Board No. 47: A Formal Affair

31 August 2009

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This board is for Katharine, one of my lovely co-workers. She’s decided that I’m going to plan her wedding, and so every day I learn a little something new about her personal do’s and don’ts. It’s a hilarious back and forth, because while I embrace the “cute” and unexpected, Katharine’s buzzwords are “classic” and “traditional.” She wants white or ecru engraved stationery, white roses, an evening ceremony, and maids in black dresses. Based on this and the fact that she doesn’t like flowers (what?!), I’m always telling her she should have a winter wedding. Let’s consider this board part of that campaign.

The Details
First row, left to right: Ralph Lauren ad; ceremony photo by Clifford Brunk via Style Me Pretty

Second row: hair pin photo from Flower Wild; invitation from April Joy Events; shoe shot by Brandy J Photography via Southern Weddings

Third row: bride + groom portrait from Brides; cake; winter wedding exit photo by A Bryan Photo via Snippet & Ink

Fourth row: Lilikoi Press invite via 100 Layer Cake; bow tie still life by Johnny Miller

Monday, Monday + RH in Paris

31 August 2009

{from Restoration Hardware}

I’m loving everything about this room right now. I’ve got a whole lot of neutrals going on in my apartment, and though I love this look in magazines (and above), I haven’t quite figured out how to master it for myself. I think it’s about the mix of shades, from caramel to pure white, and the textures: the rough wood of the shutters, the shine of the pendant, the gilt frame, the mounded bedding, the hobnail chair, the vintage suitcases.

I had a lovely weekend – I went hiking and to an outdoor Sweet Honey in the Rock concert. It was hot hot hot at the concert but I had a seat by the pool. What did you do?

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Happy Weekend + Chalkboard Paint

28 August 2009

{via Style Sisters}

First, love this pantry. Second, love the chalkboard paint. I bought some a while ago (like… a year ago. Last September. Do you think it’s still okay?) but haven’t found the perfect spot for it yet. This is such a great DIY project, though, because it requires minimal time + minimal skills but makes quite the impact once completed, don’t you think?

AND Martha has instructions on how to color your paint.

Have a great weekend, friends! After my adventures last weekend, I’m hoping to lay low. I do, however, have this lovely lady’s bridal shower to attend! What are you all up to?

Summer Travels: Seaside, FL

28 August 2009

Last weekend I was in Seaside, FL, for a photoshoot.

(Ooo la la how glamorous is my life?)

Well, the answer is not that glamorous, because I was so busy helping other people (i.e. professional photographers) take photos that I didn’t have a chance to take many of my own. BUT because Seaside is one of the most photogenic places I’ve ever been, I feel the need to share some images with you. And thanks to Flickr, I can!

In Seaside there are amazing colors and architectural details…






…there are amazing ways to get around town…


…and there are amazing places to go!






My favorite part of the trip, by far, was scouting locations for the shoot. We rode around the resort on pastel-colored beach cruisers and it. was. amazing.

My NEW new favorite…

27 August 2009

…chair. Remember when I wanted this one? Well, I’ve got a new favorite, and at an almost $1,500 discount (WOW!) to the Horchow version, Target wins. Check it out: they’ve got a wide variety of super cute upholstered options, and the reviews say the quality is more than worthy of the price. Only available online; purchase here.

Bonus! Target’s currently running a discount on furniture: spend $125, get 15% off. Furniture also ships for free. Every little bit helps!

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