Styling the Artful Shelf above my Dress Depository

Minted Artful Shelf, Son Art Print, Custom Gold Foil Map all c/o

Hello My Beautiful Friends! Y’all may remember I moved into a bigger apartment. The 250 or so extra square footage really affords me the ability to stretch out and decorate. However, my bigger unit actually has a smaller closet, meaning I would have to get creative. A big portion of my closet is dresses. Since I have so many in different colors, I wanted to feature them on a hanging rack. I call it my dress depository. A trip to a hardware store and Johnny and I had a commercial grade clothing rack. I couldn’t find the one I purchased online, but this one looks sturdy and boasts good reviews. If you’re going to use a clothing rack, I highly recommend commercial grade since it’ll support the weight of your clothes.

To decorate the space above my dress depository, I went with the artful shelf from Minted. I did not want it to be as long as my rack so I got the four feet length shelf in white wood. I do want to note if possible, I recommend making sure there is a stud (the more the better) where the artful shelf is hanging. It depends on how heavy the art and whatever else you put on is, but I like having the support. The shelf was super easy to install. Johnny simply drilled in the metal holder and popped the shelf on top of that.

I have my dresses hanging from dark to light, so I wanted art that was slightly neutral. Of course, the art still needs to hold its own against the rainbow of dresses. I love the soft strokes and the bit of blush in the Son print so that was my first choice. When I first moved to Norfolk, I knew I wanted to have something to remind me of the place I called home to keep for years to come. When I saw this custom gold foil map, I knew it was perfect. You can type in an address or city, zoom in or out and place the map exactly how you want it. I went with Norfolk and Virginia Beach and love how I’ll be able to take it with me no matter where journalism takes me next! It’s also available in silver and rose gold, too.

The artful shelf is the perfect place for my Prada tote to sit and I threw my gold deer head up there just for kicks. Minted has such a huge selection of beautiful prints. I have two big prints hanging in my living room (see here) and I’m excited to see what else I can find to make my space feel more like home. I’m also linking some other prints I love.

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