Beautiful images and well-designed spaces are pretty easy to come by these days. But, just replicating those ideas in your own house doesn’t necessarily translate into a place you love to be. For me, at least, it comes down to those little details that are special to me (and the other six people who live here).
It’s not just about perfect design.
It’s really about feeling happy and comfortable in your home.
Shutterfly recently asked me to style some of my spaces using products from their personalized home collection. (I’ve used them lots of times for photos, but never before for other products). I love the beauty—and significance—of old family photos and thought this would be a good way to work them into our home.
I only had a scanned copy of this photo of my grandparents (pre-their-five-kids; how glamorous do they look?!). I wondered how the quality would be once I uploaded it and put it on this candle, but I am so pleased with the way it turned out. The quality is great and the candle smells wonderful. (I ordered the grapefruit blossom.) This may be my new go-to gift.
I also ordered a monogrammed fleece throw. I went with the larger size and wanted you to see how it would look folded across the foot of our (queen) bed.
I think it’s such a classic look, but honestly, it’ll probably end up in our den because it’s just the right weight for TV watching. :) I don’t always love fleece, but this one isn’t too thick and is really soft. Another great—personalized—gift idea that comes in tons of colors and font options. (I ordered navy and used the “Bodoni” font.)
(I told you. It didn’t stay folded on my bed for long.)
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Shutterfly through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Shutterfly, all opinions are my own.