REINCARNATION: Climbing the Ladder

The ladder. Well everyone has one at the house to do a little handy work. Everyone is trying to climb them in the corporate world. But really can a ladder be a chic room accessory? Um yes. I love the way these ladders are being used as storage, decorating, and more.

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Ladders are being used as shelves, blanket and towel racks, and more. I love this idea, and here a few options to recreate this look in your own home!

On bit of a splurge, this is the Mid Century Shop Ladder Shelving from Restoration Hardware for $499. Would be a beautiful piece for any large living space!

On bit of a splurge, this is the Mid Century Shop Ladder Shelving from Restoration Hardware for $499. Would be a beautiful piece for any large living space!

A great bathroom storage option is the Floor Standing Ladder from Pottery Barn for $199. This also is available in a wood tone as well.

A great bathroom storage option is the Floor Standing Ladder from Pottery Barn for $199. This also is available in a wood tone as well.

A perfect blanket organizer or ever towel rack for a rustic bathroom. This is the Pottery  Barn Prop Collection 5' Rustic Ladder for $179

A perfect blanket organizer or ever towel rack for a rustic bathroom. This is the Pottery Barn Prop Collection 5′ Rustic Ladder for $179

BARGAIN ALERT. This is the Mahogany Five Tier Leaning Ladder Shelf from Overstock.com for only $83.99! Love. the color and the price!

BARGAIN ALERT. This is the Mahogany Five Tier Leaning Ladder Shelf from Overstock.com for only $83.99! Love. the color and the price!

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REINCARNATION: Jewelry Storage

So as a woman, lover of all things beautiful, and fashion major, I have collected white a few pieces of jewelry for being so young. Every girl loves a little something that sparkles. I, however, and one of those people that unless all my options are out in front of me I tend to forget all the wonderful pieces I have. So my jewelry ends up hanging from door knobs (yes that is my current solution) or strewn out on my dresser getting tangled. Here are some of my inspirations (and of course ways to recreate them) on how to organize and display your jewels without sacrificing style.

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LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.Here are a few ways to recreate these looks:

This is the Scrollwork Gate Jewelry Stand at Urban Outfitters for $29. Great for necklace lovers of all kind! Also great for someone with not a lot of countertop space!

This is the Scrollwork Gate Jewelry Stand at Urban Outfitters for $29. Great for necklace lovers of all kind! Also great for someone with not a lot of countertop space!

If you're just a simple jewelry gal then this Eiffel Tower Ring Dish from Anthropologie (only $12) is perfect for your nightstand or by the sink in your bathroom!

If you’re just a simple jewelry gal then this Eiffel Tower Ring Dish from Anthropologie (only $12) is perfect for your nightstand or by the sink in your bathroom!

If you have a little bit more space, try filling one of your dresser drawers with these cute bowls from Anthropologie to store your jewels. This is the Atom Art Bowl (in Balck Motif) for only $8.

If you have a little bit more space, try filling one of your dresser drawers with these cute bowls from Anthropologie to store your jewels. This is the Atom Art Bowl (in Balck Motif) for only $8.

Last but not least is the Great White Tiered Stand at Pottery Barn for $45. Originally a cupcake tier for entertaining, this is perfect for separating the different size pieces of jewelry you may have!

Last but not least is the Great White Tiered Stand at Pottery Barn for $45. Originally a cupcake tier for entertaining, this is perfect for separating the different size pieces of jewelry you may have!

REINCARNATION: Bathroom Storage

As a woman I have a million different things I keep in my bathroom. It has always been a struggle for me to keep my bathroom organized and clutter free! Here are a few of my organized bathroom inspirations and how to recreate them in your own space!

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For small spaces like the bathroom you want furniture to have dual functions! This is the Bamboo Laundry Hamper Ritz that has a hamper beneath and storage up top. This is on sale at West Elm for $119 (originally $149)

For small spaces like the bathroom you want furniture to have dual functions! This is the Bamboo Laundry Hamper Ritz that has a hamper beneath and storage up top. This is on sale at West Elm for $119 (originally $149)

Organize your counter tops with Pottery Barn's Classic Glass Canisters. These add a little style to otherwise ordinary household objects and range from $19 to $44.

Organize your counter tops with Pottery Barn’s Classic Glass Canisters. These add a little style to otherwise ordinary household objects and range from $19 to $44.

Add seating and storage with the HERMNES bench from Ikea for only $80!

Add seating and storage with the HERMNES bench from Ikea for only $80!

For even more organization throw a few woven baskets under the bench to hold towels. These are the Braided Console Basket from West Elm for only $24.

For even more organization throw a few woven baskets under the bench to hold towels. These are the Braided Console Basket from West Elm for only $24.

STYLIST: Accessorizing Your Shelves

You should treat every room you have as an original outfit. You are the one in charge of getting this room dressed and ready. There are the basics of an outfit and then there are the accessories, the things that really make a person unique. Anyone can buy a shirt from the GAP (or in this case paint their home and buy some Pottery Barn) but your individual style lies in the details, the accessories.

So do your shelves look like this….

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And you really want them to look like this…

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Here are my go to rules to styling your shelves:

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1. PRIORITIZE.

Be able to determine which items you want on your shelves and which do not belong. You can not possibly keep and showcase everything you have. Be selective. A never be afraid to throw away items. No matter how well decorated, a house with too much clutter won’t be pleasing to the eye.

2. MIX AND MATCH.

Try and incorporate other items on to the shelves besides what is conventional. A bookshelf does not have to be all books. It is more interesting to combine picture frames and souvenirs from trips. Also, there is no reason to keep items on separate shelves

3. UNIQUE PIECES.

I have said this before, but I will say it a million times. Do not buy things just to fill space. You want everything in your home to have meaning. If you spend money to buy cheap things to fill space you will end up with a house full of things you don’t love that cost the same amount as a few things you really do love. Make sure you fill your shelves with conversational pieces, ones you really want to show the world.

4. REEVALUATE.

You are allowed to change your mind. Nothing is set in stone and everything should be constantly evolving. Make sure your shelves change and rotate. And definitely make sure they are not dusty!!