Category Archives: home decor

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

fall dinner party whole 30

A Fall Dinner Party (Whole30 Approved)

It’s the time of year where spending a bit more time inside, curling up on the couch, and enjoying a delicious meal with friends is commonplace. Last week, I invited some friends over for a dinner party. The only catch- we had all sorts of diets and food allergies to accommodate. (The list was long, but it included dairy, grain, gluten, whole30, pork, beef, avocados, bananas, and eggs.) Rather than being discouraged and resorting to eating a slab of bland meat , I decided to look at it as a challenge. You know I love a good challenge, so I started recipe researching and brainstorming the dinner with a few of my foodie friends.

Keep reading to see how the whole meal came together!

The Table

Inspired by the seasonal produce of fall, I played with a palette of warm colors and the bounty of fall. Anchored by the use of loose eucalyptus and sunflowers, I added a few mercury glass tealight holders in a mixed metallic. The pops of color were injected with the use of pomegranates and persimmons. Each place setting was anchored with a charcoal gray napkin, black stoneware bowl, full set of metallic flatware, and a beautiful golden bosc pear placed in each bowl. Underneath the flowers was a favorite linen runner from Crate and Barrel. It’s a staple for parties in our home and one we use over and over again.

The Food

Remember the earlier mentioned challenge? It was too real and required a bit of research. Using seasonal produce and a love of lamb as a launching point, I developed this menu featuring vegetables in a variety of forms. Whether cooked down and pureed as a soup or slow roasted alongside herbed lamb, it allowed the meal to have continuity and flow, while highlighting various aspects of the vegetable. (I’ll be rolling out the recipes for the menu items later this week.)

Fall Dinner Pary (Whole30 approved) Menu

Roasted Leg of Lamb with Squash, Tomato, Roasted Garlic, and Sunflower Seeds

Carrot Soup with Balsamic Vinegar and Herb Oil

Mediterranean Salad

Chai Soaked Pears with Cinnamon Vanilla Coconut Cream

Carrot Soup with Balsamic Vinegar and Herb Oil

Roasted Leg of Lamb with Squash, Tomato, Roasted Garlic, and Sunflower Seeds

Chai Soaked Pears with Cinnamon Vanilla Coconut Cream

Tomorrow, I start sharing recipes from the dinner party. See you then!