Friday, May 25, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
First of all… what is Prop Styling? Well… I’ll tell ya…
in short… it is a term usually linked to commercial displays for magazine photo shoots, commercials, movies, etc.
Prop styling involves (along with other responsibilities) arranging items/props in a visually pleasing way that accents a product, a theme, a room, etc. Most people who do this for a living are called prop stylists.
I use to work in retail visual display for many years… another avenue in prop styling.
From soft goods (clothing)… to hard goods (home décor)…
Saturday, May 19, 2012
I am really enjoying changing out my mantel for the seasons!
I even find myself thinking of different things to do before the next season even gets here.
That is why I went ahead and decorated my mantel for summer…
even though summer is about a month away.
I guess you can call it Mantel Mania!!
In fact… for summer… I am thinking about doing two different mantels with two different looks!!
For this mantel…
I made a picket fence.
Very easy to do.
You can buy these for @ a $1.27 at Lowes and all you have to do is cut them.
I made mine to fit my mantel.
when I think of summer, I think of words such as…
bright, colorful, happy…
and that is what I put into this mantel…
((for at least the first part of summer)).
Let’s just say… I’M NOT AFRAID OF COLOR…LOL!
I call it ‘The Potting Shed’.
Do you see the bird’s nest Mrs. Robin left me in my cherry tree?
Lovin’ it with some painted eggs.
The shutters… a great find at Habitat’s Restore for $2.00 a piece. I used some last year to make shutter signs on another wall in my entry way…CLICK HERE.
I debated painting them… they were a natural tone… but glad I did… I actually still have more unpainted ones to use elsewhere.
But I love these colors for the summer!
I’m wishing I had lots of colorful throw pillows for my sofas… I may have to come up with something!
My husband thinks it’s very tropical looking.
Maybe it’s a potting shed you would find in the tropics? Ha!
this color infusion in my living room makes me want to go on vacation already! I must have been subconsciously thinking about the beach when I created this mantel…LOL! :)
So there you have it…
my VERY colorful summer mantel.
Hope you like it… lots of color… lots of joy!
But because I have mantel mania right now…
I may do ANOTHER mantel for the second part of summer!
Are you having trouble getting started with your mantel display?
Here are some tips I offer in a two part post on prop styling in your home!
Here is a slideshow of seasonal mantels I’ve created in my home…