Monday, March 28, 2011

{spring palette and my recent time occupier + a couple thoughts}

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{above photos from my recent time occupier..right before the wedding bouquet was crafted}
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Phew, last week finally came to a close. Besides taking care of my children, a no budget wedding occupied all of my time. Everything was basically borrowed or donated. However, I did invest in some fresh flowers. The above pictured flowers were used in the bouquet that I made for my sweet friend. Anyway considering the whole wedding was done for almost nothing I think it turned out very lovely (sort of helped that the location provided for such a great back-drop). I can't believe I forgot my camera to show you all some pictures. Anyway one of the things that made it was the simple centerpieces layered over yet again paper circles (are you sick of the paper circles yet?). Then we placed the same exact hurricane lights from my wedding with asparagus fern and gorgeous sweet peas at the base. Sweet peas are so beautiful because they almost have a water color quality about them. If I come across anybody who took pictures then I will be sure to post them because I think it was a good example of how sometimes "less is more".

Anyway the color palette at the wedding kept me thinking about some of the things that are inspiring me as of late. I am really attracted to corals, apricots and hues of lilac and lavender. That is why April's issue of Veranda did something to me. Also the pictures of those rainbow sherbet jasper has to be one of my favorite images from last week. Sometimes it is all about nature for inspiration.

Just a couple of design thoughts:

1. - Crate & Barrel has an awesome palette os solid color pillows.

2. - Can't afford designer fabric but love it. Try buying a remnant from ebay and rather than upholstering a piece make some throw pillows for low dollar high impact. I am considering the above apricot fabric from Clarence House. A good source for remnant fabric can be found here.

3. - DIY ombre napkins made from a little dye and simple linen napkins. Would be great for any occasion. There is also a tutorial here for tie dyed napkins if that is what would suit your fancy.

Happy Monday!

P.S. - Thank you to all of the sweet comments & emails from both the regular readers and newcomers from the Young House Love feature...such a sweet surprise. I love you guys! Apparently lots of people read YHL..thank you Sherry & co. I will also get to answering any of the emails this week.

20 comments:

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

wowo Christina Im sure it was amazing, hopefully you will share some pics soon? :)

Stephanie Sabbe said...

you come up with some great color schemes! did you see your shout out on Young House Love?

kcinteriors said...

I love the colors your into - I've been loving the same color scheme. I'm sure the wedding was beautiful - I can't wait to see pictures.

kcinteriors said...

I love the colors your into - I've been loving the same color scheme. I'm sure the wedding was beautiful - I can't wait to see pictures.

angela | the painted house said...

I'm afraid I could be dangerous with the fabric remnants. Someone hide the credit card. :)

I'm sure that wedding was all kinds of fabulous...find photos please!!

Bring on the dots...

Bekah: said...

pretty. ptretty. I love the delicate colors, so fresh.

Emily said...

For some reason the pics you post always have such a dreamy quality about them. You have a great eye! I'm a new follower and I'm loving your blog!

First House on the Right said...

This colour combination is not one I've ever thought of before and really like how it all works together. Hope you have a more relaxing week this round :) Nicolex

autumn said...

ah. what pretty pictures! i have to admit that i usually shy away from using pastels, but this post, and the hope of spring has me thinking twice about those sherbet-y colors. i would LOVE to see what miracles you pulled off for this wedding on a budget...when i first read through your post, i thought the wedding had no LIMIT on the budget, and i got all tingly thinking about what amazing feats you must have pulled off with NO budget...and then i realized that NO budget meant...no $$. i bet you still managed to make that wedding look like a million bucks. if you ever get your hands on some picture, please share!
thanks for the sweet comments on my 6th street feature, by the way.
you always brighten my day.
:)

pomelosunshine said...

I love this color palette! I have the lavender Essie polish on my fingers and the seafoam on my toes right now. Love.

this blessed nest said...

speechless my dear!

i do hope you come up with some pics to share of the big day.

i love that even more people are finding you. they all are in for such a treat.

yay! for YHL featuring that awesome tablescape. so deserved.

xoxo
kellie

Sundresses and Smiles said...

i am loving all these pale pastel hues!

LiveLikeYou said...

Love those colors together. Reminds me of Kelly Wearstler's office. So feminine and spring like! Will check out your YHL feature-how fun.

Debbie said...

Great fun. Do did a fabulous job in making M's dreams come true. I am loving the smell of my laundry room right now with all of those flowers although many are looking a little sad right now.

Debbie said...

Great fun. Do did a fabulous job in making M's dreams come true. I am loving the smell of my laundry room right now with all of those flowers although many are looking a little sad right now.

Karena said...

Christina, too gorgeous!! I adore the paintings, and the sofa in your header gets me every time!

I do have a Giveaway from The Zhush I know you will love!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Bromeliad said...

Beautiful colors. Loved seeing you on YHL, and, of course, I remembered the fabulous peacock table post.

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

This is my absolute favourite palate- so gorgeous. I'm hoping to do my bedroom in coral, lavendar and pink- with hits of gold and black- love. Great tips and congrats on the shout out!!

Melanie said...

So funny you posted about Veranda this month, because I too am obsessed. I told my husband he couldn't recycle it because there is so much inspiration (color wise) in the entire mag. OBSESSED with the artists paintings (and his home) that were featured. simply stunning...

My Interior Life said...

I couldn't agree more about that feature in Veranda. I was sitting with my mouth hanging open. That art! Oh, the colors are yummy. And I'm sure your flowers were beautiful. Please find photos!