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09.06.17

HAND-DRAWN LOVE / 85

“an esme vie look inspired the colors in this line from an e. e. cummings poem.” –maddy

(photo source and hand drawn type by maddy nye for designlovefest)

08.29.17

WALL STENCIL

wall stencil | designlovefest

sometimes you just want to brighten up a plain white wall without a lot of fuss or hassle and wall stencils happen to be perfect for that! we partnered with our friends over at HP to celebrate the launch of its latest HP Envy Photo All-in-One 7855 printer and created a series of printable stencils that can be used to update any room in your house (they’d also make great posters too!).

wall stencil | designlovefest
wall stencil | designlovefest

the inspiration behind the design was from my love for Matisse and how i’m seeing his influence in design pop up more and more. his use of color, the organic shapes, the repetition of his designs and the scale of his paintings…all of it creates such a positive feeling and something i could stare at for hours. when i saw his work in person a few years ago in amsterdam i was so blown away.

wall stencil | designlovefest
wall stencil | designlovefest
wall stencil | designlovefest
wall stencil | designlovefest
wall stencil | designlovefest

we used the stencils to update a corner of our office, and i love how it turned out! let us know how you put the stencils to use. there are a lot of different shapes in the attached PDF, we used a variation of them but you could just use one or two if you have a smaller space or place them really close together and make it feel like wall paper.

wall stencil | designlovefest

here is what you’ll need:

• printer (we used our HP EVVY Photo All-in-One 7855)
• card stock paper
• xacto knife
• painters tape
• paint colors of choice, all of our paint is from Behr and we used matte finish.
• paint brushes
• scissors
• double sided tape

+ DOWNLOAD THE STENCIL HERE (500)

wall stencil | designlovefest
wall stencil | designlovefest
wall stencil | designlovefest
wall stencil | designlovefest

• start by printing out all of the stencils that you want to use (above). we used xacto knives for the cutting but you could also try scissors too. put the stencil on top of a piece of cardboard and cut along the edge of the designs.

• to secure the design to the wall first put double sided tape on the back of the design along the edges so that you can get a really clean line. next secure to the wall with painters tape on the edges.

wall stencil | designlovefest

• for the painting, you’ll want to be really careful along the edges and make sure that your brush isn’t holding any water so that you avoid any drips and leaking through the paper.

• let dry for 15 minutes, remove the paper and you’re done! we only did one coat of paint because the colors were really saturated but you could do two coats if needed.

wall stencil | designlovefest
wall stencil | designlovefest

images by: Ivan Solis

(this post was made in partnership with HP, all opinions are our own)

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08.25.17

HAND-DRAWN LOVE / 84

“what the world needs now. this palette is inspired by an image from julia noni.” –maddy

(photo source and hand drawn type by maddy nye for designlovefest)

08.24.17

MY SISTER’S BACHELORETTE!

it’s been a whirlwind of travel lately, but i was SO happy to be in austin with my little sister for her bachelorette trip! i’m her maid of honor and wanted to plan a surprise weekend full of great memories for lacey, so she didn’t know a thing until she showed up!

we checked into my FAVORITE hotel in austin (and on my top hotel list ever, really) the hotel st. cecila. (they also have this hotel we visited in todos santos and this one in marfa) there was 4 of us girls, so my sister and i shared the super cool suite 1 (with the outdoor shower i kept finding her outside in singing along to music haha) and the other two gals shared a pool bungalow. it was so fun checking in and seeing her excitement!! this hotel seriously pays attention to design details and i appreciate it so much. it feels like nothing goes unnoticed!

also, a lot of people have asked what i put in the goodie bags for the girls, so here’s a list!

BACHELORETTE GOODIE BAGS:

baggu alternating pattern reusable bags (perfect for the pool)
pendelton, red bandanas (we wore them ALL weekend at the pool in our hair, out dancing around our necks…it was our version of “bachelorette matching”)
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sun bum travel sunscreen packs (LOVE this brand, smells so good)
• shop ban.do heart drink floaties and pool koozies
metallic flash tattoos
disposable cameras!
advil packets (much needed after a long night out)
topo chico (cute sparkling water, perfect in austin)

and of course, champagne and balloons and i got my sister’s crown here!

a list of some of the places we went in austin!

elizabeth street cafe for a delicious vietnamese dinner with spiked punch
hotel st. cecilia for lounging at the pool
barton springs (it was my first time to the natural springs pool, and it was such a fun summer activity. the water was cooooold but it was fun to jump in and cool off and lounge in the grass with everyone)
torchy’s tacos food truck for the tacos and queso. sitting outside in cute their under the lights.
broken spoke for honky tonk dancing!
josephine house for breakfast (sooooo good, get the bloody mary and the burrata salad)
weather up (great brunch!)

can you tell we love breakfast?? austin knows how to do a great brunch, alright. and we were in love with the robes at the hotel. i wore mine as much as possible!

this was at barton springs, definitely go there.

such a special weekend celebrating with my sis, can’t wait to see her walk down the aisle!!! love you, lacey xoxoxox

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08.23.17

BOTANICS + ULTA GIVEAWAY

we have been long time partners with botanics (remember this girl’s spa night and those cool wall planters) and our whole team loves their products (especially their organic face oil + rosewater spray). so today we’re offering you a chance to win a $500 gift card to Ulta to stock up on Botanics for yourself. Ulta also carries almost every other beauty product you could imagine so you can shop to your hearts content! or you could host a girl’s spa night like we did.

CLICK THROUGH TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY…THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!

here’s how to win…

1) visit the Ulta site and take a look around!

2) leave a comment below telling us one item you’d purchase if you won the $500 shopping credit.

one winner will receive $500 spend at Ulta. the giveaway closes on August 30th at 10am. open to our readers in the u.s. and canada only, sorry! one entry per household, multiple entries will be automatically disqualified without notice. 

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