How to Style A Bookcase

Bookshelves can make for a stunning focal-point or they can look like a cluttered mess if you just randomly throw things in them. Ditch the disarray, and create a functional and streamlined display with these tips. 1.    Mix up the book placement.  No bookshelf is complete without books, but keep it interesting by mixing up your arrangement. Flip the spines in. Try a mix of vertical and horizontal arrangements. Don’t just go for any books—this isn’t the place for worn paperbacks. 2.    Try arranging your books by color. This might be a bit controversial for bookworms, but if you don’t have thousands of books it should still be relatively easy to find your book of choice. 3.  … Read More

The Source For Our Office’s Colorful, Statement Art

“You like me, you really like me” – The office art piece. In the short time Pretty Domesticated has been live, I have received several emails regarding the statement art piece in our home office. To make it easier on everyone, I’m revealing my source. Wait for it…. The large brightly colored painting in our home office is from Soicher Marin and is called Colorful Contemporary C. (They also make a A, B and D version).  The piece is to-the-trade, meaning it needs to be purchased through an industry professional, such as an interior designer or decorator. While a reproduction and not an original piece, this art is not available online. But have no fear, it can be yours! I purchased… Read More

Our Not So Fixer Upper

First things first, thank you for checking out our blog, Pretty Domesticated! To say we appreciate your support would be a major understatement. We would like to welcome you to our virtual home, where we will be documenting our house wins and, just as importantly, our house struggles, along with some other (hopefully fun and useful) lifestyle and home related material. While this is our creative baby and a fun use of our time regardless of the outcome, our goal is to have this site become a valuable resource for all things domestic. Our home renovations are a going to be little different from the ones typically featured on blogs. Let’s be clear, we in no way consider our house a fixer… Read More