My Houzz: Dreamy, Organic Style in a Tampa CottageEclectic , Tampa
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Show off. As any true shoe lover knows, sometimes you end up admiring your most beloved pairs more than you actually wear them. (Though we won’t admit it, this is often because the purchase was a huge mistake and if we try to walk more than six steps in the shoes we’re going to fall harder than Naomi Campbell did wearing Vivienne Westwood platforms in ’93.) With its fashion photography, purses and TV that we’ll imagine is playing Breakfast at Tiffany’s or Barefoot in the Park on an endless loop, this étagère belongs in a chic boutique.See more of this home
4. A shelf steps up the style in Tampa. Shona Carcary, a personal trainer, lives in a light and airy Florida cottage and has a growing collection of platform shoes. She splurged on a vintage-style shelf from Anthropologie, and uses it to display her collection of retro-inspired shoes and various travel knickknacks. “I love to spend time on the weekends looking for one-of-a-kind finds,” she says. She purchased the leather handbag hanging on the left on a trip to Ibiza. Read more about this 1940s home
Shona splurged on this vintage-style shelf from Anthropologie, and uses it to display her collection of platform shoes and travel knickknacks. She's particularly fond of the leather handbag, which she purchased on a trip to Ibiza. "I love to spend time on the weekends looking for one-of-a-kind finds," she says.