Inspiration from April/May Issue of Adore Home

Posted 11 April 2011 at 3:03 PM | Comments (3)

Oooh! I’ve always wanted a wall this color. I tend to picture it in a modern, sunny, high-ceilinged apartment with mostly white walls and one cobalt blue wall, but I like how Fiona Douglas styled it with colorful florals and ethnic patterns, too. I’m bookmarking this for Portland.

Adore Home April/May 2011, "Full Bloom" Cobalt Blue Wall Paint

Adore Home April/May 2011, "Full Bloom" Cobalt Blue Wall Paint

Here are some other images I’m bookmarking from the April/May 2011 issue of Adore Home. I love how this living room and this bedroom are clean and simple—but also glamorous. Plus, the white walls don’t feel stark at all:

Adore Home April/May 2011, "Modern Sydney Home" Clean, Simple, and Glamorous

Adore Home April/May 2011, "Modern Sydney Home" Clean, Simple, and Glamorous

And this monochromatic, nautical living room doesn’t look like it cost a fortune—though if it did, I bet it could be recreated for much less:

Adore Home April/May 2011, "Seaside Escape" Blue and White Room

Adore Home April/May 2011, "Seaside Escape" Blue and White Patio

Kate Spade’s “Live Colorfully” Campaign

Posted 4 April 2011 at 8:47 PM | Comments (0)

Kate Spade’s spring 2011 campaign has more mass appeal than anything else I can remember from them. There’s no fine china, no fussy accessories, no little pooches (am I imagining that one?); it’s not too retro, not too edgy, and not too saccharine.

Kate Spade Spring 2011 Campaign, Bryce Dallas Howard and Painted Windows

Kate Spade Spring 2011 Campaign, Bryce Dallas Howard and Painted Bike Path

Kate Spade Spring 2011 Campaign, Bryce Dallas Howard and Painted Wall

It is colorful, joyful, fun, and Bryce Dallas Howard looks like she could be a happy teenager, singleton, or mom.

Also… bike paths should always be that cheerful.

Spring Weeds Birth Announcement

Posted 1 April 2011 at 7:38 PM | Comments (2)

Lynette and Greg* wanted to introduce their baby boy with an announcement that was elegant, inspired by nature, and had green as the dominant color. My first draft was a little too green—hubby Greg said, “Hey, wait a second! That’s my wife’s favorite color, not mine. Can we tone it down a bit?” So we scratched “green” as a requirement and replaced it with “springy,” since baby was due at the start of spring.

The final announcement does feel a lot like spring; I can almost feel dewdrops on the grass and hear the buzzing of bees:

Spring Weeds Birth Announcement

*Names will always be changed.