Thursday, October 28, 2010

Transition between Outdoor and Indoor Spaces

I stumbled upon these gorgeous rooms from Atlanta Homes and Lifestyle Magazine on Greige.  They are great examples of how the inside of a home should visually connect to the style of the exterior spaces.  Rich textures, lively plants, and natural materials like slate and wood make these rooms so inviting.  I absolutely LOVE the tall ceilings, perhaps they are fourteen feet high? ;)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Craving the Upcoming Autumn Weekend

I can't focus on anything right now, all I'm doing is looking forward to spending this fall weekend with my family.  A slow walk down a gravel path, watching brilliantly colored leaves through window panes, and sipping hot cider sounds like a good plan to me.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sterling Reflections Photography

I am pleased to introduce you to a friend I've grown up with and who has recently started her own photography business.  Rebecca is the creator of Sterling Reflections Photography {Sterling comes from Rebecca's middle name!} and specializes in engagement, portraits {everything from newborn, children, and senior}, and wedding photography.  Chris and I are going to have our own engagement session with Rebecca in the near future!  Here are some teasers of her photos, so be sure to check out her blog to see more!

A picture of the beautiful photographer herself!

Huge thanks to Rebecca for sharing her photos!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Short & Sweet

Today's post is super simple, but truly inspirational.  I hope you all have a great Tuesday.

{Image courtesy of Mary Ruffle}

Student Spotlight: Kristi

When Kristi first showed me her perspectives of the Michael Kors Corporate Office, I fell in love immediately.  Their class's project was to design the office space for Michael Kors, including the floor plan, detail of the reception desk, and perspective views.  Kristi's work always has such a clean style, and the sketchy overlaid lines give the images depth.  Here's a little more about her design concept:

The highly notable fashion designer, Michael Kors, states his mission as being “rooted in producing polished, sleek, sophisticated American sportswear.” He takes sportswear-usually a more masculine image- and translates into a more clean sophisticated look. This balance of rough and smooth created the inspiration for the design of
the New York City corporate headquarters. The materials palette includes very sleek polished marble, limestone and metal, but is balanced with rustic woods and concrete. This is further carried out by the contrasting angles throughout the space. This “blending” creates an environment that not only mimics the roots of  Michael Kors, but also creates a very open collaborative workplace to further develop his brand.

 Thanks Kristi for sharing your design!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Real Wedding Inspiration: Angie and Andy's Reception

I'm so excited to bring you Part II of Angie & Andy's special day{s}.  Angie and her photographer, Lindsey, of Miscellaneous Media Photography were generous enough to share their photos with us.  They had an intimate family wedding in September and had a reception the following Saturday with all their friends and family. Today's post highlights the couple's reception, complete with a Photobooth for their guests, handmade favors {made by the groom and his grandmother!}, and tons of fun dancing.   I love how the composition of the photographs highlights the gorgeous couple and evokes the mood of their reception.

Angie gives her thoughts on her favorite moments...

"We had a surprise first dance... we started our slow dance then broke into a mix (ice, ice baby, can't touch this, baby got back). It was choreographed and a COMPLETE surprise, even to our parents. It was a huge hit!"


"Cupcakes: ButterCream Dreams --- delicious. Funfetti and Chocolate Fudge. They were extremely tasty! We had a candy bar as well, a throwbacks to old candy: cow tails, nerds, Airheads, Pop Rocks, etc." 

"Photo Booth: best thing ever. Love the photos - the pictures are too cute."

"Our favors were Andy's favorite cookie/cracker. His mom and grandma made over 600 of these crackers with peanut butter in the center and covered in white chocolate."

Doesn't she look just gorgeous?!?


Seeing the photographs from this wedding inspire me so much for mine!  Thanks again Angie, Andy, & Lindsey!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Real Wedding Inspiration: Angie and Andy

In September, my friend Angie got married to her husband Andy.  They had a private ceremony with about 20 people by the river where Andy proposed.  She was generous enough to let me share some images of her beautiful day.  Her photographer was Lindsey Walters of Miscellaneous Media Photography.  I asked Angie to share some details of the wedding, and her quotes make the pictures come alive.  

"Andy and I we so blessed with the most beautiful day: perfect weather (beyond perfect), the beautiful butterflies were flying about and their were fish jumping out of the river. It was absolutely perfect. A few people who attended said it was like something out of a disney movie --- too sweet!"

