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Interior Styling: Style Your Space like a Pro

Justina Blakeney, Designer / Stylist / Author

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5 Lessons (42m)
    • 1. 8 Principles of Styling and Interior Photography

    • 2. Florals + Coffee Table Styling

    • 3. Style a Sofa and a Console/Credenza

    • 4. Style a Bookshelf

    • 5. Style a Bed and Final Tips

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About This Class

Have you ever walked into someone's home and wondered how it looks so effortlessly chic? In this class you'll learn the key tips and tricks for upgrading your home without investing a ton of money. 

What You'll Learn

  • Intro to Interior Styling. The eight principles of interior styling and ten tips for photographing interiors.
  • Floral + Coffee Table Styling.  Floral styling guide and creating visual coffee table arrangements
  • Sofa and Console/Credenza Styling. Where pillows and patterns interesect to create visual harmony.
  • Bookshelf Styling. Arrange interesting objects on your shelves to create a home for more than just books.
  • Bed Styling. Nail the best porportions of pillows, patterns, sheets and color blocks.


What You'll Make

We'll examine styled images and learn what works and why it works. We'll also cover general things to think about before starting a styling project. By the end of this class you will redesign your interiors like a professional and have a series of stunning "Before" and "After" pictures to show it.


The class will also include expert interior photography tips from Laure Joliet. Laure has shot interiors for the New York TimesSunset Magazine, and has worked with Justina for Anthology Magazine. Her tips will be especially helpful for bloggers and decorators to take interior photography to the next level.


1. 8 Principles of Styling and Interior Photography: - interior styling had a style. - Your space like a pro. - Hi. - Thank you so much for signing up for my class. - I'm just eat of Blakeney. - Designer, - Blogger, - an interior stylist. - And in this five part course, - I'm gonna take you through my eight basic principles of interior styling. - Each lesson we take these eight basic principles and apply them with styling rooms are yes - . - So what are my eight principles? - They are needs shape, - color, - pattern, - texture, - placement, - bling and botanicals. - We will be referencing back to these principles throughout the duration of the course. - Let's get started. - The first thing to think about are your needs. - What do you needs? - Do you need to work at that desk or sit at that share? - Access those books, - assess your needs and address them with styling. - For example, - when you walk into your house, - do you leave your key somewhere? - If so, - maybe we should put a tray or basket or a little bowl on the console toe. - Hold your keys. - That's functional styling or when you get into bed at night, - you kick your shoes off. - You need a place to put them putting a been or basket and you're the bed for your shoes. - That's functional styling. - Next, - think about shape and size. - Diversity is good when placing items together. - Think of diversity of shape and size. - If you have a stack of books, - put something that's not square on top or if there are a lot of square shapes and harsh - angles at something round or a more fous to create balance. - Create visual interest with contrast ing shapes. - Next up is color. - Now I'm a color lover and I'm not afraid. - You go bold with color, - but it's really important to stick within a color palette. - And that doesn't mean you have to be too rigid and Onley use those colors. - What it means is it's the feeling that that color gives off and remains with you. - Let me show you an example. - Look at this picture. - Now close your eyes. - What color stayed with you? - That's the feeling. - Let's do another one. - Take a look at this picture. - Okay, - now close your eyes again. - What color stayed with you that time? - That's the palate. - Next is pattern. - Mixing patterns isn't as hard as people think in my book makes pattern as much as you like - so long as the colors work really well together and the patterns are different enough from - each other and mixing some solids for balance. - Also, - think about era. - These work well together because they all have a very 19 fifties feel. - Now here's an example of something that isn't working as well for me. - Why there's no overarching palette. - The I doesn't know what arrest the pillows are. - Competing with the painting on the arrangement of the pillows looks a little more messy - than it does casual texture. - Mixing texture is what truly creates visual interest. - Plants and flowers. - Help with this enormously, - as do furry things and textiles. - Placement, - spacing and placement is the difference between a space looking collected or cluttered, - and repetition allows the I to rest. - When thinking about placement, - think about placing items together, - like in many collections. - And don't forget about the power of threes bling. - I always like to add a bit of bling to even yet right now my bling of choices usually brass - or bronze. - But any metallic crystal or even glass can provide the desired