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Monday, January 31, 2011

Let’s Elevate The Situation !!!

ele·vat·ed, ele·vat·ing, ele·vates
  1. To move (something) to a higher place or position from a lower one; lift.
  2. To increase the amplitude, intensity, or volume of.
  3. To promote to a higher rank.

What am I talking about? I am talking about elevating our homes looks and our homes accessories to a higher stature and also a higher level of style.

I know we have all done it before!! Sometimes a room or an accessory just needs to be elevated. It needs to reach for a higher plateau, a higher standard!!

Sometimes when we go to pull together a vignette we need an object to stand taller/higher, it needs to be elevated.

All vignettes whether on a table, or mantels, or shelves need to have highs and lows in order to be interesting. It also helps to keep the eye moving around the room.

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I have elevated a small lamp and some shells by placing them on top of a stack books.

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A glass bubble ball is elevated in the same manner.

Another way to elevate an everyday, ordinary accessory is by putting them in pretty containers. This will help elevate their look and importance in a room. I have done this in my guest bath and my master bathroom’s.

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Everyday cotton swabs and cotton balls can become decorative in a pretty apothecary jar. Now instead of just looking ordinary they have been elevated to a higher level of importance in the room.

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In my master bathroom I have placed cotton swabs in one apothecary jar. The other jar holds our everyday bath soap and a loofah. Notice I have also elevated my soap by stacking two soaps together and placing them on a pretty glass dish.

You can also elevate an item by putting them on a pedestal or a decorative base.

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By using a decorative column I have elevated my plant to new heights.

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This is a before picture!! I have my blue and white porcelain urns on the floor. I love them, but felt they needed to be elevated. So I placed them on a decorative platform and now they have become elevated and I think they look so much better…………

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The pedestal's were purchased at Homegoods for $7.99 ea. I think that they truly elevated the urns not only in height, but in value, they "LLM" (look like more)!!

I have to thank my dear friend Mrs. “B” for going shopping with me and pointing these out for me to purchase. She is also the one that made up the saying. "LLM", Looks like more!!!!

Do you elevate your accessories in your home? What are some of the ways you have done that?

“Enjoy the Process” Of:

Bringing your everyday accessories to a new level!!!