Thursday, June 30, 2011

miss america.

Hope everyone is having a lovely week!  Stay tuned for a great Fourth of July summer barbeque this week.  Traditional favorites with little 'good taste' touches make for an easy, yet tasteful summer bash! xx

Monday, June 27, 2011

color block.

Daring, bold color absolutely makes for better eye candy [especially when paired with a little pop of leopard print].  Spice up your summer wardrobe and throw a bunch of saturated brights in close proximity.  Whether its a graphic, color-blocked dress, two-toned heels or just a few colorful stacked bangles, loud hues serve as instant mood boosters  and always make for a cheeky, fun statement.  One of my favorite combos is the less expected (and often thought of as clashing) hot pink and red duo. Pick a few vivid shades (two or three, not too many!) and go for it - as Jonathan Adler puts it, it's so "happy chic."

Vacay outfit by Taylor of SterlingStyle via The Glitter Guide

Monday, June 20, 2011

happy monday!

Happiest of mondays to all you lovely ladies!  So sorry for the lack of posts this month - hoping to get right back in the swing of things now that I've finished the wedding I was working on.  Feel free to leave comments and let me know if there is anything in particular you'd like to see posted this summer! xx

Thursday, June 9, 2011

sunny disposition.

There's something about a bold, sunny pop of yellow that just adds a little skip to my step.  Whether it's a flirty citrus sundress or a bright lemony arm chair, say "hello sunshine" and embrace this feel-good color trend.  Brighten up a room with bold yellow drapes, or simply start small with a few golden accessories (a bright lamp or pair of sunny pillows).  Whether you prefer traditional interiors or modern, here are a few rooms that are sure to give you a bit of a sunnier disposition...

via Country Living

DM Magazine Jan Showers via Decorpad

via Elle Decor

via Elle Decor

David Jimenez via Decorpad

Lonny Mag via Decorpad

Sunday, June 5, 2011

effortless blooms.

So sorry for the delay between posts this past week! I'm planning an upcoming wedding for a wonderful couple that's swiftly approaching!  That being said, I felt inspired to write this post as I am doing their flowers in addition to the regular event planning. Having a farm wedding, the bride wanted a laid-back, yet chic look, so we chose fresh whites, with touches of yellow and green in vintage blue mason jars.  This look exudes a casual, natural feel making it easy to accomplish [just remember, the less fussy, the better!]. 

I'm also a huge fan of doing groupings - i.e. reserving each vase for only one type of flower and then grouping the vases together.  This look can have a modern feel when the flowers are contained in contemporary square vases; or a more vintage, yet still clean look when used in antique vases, mixed milk glass, assorted glass bottles, or mason jars.  Mixing different size vases with varying heights is a great way to add interest to a table. Try placing the varying vessels down the middle of a long table or grouping close together in the center of a standard round. Here are a few images for inspiration...

Gorgeous white grouping of peonies, sweet peas +
lily of the valley in blue ceramic vases.

Peonies + snap dragons in varying heights of white
birch "vases" mixed with antique brass.
Image via Pinterest.

Assorted stems in vintage glass bottles and milk glass.

Pretty pastels in glass mason jars for an casul, chic look.

Add a touch of color with blue mason jars.

 Tea cups full of purple tulips for a whimsical, yet refined look. 
Image via Pinterest.

Full pink hydrangeas in simple blue bottles.

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