Monday, June 4, 2012

Vintage Interior Design Blog | Vintage Swim: Letterpress Trays

Vintage Swim: Letterpress Trays 3 Ways

styling: sana keefer photo: evan wathington

Yes, I know they're nothing new (no pun intended), but they are kind of my favorite right now. I've been finding new uses for vintage type trays and letterpress boards and want to share three ways to use  them around the home.

  1. Wall Decor: Hang vertically or horizontally on walls. Position them above a desk in a workspace or behind a sofa. The aged wood is a beautiful work of art all on its own.
  2. Jewelry Organizing: Lay flat atop a dresser or console and fill with your favorite pieces. I am notorious for losing one of a pair when it comes to earrings so besides the aesthetic angle, storing your pairs together in different parts of the tray really does work for me.
  3. Desk Storage: Because my work studio is in my home,  I'm constantly worried about tidying up. Though most of my assets are digital, I still have odds and ends like rubber bands for shipping, paper clips for printed correspondence and tacks for my old school inspiration board. These trays help me keep them all on hand.
What are your thoughts on letterpress boards and trays? Have you ever used them? And if so, how? Let's hear it!

Pip & Estella

Sunday, June 3, 2012

The So Does Estella Blog Has A New Bag!

The So Does Estella Blog Has A New Bag! (And I don't mean my Juicy handbag). 

image via @pipandestella on instagram

Have you ever racked your brain looking for a solution yet totally overlooking the most obvious fix? Yep, that was me. You may have read my prior posts about not having time to blog as the Pip & Estella shop expanded into wholesale and I took on more styling jobs. Well, my lightbulb moment struck and I realized that I should dedicate the blog to my true love, vintage styling for the home. Duh!!! Right??

I photo style at least four days out of the week and often get emails about resources and ideas so sharing it here in So Does Estella is PERFECT!  From here on out, every Monday we're "vintage swimming" in styling for interiors with pieces of old. Thanks for bearing with me while I figured this out, friends! Excuse me while I do a cartwheel.