Do What You Love, Love What You Do

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A major perk (in my opinion) of working in a furniture showroom = constant redecorating. I’ve been given the privilege of designing Bungalow 5’s NYC showroom vignettes, which are switched up every three months or so. Since the space is over 7000 square ft, this is no small undertaking… but time after time, the look and feel of the showroom is redefined by each new incoming collection.

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Open Shelving

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Exposed cabinets have always been appealing to me, especially in small kitchens that lack a distinct focal point. By removing a few doors, your dishes and cooking accessories instantly become a collection of art. And for those who rent, creating an open shelf display is a great way to (temporarily) update your kitchen—for free!

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Inspiring, Functional Workspaces

Your place of work—be it an office, cubicle, or makeshift station—is more than likely an environment where you spend the majority of your day. Do you feel inspired by this space, or is it strictly business? Perhaps somewhere in between? I’ve found that the most productive spaces provide both: creative stimulation, as well as basic functionality. How this duality is achieved relies entirely on your personal taste. You could be drawn to…

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Creative Shoe Displays

The scene: A Louboutin-clad Blake Lively, helping field audience member “design dilemmas” on the Nate Berkus show. A viewer says she LOVES shoes, yet doesn’t know how to organize the giant pile of them that keeps growing in her closet.

Blake- “You should donate them. There is a wonderful charity called blah blah blah that helps needy women prepare for the working world.”

Audience Member- “Girl, I know you did NOT  just tell me to give my shoes away???!? Are you crazy?!”

For those of us that are on team audience-member (’cause not all of us are man-eating movie stars whose beautiful shoe collection runneth over), here are some great ways to showcase your prized kicks.

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Necklace Art

What girl doesn’t look and feel more fabulous when adorned with jewels? I figure your walls share the same sentiment. After all, necklaces oftentimes are works of art, so it totally makes sense to showcase them as such!Hanging up your jewelry is an easy home décor technique that I love for a number of reasons:

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