effect. - Botanicals the best and easiest way to breathe life into a spaces with plants and flowers, - everybody. - I'm so excited to be here today with my friend, - largely a Who's in interviews. - Photographer and I've had the pleasure of working with her for Anthology magazine, - but Laura has worked for some of the world's most important publications, - like The New York Times and Sunset magazine and all kinds of things that I read every day. - So it's really excited to have you here when you're thinking about styling. - It's really also important to think about selling for camera, - especially if you have a block or if you're working for a client. - How the picture turnout is almost as important is what this looks like in real life. - So Lloris here and she's going to share her 10 tips for interior photography, - and I'm excited to hear these tips, - and I know you will be, - too. - So take it away. - So my first hip for approaching an interior is to invest in a decent camera, - which we would call a DSLR. - It means that the lens comes off of the body of the camera so that you can choose if you're - doing a wide angle or a tighter one. - If you aren't in a place where you can actually invest in a DSLR and you're just shooting - with an iPhone. - A couple of tips that I wanted to cover our that when you're using the camera, - you can actually touch the screen to choose where you're focusing. - And that makes all the difference, - especially for them. - Yet for a tighter, - you know, - shooting a tighter grouping of objects and then also you want to shoot in a room that - doesn't have direct light streaming through the windows. - Just want a nice, - bright room, - and if your pictures do look a little bit dark, - you can invest in an athletic snap seed, - which I think is $2 are something very expensive. - And then you can adjust the brightness and contrast, - and that will make a huge difference. - My next tip is to use a tripod. - Using a tripod is gonna let you make a room that doesn't look so bright. - Look really bright because you can keep the shutter open longer and you won't get shake is - a little light pours in because the shutter can stay open. - Exactly. - You don't have to rely on staying still. - Go low. - You've got this tripod, - you don't want it up by where your face is. - When you're standing, - you want to bring it to belly button level, - then you can. - You can keep your lens level so that you're not tilting down or tilting up its stuff, - and it's gonna make all the lines look a lot nicer. - Pay attention to your lines when you're setting up a shot. - Something that visually works really well is toe. - Have your horizontal lines matchup. - So centering yourself on a fireplace, - centering yourself on a piece of art, - something where, - within the rectangle, - you have other rectangles. - That's part of what makes a shot look professional, - you know, - and that ties into shooting level, - because then you can get everything straight. - So when you think about your really collapsing a room a three D space into a two D image, - it's all just lines, - right, - so, - you know, - on your iPhone, - you can like enable a great right. - You can actually set up a frame, - and you can style to the frame so you can choose your if it's a coffee table shot. - You know you've got the tripod. - You put the camera on it, - you look through and then you can start playing with what's inside doesn't look cluttered. - Do you need to move stuff out of the frame? - You need to move closer to the camera, - Move further away. - Maybe actually silent, - looking at the camera, - supposed to just looking at the coffee table. - Exactly, - because sometimes since that great in real life, - but they don't translate on camera. - So you really have to see what, - the camera scene, - right? - See what the camera sees? - Love that the next time is to always use natural like always, - always. - So don't go Get out your funky lanterns seven times like this, - you know, - because first of all, - most labels are a different color temperature than natural light. - So you're going to start getting two different colors, - and it's I would just leave it to the professionals. - Teoh toe light a space. - It's a whole a whole other profession on its own, - right? - So you know she's a natural light. - Find a time of day in the room where it's right, - but same is the tip of the iPhone. - There aren't a huge rays of sunlight coming through like hitting the floor, - because that will just turn toe white in your frame. - You just want an evenly lit room, - even if it looks a little dark because you're shooting a tripod is little looked bright. - You're approaching this room, - you see all these different parts of it, - and you might get really into one table top what you have styled on the coffee table, - and you might forget that you need to see the whole rest of space. - So when you're going in, - remember to get a mix of wide angles and then tighter shots, - because sometimes the wide angle can inform. - You know what the overall style of the spaces But then seeing this vignettes tells you what - materials are. - The palate is. - You know, - a lot of the texture of the room can be encapsulated in this tiny shot and the to work - really well together. - So get wide shots