I noticed the other day a lonely little corner in my dining room. It was calling out for love and attention. I wanted to help it by adding some visual interest — but not too much. This room is already quite small, and has royal blue walls and art all over the place. I had to be careful, or in the words of Tim Gunn, it was going to be “a lot of look.”
So I borrowed a tip from my friend Stacie, who has a beautifully decorated home. She once explained to me that one way she kept her open shelving from appearing cluttered was by sticking to one color palette.
With that in mind, I dragged an underused shelf from the guest room into the lonely corner, and began filling it with some of my favorite white kitchen items. And a white porcelain cat. You can never go wrong with a porcelain cat. Especially one that you bid on in a silent auction; part of a gift basket titled “Granny & Me.” And of course you won, because no one else was going to outbid you on that shit.
I’m quite happy with the result. Illustration of the stupidly simple process below, just because.