Tag Archives: shelfies

Shelfie tip: start with white props

Someone asked me the other day how to start a #shelfie styling project if you have no idea where to begin. An empty shelf can represent great opportunity and potential but I also know it can be quite daunting. My advice? Start to gather a simple white collection. That way you can curate objects you […]

Orange and lemon shelfie

Happy #shelfiessunday!  I don’t know about you (and I know I’ve said it before) but around these parts, Sunday is a day for not doing very much (read ‘Made it to the pound shop.’ Living the dream, kids). However, whatever I’m doing (or not doing) my thoughts inevitably turn to creating a #shelfie. Isn’t that really what […]

Shelf styling with a white wall

When I started doing Shelfies at Colour File HQ around 18 months ago, I began with what I playfully dubbed my ‘shelfie noir’ series. The black @farrowandball background behind most of my shelves makes the perfect backdrop for colourful Shelfies. Recently, however, I have found myself hankering after the calming effect of a white Shelfie wall. Multicoloured […]

Where my shelfie inspo came from

Naturally, I’m faffing about with shelves today. Apart from realising that one of my shelves is bowing slightly and I need to sort it out (Top tip: learn from my mistakes and avoid MDF if you’ve got heaps of books) I’ve been reminiscing about something that undoubtedly informed my passion for shelves and still life […]

Ice cream shelfie

What’s in this shelfie? Ice cream square vessel (top left); Ice cream tiny vessel (middle right); Ice cream geo vessel (bottom left). All by Emma McDowall at Etsy @etsyuk String Pocket Shelving in mint green @stringfurniture Plants by @cassius_coco Vintage books from @oxfambookshops Washi tape by @mtmaskingtape_uk Spray painted tin cans, painted with Cool Candy and Malachite Light Gold NC […]