Visual styling/merchandising has really helped me fine tune my design skills, particularly when it comes to styling decorative objects. I can honestly say I was not very good with accessories before, but now I love it! Accessorizing has always excited me, but when I would put together, say, a collection of vases, it never came out quite right. Through this job, I have learned some great tips and tricks that allow me to create visually interesting vignettes.
Here is one I put together recently. Typically at work we are asked to follow a picture to style the store, with a little room here and there to experiment. This was one of the few instances where I had a chance to "wing it," which was so fun!
(unfortunately the pictures/colors didn't come out great, but you get the idea...)
One side of the display was blues, aquas and grays, while the other was purples and browns.
So now I am hoping to share with you what I have learned so far! I will be starting a new series that is all about styling, explaining to you what works and what doesn't. Hope you enjoy!