Fluffy white angel wings on a black bulldog: Nina in a nutshell.
Vintage crinoline and my homemade church candelabra. Ruffled leavened with rustic.
The crinoline was $18 at The Salvation Army and the candelabra was practically free.
Balance in romantic home accessories: white and black, roses and tarnished metal,
refined linens and raw burlap. Authentic only.
First off, I must thank all of you for your kind words and advice in response to my recent tragedies and troubles. I’ll heal much faster with encouragement. I’m looking into master’s programs, too, to raise my earning potential. I fear the money and time it will all cost, along with the knowledge I may not be better off after all’s said and done. But one must try, for failure is certain if one does not.
As promised, I’m writing a series of posts on Nina Hartmann and how her style has influenced my decorating.
Compliment every feminine accessory (such as lace boudoir/wedding textiles) with a masculine accessory (such as old mannequins or my favorite – shed deer antlers).
Nina suggests zinc, raw or dark wood, old wicker, weathered metal, and industrial materials to get the look.*
Getting an authentic feeling in your home means skipping Restoration Hardware or Pottery Barn items. Go for homemade and handmade. It saves money and you’ll never have that impersonal cookie-cutter effect. My favorite Etsy shops for this look are:
Want to learn more tips and where to shop?
Until next time, stay shabby!
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