to get detail shots, - and that will help tell the whole story of what's going on in the face. - Exactly. - Practice practice, - You know, - if you're shooting in your own house, - shoot at different times of the day. - She with different lenses. - She high shoot low shooting between see what works, - you know, - and when you're looking at your favorite logs or interest. - It's like find the common thread. - You know, - when they shot the credenza, - did they try to shoot the whole thing? - Or did they should it vertically and cut off part of it? - You know, - it's like you'll start getting used to seeing what really works. - Like I can tell you, - bedrooms are really difficult because they're normally small. - And if you shoot with a wide lens, - the bed just looks enormous. - So that's why I so often you just see a night stand and part of a pillow, - and that tells you what the room really looks like, - right? - That's the detail shop they were talking about. - Yeah, - that informs rest industries. - Okay. - And then the final one is to invest in photo shopper library. - You might not be there yet, - but eventually it will be probably the biggest difference. - Because then you can adjust the brightness of the space. - You can adjust contrast, - even color, - and you can even out If you have dark shadows on one side and highlights on the other, - you bring them together, - and then it looks really beautiful. - Movie. - Imagine. - Okay, - well, - this has been so great. - I'm so excited to have you here. - And I hope you enjoyed that. - I did. - Before you start in the next episode, - here's what I'd like for you to dio find one image of an interior that you feel a styled - really well. - Study the image and point out each of the principles. - Then share your image on the class project page. - Take before pictures of the five key areas of your home incorporating lowers interior - photography tips. - I can't wait to see what you come up with a C On the next episode. - Interior styling had a style your space like a pro. 2. Florals + Coffee Table Styling: - interior styling had a style your space like a pro. - Welcome back. - In our last lesson, - we learned all about my eight principles of interior styling. - Today we're gonna get a little more in depth and a little more hands on. - But before we do that, - we're one Teoh, - A basic floral design, - and why we're doing that is because from here on out, - botanicals and florals play a huge part interior styling. - We're gonna be using florals and botanicals and pretty much every project we dio from here - to the end of class. - Recycled vessels create visual interest. - So think about using ball jars, - teapots, - pictures or even tens and bowls to create floral arrangements. - Now, - I'm no floral designer, - but I use flowers and plants enough in my work to offer up a few tips on putting bouquets - together. - Remove any leaves from stems that are below the water line. - It's OK to leave a few near the top. - Arrange the flowers in your hand. - Police. - The larger flowers near the base of the group. - Cut. - The stem is fairly short, - so the flowers are low and spread into one another. - Lightly bind the stems with twine. - Fill in the gaps with small blooms. - Insert a few leaves of greenery near the bottom. - Balance. - Big blooms like lilies or peonies with little tiny blooms. - Use the brightest flower in the center to create a focal point. - For a simple arrangement, - take a statement. - Flower like this pin cushion, - trim it on a diagonal and put it in the vase. - Add some greenery to make a simple but elegant arrangement for, - say, - an entryway or a side table. - For a book, - a little rest on a consul or a shelf. - Do a wallflower design. - Start with the largest bloom in a large leaf, - then add medium sized blooms on the sides. - For symmetry, - add green arrius well. - Wrap twine around the bouquet, - cut the bottom stems and place in a recycled vessel. - A few additional tips make arrangements for bowls, - using foam or tape. - If you don't happen to have fresh flowers on hand, - I have a stash of dried botanicals that I bring out. - If I don't have fresh florals, - not try it yourself. - Now let's style the first key area of our home. - The coffee table. - If you haven't already take a before picture of your coffee table in the areas surrounding - it. - Clear off your coffee table completely, - and if you have anything beneath it or around it, - clear that off to K. - So coffee tables can be square oval, - rectangular, - circular. - They could be soft ottomans or peekaboo style plexi glass. - Whatever the shape of material, - we're going to address each of the eight styling principles in order to style the coffee - table. - First, - let's think about needs. - Do you entertain? - Good. - Let's get some pretty books to look through. - But don't just grab any books. - Grab large hardcover books that fit within your palate. - Other items that address special needs. - How about trays? - You'll need a place to put coffee mugs and remote controls, - candles and matches, - and if you don't have a tray, - you could use a platter or even a shallow bowl. - Get creative, - but pay attention to scale. - You want to trade that's large enough to be useful, - but not so large that it steals the