The 5 Piece Rule
One of my favorite parts of blogging has been meeting fabulous peeps both through the process of learning about the new world that I have joined (the blogosphere that is!) and from the creatives behind the blogs that inspire me! Erika Brechtel of Small Shop Studio is one of those amazingly lovely and humble bloggers I have had the honor of being introduced to by another blogger, Desire of Hello Sukio. As a fashion forward thinking graphic designer she specializes in developing unique brand identities for stylish clients! So of course featuring her fashionable office was a must…so HOTR! But what I appreciate most about meeting creatives with like minded ideas and philosophies is learning something new from each one of them!
Erika has this fabulous 5 Piece Rule she uses when decorating her own spaces (which have been featured over and over again because they are so fab!)typically using something textured, shiny, modern, organic, and vintage. Loving a challenge I decided give it a try. While meeting up with Jennifer Wagner Schmidt of JWS Interiors at her home office, I spotted a fabulous chest (a vintage piece she bought on Etsy!)in her living room. I asked her if she minded if I played decorator and pull a few pieces from around her home to pull together this look….voila! I think this is a fab guideline to use when you just “don’t know whats missing” and although naturally the vignette came together for me when looking for just the right piece…keeping this 5 piece rule in mind really helps!
So will you try it?