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to you and yours...

Hope you all have a wonderful holiday and enjoy the beauty around you.
We all have so much to be thankful for! Live, laugh, love and enjoy!

color scheming part deux

Because Brandon and I will most likely be deciding on a historical bed and breakfast in which to wed, I would love to incorporate a vintage vibe into the equation. With my color palette and a nice mix of textures such as recycled paper, burlap, ribbon,  feathers, birdcage, and  glass, my dream wedding should be quite interesting...




color scheming

So a dear friend of mine has been asking me about what's up with the inspiration board that I was supposed to make eons ago, and I figured better now than ever since Brandon and I are finally starting to make concrete wedding plans. Friends and family often ask me about my wedding colors (usually that's the immediate question following  "Have you set a date?) and I try my best to explain my vision. Back in June I came across this interior from the HGTV green home and fell in love with the color palette. I've always been in love with bright colors, so it felt really... me.



I knew that I wanted chocolate tuxes instead of the traditional black, as well as pink and orange flowers, but the turquoise came as a nice surprise and cool pop of color, so I've been trying find some great turquoise dresses. You like, no? Don't worry, more to come.

get twiggy with it

It's not uncommon to see nature's lovlies showcased inside. Recently I came across the adorable idea of twigs in interior spaces. With the use of a trusty can of spray paint and some suspension, you can work wonders with something found in your own back yard.



I could see this eco chic application in a small retail store
(attached to the ceiling joists for support of course). The chains blend the industrial with the organic.



For a cool alternative to your standard curtain rod, why not use a twig? I would however layer the window and place a privacy shade underneath because this is stationary beauty. Cute none the less!






Christmas chandelier cheer? I thought this was so cool. Ornaments or (chandelier crystals for that cellula chandelier effect) would be absolutely wonderful! Just make sure that the lowest portion of the branch is at least three feet above the dining table. Side note - I love the different chairs painted a unified color. So vintage chic! I dare you to go out and see …

it's all about the shoes

So after stumbling all over the net, I've come to the conclusion that the shoes play a large part on your wedding day. I've seen so many pics taken from the neck down with emphasis on the shoes. I can't wait to finalize the choice for bridesmaid dresses and choose a fly pair of shoes to match. Check these out.



The gloves, feathers and ankle straps are so vintage sexy.



These candy stripe and wedges are so adorable. I'm sure they got to wear it again after the wedding.



The matching shoes are pretty cute. Not to mention, I really am considering choosing a color and length and letting them purchase whatever dress flatters them the most.




So sweet.



Let's not forget about the boys. I told Brandon to totally run with the different color socks idea.
He likes it. He also wants his guys to have different styles of ties.





I can't wait to finally choose a pair for my dress. I honestly think that I'll have a few different pairs to change into throughout the day. I definitely pur…

squeeky clean

Lately I've been really into bathrooms. Why? I often feel like it's one of the most forgotten rooms in the home (aside from the laundry room, but we'll talk about that another time). So where do I like to start when designing my bathroom at home? Well, the shower curtain of course. When changing the lackluster tile or flooring is simply out of the question, the shower curtain is a sure-fire way to create a worthwhile color palette for a transformation. Here are some shower curtains to get you inspired.



Kaiku Shower curtain from Marimekko - Here are some accessories that help spice up the look.




Surfin' Table, Prepster Set of Six Towels, and Savannah Folding Chocolate Magazine Rack








Cityscape by CB2- mustard and shades of gray create a nice unisex compromise.
Refinish an old cabinet or add a prefab one in a funky color (to hide your unmentionables) and add a cool industrial clock on the opposite wall.
















My Bookie got me an awesome Alexander Girard Number Stripe shower curtain
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cardboard chic

I was stopped in my tracks when I saw this...



Of course you can make it as chic as you wanna...



Yep, amazing I know. It's a collection of bedding made by a Dutch company called Snurk beddengoed. And yes, I know you may be thinking "sleeping under a cardboard box, that's not funny." Although tongue and cheek, according to the company's website, "A large proportion of the proceeds from the Le Clochard duvet cover go to SZN, the foundation for homeless youngsters in the Netherlands." Awesome, huh? I'd own it! Along with the cinder block fitted sheet - so realistic. Check out the rest of their ingenious collection here.


yummy in my tummy

I love discovering restaurants. It's definitely a past time for me and my boo. We love to experience new places, great food, and breath-taking designs. My heart smiled when I saw this cute little place on the internet, then got sad because it was much too far for a visit. Meet Sweetiepie Restaurant in Greenwich Village in New York City. It's absolutely chic.





Mirrored ceilings, marble flooring, fushia tufted banquettes (you know how I live tufts), intricate iron seating, and white, white, white. GORGEOUS!  The last photo is a waiter inside of the custom birdcage which seats 4 comfortably. Sweetie Pie the best comfort food in luxury, and they are best known for their extravagant "Sweetie Pig" which consists of 18 scoops of ice cream with all the fixings for a mere $75 dollars - definitely a party affair. I think it would be darling for a bachelorette party. Just the interior alone gets me giddy (as wonderfully-designed spaces should do). Branding is so important, and th…