Monday Mess . A Merry Mishap

I’ve long been an admirer of Jennifer + A Merry Mishap blog.  She makes, literally  (and I’m not just saying this), the coolest jewelry and her home always has me swooning.  Jennifer has some serious style.  When I start feeling a little stressed about the clutter going on over at my house, I sometimes sneak over to Jennifer’s blog (or Instagram) for a hit of her simple Scandinavian style.  There is just something calming and completely inspiring about her style, which always motivates me to simplify and modernize.  If you haven’t read Jennifer’s blog it is a must read and don’t forget to check out her shop :  A Merry Mishap Jewelry.

This is my side of the bed. I am constantly needing to be in touch with media and images so before I go to sleep I usuallyuse that time to flip through a book or magazine, and scroll the web on my ipad or phone. Of course I use the magazine rack I made to hang jewelry from the day and always have a cup of water nearby. My 2 year old son likes to wake me up in the morning, carrying with him an assortment of toys and things from his room. This is a pretty common look for our room!

This week would be a great time to organize my studio/office & storage closet. Many times with work messes can build up in the hurry of it all. Going through my filing cabinets and storage closet to throw away or donate things I don’t use any more is great for freeing up
space and helping me to find the things I need most more easily.

I have to let my work space go, there’s always a project or two in progress so even if the rest of the house is spotless, this is the place that I’ve learned will always be in a state of disarray.

Simply put, sometimes you have to let things go! I used to be super organized and clean with every corner of my house. After having a child and starting a business at home it’s taken me a while to grasp this concept but some things (like messy corners) are not worth getting upset over.

Want to know more about Jennifer’s mess?
Cup on the bed → Normann Copenhagen
Wall lamp → Ikea
Bed → Ikea
Table → Componibili
Pillow →
Jewelry →  Young Frankk 
Pipe Magazine Rack → Handmade by Jennifer
My side of the bed always seems to be a collection of these same types of things.  Books and magazines seem to overtake my space.  What things do you tend to pile and stack on your side of the bed?

images A Merry Mishap 



  • callie grayson
    Commented on August 13th, 2012 at 9:19am

    thanks for having a merry mishap, On my way over to visit her site.
    I always have books, magazines and my iPad and a carton of coconut water on my night stand.

  • Theresa
    Commented on August 13th, 2012 at 4:28pm

    La la loving this Monday mess. I really love Jennifer’s jewelry designs, site, and Instagram photos. The way Jennifer captures her world and the things she appreciates is forever fascinating. She’s lovely. ;)
    PS~Liking all the little changes you made to the blog, Trina. Looking good!

  • Trina
    Commented on August 13th, 2012 at 9:38pm

    So lovely, indeed. And thank you for the kind compliments on the blog! xo . t

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