Wednesday, August 27, 2008

COLOURLovers - Wedding Palette Possiblities

I spent sometime this morning playing with the COLOURLovers website.  Wow.  If you like experimenting with color, you can spend a good deal of time on this website.  I think it would be really helpful for someone planning a wedding (along with decorating, floral design, you name it).  Say you are struggling with which colors to use for your wedding.  With this website, you can take a favorite painting, photograph, or whatever; throw it into the COLOURLovers picture palette inspiration tool; and ta-da! - the colors that were used in the picture pop up on the screen.  From there, you can create a inspired color palette for your wedding. 

One of my favorite paintings is the Girl in the Window by Dalí.  So, I took a weblink for that painting and came up with this palette.

girl in the windo dali colour lovers palette

Check out KenzieKate's guest post on Design*Sponge for a more detailed description of how to use this website.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Air Plants!

The designers are having so much fun with air plants these days! Also known as Tillandsia, air plants are so easy to care for and add a bit of spunk to an arrangement.  Air plants do not have roots, do not require soil, and mainly thrive on the dust and moisture in the air, which means they are super easy for those missing a green thumb.  There are so many ways to use these plants: add them to an arrangement, use them on a piece of drift wood, or place them on top of some beautiful river rocks - that is just the start, the possibilities are endless.

To round out the summer, try getting an air plant and putting it into one of the shells you found this summer at the beach.  Here are the instructions for how-to do it!

airplant in shell 

[via Martha Stewart]

For more information on air plants, click here and here.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

College Living

It is that time of the year.  The car gets packed to the gills and you head out to start a new year.  College students all over the U.S. will be decorating their dorms and college apartments over the next few weeks, if they haven't already.  The first year is always the most exciting and overwhelming.  What to bring?  There is tons of advice out there on this.  I remember the monster list I had with great suggestions on items that I needed for the year.  Here are a few lists that I found online: Off-to-College Checklist, Bed Bath and Beyond, and the Container Store.  The Container Store also has some tips for college living on their main dorm room page. And here are some more suggestions to keep organized and manage in a small spaceNational Geographic also lists some resources for taking your dorm room green. Remember to check with your school to find out what is allowed in your dorm room and don't forget to plan with your roommate!

My one suggestion would be to add some live plants.  They bring life to the room and offer an inexpensive option for decor.  Try African Violets, succulents, or a money tree for easy to care for options.  Lucky Bamboo or wheat grass are two other ideas that would work too!  Go to your local florist and see what is available that you like. 

african violet bamboo 2

[photos via pusgums and cyntheticflava]

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Wedding Featured

robin and jon

One late night last week, I received word that some of our wedding photos were going to be featured on Elizabeth Anne Designs blog.  When I opened up the link, I was blown away with the super nice comments and photo selection for the post.  Today, I finally had a chance to poke around the blog some more and let me say that I am amazed by all the gorgeous weddings and decoration ideas posted on their site.  Be sure to check out their blog regularly for wedding inspiration!  We are SO honored that they posted some of the photographs from our wedding.  Check out the feature on their blog for some pictures by the very talented W. Scott Chester.  Thank you Elizabeth and Anne and thanks to Cristen of W. Scott Chester photography for forwarding along our photos. Also, you can see some of the floral arrangements created by KaBloom of Sandy Springs!  Thanks Don, Linda, Michelle, and Tim for all your work that day! 

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Some Pieces from Around the Web

Check out the links below for some of the items that I have bookmarked over the past few months. 

Flower Arrangements




If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it is your world for the moment.

Georgia O'Keefe