Style It: Quick Ideas Inspired by Jenni Juurinen

I recently discovered stylist and stage designer Jenni Juurinen's website and was instantly mesmerized. The photos are gorgeous of course, but I also discovered a few good ideas for real life applications.

• Chair hoarders: if you aren't one, you probably know one. The kind who collect as they go and have a chair tucked in every corner. If you're surrounded by chairs and need a new look, juxtapose a few of your favorites against a richly hued wall. It's an especially good idea for an entryway.
• A five-second fix for the design magazines you can't get rid of, but don't pull out often: belt them. It looks charmingly vintage and you likely already have a belt or two to use.
• Update a plain Malm dresser with a checkerboard pattern. The colors here are ultra-bright, but it would look just as good in pale washes of color.
• Cutesy frames paired with floral wallpaper usually aren't a great design choice, but here, the pairing shows off how well patterns can play off one another. Don't be afraid to experiment, especially if you were given a home decor gift you don't like, but can't give away.
• Create a relatively cheap, eclectic tablescape by gathering up candlesticks (or bowls) made of different wood.

For more ideas and inspiration, see Jenni Juurinen

Images: 1-3. Jorma Marstio 4. Mirva Kakko 5. Pekka Holmström; all for Deko

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Kathleen is a freelance editor who lives in Chicago. She loves eclectic rooms, traveling with her family, and feeding anyone who steps foot in her house. She theoretically hates clutter, but can’t stop buying books and craft supplies.