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Do you have a designated spot for your glasses/sunglasses? While you can certainly just store them in their cases and in a drawer, for those of us though who tend not to use our belongings when they’re hidden away, a good option is to keep them corralled in a tray, which allows them to be out where you can see ‘em and easily accessible. This works whether you have two or three pairs (like me)…
image credits: 1- photography by tinywater via the glitter guide; 2- via lonny blog, 3- photography by anh sunstrom via the glitter guide; 4- via apartment therapy, 5-via pretty stuff tumblr , 6-a beautiful mess, 7-gomming.com
Love this idea from Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere. She used a frame, hooks, and wire to create a sunglass holder:
See how she did it here.
p.s. Along similar lines, another idea.
Keep makeup brushes together and within easy reach by organizing them in a pretty little cup…
…and if you have brushes that are shorter than your container and consequently are inconvenient to grab, take a cue from the people over at the Makeup Box Shop (photo above right) and Carlee of Deliciously Organized (photo below) and fill a portion of your container with little beads or sand (or marbles). Doing so will help brushes stay upright, in place and optimally accessible. How do you like organizing your brushes?
image credits: 1- photography by virginia macdonald, styled by samantha pynn, via style at home; 2- into the gloss; 3- erika of small shop studio via made by girl; 4- via made by girl; 5- into the gloss; 6- via real simple ; 7-photography by heather bullard, via this is glamorous; 8- thank you, ok blog; 9- via jessie lauren blog; 10-via the makeupbox shop; 11- delicisouly organized
Today participating in the How I Organize series is the super sweet Victoria of the lifestyle blog vmac and cheese. She gives us a peek inside her home and shows us how she beautifully organizes her makeup, perfumes, products and other lovely things atop her dresser:I’m not the type who likes to hide everything away — my house definitely looks like someone lives there and my vanity area is no exception! An antique wood dresser which belonged to my great grandmother is right at home in a sunroom off of our bedroom, which we use as a dressing area. Atop the dresser, I store makeup in clear acrylic drawer and cosmetic organizers that I purchased from The Container Store. I also showcase different perfumes and products on an old mirrored tray found at the flea market; jewelry rests in a repurposed ceramic soap dish. Getting ready in the morning is easy with all my items in quick reach, and the area looks pretty, lived in, and organized!
Loving the this little box from Ikea. So perfect for organizing a makeup drawer. It compartmentalizes and gives a home to mascara, lipstick, nailpolish, etc. so they’re accessible and easy to find. Here it is in action:
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image credit: domino
If you like having your products out where you can see ‘em, (as opposed to inside a cabinet or a drawer), consider using a tray to contain them. They look so much neater in a tray than when they’re spread out everywhere, and, especially when the product packaging is pretty, can look like a beautiful little vignette.
Also, since a tray gives you boundaries to work with, it can help you edit down your products to just what you actually use on a regular basis.
image credits: 1-photography by lucas allen for domino via brides ; 2-into the gloss
This beautifully organized vanity has a flip top that reveals a mirrored underside and built in compartments that neatly house makeup. Clear acrylic trays atop the vanity keep essentials in order.
This week’s beautifully organized space is from the home of interior designer and fellow design blogger Erica Cook. She keeps her makeup organized in sectioned drawer trays, her jewelry in beautiful boxes, and a few select pieces out to enjoy in perfectly styled vignettes that are free of clutter -only what she uses and loves:
images via moth design
Erica once suggested to me that her and I may be style twins. I’d definitely agree. We have similar taste and seem to be drawn to the same things (case in point: I also have amethyst rocks and tiffany boxes in little vignettes).To check out how uber stylishly this mother of five boys lives, click on over to her blog Moth Design. She shares many other gorgeous shots of her uh-mazing home.