Hello guys. It’s Mandy today. I thought we should kick off this Monday with an ode to beautifully styled shelves that get the decorista stamp of approval. As disparate as the selection of images I’ve chosen may be they all share several elements that make for the perfect shelfie: a balance between functional and decorative objects; considered placement and colour arrangements; a sense of personalisation and, therefore, heaps of personality; and that unstyled-styled thing that feels authentic and inspiring rather than perfect and unattainable. I’ve been very neglectful of my home of late but spent a little time this weekend starting to get my massive pigeon-hole unit that spans the open-plan kitchen and lounge in order and it’s been like a little present to myself literally without buying a thing. Sorting through the clutter, arranging the things I really love so that my eye falls on them when I walk past and being able to ACTUALLY FIND STUFF has been nothing less than cathartic. I don’t do selfies but I am a big fan of the shelfie.