With warm weather and longer days, I’m day dreaming about a backyard refresh. Blues and greens, a little nautical, a little rustic and definitely relaxing and comfortable. I’m in LOVE with this double lounge chair and think the seahorse pillow would add a perfect little pop. I also love the idea of a chalkboard to keep track of lawn game scores!
side table / lounge chair / pillows medallion, coral, stripe, seahorse, dots / planter / glass buoy / chalkboard / r
What’s your dream outdoor space?
Hawaii week is coming to an end—I know, I know, it’s only Wednesday, but I’m leaving on a jet plane tomorrow! Since we’re going to Maui to celebrate my amazing friend and college roommate’s nuptials, I thought it would be apropos to put together my dream Hawaiian wedding mood board. I’m sure her wedding is going to be ten times as beautiful as this board, but I sure wouldn’t mind this romantic tropical wedding, with weathered driftwood, floral crowns, umbrellaed cocktails and all. It also really makes me want to design some ethereal and tropical wedding invitations….
aisle / bride / driftwood / table setting / invitation / cocktail / watercolor
What’s your dream wedding?
You can’t plan a Hawaiian vacation without thinking about what to wear! There’s nothing better than bright colors and breezy fabrics, and I am so ready for maxis, flip flops and floppy hats.
Admittedly I don’t own any of these items (except the Ray-Bans), but I love this look for day time. Colorful bikini, an adorable cover-up and comfortable maxi to throw on for lunches and shopping.
And being that we’re headed to Maui for a very special occasion (my roommate’s wedding, of course!), this is my look for the wedding day. Again, I don’t own these clothes, but they’re close enough :)
Collages and links courtesy of Polyvore
Filed under Fashion, Places
It’s Hawaii week here at Design Bright. Why Hawaii week? Because I’m going to Maui on Thursday!!! So here’s too beautiful beaches, delicious cocktails and sunny sunshine.
aloha / pineapple / beach / ocean
I love designing for Minted, mostly because it is a great way to practice new design techniques and skills. But I also love the fun projects they launch…and the prizes would be pretty darn cool too. Like this one. Winners will be sold at West Elm. Wow. How amazing would that be.
The competition is incredibly tough, but also totally inspiring. Want to see my work sold at West Elm? I would love your vote for my designs!
I had so much fun designing this series of illustrated recipes. I’m thinking of continuing the series. Any suggestions for other favorite recipes?
Or, if something a little cozier is what you’re looking for…
Or perhaps you need a little greenery in your life (but not the kind you can kill).
There are so many stunning stationery options out there, but sometimes they just don’t say what you need them to say. Enter this brilliant letterpressed LCD-style card from Present & Correct to fill in the perfect message (assuming that message is 16 characters or less). Love it.
Present & Correct
Filed under Graphics, Paper
I’ve got bachelorette parties on the mind. I just returned from a fabulous time in Vegas celebrating one friend and have another coming up next month. A printed invitation certainly isn’t a requirement for a bachelorette party, but it sure would be fun to design! There’s nothing more fun than bright color and girly details and that’s what a bachelorette party is all about!
ombre / camp bachelorette / ring / lipstick / script / confetti
Filed under Events, Paper
I had mentioned that April was proving to be quite the jet-setting month. After last weekend’s trip to San Luis Obispo, we’re heading somewhere totally different this weekend. Cue the neon lights…..because we’re headed to Vegas!
And not just any Vegas trip. Bachelorette weekend. Pool parties, little black dresses and fruity cocktails. Jealous?
Have a great weekend, everyone!
The month of April is a fun and busy one, full of lots of quick little weekend get aways and parties.
This past weekend I was in beautiful San Luis Obispo. If you’ve never been, go immediately. Tell your boss you’ll be back next week, turn on your out-of-office email and go. Seriously. It’s the most beautiful place you’ll ever go, with the happiest people (Oprah said so, so it must be true). I thought it would be fun to put together a little mood board homage to this wonderful area. From farmers markets, to the beach, to wine tasting, you can’t go wrong. Doesn’t this make you want to go ever more?
Full disclosure: Some of these photos aren’t actually from SLO, but they might as well be… (and they do capture the vibe).
hills / farmers market / bike / maxi / vineyard / avila beach / downtown / mission
Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! I was lucky enough to spend the first part of my weekend with my bff in stunning San Luis Obispo and then spend the second half with my honey celebrating our 10 year dating anniversary! I’d say it was a pretty good weekend.
Today’s installment of Inspiration to Invitation features the bridal shower invitation for my wonderful friend and college roommate! She’s getting married in Maui (!) so we wanted something with a tropical feel, without going over-the-top with palm trees and hibiscus flowers. I think the hand-drawn flowers and string lights are the perfect solution and are highlighted perfectly with the green, purple and pink color palette. I tried to incorporate a little bit of a travel feel as well with the layout of the event details.
I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for my pina colada already.
Inspiration: crest / sunset / merci / string lights / flowers / illustration / happy / flowers