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© Copyright 2019 Origin Magazine

Artful Living + Fifty Shades of White

Kait Anderson 

Columbus, Ohio

Instagram: @prettypennystyling | prettypennystyling.com

ESSENTIALS for a NURTURING SPACE

Plants! Greenery and nature help us feel relaxed and comfortable. Plus, plant parenthood gives you a fun responsibility to care for your space. Don’t just follow trends because you feel like you have to. If you love something, find a way to incorporate it! Textures are the elements that help us feel at home, and you can never have too many. For example, a rattan plant basket, a chunky cable-knit throw and a shaggy rug can be very inviting when combined.

 

POUF IT UP!

I love using a pouf in many different ways! It is awesome having a piece so versatile. You can sit on it, use it as a footstool, put a tray on it and so many other things. Poufs really come in handy living in a rental, because space is limited but extra seating is always needed. I also love hanging a curtain above vertical blinds to hide them (I don’t know; these became a thing).

 

DESIGN RULES

One rule I always follow is grouping items in odd numbers, especially groups of three. I also always make sure to pair pieces that aren’t the same height to add visual interest and depth to the space.

 

ORIGIN LIGHTNING ROUND 

Something we wouldn’t know about you?

I’ve seen every episode of Seinfeld at least three times.

 

The place you feel most yourself?

Torch Lake, Michigan.

 

If you had to design a room in one color, what would it be?

White.

 

Which designers or sites give you the most inspiration?

Instagram, Emily Henderson, Chelsea Bieber of StyleMutt Home, and The Everygirl.

 

What hashtags do you use to find awesome design on Instagram?

#howyouthrift #elledecor #houseplantclub #theeverygirl

 

Where do you start when you remake a room?

Start with art. It’s the soul of the room.

 

What’s the fastest way to shift a space?

New rug, new you. Then mix up the textiles.

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