show. - Next, - let's think about shape. - We want to make sure that we have diversity of shapes and since so far we've got coffee - table books and a tray, - grab an item that stands upright to contrast the flat shapes that we have so far. - This could be a candle. - Cool object dolls. - Anything. - Really. - Before you go and grab these items, - let's think about color. - So what color is really working with right now? - I want you to look at your sofa. - I want you look at your coffee table, - the rug beneath and think about the colors. - What's your overarching Palin? - What are the main colors and what are the accent colors? - Air colors warm. - Are they cool? - Are using reds with pops of black are easing. - Beige is with pops of yellow. - Once you figured that out, - you'll know what color objects and botanicals to add. - Now let's think about patterns. - Do you have any patterns in your vineyard? - Well, - do you need any? - Maybe your coffee table books have patterns on the cover. - Maybe your candle has some cool packaging that provides a papa pattern. - Or maybe the rug underneath the table is enough pattern to satisfy you. - Oftentimes, - with coffee tables, - plants and flowers provide enough texture. - But if you want to add a little more texture than things like driftwood shells or all kinds - of little nature objects, - look really cool. - Otherwise, - you can go in and raid your kitchen. - Maybe just get a bowl filled with fruit, - jelly beans or something fun like that that's gonna add that papa texture that will really - help accentuate the look of your coffee table. - Next comes placement, - so you've gotten empty coffee table. - Right now, - let's take those five big books and make two stacks. - When with three books, - the other with To divide the stacks by color. - Put the largest books on the bottom and the smaller books on top. - Now add the tray or the plate. - Place one of your shapes, - candle or dull, - Let's say on the tray and the other object. - Let's say a show on the taller stack of books. - Things look good in threes. - Try to achieve visual balance and remember that looking, - balanced and looking symmetrical aren't the same thing. - We're looking for balance, - not symmetry. - We're trying to achieve a collected look, - so placings together to create mini collections, - two cranes or two pink lotus flower candleholders. - Repetition allows the I to rest. - How about bling? - If you haven't already included something metallic shiny or even something glass at a bit - of bling the taller stack of books. - Lastly, - let's look at botanicals. - Add some plants, - flowers, - a little potted, - succulent two potted succulents. - How even three. - Your coffee table should look pretty decent right now. - And if it doesn't move things around into the look more balanced, - play with scale at it at it at it. - Once you're satisfied, - take a picture from overhead another one where we can get the big picture and take a few - detail shots. - But we're not quite finished yet. - If you're styling, - that's for photos. - We need to add life. - So this is where if you have a cat or a dog or really hot boyfriend or adorable little baby - , - you put them on the sofa. - Get them in the picture. - We've got a add life, - and this is especially important for the most pristine of spaces. - More pristine your space, - the more life you're gonna want to add at a an apple with a bite out of Anders slippers - next year. - Sofa. - Add life. - Choose your paper pictures from today and please add them to the class project page and I - can't wait. - Disease Interior styling had a style your space like a pro 3. Style a Sofa and a Console/Credenza: - interior styling had a style your space like a pro episode three sofas and consuls. - In this lesson, - we're gonna be styling a sofa and a consul on. - We're going to start with the sofa, - so if you haven't already, - take a before picture, - not clear off yourself entirely. - If you have end tables, - add some botanicals and some bling to them. - Now go around your house and collect all of your throw pillows and blankets so we have - different ones to choose from. - Now let's talk about placement. - One pillow could be enough sometimes, - or two pillows and a throw. - Notice the balance of the two pillows on one side and the Hyundai or a blanket on the right - . - Pillows that are all the same. - Solid and perfectly placed can look great, - too, - in a room that already has a lot of pattern and lots of pillows. - Both pattern and solids can look great if the palate is on point. - A lot of stylists like to put a little crease in a pillow in the middle here, - but I'm not a huge fan, - so let's go over a few different styles. - What looks good will depend entirely on your space. - And when we're talking about sofas and sofa needs, - what we actually need is to make it cozy. - And that involves bringing in some throw pillows and some blankets. - The pillows in the throes should address five of the eight principles of styling. - So when picking them out, - make sure that they suit your needs. - Are they cozy? - Make sure to have variation of shape. - Maybe that means you've got one round pillow and one square. - Next, - think about color. - The pillow should work as a pop of color, - or they should