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#currentobsession: Dark Accents

November 3, 2015

As the days grow shorter and shorter and the nights longer and longer I feel the need to bring a little bit more darkness into my home decor. Something about dark grey, navy and black feels so cozy and calming to me during this season. Everything seems to take on a more muted tone and an introspective feel during the winter, and I think that adding some dark elements to your home captures that so well.

above: Lantern – Oriental Furniture / Tissue Cover – Bloomingdales / Art Print – Wolf & Badger / Candle – FarFetch

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Blanket – Kelly Wearstler / Rug – Loloi / Wall Art – LampsPlus / Candle – Diptyque / Journal – Sloane Stationary / Lamp – Crate & Barrel / Pillow – Macy’s / Wall Sconce – Menu

What do you think? Do you love the dark accents or would you definitely leave them out?

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Decor Interiors

Living Room Inspo

June 5, 2015

Today, I want to introduce my latest room obsession from my apartment planning project: the living room. You can read my first post on this subject here focusing on my bedroom inspiration.

I love the idea of mixing traditional design with eclectic and modern accents. I love the depth and warmth these elements can add to even the starkest white rooms. I’ve also found myself swooning over modern abstract impressionist and post-painterly abstraction art lately.  The abstract images, colors and especially pieces with elements of white space seem to fit into any decor.  I love the look of layered pillows and throws, picture frames, and rugs. To me, that is the key to creating a cozy and lived in atmosphere. Touches of gold and bronze mixed with leather and linen are the building blocks of the room I’m currently dreaming of.

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Couch / Table / Chair / Side Table / Floor Lamp / Fiber Rug / Throw Blanket / Garden Stool / Tray / Art / Moroccan Pillow / Lumbar Pillow / Killim Pillow / Velvet Pillow / Silver Catch-All / Diptyque / Horse-Head Figurine / Coral / Glass Box / Antique Books / Cow Hide Rug / Marquee Sign

-Katie

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Bridesmaid Gift Ideas

May 8, 2015

 

 

 

I’ve been racking my brain for months thinking about the perfect gifts for the lovely ladies I’ll have by my side on my wedding day. They are all so special and unique, and I really want to find something that they will all appreciate and use while finding it personal and sentimental. In my search, I’ve considered so many different items and read so many different “gift guides”. I wanted to share some of the ideas I’ve collected with any future brides that may be reading in the hopes it will make their search a little easier.

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For your beach wedding babes:

1. Coordinated Nail Polish – A simple and affordable option that’s very functional. Gift your girls the nail color you’d like them to wear on your wedding day.

2. Personalized Luggage Tag – I love this idea for a destination wedding! Personalized is always a great choice because it shows that you really took the time to make the gift special. Plus, the luggage tag is simple enough to please even the pickiest person.

3. Beach Tote – a must have for every beach trip, and it is great wrapping for additional goodies. It would be so cute to fill it with beach or travel essentials.

4. Scented Body Products – Smooth skin and coconut scents are a necessity for the beach and your ceremony. Why not give your bridesmaids some luxurious products to make it easy.

5. Nautical Phone Case – A fun way to incorporate your theme into the gift while giving something super functional.

 

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For your rustic wedding roses:

1. Coordinated Nail Polish

2. A Framed Picture – Such a sentimental gift that can be unique for each of your bridesmaids.

3. A Locket – Another gift that can be very sentimental and special for each girl. You can find these in so many colors, shapes and sizes that you are sure to find something simple enough to fit everyone, or something unique enough to fit each person’s taste.

4. Initialed Mug – Perfect for any avid coffee or tea drinkers!

5. Floral Wrap – A popular gift for the bridesmaids to wear on the morning of the ceremony. Plus, they can wear it again and again.

 

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For your black-tie wedding bombshells:

1. Personalized Champagne Flute and Some Bubbly – Great gifts on their own, and even better when they’re together! Your girls are sure to love and enjoy this option!

2. Photo Album – Fill it up with pictures chronicling your friendship, and make sure to leave room for pictures of you together at the wedding.

3. Glittery Hair Accessories – A fresh alternative to gifting jewelry for the ceremony. Most girls already have more necklaces and earrings than we know what to do with, but hair accessories can please a wider audience while being something they’ll enjoy wearing to other dressy occasions.

4. Mirrored Compact – I received this gift as a bridesmaid and thought it was adorable. Great for touch-ups on the day of, and I still carry it around in my purse and remember the great wedding and friend who gifted it to me every time I use it.

5. Perfume – A beautiful and sophisticated gift that is sure to impress. Opt for something with a subtle, light scent since those work on the majority of people.

 

Hope you enjoyed these and found something you can use for your own wedding! I’d also love to hear any ideas you have, or what you did for your bridesmaids.

-Katie

Decor Interiors

Bedroom Inspo

April 22, 2015

With the wedding coming up so quickly (only 16 weeks left!) Eoin and I have been talking a lot about where we want to live, and what we want out of an apartment. We both love the urban, rustic look with exposed brick, antique windows, and external pipes; however, that can be really pricey or come with outdated appliances and/or tiling and paneling. So, we’ve been looking at more traditional and minimal style apartments instead since those are more readily available with the amenities we are looking for within our price range.

I am the type that always has to nest immediately once I move into a place. I always feel very stressed and uncomfortable in a place that feels messy or uncoordinated. I like to have a plan for any space before moving in, so that my mind is at ease from the beginning.

This will be Eoin and I’s first apartment together, so I’ve been working on ways to combine both of our styles and creating a mood that is comfortable yet not too masculine or feminine. I have been referring to this post from Lauren Conrad about making a home as a couple. It has some great and easily implementable ideas.

Today, I wanted to share with you my vision for the bedroom. I wanted it to look clean and inviting, but not too feminine. I also, have to consider creative closet solutions, since it seems inevitable that any one bedroom we find is not going to have a big enough closet for the both of us. Let me know if you have any tips and tricks!

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Chandelier / Headboard / Side Table / Rack / Wall Sconce / Throw Blanket / Terrarium / Gold Throw Pillow / Striped Throw Pillow / Peony Arrangement / Mirror / Moon Poster / Chair / Tray / Candle / Sheets

 

-Katie

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Our Wedding Invitations

April 12, 2015

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I came across Paperless Post during my initial search for online companies from which I could order affordable, custom and modern wedding invitations. I ended up trying them out originally because they had the most extensive selection of bridesmaid invitations. After having a wonderful experience with those, my fiance and I chose to use them to send our electronic Save the Dates. We chose to send them electronically because they saved us money and time while offering us more options than a traditional paper Save the Date including instant address input, live tracking, and our own event page.

For our actual wedding invitations we wanted to go the traditional route, so I started looking into PAPER by Paperless Post. They offer many of the same styles as their online options, and have an extensive selection to choose from. I started looking for my invitations keeping in mind the colors and themes of my wedding: blues, grays and whites; provencal, nautical, and delicate. I found the site so easy to search and sort using the endless options and combinations of filters that they offer. So, my fiance and I spent a couple of days looking and starring the templates we liked, and in the end I reluctantly gave into his request that there be no flowers on the invite. We decided on Lyman in Regent Blue by Crane & Co. because it was simple and elegant, and we felt that when we look back in 20 years or more it would still look timeless and sophisticated. I received the invitations last week, and could not be happier with the way they turned out. The paper is 100% cotton and the letterpress and color is flawlessly done.

In short, if you are looking into wedding invitations, or really any occasion you can think of, be sure to check out Paperless Post. I have really found that they have the most beautiful and customize-able selection with an intuitive website that makes finding the perfect card easy.

-Katie