Wednesday, December 22, 2010


I have noticed a design trend lately of incorporating marble textures into the print and home decor world. I saw this fun tutorial a few weeks ago via the wedding blog Ruffled on how to make your own marble paper and it inspired me. I thought it was really awesome and would make great envelope liners. You can easily customize your own colors -- it doesn't have to be neon!

Cool, huh? And, while I was flipping through the latest issue of Lonny Mag I found this spread illustrating beautiful products that all consists of marble. I love the color palette of the book cover (1) and the lamp (3).
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I can't remember how I first discovered this pillow, but it fits in perfectly with this post + my design taste ... cream and gold. 

A few months ago I posted about interior designer Kelly Wearstler's china she designed that I love. Well, besides her own china line, she also designed bedding for Sferra and the pieces are gorgeous. How do you like her marble texture? It is divine to me. 

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


With wedding stuff occupying most of my time lately, I have started paying a lot of attention to china. I just keep stumbling upon these beautiful pieces of hand-made pottery that I could picture displayed in my dining room or entertaining a house full of guests. I love unique, one of a kind pieces, and like I mentioned before I have developed a slight obsession with tea cups so that may lend to my attraction as well. I wanted to share a few artists that I have found and my favorite pieces. (feel free to ship any to Melrose)

1. LeaWoodCeramics :: I love the simple shapes and elegant thickness to all her pieces, but I especially enjoy the touch of quirkiness the ink strokes convey. The black and gray touches are classic enough to mix and match with any dinner sets. 

2. Sara Paloma Pottery :: With my love for white, you know I would love these dainty pieces with touches of gold. So sweet!

3. Gretel :: Gretel is a company that sells home accessories from around the world. All of the brands are beautiful and share an appreciation for simplicity and creativity. 

Do you have any pottery favorites? I know Etsy has tons more ... I just found these through other bloggers. 

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


So, you bloggers/readers have probably seen these amazing cover designs by Coralie Bickford-Smith for the F. Scott Fitzgerald series all over blog world, but in case you haven't -- get ready to drool! I want them all! And, I don't even care if I read them or not, I just want to collect them and display them on a beautiful piece of furniture. I love the use of the metallic ink and the simple eye-catching designs. I think my favorite is The Great Gatsy. What do you think?

Don't worry, I have all ready created an Amazon wish list and emailed it to Brandon asking for at least one for my stocking ;)

Friday, December 3, 2010


I know I am getting married in exactly 85 days, but a girl can dream, right? So ... I decided to put together a fun Christmas wish list just in case somebody was wondering ;) Or, perhaps it can spark some gift ideas to add to your wish list!

My #2 item is a beautiful tweed jacket from Zara -- I think it looks awesome with those tights and booties. I just recently discovered Zara and I am fascinated! They have great styles and prices, just what I love. Check out some of my favorites below:
rehearsal dinner outfit???

love this simple short sleeved turtle neck dress

What do you have on your wish list??? Please share!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


and happy holidays from Melrose!
[the bulbs are actually lime and white]

I don't have a lot, but here is some fun Christmas inspiration ...

love this wreath -- I am sure you could easily make this. 

I love all things natural ...

creative use of old books at Christmas time!

burlap ornaments -- my friend Lacey sent me this pic -- that I am going to attempt to make myself!

My good friend, Laurel-Dawn, did a fantastic holiday decor post so be sure to check it out for more ideas! I will share more photos of Melrose once the tree goes up.