Archive for the ‘INSPIRATION’ Category
it’s been a little dull and rainy here in LA lately (which i love), and i’ve been seeing lots of umbrellas around. i think they are one seriously underrated accessory. today we thought it’d be fun to show you how to make a stylish one of your own using wax paper, some tape, and a little paint…
what you’ll need:
• craft paint that is listed for fabric (we like martha stewart’s)
• blue painter’s tape
• wax paper
• paint brush
• circle cutter or circle punch (we like this circle cutter kit)
CONTINUE READING FOR FULL DIY INSTRUCTIONS…
take a look inside our san francisco blogshop! our LA class just sold out, but we just added another for those of you that have been asking for more LA dates. you can sign up for that here. and philly, there’s a few more spots…we are planning something pretty wonderful there!
i gotta say, the yellow bkr is my favorite. which color palette has been your favorite so far?
our instgram backdrop was custom weaved by kiersten stevens. love that color gradient!
these carry bangle bracelets by kindred can be customized to say anything you want. we picked “keep on dreaming” and “stay inspired” to keep our student’s spirits lifted long after class ends.
illume partnered with sephora to create body products in their luscious scents. we gave each student a pouch of travel sizes smell-goods.
florals by something blue kept with our hippie desert theme, and featured all kinds of interesting blooms and bottles.
each student got a box of interactive cards from two rubies. each one becomes a gift—a coaster, bookmark or other small treasure.
we gave this scalloped leather matine shop clutch away as a prize.
the blue eye brown eye calligraphy kits were put to good use, even angela and i were practicing in our hotel room at night after class.
this pair of socks from stance is quite adorable. you see those little panels are sheer…right??
aritist jenn smith handmakes these random pyramid and sweater gift tags that she sells in her upper tiny etsy shop, which has lots of other great artwork and products.
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NY (email for waitlist!) | CHICAGO (email for waitlist!) | CHICAGO VIDEO | weekend LA (sold out) | weekday LA (just added!)
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(see previous blogshop posts & all of our goodie bag items used here!)
i had been curious about this magical place for a while now…so when heather suggested we get in the car and drive a few hours to go see it i jumped at the chance. i knew i would regret it if i didn’t go. (do you recognize it from the movie into the wild?)
salvation mountain is about an hour from palm springs in the middle of the desert. you are driving along an empty road and then you see a colorful painted mountain in the distance. it feels like a dream, really. the mountain is made from adobe, straw and thousands of gallons of paint.
leonard is the guy who created this piece of art…he’s in his 80′s now. one of his friends still lives there and told me that leonard lived in the desert at the bottom of the mountain for over 20 years (he now lives in a home and has been diagnosed with dementia) and people would bring him paint when they came to visit.
the theme of the art is clearly religious…there’s bible phrases painted all over it!
shop this look: joie layana shorts, beach riot floral swimsuit, similar polkadot head scarf from modcloth, similar dropped armhole tank from free people.
it is no doubt one of those days i will never forget. have you ever been? you must make it there someday!
photos by: heather gildroy
instagrams by: designlovefest
you know how you focus on finishing one room in your house…and it’s awesome when it’s done…but then the other rooms in your house feel kinda sad and not paid attention to? believe me, i’m not in a big rush to start another big design project, but i definitely have started THINKING about the direction i want to take our new bedroom (even though we moved in last summer!) see my whole pinboard here to get the full picture.
shopping credits above: target threshold brass side table, west elm marble side table, persian pink rock salt lamp, commune yellow light socket, douce nuit poster. inspiration photo from mae engelgeer.
i am a strong believer in keeping the bedroom the most calm place in your house (or at least trying to.) we don’t watch tv in there, we try to not work on laptops in bed (although somedays it works out that way.) i like to keep it a stress-free zone as much as possible. i actually have even been working on not having arguments and late night heavy talks in the bedroom…i think it can change the energy in the room. i don’t want to remember it as a place where we fought about money or chores…i just want it to be a place we sleep and relax and dream. i know that sounds pretty hippie, but maybe you can relate.
shopping credits above: target threshold ombre pillow, joss & main cloud table lamp, joss & main white chair, boucherouite colorful rug. inspiration photo from femina.
so keeping with the calm theme, i’d love to have a lot of neutrals going on. white curtains, white bedding, white walls…and i WISH i could turn the floors white. however, it wouldn’t be me if i didn’t add in some hits of color here and there. i’d love to keep the rug a main color focus (and maybe layer a couple together), bring in some bright pillows and small decorative items and that’s it. my living room is color WILD (see here) and i love it…but it’s time to tone it down in the bedroom.
do you keep your bedroom more minimal and neutral? have you notice it helping your stress levels? i’d love to hear about it! -bri
(This post is sponsored by Target. Welcome to Threshold. A new line for house and home.)
mother’s day is fast approaching, and this year i’m teaming up with the very talented la artist kelly lamb & one of our floral contributors moon canyon design to give your mom a custom bouquet AND vase on her special day!
it’s always nice to get flowers but it’s something else when they come collected in a piece of art. all kelly’s pieces are made right here in silverlake. i especially love how her clean geo lines add such a cool texture to the floral arrangement.
to celebrate this pairing we are excited to do a giveaway just in time for mother’s day! one (la-based) winner will win a moon canyon floral arrangement inside a kelly lamb geo vase (shown above) and will be delivered to your mom!
here’s how to win…(CLOSED)
1. comment below telling us what your mom’s favorite flower is!
one winner will be chosen on wednesday, may 8th at 10am PST. open to los angeles residents only (your mom must live in LA). the retail value is $360.
UPDATE: winner is #44 shannon s!
you can also pre-order arrangements to be picked up at the echo park craft fair this mother’s day weekend. email kristen if you are interested! firstname.lastname@example.org
(photos by designlovefest)