Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Watercolor Wednesday

I discovered Serena Mitnik-Miller through mimi & meg blog.  She is a painter and photographer who is inspired by her love of sea and surf.  Her website is beautiful, as well as her blog.  I'd love to have her photos or paintings on my walls!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Weekend Wedding Update

I'm continuing to get inspired by weddings featured on Southern Weddings Magazine Blog, and lately they've had a few nautical-themed weddings.  Perfect!

I loved this image because of the navy and white bold table cloth.  The graphic pattern is Greece-y and fresh.

Simple flowers pop off the table cloth.

What an awesome idea for a wedding favor.  Your guests could use this all the time, and it just reiterates the nautical theme.

I want my reception to be near a lake or river just to be able to stand on a dock with the sunsetting to get a photo like this.  What a moment.

This table setting is nautical in a totally different way.  It is more traditional with red roses and a script-y font for a monogram and menu cards.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Watercolor Wednesday

Today's watercolor is based on Kelly Wearstler's Imperial Trellis fabric.  I used Winsor Newton ceridean orange and blue, mixed with each other and with black to vary tone and value.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Washington D.C's National Cathedral

I went on a field trip with my grandfather's blacksmith guild to the National Cathedral.  It was neat traveling with my grandparents and parents, and we saw a lot of beautifully crafted ironwork and stained glass.  Here are a few photographs from the trip...

The main part of the Cathedral

Stained Glass Windows on both sides of the Cathedral

Beautiful Doors

View of a smaller space within the Cathedral

Glass windows with heavy lead

Iron work detail of gate

Another detail of gate

Mosaic tiles

Contemporary iron gate

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Beautiful New Find: Ruche

I stumbled across a beautiful new online store called Ruche, thanks to 100 Layer Cake's post on honeymoon style by Lanie from Lovely Bridal Shop.  It is a fresh mix of eclectic, nautical, anthropology-esque clothing and accessories.  Their lookbooks are amazing, and so inspirational.  Here is just a taste of their style...

This dress is a must have.  Ascending Pleats One Shoulder Dress, $44.99

Also, be sure to check out their blog for coupons, giveaways, and behind-the-scenes inspiration.

And the winner is...

The image board that got the most votes is...


Thanks to the girls that voted (by commenting or verbally)!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Watercolor Wednesday

I love how this painting zooms in on an intricate plant, and depicts the layering of leaves and sunlight.  The colors are warm and the bright highlights and dark shadows give this image so much depth.

Summer Wonder

{Image courtesy of Aquarelle Studios & Galleries}

Monday, April 5, 2010

Room of the Week

Wouldn't you love to take a bath in this tub?  This image from Donna Karan's Manhattan Apartment is so refreshing. I love the flat, low lines that don't block the window.  The view reminds me of an Italian alley, and the light pouring in is warm and inviting.  The ladder not only serves as a towel rack, but also provides a vertical element to contrast the low horizontal tub.

{Image courtesy of Brunch at Saks}

Friday, April 2, 2010

Image Board Week: Board 5

Board 5: Wintry Woods
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So now, vote!  Comment below your favorite image board post from this week & say why you like that one the best.  Can't wait to see the results!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Image Board Week: Board 4

Board 4: Whimsy
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