tie existing colors in the room all together. - Do you need a few patterns to funk things up? - Pillows and blankets are a perfect way to include pattern in your home. - As for texture, - I like to use quilts and sheepskins to add texture. - So grab some if you have any. - So now, - based on what we just discussed, - pick out some pillows and some blankets that either provide accent colors or fit - comfortably within your color palette. - Let's try a few placements to start with. - Let's do a simple mix of solid and pattern in the corner. - Now take a photo. - Now let's try repetition if you have three large solid pillows. - Put them on your sofa all in a row. - Now grab three smaller pattern pillows and place them in front of the larger pillow all in - a row. - Take a picture. - Now let's try a spread. - Spread the pillows out all across the length of the sofa. - Take a photo. - Now let's try throw blankets, - so take the accent pillows off. - For now, - let's drape a throw blanket neatly down the middle and take another photo. - Try another textile. - When that really creates an accent, - I'm using my Moroccan wedding blanket. - Take a photo. - Let's add some pillows with a throw blanket and take a picture. - Since I have a baby daughter and a cat, - I like to cover my couches and quilts. - This is how I do it. - I also like to add pillows. - My color palette here is orange and yellow, - and my accent color is green. - So long as the colors are in the right family. - I can keep on layering on the patterns, - sheepskins at nice texture to If you've got one, - let's try it on the sofa now and take one less photo. - Now look through all the pictures that you just took. - Which one's your favorite? - Which ones like the best. - Pick out your favorite shot and recreate that look on your couch. - Take some final after shots and upload them to the class project page. - After this exercise, - you may feel like I need to get some more throw pillows, - and I say Go for it cause it really is the easiest way to completely change the look of - your living space cheaply and easily. - If you do get a few new pillows, - take another after pick because I don't want to see him. - Now let's move on to the consul. - When I talk about styling a console, - it could be any kind of table top dresser topper credenza that you have around your house. - That's not a kitchen table, - coffee table or side table. - Style in a council is much like a coffee table. - Only the needs change, - meaning what you need on a council is not the same is what you need on a coffee table. - Now where is this Consul and what is its function? - Evaluate your needs. - This dresser is in my bedroom. - I want to combine both functional and decorative elements that will be useful to me on the - dresser. - So first I had a lamp. - In addition to the usefulness of the lamp, - I'm adding a tall table lamp for shape and scale. - Since the council is large, - I need some objects with visual weight to keep it looking balanced. - If I were to add a small lamp, - I'd have to balance that out with outing a large plant or something to make it feel - balanced. - But let's use this big lamp. - Next, - I'm going to add a bowl. - This is where I could dump change out of my purse or place down any knickknacks to keep - them contained in one spot now and thinking about color. - I want to keep this clean looking, - so I'm just gonna add a couple of things to make the dresser have a pop of color. - I'm gonna add these hands, - which hold my jewelry. - Jewelry display is a really great way to decorate the bedroom. - It's truly that added bling element. - And to keep things simple, - I'm just gonna add a small plant on top of a stack of books for my little botanical element - , - but I feel like the lamp is dwarfing the plant. - I want the plant to be a bit bigger. - Yes, - like this. - But the color of the pot isn't working for me in this color palette, - so I'm going to swap it out. - But now I feel like the planter is too tall, - so I'm gonna lose the books. - Ah, - there we go. - That's better. - Now we need to add 1/3 element. - Yes, - that's right. - A bit of bling. - It will serve two purposes. - Toe. - Add that necessary shine and to add 1/3 element to this side of the console, - don't forget about the power of threes. - As per placement, - I made sure that the large items were placed in contrast with smaller items. - Remember also the art above. - The consul also plays into the vignette. - Make sure that the art fits the scale and the colors of the console and the objects that - you are adding to the console. - In this vignette, - my friend John Lo uses the bird sunburst as art on the wall. - It adds pops of blue and yellow on the console. - Notice how he ties all the colors together with the botanicals, - the fruit and the vases. - Also notice how the fruit the cloth napkin and the fallen flowers. - Add that riel element the patterns above the consul. - Anchor the entire vignette. - Here's another cool vignette to study. - Notice how the bright pink feathers texture recall the pink on the bed. - Throw. - The large painting works as an anchor. - All the bright white works together. - Well two. - Now let's do another look at a fabric runner on the council for texture. - I also keep a big vase of bamboo on