Thursday, March 16, 2017

Design Pretty: Blue Floral Dining Room



Are you as heart-eyed emoji over this as I am?? I think this Studio McGee-designed dining room is so lovely. Obviously THAT WALLPAPER is the star here, and I love how it's allowed to shine by being paired with subtle, elegant neutrals throughout the rest of the room. Clearly, I have an affinity for this pattern.... {*cough cough* my blog header}

Pardon me whilst I go wallpaper my entire apartment...


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Design Pretty: Antique Nursery



Feeling a bit preoccupied with nurseries these days, particularly on how to create a nursery that doesn't *feel* like a nursery. Though always a work in progress, our home decor is mostly antique (or antique-inspired), and I love a layered, collected look. As I've started poking around for nursery pieces, I've been dismayed by the relative lack of options that suit our style. It's nearly impossible to find a crib that isn't straight lines, white or beige! Antique, wooden crib of my dreams, are you out there??

Happily, a recent Vogue feature proves that it is, in fact, possible to achieve the impossible, a non-nursery nursery. As an art history major and collector, this baby boy's room particularly appeals to me because of the abundance of art and lovely objets on every surface (cluttered to some, perfection to me!). And speaking of baby boy, it is a baby boy's room--and yet you might not have guessed that, right? It isn't an obvious, color-coded, gendered room (gag). I also love the familial love embedded in the room--the crib was first used by the baby's aunt, a decade-old valentine from the father to the mother is framed above the crib, and a photo of the grandmother as a child hangs on the wall. And color! So much color! Thank you to mama and photographer Corbin Gurkin (who clearly has a second calling as interior designer) for this wonderful inspiration!


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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Design Pretty: California Chateau



I loved this feature in Veranda from a few months ago. You know I love a good chateau, but California is where my heart is... So when I saw this French design in a California locale, I was in! <brunette hand raising emoji x3>

The antique elements throughout lend this home a classic elegance rarely found in this corner of the world, and combined with a neutral color scheme, the effect is a perfectly elevated California cool. Well, presque parfait (that's Google Translate for "nearly perfect)...personally, I'd throw in some color here and there to make it just a tad more lively, but otherwise this just does it for me!


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More chateau prettiness...

// That time we stayed in a French chateau and I never wanted to leave
// Hoping to cross all 11 of these must-see chateaus off my list someday!

Wedding Pretty: Desert Dream Elopement



As a decidedly indoor girl, it's hard to imagine enjoying my wedding on a cliff amidst wind and rain and dirt etc. Give me a chandelier over clouds and marble over rocks any day.... BUT. This Horseshoe Bend elopement has me singing a different tune. Such stunning simplicity--just the wind, the rocks, and that dress. Perfectly ethereal and grounded all at once, all captured by Seattle-based photographer Jordan Voth. Enjoy!


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More desert wedding prettiness...

// Pink hair and flower crowns in the desert = heart eyes for days
// Scroll through this Utah desert editorial (and do NOT miss the ombre air plant cake!!)

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Wedding Pretty: Floral Wedding Invitations by b.t.elements



As a lover of all things floral, I'm pretty smitten with the Marlow Wedding line put out by wholesaler b.t.elements. They are so perfect for a romantic spring or early summer wedding! I especially love the hydrangea suite. Just like its real life counterpart, that single blush hydrangea bloom makes such a statement that sets a perfectly delicate and dreamy tone for the whole wedding. This company is a wholesaler, so look for a local stationery shop that carries their lines here. Enjoy the eye candy and happy mailing!


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A couple more lovely links...

// Don't disappoint Martha--7 wedding invitation etiquette tips from Ms. Stewart
// Would you be brave enough to wear a floral wedding gown?
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