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Entries in styling (26)


Color Love: Pink and Green

The color studies from Leslie (A Creative Mint) for Decor8 will just make your heart ache. They are so beautiful and clever.


beautiful issue #2

Well they have done it again! Spectacular job to all who worked on Issue # 2 of Nonpareil!

{photo, styling, design - katie of Chelle Paperie / photos by Lisa Rigby Styling by Kristen Magee}


Inspired by: Awkward Beauty

Beautiful styling and make up from T'ai Rising-Moore of Awkward Beauty. Also check out the blog for more amazing work. 

{photos by Stacy Newgent and last photo by john bragg }


Inspired by: Beautiful Buttons

Did everyone see this over on Wedding Chicks and Jessica Claire? UM, Amazing! I love this shabby chic inspired button themed shower. It's so beautiful, the melon, teal, and bright yellow instantly brought a smile to my face. AND, The mini cakes, to die for! 


Designer Love: Hoko Studio

Hoko Studio currently based in Singapore is a collaboration of design and styling instillations between two artists Alivin Ho and Clara Koh.

 Hoko composes instillations done with common objects and how they relate to each other and to humans. Currently they just have completed a project called Stationery-Ware relating humans to stationery and tableware (does that not sound up my alley). I will tell you how this all relates to me and that is genius!  


Inspired by: Classiky's

Good morning all! I am super duper busy this week, totally not a complaining moment but a grateful one, very grateful! 

Fact about me: I swear I was supposed to be born Japanese, I say this all the time to my husband. It is his fault we watch so many Asian films, and have learned so much about their culture, which I love. The super cute trendy boys and girls, the school uniforms (this was even my Halloween custom), their attention to detail, the shopping, the food, the drinking, the mini collections of oh so tiny items that adorable girls in Asian movies seem to always have, I only hope to someday visit there. But for now I have the films and websites like this!! Everything here at Classiky's is the stuff dreams my dreams are made of! Go, go now

{found via Hey Susy }


NonPareil Magazine

Im sure this is going to be flying around the blogosphere in no time but I can't help it! The new online wedding source is live!  Nonpareil, the hip approach to the DIY wedding from Kristen of Papercrave and Maddy from Inspired Bride, two extremely talented ladies. You wouldn't expect anything less from these two.

Some of the things Nonpareil offer, budget friendly options, baking ideas, packaging, style advice, wedding stationery, and much more you must MUST go check it out, even if you're not getting married. 

Congrats to everyone who worked on this issue, its jaw dropping, can't wait for the next one! 


Studio Toogood

Yes it is a happy monday, check out the most gorgeous work ever from Studio Toogood

Via Seven Eight


Inspired By: Christine Rudolph

This styling from Christine Rudolph is to die for. Her work seems to have a very natural feel to the settings, even though they are extremely gorgeous there is definitely a homey, cozy feeling, I just want to live in her work.

I love the muted palettes with the pops of color, there is an overall French influence to them all. 

Christine is represented but Judith Miller Inc, and styles for West Elm, Elle Decor, Elle Interior, Marie Claire Cookbooks, and many others. This last photo is making me long for summer days on the country side, oh to be this talented. 

found via Graphic Exchange


Beautiful Reds

These are unbelievably gorgeous. I dragged them into my inspiration folder this morning but I can't stop starring at them. Leslie from A creative Mint always kills me with the Color Me Pretty column over on decor 8, but this particular post really has me. I love red and white for the holidays, everything is so perfect!