I would very much like to find a store like House Doctor here in the States. These rich jewel tones bring a nice contrast to the usual warm fall colors and I love how they look against a white background and with colorful fabrics.
More often than not I shy away from blues and cool tones in favor of earthy, warm colors. But I’m inspired to mix in some contrast this fall in the form of tinted glass vases, saturated table centerpieces and Mediterranean-inspired fabrics after a quick browse through the collection.
The little details in the above photo are some of my favorites – handmade box shelves in the background lined in beautiful papers, colorful dishware stacked along side pantry items in this open kitchen setting, a recovered black stool in a bright fabric that pops, hand grown herbs at the ready are both practical and pretty.
No, it’s not spring yet. In fact I’m embracing fall to the fullest over here but I couldn’t help but share a bit of inspiration to mix up your usual palette. Thanks, Decor8 for sharing this great find! While you’re over there, don’t miss House Doctor’s creative blog, too.
Tags: Accessories, Blue, Decorating, Green, Home, Purple, Teal, Turquoise
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Thank you everyone for your wonderful feedback on my fabric headboard project! I’m disappointed that I don’t have a *final* picture yet of it in place… the bedroom is still in it’s early stages.
When I found this wedding shoot via Made By Lex I knew I had to share it here. I love the vintage accents and the beautiful details, plus the scenery is from my hometown of Santa Cruz, California.
Alexis of Made By Lex designed the wedding dress (beautiful shoulder detail) and a friend from school looked over much of the styling. The soft colors of plum, peach and pale yellow offers an antique sweetness to the decor and I love love the cowboy boots and feather hair pieces.
I’m inspired by this photoshoot because of how well the different vintage elements come together. Makes me want to pull every mismatched plate and crystal vase out of my cupboards and decorate the dining table with wild flowers, peacock feathers and bunches of herbs.
So lovely! I’d love to use this theme for a baby or bridal shower, girlfriend’s birthday or maybe just a shabby chic tea party outside. How fun to ask everyone to arrive in vintage dresses and cowboy boots…
More beautiful photos at the full post here on Green Wedding Shoes.
Tags: Bridal Shower, Decorating, DIY, Parties & Entertaining, Peach, Purple, tea party, Vintage, Wedding, white, Yellow
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I’ve been meaning to give a whole hearted shout-out to Kim over at TomKat Studios and her beautiful Fairy Garden birthday party forever… and just in case you need a recap of the amazing details, here are some of my favorite photos.
I love the bright pops of pink, yellow, orange and purple – and the handmade tutus and wings are my favorite. How stunning is this dessert table and each of the beautiful labels created by Kim?
For the sources for each of these treats/designs, and more wonderful pictures, check out TomKat’s post here.
Tags: Birthday, By Color, Decorating, Desserts, DIY, Kids Party, Orange, Parties & Entertaining, Patterns & Color, Pink, Purple, Yellow
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