Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Vintage Style Collaboration with Canary Jane and Maeberry Vintage{Halloween for Fashion Lovers}

Ok, I really stepped out of my comfort zone for this one, friends. 
But when I was approached to participate in a fun, vintage, "fashion through the ages" photoshoot collaboration organized by Canary Jane, I thought, WHY NOT?! Especially with Halloween coming up! I thought it would be fun to find a Betty Draper sort of late '50's House Wife/ Cocktail party dress to style up for a costume. I hardly ever wear makeup let alone red lipstick and false eyelashes, but it was fun to step back in time and get dolled up.

If you've never been to MAEBERRY VINTAGE, lets just say it is on my list of favorite vintage stops in Salt Lake City. Pop in and say 'hello' to Rachel, owner of MAEBERRY VINTAGE and check out her amazing collection of vintage goodies.  I love stopping in to see what treasures I can find there. In fact, its right near my favorite vintage furniture store, THE GREEN ANT. You can see that we stopped in to The Green Ant in some of the pictures below.  

1950's Silk Shirt Dress: Maeberry Vintage
Earrings: Maeberry Vintage

Shoes and other jewelry: my own

Other Model/Bloggers clothing: Maeberry Vintage

My makeup: Catie Yocum
My hair: Catie Yocum

Print by Canary Jane Etsy Shop {10% off w/ code ‘Maeberry’}
Shoot Organized by Natashia of Canary Jane

40s blogger: Syna Harris
50s blogger: me 

60s blogger: Cecilia Harvard

70s blogger: Natashia McLean

80s blogger: Sarah Tripp 

wednesday inspiration {Benjamin Moore, Brittany Blue}

brittany blue - 1633 / another great BM paint selection for you from jannino painting + design boston/cape cod ft myers/naples clearwater/st pete - call us to get it done affordably!

A sophisiticated pale blue with a touch of gray when in indirect light. Brittany Blue is a beautiful amost French Blue, thus its name. 
Benjamin Moore Brittany Blue:
Suzanne Kassler's Showroom

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Wednesday Inspiration {Benjamin Moore, "Wasabi"}

Benjamin Moore - Wasabi (accent wall family room)

Gone is the Frenchy Soft Silvery Sage Green of Restoration Hardware circa 2005. "Wasabi" has a fantastic undercurrent of brightness, yet it still reads as sophisticated and not neon or Pre-School Spring Green. I prefer shades of green with this much kick when used as an accent on doors, cabinetry, moulding, for some reason, I'm not a fan of this type of chartreuse used in mass as a wall color, primarily because when using that much of this sort of strong color, you have to assume that it will reflect and change the tone of the light in the room. And I think that is too much Chartreuse, unless you are going for a kitchy, mid-century vibe. But a stroke of it here and there, adds quite a bit of charm and character. I guess, in my opinion, "Wasabi" is perfectly named...think of the Japanese condiment and use this for a bold kick in a spare or restrained sort of way...just here and there for a bit of WOW! 
Houzz Tour: A Transformed Carriage House Opens for Play..With a new, open plan, a dark workshop becomes a welcoming ‘play barn’ in the Vermont countryside:

Door Color - Benjamin Moore Wasabi AF-430 Paint:

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Wednesday Inspiration {Benjamin Moore, "Onyx"}

I'm so excited about a change that I'm making on Wednesdays...starting TODAY!
Wordless Wednesday Inspiration will be Wednesday Inspiration from now on.  I'll still continue to share my favorite paint colors and wall coverings BUT I'll be sharing why! So many people ask me for color advice and my answer always is that you can't just chose a color off of a pinterest board. You have to see it in a space, with the lighting you have and the other elements in the room. Pinterest and Houzz and blogs like mine should be starting points, not decision makers when choosing paint colors. I have worked with companies where I've specifically written color descriptions and although it may not be my favorite thing to do (because it is quite challenging actually), I think it's so important to describe colors rather than just go off of what they may appear to be on your screen. I hope this new direction is a helpful one for you.

Onyx by Benjamin Moore: Daniel and Max used this paint all over their Brooklyn apartment and LOVE IT. It was what inspired me to paint our home black and the results they got on their doors were well worth the effort.:
This Charcoal Black is the perfect soft black. Not as bold and rich as a true black, ONYX has a warmth to it that works perfectly with lighter oak floors. It gives you that black contrast in a muted way (without overpowering).  It is very close to BLACK SATIN, but ONYX is still a touch more subtle. (It's A LOT like my other favorite shade of black, Farrow & Ball's OFF BLACK). 

Need a sleek and sexy black to paint your front door? Use #BenjaminMoore #Onyx paint to get the job done!  #paintzen: All the doors were painted Onyx, another favorite shade of mine. It's a black with depth - a lot like Farrow and Ball's Off Black (but witho...:

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Tuesday Ten {10.13.15} WHITE DONE RIGHT

Have you heard that Benjamin Moore has declared "Simply White" as THE COLOR OF THE YEAR for 2016?!! In recognition or allegiance to "Simply White", today's top ten is all about sharing a little bit of my own love for white and its use in decorating. 
In my opinion, not every room can benefit from a fresh coat of white paint...most MOST rooms or elements of the room can. High End decorators have loved white for it's classic sophistication, but I also have to say that I think white looks the most at home in a room when there are interesting architectural elements to play off of. Cookie Cutter, Builders Grade houses are the trickiest to get away with white because there are typically no other added architectural interests to draw off of. I'm a New England girl and there, white is a staple with interiors and exteriors. I've always felt that you can't go wrong with white...that is, if it's the right shade of white.
(And that's a whole other blog post). 

When a Color of The Year is selected, it typically translates from home design to fashion, nail color, etc. Follow my top ten links below to be inspired by what has been (I'd say for the last 2 years) the movement from white cabinets to white everything in design! 

I'm sharing WHITE DONE RIGHT. 

Benjamin Moore Color of the Year
Color Trends 2016
Studio McGee
Becki Owens
Alice Lane
Goodman Cone Pendant
Circa Lighting
Picture via Little Green Notebook
Williams-Sonoma Open Kitchen Dinnerware Collection
Williams Sonoma Open Kitchen Dinnerware
Serena & Lily
Giant Knit All Natural Wool Blanket
Giant Chunky Knit Throw
Lydia Lynn Design


Schoolhouse Electric

I'll be sharing more White Done Right Inspiration this week, including my own white rooms, my favorite white accessories, white kitchens and a look at one of my current client design projects.