Eternal Elegance

2017.04.13

Rose Gold Rush

2017.02.10

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Riviera Relaxation

2017.01.18

Deep Blue Sea

2016.12.07

Dress, Architexture, Wilderness, Balloons, Door

Lichen

2016.09.28

Sophisticated Funk

2016.09.21

Flowers, Drink, Lines, Texture, Leaf, Meeting Room,

"There is great beauty in being yourself."

To be Free

2016.08.31

Bouduior, bedroom, flowers, tree, model,

“Don’t ask her why she needs to be so free, she’ll tell you it’s the only way to be- Rolling Stones, Ruby Tuesday

Iceland

2016.08.10

Citrus

2016.08.03

Grey Glow

2016.07.20

Row 1: Bridal, Bathroom 

Row 2: Candles, Styled Hair, Texture, Pattern

Havana Vibes

2016.07.13

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Midnight

2016.07.08

“If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown! But every night come out these envoys of beauty, and light the universe with their admonishing smile.” alph Waldo Emerson

Stardust Eyes, Midnight Blue Interior, Telescope, Moravian Stars, Navy Gown, Midnight Sky

The American Dream

2016.06.28

Beauty, Feet in the Sand, Sparkler, Drink, Dining, Outdoor lights, Interior

To celebrate the upcoming holiday we wanted to highlight our All American inspiration this week. Besides the classic red, white, & blue hues we wanted to showcase the blissful feeling that America has on our lives daily. Being free to is the true American dream.

Grecian Inspired

2016.06.22

Still, delicate, and strong.

Row 1: bride, Athens

Row 2: sculpture, ring, gown

Row 3: olive branch, sitting room, painting

Wayfaring Splendor

2016.06.15

"We must travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us." - Anonymous 

 

Hint of Peach

2016.06.08

There is a magic quality in subtlety.

Row 1: columns, love-letter, tub

Row 2: florals, gown, friends

Row 3: earrings, wallpaper

Acute Peacefulness

2016.06.01

Peace, it does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.

–Unknown

Tantalizing Tropics

2016.05.18

Radio, Modern Chairs, Beach Beauty, Outdoor, Bedroom, Pineapple, Ice Pop, Seating

Oh to live a care free life! If that tropics were not your destination before they are now. Whether it is from the healthy green vegetation or the cool blue ripples in the surrounding waters, we are drawn to the lush vibrant hues. The colorful atmosphere just takes our breath away.

Moroccan Details

2016.05.11

Bride, Ceiling, Canopy, Bedroom, Florals, Door, Calligraphy

Bright colors and intricate patterns provide so much depth in details large and small. 

Collective Volume

2016.05.04

Row 1: Castle, Dining Interior

Row 2: Jewels, Cake

Row 3: Landscape, Model

Figures are such great examples of volume. No matter how many components, the structure and emotion an image conveys is astonishing. For our journal entry this week we were driven by the simplicity of aggregates, in particular the vibrant beauty in few of Tim Walker's photographs.

All Black Everything

2016.04.27

Row 1: Gown, Rothko, Black House

Row 2: Typeface, Flower, Tulle

Row 3: Art InstallationTablescape, Black Birdcage

The dramatic contrast between black and white, soft and sharp, rigid and fluid bring sophistication to this monotone palette.

Irregular Harmony

2016.04.20

 

Hair Days, Mosque, Vintage Hair, Tree Snake House, Book matched Calacatta, Cherry Clafoutis, White Bodice

The irregular and intimate qualities of matter inspire us daily because of the ability for us to see their deepest meaning they possess. For our journal entry this week we wanted to explore the time when these irregular pieces create a structure that harmoniously balances all aspects of composition, form, and style.

Sublime Surroundings

2016.04.06

Row 1: Feathers, Church, Interior Setting

Row 2: Beauty, Feathered Hat

Row 3: Flowers, Leather Strap, Braided Godess

Our world creates such wondrous matter that calls for recognition. The free flowing essence of the Scottish countryside takes a hold of our visionary disposition this week. 

Desert Neutrals

2016.03.30

Row 1: Desert, Invitation SuiteSucculents

Row 2: Villa

Row 3: Bride, Tablescape, Sand, Pueblo

We are inspired by the serenity of the desert atmosphere. The neutral palette is sophisticated yet raw.

Modern Force

2016.03.23

Row 1: Architecture, Bride, Hands, Model

Row 2: Room, Envelope, Church, Dusty Miller , Floral

Every picture has a focal point, something to draw our attention. With this week’s journal entry we wanted to focus on strong images that deliver power & have an energetic force. Images that represent minimalist characteristics inspire us daily because it opens our minds to think more about the awareness & emotions conveyed rather than just having our eyes move from one aspect to another. Modern minimalism gives us a strong platform to produce images in our stories that have everlasting depth.

Earthy Hues

2016.03.17

Row 1 (Left to Right): TentMemorialMap

Row 2 (Left to Right): Gown, Living RoomParachutes

Row 3 (Left to Right): StationaryTileMilitary Fashion

We are inspired by the structured geometry and deeply textured elements of military fashion, art, and architecture. The earthy hues and hazy neutrals provide a striking palette.

Floral Fantasy

2016.03.09

Row 1: Patterned Interior, Floral Cake

Row 2: Chiffon Skirt, Magnified Flower, Butterfly Garden

The profound drama of Osborne+ Little’s Butterfly Garden print guided us on our inspirational journey this week. With springtime approaching we cannot get past the gorgeous florals highlighting our social media feed. The colors in bloom excite us for new things to come. Florals will always be a living part of our design aesthetic because they remind us that beauty is always present and evolving. Come explore with us!  

