perennially pretty party colors

Friday, June 28th, 2013

colorful fun happy table

Pink, orange and yellow are perennially pretty party colors, but the addition of red, in this table designed by Gen Sohr for Southern Living, is incredible! The wallpaper Sohr used as a runner is brilliant as well! To see more, visit Gen’s blog.

image via Gen’s Favorite as published in the June 2013 issue of Southern Living 

pretty color palettes #11

Friday, June 24th, 2011


color palette wedding ideas

image: Vintage floral textile design by Luli Sanchez

inspired by maymont’s italian garden

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

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As we prep for this weekend’s wedding, it’s fun to look back at the inspiration we gathered for it!

{arrangement in terracotta pot via Design*Sponge; buffet by Sunday Suppers; bride & groom photographed by Carrie Patterson via Once Wed; black and white dining photo via weddingbee; place setting by Sunday Suppers: coral peony arrangement by Saipua; dahlia & peach arrangement by Ariella Chezar via Oh Happy Day; coffee – Sunday Suppers}

pretty color palettes #9

Friday, May 20th, 2011

wedding color ideas

photographed by Raymond Hom and styled by Randi Brookman Harris

seaside inspired

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

seaside wedding inspiration

Today I’m dreaming of a color palette inspired by the seaside….

photos: chevron rug at calypso st. barth; seahorse scientific print via NOAA; girl getting makeup via scotch & scones photographed by marcia; pencils photographed by heather pauline via creature comforts;  umbrella via east by south

neon and neutral take two

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

neon party inspiration

Loving all of the bright, bright neon colors I’m seeing everywhere — perfect for a party!

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{letterpress cards by Jordan Ferney via Oh Happy Day; dessert table designed by Susana of Simplesmente Branco and Ana of Pinga Amor via Somewhere Splendid; flowers and photos by Oh Joy}

pretty color palettes #1

Friday, January 21st, 2011

kate spade inspired color palette

Excited to start a new Friday series here. I’ve collected so many images over the past three years (yes! the past three years! it will soon be my blogiversary) that I love on their own, just for their power to inspire pretty color palettes. So here we go! Number one. From the queen of color, Kate Spade.

{image via High Heeled Foot in the Door via Kate Spade}

clothespin pinwheels & garlands

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

I find so much inspiration from interesting merchandising and store displays. Today I’m loving these clothespin creations from Anthropologie. Not only are the clothespin pinwheels & garlands really interesting visually, the shade of orange is stunning!

{all images via anthropologie}


Friday, January 7th, 2011

Loving all of the promotion for Kate Spade’s newest scent, Twirl, photographed by Phil Poynter and styled by Elissa Santisi. The creative team transformed a nightclub into a sparkly new year’s celebration, but it’s great year round party inspiration, no?

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{photographed by Phil Poynter and styled Elissa Santisi; images via PR Starworks and Kate Spade}

thank goodness for babies baby shower

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

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A few weeks ago my friend Jordan and I gave our friends Sarah and Andrew a baby shower with a menu in the theme of…drumroll…thanksgiving dinner. And it was all to celebrate little Alice who will be here in a matter of weeks. A matter of weeks! Get ready. She’s going to be an awesome little girl. There’s no way she couldn’t be with such cool parents. Here are a few details captured by Sarah’s talented sister-in-law, Ana Valentine.*

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I covered the table in a basic white linen and made an overlay from a burlap remnant I found at Williams & Sherrill. The napkins are from For Your Party. We served warm apple cider, mommy’s time out wine (for those of us not expecting), turkey sandwiches with cranberry dressing, parmesan-rosemary shortbread rounds, veggies, cheese, a to-die-for apple cake, and a pecan tart, both made by Jenny at Sweetest Thing Bakery.

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*I wouldn’t make Ana take credit for the awesomeness that is the last picture…that’s all me.