I love this bathroom makeover from the blog AB Chao. The monogrammed shower curtain, the bowl of nail polish, and the cute striped accessories all caught my eye. My favorite part though is the mini-gallery of Polaroid pictures tacked up with patterned washi tape. I think the impermanence of this little art installation makes it feel so special and unfussy. It makes me want to find some film for the dusty old Polaroid camera in my closet! What do you think, do you like the idea of unframed artwork in your home?

All images via AB Chao (I feel like I’ve been living under a rock for not knowing about her blog — check it out, it’s so cute!)

Sometimes I get bored with how things look in my apartment and I have to rearrange. I shifted around some artwork and created a little gallery wall in the hallway recently and it’s making me quite happy every time I walk by it now. Do you rearrange in your house?

I was holding off on this post because I wanted to finish a little project I’ve been working on, but it seems that silhouettes are the rage and I don’t want to be behind the curve! Apartment Therapy posted  DIY Silhouette instructions last month, and followed up last week with some more black and white inspiration. I’ve seen them popping up all over etsy; showing up on dinnerware, and nestled in gallery-style photo arrangements.

I originally started an embroidery project to create a silhouette pillow, but after seeing them framed for wall display, I may decide to stretch my finished product over a canvas, or use an emroidery hoop as a frame!

Here’s my (seemingly never ending) work in progress:

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And some of my inspiration for the project:

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apt-therapy-silhouette2Via Apartment Therapy 

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Via Apartment Therapy

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Thomas Paul via Oprah

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Via foohqwah’s flickr

I love gallery style walls of art in homes. While I’ve faced little difficulty in growing my collection of art, displaying it in a meaningful composition can be a challenge, especially when that collection is constantly growing and evolving.

Wes and Kayla from ApartmentTherapy just posted a great “How-To” on hanging art in a group that can grow. I’m anxiously awaiting until my personal collection is as robust and well-curated as these displays below:

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Image from MadebyGirl

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Image from Domino

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Image from GoGoAbigail