Thursday, December 15, 2011

Lump of Coal... For naughty boys and girls

First Row: Lump of Coal Candy from Sprinkle Bakes,  2nd: Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow
Second Row: Necklace from Maneggi at, Lump of Kohl Soap from Beekman 1802, Lingerie from Ultimo

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Fun Christmas Colors

I love the color palettes from Porter House Design.  I've decided on two Christmas trees next year.  Too much fun decorating!

photo sources:
1. Daily Bits Of Beauty
2. Flickr
3. BHG
4. Georgia Peachez {she sells her hand-made wreaths!}
5.  Martha Stewart
6. On Home Design

Monday, December 12, 2011

Must Have Color of 2012 Is...

Drum roll please.... Tangerine Tango!

Image Via Olive Coco Magazine

"The 2011 color of the year, Honeysuckle, encouraged us to face everyday troubles with verve and vigor," writes Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. "Tangerine Tango, a spirited reddish orange, continues to provide the energy boost we need to recharge and move forward."
Pantone makes the announcement every year and (literally) sets the tone for the year's design color schemes from wall paint to bridesmaid dresses.

"Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it," writes Eiseman. "Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy." 

Let the tango begin.

Inspiration Board: Silver, Iron & White

Modern winter palette... matte silver with delicate iron details add texture and depth.

Images Via Ritzy Bees

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

Inspiration Board... Steampunk Wedding

Today inspiration board is for Vanessa and Ray's steampunk inspired wedding at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena.  H.G Wells vintage romance with hard industrial elements, love it!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Fashion Friday... Spring/Summer Color Trends 2012


 A season of more eclectic, open styles.
Colors play on contrasts and paradoxes to surprise us and can be mixed without restraint:
- Subdued tones for reassuring elegance
- Natural, restful colors
- Exuberant, vivid flashes for fun and festivities
- Diaphanous colors for new romanticism with an eye on the future
A season with very subtle changes in textures and effects.
The beautiful classics play at innovation.
Surface effects and finishes are inspired by nature, but an idealized nature.
Technical materials go sophisticated and romantic.
Textures and materials fuse to create vibrating effect.

Images Via Trend Hype

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Simply Natural...All things Inspirational: Featured Wedding... Emily & Mike

Simply Natural...All things Inspirational: Featured Wedding... Emily & Mike: I'm so excited to have Emily and Mike's wedding featured in The Best Wedding Magazine! I had such a fun time designing their vintage birdc...

Featured Wedding... Emily & Mike

I'm so excited to have Emily and Mike's wedding featured in The Best Wedding Magazine! 

I had such a fun time designing their vintage birdcage-inspired wedding.  Emily was easy-going and calm throughout the whole planning process, and Mike, a talented graphic designer, created all the stationery, including handmade invitations out of paper towels!

Reception Venue: Marina Del Rey Marriott
Photographer: Linda Lewis Photographer 
Florist: Ann's Florist
Make Up Artist: Blushing Bridal
Stationary: Mike Paz
Linens: BBJ Linens

Friday, October 7, 2011

Fashion Friday... Louis Vuitton Spring 2012 Collection.

The fantasy land carousel and sugar plum spring collection by Marc Jacob's for Louis Vuitton is a wonderful campy dream.  Marc brings back the feminine 60's style with pastel hues, peekaboo cutouts, tweeds and ostrich feathers.

Photo Images Via Getty

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Real Wedding... Jillian & Kevin, Shutters on the Beach

Jillian and Kevin tied the knot at the beautiful Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica, California.  To keep with Shutters beach chic ambience, they had a sea shell canopy at their ceremony, and kept their color palette clean and crisp with bright whites and Tiffany blue.

Much thanks to Michelle of Mi Belle Photographer for the beautiful photos!

Event Planner: Annette Garcia Kerslake for Simply Natural Events
Photographer: Mi Belle
Florist: GD Designers
Cake: Vanilla Bake Shop

Videographer: Manifest Videography
Jewerly: Tiffany & Co