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monday must-haves.

it’s monday again! & these are my must-haves to start off the week right!


i must have this tea cup to add to my collection!

ready to take another european getaway – pronto.

embracing the texas lifestyle!

next home project – adding mirrors within the molding in my office!

diy parties.

im currently planning a few bridal showers for some amazing brides-to-be. bridal showers are one of my favorite events to plan. they are glamorous, feminine, & celebratory with any theme you choose.

an extremely popular trend right now is shabby chic weddings. they can be difficult when hosting that many people for a wedding. vintage is fun but can get very expensive when done right! so why not use it for a shower instead? here are a few of my favorite shabby chic ideas to incorporate into your next bridal shower!

ooo la la!

drink + dine.

i know its not “fully” spring yet, but i have been itching to make my favorite spring/summer sangria! i’m usually a red wine sangria fan, but a friend of mine supplied me with this recipe, & with the slightest bit of tweaking it is the best white wine recipe i have come across!

1 bottle Pinot Gregio

1 cup Peach Schnapps

1/3 cup frozen lemonade

Diced grapes and nectarines to your liking

and viola! let the drinking begin!

my week in pictures.

this week was a fun, fabulous, yet busy whirlwind! here are a few moments that made my work week enjoyable!

my view from a clients house!

created new spring vignettes at the store with some of my favorite things!

playing dress up at brickhouse bridal with a new bride-to-be!

new headboard i had custom made to fit under our master bedroom window.

finally time to relax with my two favorites.

for my day job, i work as a visual merchandiser for an gorgeous interior design store! it is such a dream gig, getting to set up & create new vignette’s all day with beautiful merchandise.

below is a blog i wrote for the store, that i thought i would share with you as well!

When you hear the word “vignette,” most people think of a short scene in a play or character sketch. A design vignette isn’t too different from its theatrical and literary counterparts. Able to deliver a high-impact visuals with minimal effort, vignettes are one of the design world’s go-to tricks.

The beauty of creating a vignette is that it’s unique to you and what you want to express, and can be changed and rearranged whenever the mood strikes.

Before you start throwing together your items, you’ll need to apply a few key principles:

Identify objects to anchor your vignette, the scale of your objects, and your dominant colors.

Always mix it up! Don’t be afraid to mix eras, styles, or colors. Wood looks great with chrome; transitional looks great against old world. You don’t have to have limitations.

Don’t just stack your books on the shelf. Use them as risers, bases, and items themselves. Books make a great personal statement about your interests, and add pops of color.

Add a touch of greenery. Put plants in unexpected containers. Up high, down low, whatever space needs filler.

Scented candles are an easy way to personalize your room. They are a great addition to a grouping and always look elegant.

Relate your everyday items to piece they are on. Put remotes on coffee table trays, mail in decorative boxes, and bathroom items in baskets. This way they don’t attract too much attention from being out of place.

Editing is crucial. You want the space to look thoughtful, not cluttered.

Hope this helps with some of your at home dilemma’s.

hue of the week.

the sun is starting to come out here in houston, and i never thought i’d say this – but i think i’m ready for summer!

until then, this is sure to brighten my (& hopefully your) day!

photos: dress: dvf – tasha tunic dress, lighting: galbraith & paul – medium drum pendant lamp, shoes: j.crew – cece suede ballet flat, bracelet: kate spade new york – triple threat faceted bangle, bag: burburry – textured leather crossbody bag, paint: sherwin williams – cheerful