i love terrain’s simple aesthetic. there’s something so relaxing about the items in their shop. they remind me of a backyard dinner party under string lights with friends. here’s a few items i decided to splurge on as an early birthday present to myself. i guess you know you’re getting older when a marble tray is pretty much the best thing ever.
i’ll be turning 28 next week and i decided to keep it very low key this year. i’m going to dinner with a few friends here. i’ve been switching back and forth between fun party & intimate dinner each year and it’s nice. birthday parties can be great and all, but they can also be a lot of work! (here’s mine from last year)
some of the items i love: marble & wood cheese board, washed linen tablecloth, ceramic pasta bowls, wildflower bubble bath, two-toned tumblers
a good friend of mine asked me to give her some of my favorite resources for wallpaper. she’s wanting to cover the entryway in her new home with something fun. i thought i’d share with you too…
cavern is the wallpaper that is used in my studio building, the unique space. (that’s our hallway to the bathrooms right above) they have a great selection of cool wallpapers here.
hygge & west’s selection is filled with gold, which i love. i chose the dots & the ferns as my top picks.
ellie cashman sure has some bold statement wallpaper in her collection. i think these large florals are so rad in that work area!
what do you think of bodie and fou’s faux wood & concrete wallpaper options? i’m curious to see those in person.
oh man i love these watercolor designs by emma hayes! very cool.
can’t go wrong with a vertical black and white stripe. ferm living as a great one here. the half moons are nice too. i also added some of their wall stickers in for fun. shop those here.
anthropologie has sea scapes & vivid poppies! can you imagine a bathroom with those bright flowers? i’d be into that for sure.
speaking of the sea, how about these hand drawn waves wallpaper by abigail edwards? i could see this being very cute in a little boy’s room.
for the neutral gal, i chose these graphic options in a bone color from serena & lily.
and last but not least, minakani lab. gorgeous wallpaper made in paris. that black and white option of the trees is so calming, i love it.
which one are you loving? any other wallpaper stores you want to share? -bri
This week we are going to have 5 more giveaways AND 5 gift guides! I’ve already started shopping from them myself. Hope you enjoy! -bri
“We all have a friend who’s crazy about decorating, you know the one who changes her living room layout twice a year? Here are some gift ideas just for her. I’m hesitating between this cool triangular frame and the striped towels. What would you pick?” -stephanie
shop these items: 1. Tonight by Ashley Goldberg, 2. Neon hangers from zara home, 3. Triangular frame from Kate Spade Saturday, 4. Embroidered pillow fom Anthropologie, 5. Coaster set from Artsy Modern, 6. Geometric pitcher form Kate Spade Saturday, 7. Cake stand from zara home, 8. Marimekko tray, 9. Eye pot from baba souk, 10. Striped towels from zara home, 11. Leaf salad servers from zara home, 12. Design Brooklyn by Anne Hellman.
more gift ideas: here and here
i gotta say, one of the smartest decisions i’ve made is moving into a bigger studio. (besides painting it white!) i’ve already been able to use numerous times, i feel inspired, clear-headed and happy! something that made me very very happy was inviting a bunch of my friends over to my studio last weekend for a wrapping paper party. working with epson was a real dream, they let us all be creative and added a really unique twist on the event.
you can watch the video that arian
created first. i love it so much! such good memories with my friends. and somehow the music makes me kinda teary eyed. maybe it’s PMS? regardless, it’s awesome.
my assistant joanie is always telling me i need to go way less overboard when it comes to these events. i try really hard, i do. but i fail every time. i guess i’m like my mother after all. i hired my best friend jen to do all of the styling. she was in charge of sourcing the supplies and setting them all up for the guests. i knew she would do an amazing job, and she definitely delivered.
jen hand painted a ton of white paper with black paint pens (turned out awesome!) and hung the designs all over the room for people to choose from. we also filled baskets with pretty paper from our friend’s urbanic paper shop. then we all just spread out and made a mess…
i handed out a labelworks printable ribbon kit to each of my friends when they arrived (just like a label maker but prints ribbons!) everyone got a kick out of writing funny phrases and quickly printing them.
yasmine made a green garland to decorate our brick wall and created a bunch of floral arrangements to make the space look festive. whoa nelly set up a beautiful brunch spread with yogurt parfaits, jam tarts, pastries and mini frittatas.
and of course the spiked coffee bar was a hit….
don’t you love my friend kristin’s huge bow? she wore it all day. and how about some gold foil wrapping paper for your presents this year? or hand making some like jen’s below…
i also asked my friends to bring some photos on their phone (with a buncha blogger friends that’s not a very difficult task. ha) the new epson printers can print photos right from your phone using wifi. so cool. we scanned a bunch of old photos and printed out instagrams to decorate our packages with. (win the printer, scanner and label maker below!)
we left out a bunch of scissors, tape, twine, stickers, ornaments, paint, pens etc…so everyone could just go crazy with their wrapping.
i mean, i knew my friends were creative but they seriously took it up a level for this. we had such a fun morning wrapping presents, drinking too many coffee/baileys concoctions, and catching up with each other. the holidays can be so busy for everyone, so it was nice to just relax.
luckily there’s still time to get all your friends together and throw one of these parties yourself. let me know if you do, okay? i always love seeing your photos & recreations. happy holidays! - bri
also, i hired asia to create some really adorable printable gift tags that we could use at the party and that you all can print off right here! enjoy. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD GIFT TAGS (928)
photography: woodnote photography
art direction: bri emery
video by: modshift
florals by: yasmine floral design
styling by: jen gotch
gift tag design by: asia pietrzyk
a collaboration with epson. all opinions are my own
for day #4 of our 12 days of giveaways we are giving away a printer, scanner and ribbon maker to one winner! win it for yourself or for your sister in college, your grandpa who loves to scan his old photographs, or maybe your your crafty friend.
prize package includes… Epson Expression Premium XP-810 Small-in-One Printer
| Epson Perfection V550 Photo Color Scanner
| LabelWorks Printable Ribbon Kit
here’s how to win… (CLOSED)
1) “like” the designlovefest facebook page.
2) go to the epson site and take a look around.
3) leave a comment below letting me know your favorite item.
one winner will be chosen on thursday, december 12th at 10am PST. open to US readers only. the retail value of prize is $400+. also! $20 off any purchase on www.epson.com/designlovefest with the code designlovefest through december 31st, 2013 (US only)
UPDATE: winner is #269, maggie!
chairish is a cool site if you are looking to decorate your home (i’m currently starting on my guest bedroom.) they have all sorts of great vintage pieces available! you can also sell your items on there as well. i curated a whole group of my favorites for you to browse through in my collection here. i had so much fun doing this…i hope you find some furniture you love.
ALSO! chairish is giving away a $500 credit to their site. (please get that gold bin storage unit below, it’s so amazing! hurry before i decide to splurge on it for my office.)
shop my collection above: gold bin storage rack, rope lounge chair, pink sofa, splatter artwork, pendant light, and cafe chairs. and below: mid-century couch, wood coffee table, barware set, white lounge chair, danish chair set and brass table.
CLICK THROUGH TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY…