Bird on a Vine Wedding Invitation

Posted 22 March 2013 at 8:15 PM | Comments (0)

I realize that I’m always bragging about satisfying the client on the first try. But it’s not always the case. Sometimes I’m way, way off.

Like in the case of this wedding invitation for Lori and Derek*. They came to me with numerous images of bird silhouettes and swirly vines, and I was inspired to go in this direction. It looks like a title page from a vintage book, doesn’t it? It would look so good if it was letterpressed.

Birds on a Vine Wedding Invitation Inspired by Vintage Books

Well, vintage title page or not, it wasn’t this couple’s cup of tea. They wanted something warmer, friendlier, more textured and layered. Something more like this.

Bird on a Vine Textured and Layered Wedding Invitation

My work may not always happen so magically, but I’m thankful for clients who stick with me through the creative process, confident that I can bring their vision to life.

*Names will always be changed.

Le Royal Monceau

Posted 21 March 2013 at 6:06 PM | Comments (0)

I am so inspired by these images of Le Royal Monceau, a Parisian hotel redesigned by Philippe Starck, in the March 2013 issue of Lonny.

I am inspired by everything, from the geometric carpet:

Paris Hotel Le Royal Monceau in March 2013 Issue of Lonny: Restaurant

To the images of 17th-century Italian architecture placed on light fixtures:

Paris Hotel Le Royal Monceau in March 2013 Issue of Lonny: Restaurant Light Fixtures

To the dizzying striped hallways:

Paris Hotel Le Royal Monceau in March 2013 Issue of Lonny: Striped Hallway

And corridors with oversize brushstrokes:

Paris Hotel Le Royal Monceau in March 2013 Issue of Lonny: Hallway with Red Brushstrokes

Paris Hotel Le Royal Monceau in March 2013 Issue of Lonny: Brushstroke Corridor

To the subdued color palettes in the hotel rooms:

Paris Hotel Le Royal Monceau in March 2013 Issue of Lonny: Guest Room Sitting

Paris Hotel Le Royal Monceau in March 2013 Issue of Lonny: Sofa and French Doors

And the insanely beautiful, pink tufted headboard:

Paris Hotel Le Royal Monceau in March 2013 Issue of Lonny: Pink Tufted Headboard

Subtly contrasting the mirrored bedside tables:

Paris Hotel Le Royal Monceau in March 2013 Issue of Lonny: Mirrored Bedside Table

And the perfectly mismatched chairs:

Paris Hotel Le Royal Monceau in March 2013 Issue of Lonny: Mismatched Chairs

And abundance of cozy places to curl up with a book:

Paris Hotel Le Royal Monceau in March 2013 Issue of Lonny: Chaise and Balcony

Le Royal Monceau is located at 37 Avenue Hoche in Paris’ Eighth Arrondissement and costs over $850 per night.