Shelves Before and After | Skillshare Projects

Ashley Garrett

Event Designer and Coordinator-Life in the Sunset



Shelves Before and After

Project 4- Shelves Before and After:

This was quite the project for me. I still feel I need to add some botanicals and a few other things here and there, but overall I feel I made a big improvement. It's crazy what a difference makes when you just color categorize your books!



Project 3-Before and After Pictures of Sofa and Credenza



Notes: I took away the brown pillows and added the white throw on the back of the couch for some texture. I decided to go with the less symetrical look because I feel it went more with the rest of the room and it made the couch more inviting. 



Notes: I moved the change jar to the ground to make more room for books and decor. I got rid of the multi-color books to keep the color palette more consistent. I had an extra whiskey decanter so I added it to bring the room together. I love these branches as my botanical- I got them at the LA flower mart. I think they frame the credenza perfectly and add the texture that I needed.

Project 2- Before and After Picture of Coffee Table




Picture is from- Grey and Scout: San Francisco

The Eight Principles of Styling:

1.) Needs- The shelving is accessible and organized; the sitting arrangement is very welcoming.

2.) Shape- The circular mirror above the fireplace, the bowl on the coffee table and the lamp shades all balance out the square items around the room.

3.) Color-The palette is neutral with pops of orange and blue.

4.) Pattern- They mixed patterns with the rug, lamp and pillow.

5.) Texture- Texture is incorporated from the animal skin pillow, rug and flowers.

6.) Placement- They have mini clusters of two's around the room. Examples are the fox heads above the window and vases on the shelves.

7.) Bling- This is found in the silver and glass on the furniture.

8.) Botanicals- Incorporated from the flowers on the fireplace mantel and the big window brings in the plant life from outside.

5 Before Photos:

1.) Coffee Table: I always have trouble finding the right things to put on this table- I love the idea of it and want to make it work but have a hard time keeping the coffee table useful and decorative.

2.) Sofa: I would like to by a new sofa- but would like to make this one work for now.

3.) Credenza: I have debated on painting this.

4.) Book Shelves: This is my guest room- which is where I also keep all my supplies for weddings.

5.) Bed: I love thrifting and flea market finds- the frames and bull head are all from a flea market I go to up the street. 


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