Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Bedroom Design: Thoughts and Wishes

When it comes to the "style" of design that one is drawn to, especially myself, I feel that my likes conflict.  I'm somewhat of a rustic/cottage fanatic, yet I can appreciate contemporary design and clean lines. Is this possible?  It can be a struggle, especially being a designer!!!

My husband and I both have similar likes.  We can go into a store and when we see a piece of furniture or just the right accessory, we are typically in agreement if we feel that it's a contender to be included in our home.  Sometimes if I fall in love with something, it may take a bit convincing on his end.

As we walked into Bon Bon this past weekend, we reminded ourselves how much we adore a bed (headboard) they have on display.  It's a bit more traditional compared to our existing, but the tuffted design, the color, the size, OH *WISH*!  We even were digging the comfy pillows they had displayed, soft, down-filled, cozy.

Our Bedroom Currently:

Our Lovely Find at Bon Bon.........
.....Maybe One Day:

My husband even suggested we add in a third Euro back pillow to our, AWESOME SUGGESTION HUBSTER!!!!  It was a fun outing for sure, and what newlywed wife could complain after stuffing her face with pizza and getting to go to an awesome design inspired shop with her husband?  No complaints here.  Hubs is still in agreement that we could use some sprucing up, so yay for that!

More lovely finds at Bon Bon:

Monday, March 29, 2010

Maui- licious

Jen, another PW bride, is getting married in Maui, Hawaii  (a bride after my own heart)!  I've had a fabulous time working on some monograms for her, as well as designing some hang tags for her guest fan favors and a monogramed table runner.  Her runner is still a work in progress, yet I'm loving how her other projects are turning out.  She has an out-of-this-world color scheme, so bright and fun, that I can't wait to see how her planning progresses!

Monograms designed by S&S:

Hang tags designed by S&S:


Thursday, March 25, 2010

For the Girls

I had the honor of designing bouquet tags for a fellow PW bride Ashley, and I just adore her color scheme!  I am so pleased that she thinks they are lovely- I think they're lovely too Ashley!  And how about that ribbon?  I am loving the color grey lately, but who would have know it would be so difficult to search out grey colored ribbon?  An FYI to ribbon distributors: there is a distinct difference between silver and grey, how about we offer up some more greys?  In any case, I found a lovely soft grey in a wider thickness, and I'm stoked that Ashley approves!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


If I hadn't already gotten married, I just might have saved and saved and saved even more $ to replicate this reception decor for our special day!  I am in love!  The placement of each piece, the location, the colors, the pillows, the charger plates, the flowers.  Really, a beach vignette could not be more beautiful!

Photos Via Pacific Weddings

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

OH MY !!!

Oh my gawsh, did you see the date of my last post?  Yes, I have to admit that last year I came up with this brilliant idea of launching my very own Etsy shop named Sweet Peas and Seashells .  The ideas were rolling through my head so much that they prompted me to start this little blog before I created a shop (how does that work?).  Needless to say, in the mist of my own wedding planning, the brilliant idea was put on hold.........until now!  I am so pleased with myself (yes I can admit that I gave myself a pat on the back) for officially launching S&S!!!! 

I started this blog last year on Valentine's Day, and I officially launched my Etsy shop this year on V-day!  Planned?  Actually, no- but it's awesome that it just so happened to work out that way!  It must be meant to be?

I have to thank all the wonderful brides from Project Wedding who have allowed me to continue to gain confidence in my little shop through their orders, lovely feedback, and recommendations.  What a lovely community of brides, and some grooms, planning their weddings.  THANK YOU PW'ers!!!