March 31st, 2014 No Comments

this week’s color palette, shades of gray & black

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After a week hiatus we’re back and we’ve been inspired by the work of photographer, Kenneth Josephson. His series on paper and books is amazing and it finds beauty in the seemingly ordinary. His work can be found at the Yancey Richardson Gallery in New York City. Shades of gray and black paints listed above are from Benjamin Moore.

March 19th, 2014 No Comments

periwinkle wedding details, something blue

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I know many brides have trouble fitting in that ‘something blue’, especially when they might not have blue in their color palette. But here are a few ideas to get that blue in your wedding. Above, periwinkle blue tulle. You can buy tulle at your local fabric store and have a local seamstress make a simple crinoline for under your dress. Below, embroider your 3 letter initials on your bouquet ribbon (your initial on the left, the last name in the middle and his initial on the right) or have the inside of your dress embroidered with your date and … Read more

March 18th, 2014 No Comments

explore pinhole press

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We’re loving the site Pinhole Press. They not only do stationery suites for weddings, birthdays and baby announcements, they have unique items like photo memory card games you can personalize with your own photos, to photo books, labels, coasters etc.. This is one site to explore if you have an upcoming party to plan or just photo memories to organize.

March 17th, 2014 No Comments

this week’s color palette: periwinkle blue, white and golden browns

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This week’s color palette is based on periwinkle blue and natural golden wood or grass tones. Hawthorn green by Benjamin Moore has a mix of brown and yellow and green, like fall grasses might appear. They all work wonderfully together as a palette. We’re seeing periwinkle pop into spring palettes and we love revisiting this color. This palette could work for just about any room in your home as it’s both restful and classic.

March 12th, 2014 No Comments

nautical and rope wedding details

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Again our inspirational photo from Monday’s post is influencing us. We love these nautical and rope inspired wedding details, like this cake with a sugar rope detail at it’s base or these oars that act as menu displays. Knot table and place cards from Karensweddingshop via Etsy.com Use a boat as a cooler for drinks. Most rental companies have unique props like this, it’s worth it to actually go to the rental company and look around at what they have. These type of one-of-a-kind items are not always on their website. Rope chair markers for the bride and groom, … Read more

March 11th, 2014 No Comments

nautical inspired home accessories

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We’re loving the nautical influence this spring from fashion and home accessories, like this Rope Bowl, $40, from OKKNOT on etsy.com or this Top Rope Mirror, $219, from Land of Nod. Rope Table Lamp (base), $150, from Pottery Barn.  Rope Tie Back, $14, from Ballard Designs. Or these Rope Tie Backs, $56-$80, from Restoration Hardware that come in different shades and with different color hardware. There are lots of nautical home accessories to choose from on Hand Crafted Nautical Decor, like rowing oars in various shades, patterns and painted colors.

March 10th, 2014 No Comments

this week’s color palette: blues, rust and buff

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As winter starts to fade away and we’re seeing small signs of spring we were inspired by this image and a color palette fitting of a crisp climate. I personally love working with the 2129 family of paints from Benjamin Moore. Soot and Blue Note (2129-30) are a few of my favorite deep dark blues to use, for doors, dining rooms and media rooms. If you want a happy, feminine dressing room, girls room or sitting room the light peach shades are wonderful especially in a light drenched room. When we were looking at this palette, my team and I … Read more

March 7th, 2014 No Comments

gearing up for st. patrick’s day and warmer weather…with a basil gimlet

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Not really into green beer? How about a Basil Gimlet. Sounds good to us. This recipe is adapted from Spoonbar in California. Ingredients: 5 large basil leaves 1 1/2 ounces gin 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice 1/2 ounce simple syrup Preparation: Put 4 basil leaves in cocktail shaker and press gently with wooden spoon. Add gin, lime juice and simple syrup. Fill shaker with ice, shake and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with last basil leaf. Credit: New York Times

March 6th, 2014 No Comments

Pop Art Comes Alive with Chanel’s Shopping Center at Paris Fashion Week

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If you haven’t heard the buzz about the concept shopping store created as the backdrop for the Chanel Fall-Winter-Ready-to-Wear collection shown in Paris this week head on over to Chanel.com. See the show, hear Karl Lagerfeld talk about the collection and more. Maybe he was inspired by Andy Warhol who once said, ‘You need to let the little things that would ordinarily bore you suddenly thrill you.’  Either way we love the ‘coco pops’. Image via The Satorialist others via Chanel.com

March 5th, 2014 No Comments

tropical and citrus wedding details

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We loved this wedding from Southern Weddings, photographed by KT Merry. Our palette of pinks and greens has a bit of ‘rust’ in the palette this week… which you could tweak to be a bit more orange to make a fun tropical color palette. Shot on location at the Boca Raton Restort & Club in Florida, we certainly don’t mind dreaming of warmer days under palm trees.