This awesome bed display. As I am a great fan of untraditional headboards, this vignette really spoke to me. Look at the giant library style hutch? cabinet? I'm not even sure what to call it really, but it's totally awesome. I love the roll up cabinet doors that let you customize the look by having them at different heights to display different objects. This massive unit provides a ton of storage as well, and lets you double up on nightstands providing a lot more surface space for lamps and books, etc. The cool thing they did here also was to hang art on the exterior of the hutch, so you're not really losing the wall space for picture hanging behind it. I've done this before on my own bookcases; it's a little something unexpected that makes a statement. If you notice down in the front there are some cool patterned letters, and being a huge fan of typography, I clearly ransacked the place looking for a fun patterned 'M' to no avail. Why are there so many 'M' people out there? One day I am going to have one whole huge display of a million different crazy 'M's and then my life will be complete and I can start contemplating collecting other letters.
Onwards and upwards. Here was another cool idea, which is to use a ladder as a towel rack or otherwise. I've been wanting a ladder to put somewhere in my tiny apartment, and you can really use them for anything. Here its more of a bathroom item for bathmats, towels, etc., but you could also use them to display a few pretty scarves or blankets in a bedroom. Or, if you happened across a ladder that had wider steps you could use it as a shelf for display. Either way, I'm a huge fan, and am keeping my eyes peeled for an awesome rustic reclaimed wooden ladder to put god knows where.
Which brings me to the next little display they had going on. These are all vintage/antique mirrors which have been glued together or otherwise attached to create this collage of a mirror. They're put together however they will fit, if you notice the bottom middle one is actually upside down. I thought this was a fun way to create a mirror display and is different from just hanging them in a gallery. A creative solution, and definitely a DIY type of project you could easily do at home yourself.
Okay. That brings me to the Look for Less. For such a long time Anthropologie has had these beautiful etched glass jars with brass lids in all sorts of shapes and sizes. I've been lusting after these for months now and always want to buy them but just can't bring myself to spend the dough (the smallest one, which couldn't even hold q-tips up right starts at $18). I also can't seem to find the link for all of these jars online now (only the round one), but they do have them in store and they are really beautiful.
The small round jar from Anthropologie is $28.
|The Baker's Jar|
|Etched Brass and Glass Canister|
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