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dreaming of a creative loft

Dreaming of A Creative Loft

Over the past few months our townhome has gone through some changes. It’s the first time I’m living in Redding and have my own room. I can’t tell you the freedom this shift holds. We’re still figuring out things for the fall, but are loving having a dedicated space. Once I knew I had my own space, there was something that I longed for. I was ready to have an 8 foot desk back in my life.

For most of the past three years, I’ve been working from a small parsons desk. That’s right. Everything our studio produces comes from an 1000 square foot townhome and is designed from a 36 inch desk. It was definitely time for an upgrade.



When it came to sourcing our desk we were struggling to find something that had the minimal aesthetic from a retailer within budget. We opted to go the custom route and can’t wait to share with you the results. In most images we saw, we loved the expanse of a thick piece of veneered oak plywood spanning wall to wall. With a door blocking the way and the other available wall having the placement of the bed, we worked with a local carpenter to create a custom desk with a waterfall wooden edge. Coming in at 8 feet long, there is enough space to have an analog desk and a digital desk. We’re dreaming of flatway photography with stunning natural light and a space to work on projects, hand lettering, and sketches. On the other end of our desk, our display, tablet, wireless keyboard, and mouse. We can’t wait to put systems in place to make it work for us in the best way possible.

With the upgrade in desk size, we’re also upgrading a bed. Inspired by our favorite minimal palettes, we will be keeping walls white, add plants, shelving, and a great piece of statement artwork above the bed. With the bed in white, we’ll add texture and color through textiles, accessories, and plants.



As we look to the room as a whole, I’m inspired by some of the favorite loft spaces and AirBnbs I’ve stayed in over the years. They’re sleek, modern, and have the perfect bohemian touches. While I would love to have a dedicated office within our townhome, we don’t currently have the space, so this decision will have to work until we start thinking about a home purchase.

When it comes to the floor, we’ve been crushing on rugs with a vintage kilim style. They’re stunningly gorgeous and vibrant in color. Have any of you placed a rug on a rug before? Did you like it? Hate it? In the past I’ve done this and the rug didn’t stay put.

Looking for more inspiration for your home? Make sure to follow our Interiors board on Pinterest.

Featured image from HGTV, Fixer Upper
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What home projects are you working on? Any spaces that you’re dreaming of?

We’d love to hear from you! Let us know in the comments below.

simple styling bathroom shelves

Simple Styling: Bathroom Shelves

When it comes to styling, I’ve become slightly obsessed. Whether it’s the perfectly laid out Instagram photo, prepping for a shoot for the blog, or providing art direction for a shoot for a major brand, I’ve found that styling is the essence of creativity, layering, color and texture. I have Pinterest boards filled with styled images, gorgeous flat lays, and well thought out interiors. If styling is done well, it can take an ordinary space and with a few touches make it look absolutely extraordinary.

As I looked to the main bathroom it was time to refresh the space. We purchased this amazing set of shelves locally from @desertsedgeco and hung them above our towel rack. I thought it was the perfect pairing. Keeping the pine shelves somewhat raw by sealing them with paste wax, placed above our Pendleton towels from the National Park collection.

Styling in the bathroom has to be a collision of form and function. Excessive items aren’t needed or really wanting to be a space where people take care of business, if you know what I mean. By filling the shelves with utilitarian items, that also serve as collections, we keep our styling simple, functional, and well thought through.

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Add a moment of nature.
This might sound silly, but plants clean the air and that’s always a great idea in the bathroom. We added a small potted plant to the shelf that will thrive with minimal water and light. (Basically light the window above the shower and the steam from showering keep this plant thriving.) For an additional moment of color we added a few artificial blooms in a small white bud vase.

Think in collections.
The ladies in our home stay looking their best with nail polishes and fend off icky items with essential oils. Rather than having these collections stowed away and hidden, highlight these collections by strategically placing them. To keep everything cohesive we only placed one brand of essential oils and nail polishes on the shelving, allowing visual unity in the collection through simple repetition of shape and packaging.
Where form and function collide.
The rest of our shelving was filled out with products we use on the daily. Stacked wash cloths for use and a candle, clear glasses with cotton swabs and cotton rounds. By keeping the storage containers in the same limited color palette, it keeps the items unified without much effort.

Where are the moments where styling has made all the difference for you?

We’d love to hear from you! Let us know in the comments below.

spring wreath diy

Spring Wreath DIY

It was time. Our winter pine wreath had sat on the front door for far too long. It was time to welcome in light blooms, neutral feathers, and something fresh as guests entered our home. Using a coupon and some artificial blooms from the dollar store, this wreath is the perfect note of spring for under $10.

Keep reading for the full how-to after the jump!

Spring Wreath DIY

Budget: $10

Supplies:

Grapevine wreath form
Artificial blooms (picked up from the Dollar Store)
Floral wire
Sharp scissors (these are our favorites, functional and beautiful)
Wire cutters
Jute twine
Feathers
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Directions:

Step one: Trim blooms and remove excess leaves. Using floral wire begin to gather your blooms in bunches and plan out wreath. Lay bunches of flowers in a circular fashion until satisfied with composition.

Step two: Using wire or jute twine, attach flowers to wreath.

Step three: Using hot glue, place a dot of glue on the tips of feathers and tuck into wreath.

Step four: Add door hanger and place on door!

for the home spring edit

For the Home: Spring Edit

Every year the month of April brings a feeling of preparation and anticipation. May marks the end of another school year, farewells, goodbyes, and finding that much like the seasons, change comes quickly. We clean and tidy up the house, preparing for springtime gatherings. Whether it’s bonfires by the lake under the stars, an Easter brunch, or birthdays, it’s the time of year where dining outside becomes the norm. We’ve pulled together a few of our favorite items for the home and have our eye on some of these pieces coming to the table soon. With muted hues, earthen stoneware, and natural pops of color, this edit is a beautiful curated collection to welcome in spring. spring edit Sources:
Lota & Ash Vase |White stonewear set |Stonewear Bowls
Round Planter  |  Fig & Arrow Body Wash |Minimal Desk Lamp
Smeg ToasterMarble Fruit BowlWooden cheese board

What are some of your favorite pieces for spring?

We’d love to hear from you! Let us know in the comments below!

holiday magazine

It’s Here! Glisten and Grace Holiday Magazine

With December finally here, I can’t wait  to roll out this year’s holiday content today. This year, you’ll find the best ideas from Glisten and Grace in the form of a holiday magazine. Consider it a gift from me to you! With DIYs, healthy holiday recipes, capsule wardrobes, and gift guides, it has fresh ideas perfect for the holiday season.

Click for the full magazine after the jump!

See something you love? This magazine is interactive.
Here’s how to use it:

Hover over any images and you will find all the sources.
Love any of the ideas you see? Make sure to share them on social media.
Want to refer to the magazine for reference? Make sure to download the full issue.

Merry Christmas and a most happy holidays to you!

xo,
Melissa