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ephemera, etc. 

There's something about personal ephemera tucked in expected places that I find incredibly charming. A step beyond the bulletin board, it gives a home a sense of instant cheeky humor and ease (at least to someone like myself who revels in beautiful chaos). Here, anything can be turned into a canvas... the possibilities are endless! Both Miles Redd and Herve Pierre extend their artistic eye to the lampshade, turning a plain jane shade into a mesmorizing work of art. Rita Konig, as I've written before, dresses up her mantel with personal polaroids. Similarly, Hamish Bowles and Jenna Lyons use photos to dress down fancy mirrors. The best part about this look? It's 100% budget-friendly! We all have photos laying around that need a home, and I'm betting that everyone has a lampshade and/or a mirror that could use a little sprucing up. So there you have it: Instant chic on the cheap. What could be better? 

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Reader Comments (7)

Yay, you're back!! :)

01.7.2013 | Unregistered CommenterLizzy

I'm so into the look of tucking polaroids, postcards and stationary into the sides of mirrors.

01.8.2013 | Unregistered CommenterSarah O'Brien

I love the mix of everything that is on the lamp shade in the first image! All those examples are such fun ways to display photos!

01.8.2013 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

Yippeeee you're back! Your blog is my favorite (:

01.8.2013 | Unregistered CommenterBrooke

So chic! We love mixing and matching prints and textures in our apt. Little details, like polaroids, make all the difference.



01.9.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMollie Elizabeth

I love the photos tucked into grand mirrors. I really do think photos or inspirational images can serve as amazing decor. xo

01.9.2013 | Unregistered CommenterChelsea

love these inspiration boards! i love to see how other people think and what they draw inspiration from!

02.11.2013 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

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