The Art of Styling Shelves

My approach to decorating a space—be it a shelf, table, or otherwise—is pretty simple. I am inspired by living things and the natural environment, so plants and organic decor play a dominant role in my vision. Pieces you choose to display should feel like they are telling a story: perhaps somewhere you have traveled, a color that speaks to you, or cherished items from a person you have loved. There is also something powerful about a void or two in the space; there are times when less really is more.

Nicole Nelson is the owner of Elizabeth Dean Boutique in Glenwood Springs, where featured items are available.