Archive for the ‘Grays’ Category

October 8th, 2013 No Comments

pumpkin vases (in a pale palette)

It’s easy to have your pumpkins become your table centerpiece. Hollow out the pumpkin like you usually would and leave the top lid with stem off. Use any container or vase which is just a bit lower than the top of the pumpkin so you don’t see it, place inside the pumpkin and arrange your flowers. It’s best to have some foliage or cascading greens to cover up most of your cut top, this will make it look more clean and finished looking.  Fall hydrangea, mums and ferns could also work well in an arrangement. We also loved this gray … Read more

October 7th, 2013 No Comments

this week’s color palette: green & gray

This week’s color palette is inspired by a walk through a beautiful tree lined street. We’ve talked about nature being the best source for color inspiration but sometimes buildings, weathered shingles, paths etc. can play a big part too in the landscape. If you are stuck when selecting a palette for your home, try going through some of your favorite vacation snap shots. A vacation is usually when you are most at ease and comfortable, so if your surroundings and colors inspired you, why not try to incorporate them into your home. Above are Benjamin Moore Paint colors, from top … Read more

October 3rd, 2013 1 Comment

kitchen pendants- where to start your search

Selecting lighting for your kitchen island can be overwhelming, I know. I’ve been debating what kitchen island pendants to select for a kitchen project I’m working on right now. Industrial? Traditional? Vintage schoolhouse? Chandelier? A drum Pendant? The choices seem endless. I’m working on a farmhouse that’s a mix of vintage and modern, so I’m going back and forth between a drum shade or white and polished nickel industrial pendants (since all our faucets and hardware are polished nickel). I’ll make sure to share the outcome with you in the coming weeks. But for now I wanted to share with … Read more

September 13th, 2013 1 Comment

How to plan the perfect baby shower (hint: start with the mom-to-be’s favorite colors)

An outdoor baby shower luncheon hosted by her best friends and family is any girls dream. White Peacock Events planned and styled this pretty shower, they said, “we wanted it to be girly and elegant”, and the talented Melissa Mlejnek photographed all the fun. (Don’t forget to hire a professional photographer for such a memorable occasion so you and your guests can just relax and enjoy!) What’s the best way to start to plan a party like this? By starting with a color palette. The momma to be’s favorite colors are gray and lavender so that became the … Read more

September 12th, 2013 No Comments

design and travel come together at

I wanted to share a site that I love to browse for design inspiration and travel called Created by a former publishing editor whose work has appeared in Travel + Leisure, the New York Times etc., Meghan McEwen seeks out compelling places all over the world and shares her insight and great eye for design. Looking for an amazing vacation spot surrounded by lavender fields? This site can also help you find unique places to stay. As well as her travel site Meghan has opened her own bed & breakfast called in Detroit called Honor & Folly. I … Read more

September 11th, 2013 1 Comment

how would floral & event designer matthew robbins plan his own wedding?

You can finallly find out! Matthew Robbins‘ gorgeous wedding is featured this month in Martha Stewart Weddings. Matthew, a brilliant floral and event designer and a long time contributor at Martha Stewart Weddings (a contributor to our blog too!) also has a book to help you plan your wedding entitled Matthew Robbins Inspired Weddings. Although you can view Matthew’s wedding online in the link above this is one print issue you’ll want to actually have in your hands and scour over. Issues are on sale now so best to pick up your copy before they are gone!  – Lynn … Read more

September 6th, 2013 No Comments

eye capture art photographs on etsy

If the changing season has you wanting to freshen up your home a bit try adding a photograph from Eye Capture Art shop on Owner Ginny has a great eye. We’re loving this photo above of an old sign and these are a few more of our favorites below. From landscapes to architectural details these prints ‘caught our eye’.    

September 5th, 2013 No Comments

a new collection at crate and barrel by designer paola navone coming september 9th

Crate and Barrel has teamed up with Italian designer Paola Navone to create a line of casual pieces for everyday living. It will consist of 140 pieces including tabletop, furniture, textiles and accessories. Paola Navone might be better known in Italy but has quickly been making a splash here in the US with several collaborations including the design of the Como Hotel which is set to open in Miami this December. Paola Navone is known for her passion for travel and a global design aesthetic. Here’s a sneak peek of some of the items. – Lynn Butler Beling … Read more

September 4th, 2013 No Comments

Weddings & Celebrations: Metal Table Numbers from Gauge nyc

Meet Paul Smotrys, metalsmith of Gauge nyc. Paul actually made metal table numbers for me for a wedding I styled for Martha Stewart Weddings at the Rainbow Room, way back…a long time ago. We recently met up again at the National Stationery Show in New York City and I’m so happy to see that he has a jewelry line as well which you can buy directly on his shop.  I find most people are always stumped on what to do for their table numbers for their wedding or a large event. These metal numbers stand up on … Read more

September 3rd, 2013 No Comments

gather your senses with this print magazine

If you love collecting and trying recipes and you love beautiful photography take a look at the magazine called “Gather”. It is a winner of a 2013 James Beard Award and two 2013 Society of Publication Designer Gold Medals. Here is the subscription link. You can also find this print magazine at select Anthropologie and West Elm stores.