Friday, December 31, 2010

Image Board: Confetti Cheers

Here's a cheery image board to add some dazzle to your New Year's Eve.  Happy 2011 everyone!

{Images courtesy of Ritzy Bee, Decorology, Snippet & Ink, Quack the Wooley Duck on Flickr, Elina Nilsson on Flickr, & Jackie Weisburg on Flickr}

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Seasonal Transitions

Big changes come with a new year.  From graduating college and going out into the real world, to getting married, finding a new home, and starting a new job.  These transitions can seem overwhelming, but as long as your surrounded by the ones you love then you can see the light at the end of the tunnel.  Here's a collection of transitional images that will take you from winter into spring and move you into a fresh new year.

Being bundled up under down comforters during the cold months change to sunny days filled with sheer scarves and long shadows.

Getting a new job means a major wardrobe change.  From jeans and chunky knits to pencil skirts and heels.

I love Kate Spade's transition from season to season.  This plaid satchel is perfect for winter, while this bright cheery nautical bag would be the perfect compliment to white shorts and flip flops.

Pillows, blankets, and sweaters have been perfect while I'm lounging making wedding plans, sending caterer's emails, and calling photographers.  Oh and did I mention my dress?  And the girls dresses?  I can't wait to ditch the warm clothing and slip into something a little fancier.  

Seasons change as the holidays fade, but the memories made will last forever.  So cheers to 2011, a fresh year with many transitions ahead.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Lunchtime Links

Happy Tuesday!  Hope you enjoy these beautiful posts and find a little inspiration during your lunch today!

1.  Details of a beautiful ranch wedding on Style Me Pretty
2.  Polaroid of a sparkly Girl's Night on Sacramento Street
3.  Snowy photographs on Walking Around
4.  Organized Scandinavian home office space on Decorology

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Room of the {Back to Work} Week

How inspired would you get everyday if you got to go to work in this office?  I thought this space would be the perfect kickstart to this seems-so-long week.  The nautical touches on the top shelf combined with the kelly green accents are so refreshing.  I love the potted flowers and the light, open quality that this organized office has.

{Interior by Timothy Whealon for Atelier}

Merry Christmas to You and Yours

Wishing you peace and joy on this Christmas Day.  I'll leave you with these simple wishes and a few holiday photos.

{Images courtesy of Walking Around, Bottom of the Ironing Basket, and Mary Ruffle}

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Inspiring Christmas Eve Tablescape

A little bit of last minute inspiration for your Christmas Day table.  Pearly blues with brilliant reds make this tablescape festive and fresh.

{Images courtesy of Snippet & Ink}

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Lunchtime Links

Happy Wednesday!  Only a few more days left 'til Christmas, so if you have time to step away from the shopping and wrapping, be sure to check out these oh-so-stylish links.

1.  Cozy details of a wedding for two on Style Me Pretty
2.  Highlights of Kate Middleton's style on Brunch at Saks
3.  Inspiring holiday home ideas on Decorology
4.  A crisp kitchen on Aubrey Road by Matthew Baird Architects

Monday, December 20, 2010

Albert Reichmuth Wine Store

Talk about branding.  This wine store in Zurich transforms wine cases into display shelves, checkout counters, and seating.  Even the pendants evoke a wine bottle-esque shape.

{Designed by Swiss firm OOS and featured on the Contemporist}

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Room of the Week

I'm loving this crisp white interior filled with comfy textured throws, warm woods, and sprigs of green.  The light flooding the interior sets the perfect holiday mood.

{See more of this crisp holiday interior on Greige}

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Fresh Corporate Interior on a Newly Found Site

Jessie discovered Furfin, an architecture and interiors site that houses more than just pretty pictures.  Furfin sorts the interiors by category and serves as an online database for lighting, millwork, and textile manufacturers.  Its a great tool for specifying projects and getting inspired by existing projects.  This office space in San Francisco is just one of the amazing spaces featured on their site.

Designed by Cary Bernstein Architects, One & Co.'s San Francisco office is housed in a renovated brick warehouse.  The interior furnishings and color scheme take a step back to highlight the existing architectural features.  The fairly open floor plan is divided acoustically by transparent glass and visually by pops of color walls and ceiling planes.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Black & White Christmas

Here are some Scandinavian Christmas decorating ideas for your home as featured on Emma's Design Blog.  Beautiful contrasts and rich textures make these snapshots cozy, not cold.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Beachy Interior for this Cold Weather

This beach house is completely different from any other beachy home I've ever seen.  This Italian vacation spot is the beach home of Annette Joseph and was featured on Design Sponge and Little Bits of Lovely.  Its modern style and neutral color palette make this space irresistible.  I love the pops of orange and chocolate and would give anything to escape from this cold weather for a vac-cay here!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Lunchtime Links

1.  A Cottage in the Woods' stunning compilation of holiday images on Tumblr
2.  This contemporary twist on a chandelier on Aubrey Road
3.  An indulgent after ski wardrobe wishlist on Delight by Design
4.  Snippets of Country Living interiors books on Decorology

Puppy Antics

I would sit for hours and just watch the puppies play if I could.  Here's a little taste of what their rainy days are like.  Tussle, play, growl, box, tussle, play, tussle, box...