here normally, - and that helps with shape and scale at a stack of books. - A bit a bling. - And let's add a cluster of framed photos to one end. - It lends us a pop of color and gives us a personal element. - It makes it look realigned, - homie. - Now, - based on these tips and the eight principles of styling style of your console, - now edit it down. - Isn't this getting easier? - Not taken after photo and please upload the before and after pics the class project pitch. - I can't wait to see what you come up with. - A C. - On the next episode. - Interior styling had a style your space like a pro 4. Style a Bookshelf: - interior styling had a style, - your space like a pro. - Everybody welcome back. - Today we will be tackling the bookshelf, - and we will be using our eight principles of styling. - If you haven't already, - take your before picture and then empty out your bookshelf completely. - Let's look at some shelves that are styled really well first and get our inspiration on - notice. - The masks notice how each shelf is filled. - Notice the patterns and the repetitions of the collections. - Now, - whether you're working with a huge bookcase or one floating shelf, - the method is the same. - We will start with needs When it comes to a bookshelf, - the needs are storage and display. - Now the storage for it's easy, - but it's the displayed part. - They can get a little bit tricky. - So let's start with the books to start out with. - Let's sort books by color and then by height. - So once you have a pile of, - say, - blue books, - create a stack that has the biggest book at the bottom. - If any books air weird and don't fit in any pile, - edit them out for now. - Next, - go grab any framed art or photographs that you have think about shape is everything you - grab so far a square. - If so, - try and find some items to work with that aren't square. - Maybe you've got a mask, - a vase, - a small lamp, - a plant that doesn't need a ton of light, - any sculptures or even a beautiful plate. - Also, - do you have any candleholders, - little dolls, - matchbooks, - crystal shell of anything? - If so, - bring those out now. - Now let's talk about pattern. - If you have any books with pretty patterns on the covers, - take them out now or if there are pretty patterns on the inside, - you can open up to a page you love. - I style piles of books in four different ways. - Upright, - justified, - center, - justified, - left and justified right. - I justify the pile right when I want a line it up to an object that's on the right. - Now let's add a couple of objects that are within your color palette that also take up the - right amount of visual space. - I'm liking the horse, - but the candle sticks not so much to many objects vertical all in a row. - I would need something that adds diversity of shape. - Yes, - this works, - but it doesn't allow a lot of breathing room, - so I want something that's a little bit smaller. - Yep, - there we go. - This feels right. - It's the right size. - It allows for breathing room and the glass adds even a little bit of bling. - Now let's do the shelf below. - Firstly, - as we go through, - remember to style the shells evenly. - You don't want one shelf to be extremely cluttered, - while the other one is super sparse. - Also, - remember that placement is what makes something look collected versus cluttered. - So remember it. - Edit and toe. - Let objects breathe. - Now with this show, - while we're going to style it on its own, - remember context and balance The shelf right above it has a horizontal stack of books on - the left. - So on this shelf, - let's put a horizontal stack of books on the right. - I have this big, - round glass fishing float on the right so I wouldn't want to put something round just - beneath it Looks weird, - right? - So I'm going to put a different shape there instead, - much better. - Next. - I'm going to add a collection of objects that recall each other so that the I can rest here - . - You could even use three teacups or three pretty recycled bottles, - anything that you find visually pleasing that creates that repetition. - Now let's do one more shell together. - I have an ugly speaker on this shelf, - which I'm gonna cover with an outward facing book at Were Facing Books are a wonderful - substitute for art on shelves and are great for covering unsightly objects. - Now I'm going to add a pile of horizontal read books on the left, - opposite of the shelf above it to create balance. - Since the stack is all the way to the left, - I'm going to justify the stack left to create that clean line. - On top of this stack, - I'm going to place another collection of objects and then in the middle. - I want something that will take up enough visual. - Wait. - See, - this looks a bit dinky to me. - This is OK, - but I don't love how now we have five upright objects all in a row. - So what do we do when we're in doubt of what to add? - That's right. - Botanicals and blink perfect. - But I'm going to rotate the teapot so that the objects have room to breathe between one - another and at a couple of tiny objects to help mask the speaker even more. - Boom. - Now all three shelves air done. - They were well by themselves, - but they also work well together. - Once you've styled each shelf take in the big