I’m not quite ready to start decorating but I am definitely snooping the holiday decor that’s out! I’ve always thought about a garland for the mantle but have never found the right one. I spotted this one yesterday at Crate & Barrel and had a good feeling about it. Popped home, cleared off the mantle, put it up, and it’s just the thing! Looking forward to figuring out the rest of the mantle styling.. stay tuned for that!
Tucked into wreaths and garland, strung across the mantle, hanging on a door knob or placed on the tree rustic bells bring a special charm to holiday decorating >
9 perfect bell choices to order in time for holiday decorating >
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New series starts today.. hints of holidays will be posted here and in Instagram stories highlighting great finds for holiday gifting, decor and decorating!
Starting today with finds from Free People >
A jewel toned quilted jacket | the coziest slippers, lightweight and oh so inviting | love this reusable wrapping | can’t go wrong with a basic tee, the perfect layer for in and out of the house | lounge set love | my favorite little bells
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Have a peek at the recent Redfin article Sarah Swanson Design was featured in:
Anyone who lives in a small space is faced with the same dilemma – how can we maximize our home’s layout to give the illusion of more space? And if you live in a cozy New York City loft or a chic apartment in Toronto, ON, these small spaces can often become hosts to clutter hotspots. However, with a bit of styling TLC, small spaces and tiny nooks can be a treasure trove of design possibilities with the right accessories.
Redfin reached out to myself and other design experts for our best tips and tricks to transform small spaces into usable and functional areas. From double-duty furniture to small space design hacks to trick the eye, check out my tip to add style and function to those empty spaces in your home.
To make a small space seem visually bigger, try using a neutral tonal palette and adding lots of texture. A small space doesn’t mean your furnishings need to be small – think less furniture but cozy and comfortable. Also, maximize storage and have a place for everything – less visual clutter gives a serene and calming feel. –Sarah Swanson Design
Gathering inspiration >
Tone, texture and layers combine to create the most soothing of spaces.
This small nook becomes an area of focus, interest and invitation being filled with a stunning built in.
Large scale pieces in a small space invite you to come in and get comfortable.. this room is filled with larger pieces and it feels perfectly proportionate!
It couldn’t be more true that I love a great basic. White tee, great fitting jeans.. a wardrobe can go a long way with key pieces and getting dressed can be easy when you have multipurpose pieces that feel good, look good and layer easily.
Today let’s look at jeans and a sweatshirt. Weekend staple.. absolutely. But let’s look at it a few different ways ( and a few different price points )
A classic cream sweatshirt + denim
Finish the look with a sneaker, ballet flat, loafer… however you want your outfit to feel from perfectly casual to a little elevated.