It's a Summer Friday so where else would my mind be but thinking about my weekend plans...? This is a short, sweet, hopefully oh-so-helpful post sharing a design board I recently created for a client whose bar cart needed some love.
One of the best things about starting TCB has been connecting with new people and reconnecting with others from the past. I knew Alexis DelChiaro in college and both admired her career drive as she succeeded in being an anchor, host and TV Personality. I also hoped and prayed for her as she went through the struggles of infertility and was brave enough to share every step of her journey with others. She now has two beautiful miracle babies -- you'll have to check out her story to see how that came to be -- it's amazing!
If a circus theme isn't perfectly appropriate for a twins' first birthday, I don't know what is. I could go on and on about this, or I could just share more pretty photos for inspiration. Feast your eyes on lots of fun primary colors, preppy details and a dessert bar that will give you a toothache just looking at it. Those cakes!!
There are times in life when everything just seems to come together as perfectly as can be. Well, my goodness, this first birthday party is one of the best examples of that. Not only is this hostess the queen of cute details and flawless execution, but her home could not have been a more gorgeous backdrop. Add in the fact that the party was shot by the beyond talented Amira Gray Photography and you've got a winning combination.
With several interior styling e-design projects in full swing, I am constantly reminded of the importance of a good - nay, GREAT rug. A good rug makes a room. Plain and simple. But a rug purchase can also be an emotional one. Is it the right size? Why is it so pricey? What if my kids spill on it immediately and I need to sell one of them to buy a new rug?
Since the current book that is on bedtime repeat in my home is Dragons Love Tacos, my brain got to thinking about a theme party based on said book. A short jaunt over to Etsy then taught me that I am certainly not the first to have had this idea (and possibly am on the late train?). But that doesn't make this fiesta theme any less fun! Add the abundance of themed items already available to the fact that the cactus is totally the new succulent and you've got yourself so many options. Take a peek!
Any interior designer will tell you that to add interest and depth to a room, you must add textures and layers. This most often comes in the forms of fabrics - a chunky knit throw or pillow, a rich leather ottoman, a soft area rug underfoot, or seagrass woven baskets. But an element that shouldn't be overlooked is glass, most notably clear, seaglass inspired pieces that either have an un-smooth surface, slight bluish tint, or even both if you're feeling crazy.
Last week was a big one for this broad. After years and years of thinking about starting my own styling business (and not to mention also many, many conversations, glasses of wine, excuses for why I wasn't ready, etcetera, etcetera), I finally decided to get my act together and DO IT. First came this new site, which you hopefully love, and now comes me sharing the services that I am offering to all of you broads (and beaus).
I don't remember what day it was last week that I first laid eyes on my new obsession, but I can't get it out of my head. I'll admit it - I discovered it during a late night Pinterest binge. Let's not judge. We've all been there. Since I am the marketer's dream (this is literally a nickname of mine, coined by my loving better half who just so happens to be in that business), I am pretty sure the image was served up to me based on my previous likes and pins. I'm not naive enough to think I just discovered this glorious specimen all on my own. But I digress.
It's that time, my broads. You know it well. When you realize you need to start figuring out holiday cards and the photos you'll share with your nearest and dearest (and even some people you've not communicated with since last year when you sent a card). Let's be real. These are pretty silly. It's tough to get a good shot of everyone even when squirmy children are not involved, and they're about as far away from "natural" as anything could be despite the fact that most are captured in the outdoors, with great lighting and natural colors.