DESIGN: Creating a space to call your own

Hello friends,

So this, for that most part, is a beauty blog but I’ve decided to expand my content a little bit to give you guys a look into another love of mine: interior design. I have my own place now and have had the opportunity to create a space to call my own. With that being said, I really wanted to share you some of my tips in how I personally style my little nook.

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Almost everything in my humble abode is thrifted- I’ve found some of my favorite décor items from second- hand stores and street sales. I like pieces that tell a story- pieces that have been somewhere and have had past lives. Thrifting is a great way to find those unique gems- Plus, it is WAY cheaper than buying goods from stores like Anthropologie that purposefully make items look worn and vintage. Buying actual vintage and worn items for incredibly low prices when thrifting is the way to go and besides, repurposing items is environmentally friendly!

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Every item in my home is purposefully placed- I think about each trinket I add and the story it carries with it. I have a weakness for old apothecary bottles, clocks, and aged wood- printed tapestries, industrial-modern furniture… the list goes on. I find that people really do appreciate the little curiosities you place around my room- it might not be their style, but it starts a conversation.

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I love adding elements of nature into any space- it adds a subtle serenity and breath. Birch logs, plants, antlers, gemstones, fox skulls… you name it. Surrounding myself with these gems help me escape in a zen environment~

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I love this vintage birdcage (above), it’s been one of my favorite items I’ve picked up and is from one of greatest stores in my city called, Ró that repurposes old, sometimes forgotten items, and gives them new life. oh, and the eclectic mix of pics below is from another amazing shop, called “27”-

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I love to also create a breathable living space- I use storage like old crates and wooden boxes to organize my things and highlight my more staple items simplistically. I have a lot of treasures but I have to be careful not to over- clutter my space, after all, I don’t Iive in an Applebee’s.

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Embrace your space! Fill your home with what YOU like. Things that make you happy make for a happy home. Don’t worry if your aesthetic isn’t conventional- mine sure isn’t!

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So if you’re looking to re-vamp your space, remember this: Thrifting is cheap and always full of surprises- you just have to look- I love endlessly looking through piles of bits and bobs to find that one piece of gold. Surround yourself with lovely treasures that give you happy vibes, add bits of nature to add harmony and breath (even if it’s just a flower in a vase), and embrace your space-

Whether you have a house, apartment, town house, tent (haha) I don’t know- whatever living space you find yourself in- you can create a space to call you own. I love my little nook- it’s a place here I can hideout, relax and D R E A M.

That’s all for now! Write to you guys soon,

~JAX

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