picture. - How does it look? - Is it missing something? - Maybe you need botanicals. - Got good light. - Maybe you need a hanging plant cascading down from the top shelf for maybe one shelf should - be reserved for pretty Display of dried flowers isn't bling. - You need add something sparkly and see if that helps. - Once you're satisfied with your shelves snapping after photo, - remember, - lures tips of photography and take some detail shots of all the many collections that - you've created to feel free to only shoot a fraction of the shelf, - leaving the rest up to the imagination. - Get detail shots, - shoot a belly button level, - use a tripod. - So now upload those before and after pics to the class project page. - This was a mammoth project and I really can't wait to see what you did with your shelves. - Interior styling had a style. - Your space like a pro 5. Style a Bed and Final Tips: - interior styling had a style, - your space like a pro. - Hey, - welcome back. - This is our last installment of our styling course, - and I hope that by now you've got all eight principles pretty well ingrained, - and that you've got a good idea of how to apply those principles to the rest of your home. - Now, - today we're gonna be working on our last project, - which is our bed and the bed. - And the bedroom is the most intimate space of the home. - And how you style it can completely change the look and the feel of it. - And then I'm going to give you some general tips that you can apply to the rest of your - house to client projects or any other styling projects that you may be working on. - Go ahead and take a before picture of your bed if you haven't already, - and let's get started. - Shape, - color, - pattern and texture. - The's four could be covered with your bedding, - even if you choose to go all white with your bedding, - accent, - pillows, - throw blankets and a headboard will likely add variation and patterns, - textures, - shapes and colors, - even if it's subtle. - As for botanicals and bling, - those will be covered on your night stand or the areas immediately surrounding your bed. - It's amazing what a difference fresh florals or plant and a candle can make on your night - stand. - Messi. - Pristine, - casual and unmade, - Billowy or tucked and flat. - These different styling jobs all give off a different mood. - We're gonna style three different versions of our bed today, - and then you can decide which is best for your space or for the mood that you are trying to - convey in images. - Now, - go ahead and style your night stand. - Remember the power of threes. - Remember botanicals, - Remember bling. - You know what you're doing by now. - To start with, - we're gonna style the minimal bed. - So take everything off your bed, - but the fitted sheet and two pillows, - not a cover of some kind. - Drape it over the fitted sheet and smooth out the top of the cover so that at least flat - add something to make it look more riel, - a magazine or throw blanket. - So here's a little tip of how to keep your sheets wrinkle free without ironing them. - I learned this tip for my mother in law. - You take them out of the washer, - and while they're still damp, - you put them on your bed and let them dry. - There they remain wrinkle free. - It's awesome. - Also, - remember when photographing beds, - it's OK not to photograph the whole thing. - Often times 3/4 of the bed and the night stander enough to give the idea. - Now let's do the maximal bed. - Remove the cover lit from the bed and added, - Do they or a quilt? - Now pump things up with accent pillows. - Start with the largest pillows and back and layer them until the smallest accent pillows - are in front. - Now take a blanket and obviously pay attention to the patterns and the colors folded in - half. - Drape it over the bottom half of the bed. - Play around a bit until you're happy with the arrangement. - Then take another after photo. - Next, - let's do the messy bed. - Oddly enough, - I find this one the hardest to pull off. - The key to the messy bed is to make sure that you have a really defined color palette. - Remove all the extra accent pillows and extra bedding and just leave the to bed pillows and - a cozy Do they now get in your bed under the covers and under the sheets. - Then get out of the bed. - Flip the cover in the flat sheet off is you would naturally take a photo as is. - You may get lucky if you don't like how it looks. - Trying making the bed quickly like you would if you were in a rush to leave the house and - snap a pic of that, - please upload your favorite before and after bed photos to the class project page. - All right, - that was the last project for our styling class, - and now I'm going to give you some helpful tips and tricks that you can apply to any and - all interior styling projects. - Hopefully, - by now, - your home is found a happy balance between looking artfully styled and still homey. - The goal is not perfection. - The only thing worse than a home with no style is a home that feels completely contrived. - Another thing to remember is that while we focused on key corners of the house for the - purpose of this class, - it's important to take in the big picture and create balance based on the entire room in - the entire house, - for example, - maybe you've got