers!
Acrylic organizers are some of my favorite for many different tasks and for many different reasons. They can be used in endless ways and come in a large variety of options. Here are some of my favorites!
Acrylic drawer organizers do their job of keeping items separate and simple to find, but they also keep drawers looking down right chic and pretty! I love going the extra mile and adding some pretty liner in the drawer and have it show through the acrylic dividers as well.
Acrylic drawer dividers come in endless shapes and sizes, and many even stack to offer up extra storage. They can be used for anything from office drawers to jewelry sorters and when you don’t need them anymore in one space, they can easily be adapted into another.
Where I really love to see acrylic organizers being played with, is at the desk!
Acrylic gives desk spaces both a sophisticated yet playful vibe. You can find organizers that work for corralling business cards, desk accessories and even stacks of papers, folders and mail.
Another show stopper is the acrylic tray. It is so gorgeous and versatile, that you see them being lined with cloth and used as jewelry holders….
Or for corralling accessories on top of a sideboard cabinet, a dresser, coffee table, and yet again, at the workspace.
Acrylic organizers are really wonderful for organizing beauty products, since there are some of us who may like to have a few options on hand, the clear organizers help find everything quick and easy when dolling up.
Or even for those looking to take their makeup goodies on the go!
The portable caddy would also look incredible center of the table with some cutlery, or on a desk with pens, pencils and a pad a paper. I personally love it for corralling my manicure items.
Hosting a party or just love having a bar setup in your abode? An acrylic bar cart boasts organization for the supplies and bottles, and looks super glam besides!
Although I am a fan of keeping the acrylic on display, it also functions big in tucked away places. Smaller acrylic shelves can be added to medicine cabinets to create extra storage space for little things.
Smaller containers are wonderful for desk accessories, or in the bathroom for itty bitties such as cotton swabs and brush holders.
Acrylic drawer options that stack are ideal storage for under the sink as you can see the contents and save space at the same time.
Acrylic is an organizational win all around for many reasons. It is versatile enough to be used in many ways, in almost any space. It is glam, chic, sophisticated, lovely and can be dressed up or down. It goes with everything, is durable, simple to clean and typically is quite sturdy for even the toughest organizing jobs. One of the reasons I crush on it the most is because you can always see the contents of what you are storing, which means less rummaging and sifting for objects you are looking for.