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Architectural Facade: Wyne Sales Gallery

I discovered this stunning facade on Aubrey Road.  This condominium in Bangkok, Thailand was featured on ArchDaily and designed by Supermachine Studios.  I can't get over the simple geometries and the form's light, almost floating quality.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Watercolor Wednesday

An extra special Holiday edition of Watercolor Wednesday for you.  I found this over at The Love List by watercolor artist Caitlin McGauley.  So festive and fun!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Image Board: Frosted Warmth

A little sparkle, a little twinkle, a little festiveness to get you in the holiday spirit...

Thursday, December 2, 2010


...Santa baby...slip any of these under the tree...for me...

1.  Pier 1 Imports Citrus Cilantro Home Fragrances, $7-$18
2.  Justin Handcrafted USA Boots in Mahogany Worn Saddle
3.  Philosophy Scents in Beach Girl, Aloha Colada, & Beach Party, $10-$30
4.  Ipod Touch Clear Silicone Case, $7
5.  OPI Polish Colors in Barefoot in Barcelona, Manicurist in Seville, & Conquistadorable Color, $8
6.  Trail in Life Album by Dean Brody, $15
7.  Kate Spade Twirl Eau de Parfum, $80
8.  Victoria's Secret Cotton Cashmere Wrap in color 'Sugarbaby', $39

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Lunchtime Links

Hope everyone is having a great day.  I hope these festive links provide you with a way to escape mentally from this sudden cold weather and get you in the mood for this magical time of year.

1.  An image board all decked out in silver on Style Notes
2.  A bachelor pad ready for Christmas created by coco & kelley
3.  Sparkly place setting on Brunch at Saks' Tumblr
4.  This yummy recipe for Mulled Cider & Wine on Coastal Living

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Beautiful Black & Whites

No words are needed for these stunning black & white wedding photographs.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Tablescape DIY

I loved coco & kelley's post idea of a 20 Minute Table.  This year for Thanksgiving I was in charge of the place settings, so I got creative with natural elements and glass jars found around the house.  Everything I used we already had, so not only was it quick, but also free!

Vera Wang Wedgewood China, Montego Table from Pottery Barn, Jubilee Table Runner from Crate & Barrel}

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Room of the Week

If I had an entry way that looked this chic I'd be set.  Crisp white walls serve as the backdrop for an industrial hanging system and a variety of textures.  The photo montage above the door puts a fresh spin on displaying antique family photos.

{Image courtesy of Little Bits of Lovely}

Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Weekend!

A perfect photo for the start of a fun weekend.  Cheers!

{Image courtesy of Sterling Reflections}

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

6 Things I Plan to do over Thanksgiving Break

1.  Make some handmade Christmas ornaments {Image via Martha Stewart}
2.  Take a Sunday drive on back country roads with the radio up holding his hand {Image via Bottom of the Ironing Basket}
3.  Cozy up with a snuggly throw blanket {Image via Greige}
4.  Give thanks for being able to enjoy a family meal {Image via Hopscotch & Grace}
5.  Carry a cute clutch with a fresh mani {Image via Bottom of the Ironing Basket}
6.  Put together some creative centerpieces for Thanksgiving dinner {Image via Brunch at Saks}

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Lunchtime Links

1.  The perfect photo to sum up the last glimmer of Fall by Kristeebee on flickr
2.  Texture on Aubrey Road
3.  Beautiful Decorations with a childlike simplicity on Brunch at Saks
4.  Pumpkin Pie Martini Recipe on Coco & Kelley

Monday, November 22, 2010

Room of the {Thanksgiving} Week

Home.  The best thing about Thanksgiving Break is being home with family.  This interior is so home-y and cozy with a perfect fall color palette.  Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

{Image courtesy of Plush Palate}

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Engagement Pictures

So remember this post?  Well Chris and I were lucky enough to have Rebecca of Sterling Reflections shoot our engagement photographs!  I was so impressed with how comfortable she made us feel and how much fun we had taking these!  Chris especially hates posing for pictures, but she was so quick about it and she let us feel natural and just be ourselves.  We found some awesome backdrops at our church family member's house by the river.  So thanks to Mae & Stanley for that!  I am so happy with how the photographs turned out, so I had to show them off to you all.  I can't wait to hear which one{s} are your favorites!  Thanks Becca for doing such an amazing job!

Thanks so much Becca!  Check out more of her amazing photography on her blog.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Brasserie Restaurant in NYC

Located in New York City's Seagram Building, the Brasserie Restaurant combines slight curves with angles.  Designed by architects Diller Scofidio & Renfro, the restaurant has no view to the outside or street.  Instead monitors at the entry and above the bar display video-recorded images of diners as they enter.  A 50' sheet of glass is propped up behind dining tables as an ode to windows.  A slightly bowed form covered in wooden veneer provides a backdrop to more tables, contrasting with the angular lines of the booth seating and tables.