whenever i post a styling session, i tend to get a few direct messages filled with questions. the funny thing is, 9 times out of 10, the questions aren’t about the clothing i’m styling but rather the items in the background –these hampers, the hat rack, and our hanging mirror above our fireplace mantle! so to make things easy, i figured i’d do a little post about the origins of each item, with direct links, so you have the information all in one place. here are the particulars about the three most asked about pieces:
west elm modern hanging mirror || admittedly we purchased this mirror during one of west elm’s sporadic sales. at just under $200, it is a bit on the high end of what i tend to like to spend on home decor (we’re big fans of target for that reason), however, we knew we’d have this piece forever -whether we keep it in the living room or eventually move it to another space in the house. it’s great quality (the leather strap adds a bit of luxe) and seems to be the perfect size. the mirror itself is 24″ and the strap measures just under 12″, bringing the entire length of the piece at about 36″.
crate & barrel sedona honey hamper || i’m not sure what possessed me to put these hampers on our wedding registry, but in composing our wish list, i decided our new marital home needed two matching honey-colored baskets to house our dirty clothes. but you know what? even two years later, they’re probably one of my favorite pieces we received as a result of our nuptials! what i love about them is that they double as hampers and room decor. i love the warmth they give the room (as you can see, we have a lot of natural wood in our master bedroom) and how they help fill the wide open alcove. to differentiate between lights and darks, i decided to tie a simple black (for darks) and white (for lights) ribbon atop the handle of each hamper. both ruffled ribbons were purchased at our local michaels store.
DIY hat rack || so this piece isn’t available for purchase, unfortunately, as it is another original shawn rivera design. leave it to my handy husband to build me the perfect display for my many straw chapeaus. BUT i can offer you some pretty easy instructions for how you, too, can create a similar design. all of the pieces were purchased from home depot (my husband’s second home). the rack itself is an approximately 1.5″ dowel stained to a honey brown. it’s affixed to the wall with wood brackets. for the clips, shawn picked up this wood set. just be sure to thread the hoops around the dowel before adhering it to the wall. from there, we used the clips to grip the top of each hat and layered them so we could fit all five. i’m not sure what we’ll do if i purchased another hat (which is bound to happen, to be honest), but luckily there is enough wall space for a second rack if needed. if you have any more questions with this project, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment or shoot me an email! luckily the creator lives with me 😉
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