"The 9 stone ring attached to my bouquet with a safety pin is my something old - my grandmother's ring. She died on her birthday, Christmas day, this past year. That was the ring she wore everyday, it is a stone for each of her children. We had a memorial candle for Andy's sister, Angela who passed away October of last year."


"My favorite moment was watching Andy when he first saw me. He is smiling and then can't help it, his emotions overcome him and he starts crying. He hates them but it's absolutely adorable."

"Andy's favorite moment was when we were pronounced husband and wife and we turned around to walk back down the aisle to "My Girl"."

A HUGE thanks to Angie & Andy, as well as Miscellaneous Media Photography for sharing these images!  Check back tomorrow for details and pictures of their reception!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Photographer: Jana Morgan

In need of a little Wednesday Wedding Inspiration?  Jamie introduced me to wedding photographer Jana Morgan.  She is based out of Hawaii, and her images capture not only the beauty of the couple she's shooting, but the exuberance of the surrounding landscape.  And guess who the photographer for Jamie's January wedding will be?  Jana!  I'm so excited for her and can't wait to share images of her special day with you!


Monday, October 18, 2010

Room of the Week

Sleek, sleek, sleek.  This room is nothing but just that.  I love the airiness of the clear glass pendants, the hardness of the stainless steel island, and the seams of the concrete wall in the background.

{Image courtesy of Delight by Design}

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Blue Pool Road's Travelogues

I have just recently discovered Peggy Wong's photography blog, Blue Pool Road, and my favorite post theme on it is her Travelogue series.  She compiles images from her travels into contemporary, mood-evoking collages that make you feel as if you are traveling right along with her.  Here are just a few of her gorgeous compilations.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Lunchtime Links

Sarah Jessica Parker with this look on Bottom of the Ironing Basket...

This flower shop on Haute Design...

Rhiannon's honeymoon pictures on her gorgeous wedding/diy blog...

Outdoor Dinner Party

Wouldn't you love to take a break from work and classes and go to a late afternoon dinner party here?  Wine out on the porch with a nice breeze rustling the leaves...ahhh.  Thy ivy and plantation style windows are amazing.

{Image courtesy of Greige}

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Autumn Inspiration Board

I think all this cooler weather calls for an autumn image board.  Rusts, plush textures, and vintage finds pair perfectly with golden leaves and pumpkins.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Room of the Week

Everything about this room is perfect.  The white rafters, natural sunlight, warm wood floors, and masculine plaid bed linens make this room's style an essential look for fall.

{Image courtesy of Mary Ruffle}

Monday, October 11, 2010

Autumn Style {For Your Home}

Yesterday's post was all about fall styles and colors for your wardrobe, but today's post is about the autumn palette for your home.  Rich textures and hints of bright colors can transition your current interior into fall just by adding throw pillows, fresh flowers, artwork, or cozy blankets.  My absolute favorite part of this post is the upholstered headboard made from recycled coffee bean burlap sacks.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Autumn Style {For You}

Here are some aspects for outfits that are inspiring me for fall.  Effortless elegance, tussled hair, ruffled textures, & geometric patterns can be layered with accessories to transition your current wardrobe into fall.  Just add a pair of cute boots and you'll be ready for the crisp autumn air and long, lazy sunlight.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Pumpkins and Puppies!

Our boxer, Kenzie, had a litter of 8 puppies a few weeks ago and I thought it'd be the perfect opportunity to get some cute pictures of them.  We took them outside on a sunny fall day and set up some pumpkins as props.  They wouldn't stay still for very long, but they had a blast wobbling around in the sunshine on our deck and in the grass.  Hope these cute photographs give you a great start to your weekend!


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Unique Center Piece

West Elm's Recycled Spanish-Glass Vases were displayed in their catalog so creatively that I just had to share them with you all.  Simple white candlesticks placed in the top of wine bottles can create a simple, but bold statement as a center piece.  This idea would be great for any season, and you could easily change the color of the candles or the bottles to match your mood.  Imagine layering some fake autumn leaves under the bottles for a festive Thanksgiving dinner, or scattering some vintage ornaments around them for Christmas.  The possibilities are endless with this innovative center piece idea.