A Secret Garden

2016.03.02

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Row 1 (Left to Right): GardenWhimsical BrideLinen PaperBird Bath, Bedroom

Row 2 (Left to Right): Whitewash, PotteryBlush Florals

Row 3 (Left to Right): Earth & GownFlower GirlSecret Garden, Feathers

We are inspired by gardens as a hideaway and place to wander. 

Of the Sea

2016.02.24

Row 1 (Left to Right): Greek Statue CarvingBirds, Wood, Watercolor

Row 2 (Left to Right): Lace Gown, Seaside StatueRope & Post

Row 3 (Left to Right): Trunk, Gold Gown, Seaside House

The soft sea breeze and faint horizon are so beautiful, we are drawn to the sense of adventure they encourage. The sky always sems to beckon a maiden voyage. 

Visionary Details

2016.02.17

Dreaming of beautiful things is a reoccurring thing for us. We come across imagery everyday and enjoy the wonderful presence and attention it creates.  Just like imagery, our dreams have so much structure and substance. It attaches us to a time and place that brings forth emotions, ideas, and sensations. Sometimes they are hazy but other times details resonate in our memory. We are especially drawn by the movement of the chiffon dress walking down the path to the half filled glasses at a party that seems to advance into the long night.  These images feel like a dream waiting to happen.

Enchantment in Nature

2016.02.10

Row 1 (Left to Right): Branch Crown, Pond LandscapeBeaded Gown

Row 2 (Left to Right): Brass GobletsMint Interior, Boutonniere

Row 3 (Left to Right): Foggy ForestIvy Covered Facade

The dappled light, texture, and high contrast of the atmospheric conditions of the forest are so enchanting. We are inspired by the fresh yet rustic vibe of the wood, brass, and striking green hues paired with subtle neutrals in this palette. 

Full of Power

2016.02.03

Row 1 (Left to Right): Candlesticks, Brick Wall, Floral bouquet

Row 2 (Left to Right): Beaded Dress, Velvet Blazer

Row 3 (Left to Right): Ruffled Fabric, Ornate House

Coincidentally a trip to New Orleans is in our near future and we cannot stop thinking about the richness it radiates.  Instead of visiting Mardi Gras celebrations, this journal entry took us deep into the vine covered arches of past craftsmanship. Everything looks like it is placed by hand such as the laid bricks to the hand beaded embroidery. The velvet texture & intense red flowers bring about warmth to a sometimes cold & misty atmosphere.   Just looking at these photos makes us want to enjoy this spectacular moment in time for as long as we can.

Serenity & Rose Quartz

2016.01.27

For the first time ever pantone released two colors for the year- Rose Quartz & Serenity. These two colors evoke a calm yet rich atmosphere when paired together. This is our take on the romance of these two hues.

Row 1 (from top to bottom) : Blue Gown, Pale Pink Interior, Blue Marble

Row 2 (from top to bottom) : Floating Florals, Veil, Spanish Moss Trees

Row 3 (from top to bottom) : Sunset, Silk Ribbon, Rose Cocktails, Pale Lips, Textured Dress

 

Caramel Complexion

2016.01.20

Photo Credits (clockwise): Shop Gossamer, Want that Wedding, Coleen & Company,  Lisa Woods Photography, Silk Coccoons Color is a big part of our fine art curation stories. The honeyed natural of caramel drew our attention directly. It can grant a warm presence or the high saturation can bring forth profound movement. Light helps progress this hue into a whimsical palette that achieves a beautiful charisma worth catching notice.  Caramel hints at the absorption of copper glaze but also can also bring out a sense of champagne irradiance.  You get the best of both color complexions. 

Photo Credits (clockwise): Shop Gossamer, Want that Wedding, Coleen & Company,  Lisa Woods Photography, Silk Coccoons

Color is a big part of our fine art curation stories. The honeyed natural of caramel drew our attention directly. It can grant a warm presence or the high saturation can bring forth profound movement. Light helps progress this hue into a whimsical palette that achieves a beautiful charisma worth catching notice.  Caramel hints at the absorption of copper glaze but also can also bring out a sense of champagne irradiance.  You get the best of both color complexions. 

Our New Year Ballad

2016.01.14

Photo Credits: (Row 1) Moondance Photography, Untamed Heart Photography, Clayton Austin (Row 2) Lisa Hessel, Moondance Photography, Lisa Dolan                                                 (Row 3) Lisa Dolan, Clayton Austin, Lisa Hessel (Row 4) Moondance Photography, Untamed Heart Photography, Lisa Dolan

 

Our New Year Ballad

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose is to give it away.” –Pablo Picasso

We are creators first. We imagine, source, and direct design to create delightful experiences and eloquently captured occasions. Our ingenuity and magnitude for telling stories sets us apart and bringing elements of beauty together is something we have harvested a passion for. Seeing eventful moments in life from start to finish with fine art details and meaningful compositions is our specialty. We are fine art stylists, visual curators, and we just love to make refined beauty. 

We believe design should always yield a palette of hues, structure, scene, and composition. This year we plan to reveal parts of our creative process and what visually moves us so stay tuned as the journal portion of our site starts next week. 

This first journal entry marks a year since we launched our site. We weren’t sure what the year would hold but we have learned a lot, been on top of the mountain and in the valley, and most importantly we have grown as a team. Towards the end of the year Lauren moved to Austin, TX where she will grow the business in the south while Elaine will continue to build on our midwest presence. We have had the privilege of collaborating with so many talented artisans and we look forward to what the next year will bring.