so much going on in your living room that all your coffee table needs is - some books. - A candle sticks on a bit of bling. - So now that you know the eight principles of styling so well, - I want you to take the idea and the concept and expand it to not just a key area, - but the whole rooms and even to your whole place. - And this will become second nature at a certain point. - So you'll look at a space and you'll say, - Oh, - my living room looks awesome. - But I feel like I need some botanicals. - You're looking a bookshelf saying my bookshelf looks rad, - but who is missing some bling? - And this will just become really a part of your eye. - Another thing that I wanted to tell you is that when I style, - I tend to bring all objects out, - everything that I'm working with him lay it all out on the table, - and that way I can pull objects from the table, - and it makes it a lot easier to style if you can see everything that you're working with - and if it's all in one place. - I also wanted to share with you that whatever I go on styling assignments. - I always have a styling kit, - and I wanted to tell you what was inside my kit. - Scotch tape, - duct tape in various colors. - Electrical tape, - thin rope wire, - wire cutters, - pliers, - hammer nails, - drill screws, - screw hooks, - tax scissors, - extension cord power strip zip ties, - fishing line went roller. - A couple of rags spray bottle with water staple guns and staples, - paper towels, - measuring tape and the leveller. - So I also want to give you a little shopping guide of items that I find super useful - styling. - I love these super skinny picture shelves. - There, - 10 bucks that I Kia. - I use them in my bathroom. - I use them for perfumes and stuff like that. - I have them in my daughter's room with kids books on them, - and I've had them also over my bedside table. - I use these acrylic plate stands from the Container Store to hold books open on shelves or - hold open cookbooks. - When I'm styling kitchens, - you can use them to hold plates to, - Of course, - that's a great way to add shape to a shelf vignette baskets air so helpful in styling - spaces. - To be honest, - I get a lot of my baskets at Ross sh They have a big selection there, - Really affordable. - I especially Love Gun and Bolger baskets. - Textiles are amazing to have on hand for styling. - Table clause throws pieces of fabric. - They could be used to add texture, - color and pattern all at once to an image and easily take something from looking too - pristine, - toe looking perfectly disheveled. - Some of my favorite textiles of style with our my Suzanne E bed cover I love Kill him - Accent pillows. - I love old quilts and sheepskins. - It's also easier than you think to a pollster. - Things and fabric. - See, - I upholstered this cabinet I found discarded on the street and look how it packs a punch. - Now paint is such a quick and easy way to completely transform an item. - Lamps, - chairs, - baskets, - statues. - There are not many things I wouldn't paint over, - and my biggest and most heartful tip goes out to plants. - Something looks to bear at a plant. - Don't know what to put on a side table at a plant. - You simply cannot go wrong. - Plants breathe life into a space. - They filter air. - They add pops of color and visual interest. - they increase the quality of life. - So when in doubt, - at plants, - if your space does not get a lot of natural light, - my favorite plants are these easy plant or the snake plant. - The snake plant is weird and cool and very sculptural and doesn't need a lot of attention - and is easy. - Does well in low light and also is shockingly easy to care for bamboos also kind of magical - . - It'll go pretty much anywhere as long as you keep the roots. - What you got decent light and want to make a statement. - There's nothing quite like the humongously use of the federally fig tree. - I also really like the money tree, - and they're really forgiving if you forget to water and known again. - My last tip and shadow goes to succulents. - I love those little guys, - especially the Spillers, - the ones that hang down like my beloved fishhook succulents. - They need a lot of sun, - but they only to be watered once the soil's gone completely dry, - which is about once or twice a month. - It's incredible what hanging succulent can dio to add atmosphere and ambience to a room and - his queen of the jungle. - Oh I think it's appropriate that we end here. - Thank you so much for joining me in this course. - I hope that you learned a little something. - I hope that your homes were getting more beautiful as we speak. - I also want to remind you to upload your final project. - And that's the space that you feel like has been the most transformed throughout this - course. - So just pick something that you really feel like went through a dramatic change. - Um, - I hope you'll keep in touch with me through my blawg. - It's flogged up. - Just enough Blakeney dot com Also, - we can hang out on instagram and on Twitter, - Justine and Blake meat. - I can't wait to look through all your final projects. - I'm gonna share my very favorite projects on my block and with my followers on Pinterest. - I can't wait to see you in the blogosphere. - See you. - Interior styling had a style your space like a pro