Monday, February 24, 2014

{Functional Art} Broaches in the Bathroom

Here's a little "me" trivia:  I don't wear much jewelry.  I love jewelry, I own probably more pieces than I'll ever wear, and I like to buy pieces that I may never wear {go figure!}.

But I usually just stick to the basics:  wedding ring, college ring, watch, "What Cancer Cannot Do" cuff (for my mom), my diamond studs and a necklace {usually a simple pendant}.

I do love the occasional "dress-up" event, when I can really lay on the jewels, and I have some really pretty pieces for those times, but most days, I just keep it simple.

Somewhere along the line, however, I became a broach gal.  I just LOVE broaches, especially vintage, sometimes quirky ones, and I try to work one into most my outfits.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

{Trending} Crushing on Blush

Design is my first love.  I mean, I love to make things, but ultimately it is design that inspires those things I make.  I want to focus a little more on my love of design on my blog as part of me refocusing myself and being true to who I am and not someone else.  (:

The beginning of a new year usually brings on a plethora of trend predictions for that year, as does nearly each season.  I keep seeing articles on designers' predictions and several have caught my eye.  Generally, I don't do many trends in my own house, but that doesn't mean they don't inspire me, or that I can't drool over some amazing rooms that are "on trend!"

So I'm sharing the trends that are really speaking to me.  
First up, {blush}
Perfect start considering a certain holiday coming up!

I am not a pink girl.  Or at least, I didn't used to be.  Never in my wardrobe.  Never in my house.  And I always swore if we ever had a little girl, she wouldn't have a pink nursery.  Too cliche and I don't do pink.   But lately I've been drawn to it and I keep seeing it pop up in my closet, on my pin boards, even in a project of my own!  Usually its the brighter shades I'm drawn to -- like fuchsia -- but I'm noticing blush taking center stage in interiors and I gotta say, I like it. 

And just like blush for your beautiful cheeks, blush in interiors comes in many shades.  It is so subtle, yet it makes a big statement when used right.  And it is a great color when paired with bold jewel tones, like navy or emerald or purple.  I like it with grey or black also -- made obvious by some of my inspirations below.  And of course, it's great with polished copper, since copper -- in my opinion -- already has a rosy shade.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Love-ly {Valentines} Printables

As I previously mentioned, I have the flu.  Ugh.  And I have discovered I do not do well just laying in bed with nothing to do except blow my nose.  And cough.  And drink water.  Such fun.

And although my body doesn't have the energy to do what normally entails my day, my brain apparently does.  I've had my no-more-drugs-I'm-too-foggy moments where I can barely grasp a coherent thought, but otherwise my brain has had those hundreds of tabs open.  So I sit here in bed with my laptop making stuff.

I actually haven't done any graphics just because lately-- only for clients -- so to keep my mind occupied and to keep me from going crazy with boredom, I designed a couple of little printables for you.

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