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Mothers Day Brunch for Todays CNY Woman

Mothers Day Brunch for Todays CNY Woman

I’m excited today to share a recent project that I wrote and styled for local women’s magazine, Today’s CNY Woman. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, the feature is all about planning the perfect little Mother’s Day brunch with a few pretty details and little to no fuss. Just how I like it! You can see the complete feature online for all of my tips and ideas. If you’re in the Syracuse area, the print issue is available next …

A Secret Garden Inspiration Shoot

A Secret Garden Inspiration Shoot

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Last spring I was contacted by the incredible Kelly Stremmel about teaming up on an editorial shoot, bringing together some of Central New York’s finest wedding vendors. A series of emails sharing inspiration flew back and forth, with Kelly and I teaming up to bring to life what is, hands down, my favorite shoot I’ve designed to date. Amidst the perfect lush green grounds of Lorenzo Mansion, I wanted to evoke a super romantic, secret garden inspired look with a …

An Inspiration Shoot Sneak Peek

An Inspiration Shoot Sneak Peek

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I had the incredible pleasure of styling a gorgeous editorial shoot this past weekend with an all-star team of talented Syracuse vendors and I am so excited to share a little video sneak peek. The shoot came to life thanks to the amazing Kelly Stremmel who sent me an email asking me if I wanted to collaborate on a shoot. My answer was an immediate yes! Kelly and I then teamed up on conceptualizing the look and feel of the …

Modern Watermelon + Pink Styled Shoot

Modern Watermelon + Pink Styled Shoot

This shoot is a fun little project that I worked on with FiftyFlowers.com, Paper Mojo and Alice G. Patterson Photography and I just love how it turned out! A few months back FiftyFlowers.com approached me about creating an inspiration shoot using their gorgeous wholesale flowers and I was instantly inspired by the idea of a really bright and happy spring color palette. Various shades of pink and watermelon and a gorgeous variety of peony tulip took center stage. I had …

Crafty Purple and Red Valentines Day Inspiration

Crafty Purple and Red Valentines Day Inspiration

On Friday I shared the gold glam Valentines Day table I put together and today I’m excited to share a punchy red and purple variation of the design, perfect for a really bright and cheerful Valentines Day celebration. I thought it would be fun to show how the same basic design elements (in this case the white linens, metallic gold paper runner and simple white vases and tableware) can be given a dramatically different look just by switching up a …

Gold Glam for Valentines Day

Gold Glam for Valentines Day

Yesterday I told you a little about the sleek and modern Valentines Day shoot I styled for a fun little design challenge over at A Subtle Revelry. Today I’m happy to share the details with you! I collaborated with my girl Megan on this shoot, which never fails to be a great time. Megan is a kick ass photographer by day and I’m pretty sure she moonlights as a rock star by night = she’s my kind of gal. Needless …

The Boxcar Press Open Studio

The Boxcar Press Open Studio

New readers may not know that by day I work a pretty sweet gig at Boxcar Press, an internationally renowned letterpress print shop here in Syracuse, New York, which also includes our two letterpress stationery lines Bella Figura and Smock. A few weeks ago we hosted our first ever open studio event, which was essentially the coolest holiday party I’ve ever had the pleasure of attending. We invited the local public, media, clients, vendors, friends, family and anyone with an …

Farmhouse Harvest Brunch

Farmhouse Harvest Brunch

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This morning I thought I’d share a few more details from my fall harvest brunch design featured last week in the fall harvest challenge on City Cradle Design. When I started thinking about the design I wanted to create, I instantly thought of all the gorgeous colors and flavors that are indicative of fall in Upstate New York where I live. I envisioned a farmhouse brunch that would be a celebration of not only fall and harvest but also of …

Bridal Suite Inspiration Shoot

Bridal Suite Inspiration Shoot

A couple of weeks ago I hinted at a little project I was working on with Ami of Elizabeth Anne Designs involving a pretty peach color palette. Today I am excited to share the results with you! Because Ami and I were both going to be in New York City at the same time for the National Stationery Show, we thought we’d take advantage and pull together an inspiration shoot. (We’re asking talented wedding pros to do it for our …

Inspired Tablescape – Source List + Prices

Inspired Tablescape – Source List + Prices

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As promised, here’s a quick source list and prices for the items I purchased for the table design featured today and photographed by Megan Dailor.

Paper doilies – $1.99 a package from Michael’s (I bought the 4″, 6″, 8″ and 10″ sizes)
Glass candy dish – $7.99 from Michael’s (shown holding carnations – came with a lid not used)
Grosgrain ribbon – $3.99 from Michael’s
Satin ribbon – $4.99 from Michael’s

Champagne coupes – $1.99 each from Christmas Tree Shops
Cut glass dinner plates …

Inspired Tablescape – Part III

Inspired Tablescape – Part III

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I’ve got a few more photos from the incredibly talented Megan Dailor from our photoshoot to share and later today I’ll be sharing a full source list so you can easily recreate the look for yourself. It’s a fresh and pretty look that’s perfect for a wedding, but equally appropriate for a birthday party, a Mother’s Day brunch, or a bridal shower.

First up, I have to introduce you to Jeremy. Jeremy is Megan’s furry little nephew …

Inspired Tablescape – Part II

Inspired Tablescape – Part II

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As promised, I’m back with more photos and lots of details about the tablescape I recently styled. The vision was for a pretty winter wedding with an afternoon reception with champagne and delicious treats galore. I worked out the color palette and details inspired by Ami’s inspiration board and from there picked a few details I wanted to focus on when pulling everything together. The emphasis for me was on color and finding a way to work in inexpensive paper …