Inspired By Mint & Sand

I saw these incredible photographs by Álvaro Sánchez-Montañés and was not only inspired by the magical subject matter but also the colors found in these images. That pale minty green mixed with white and sand is such a soothing palette.
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Here’s a roundup of some items that reminds me of this palette- from sandy rugs to crisp mint bordered sheets….

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Frozen.

I came across this Dutch photographer Niki Feijen thanks to Mary McDonald’s Instagram.  He tours Europe and shoots decrepit, abandoned buildings and the result is gorgeous, creepy, sad and beautiful all at the same time.  If you have time, peruse the full gallery on his site and pre-order his new book coming out in September, aptly titled Frozen (his last book sold out).  You could look at each image forever, studying all the details- the peeling wallpaper, detailed woodwork, pair of slippers waiting for their owner… it’s fascinating no?

You also can order prints on acrylic panel. I think one of these printed large scale in a perfectly decorated room would be a very interesting dichotomy…

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Visual Delight: Paris in Four Months

You guys have GOT to check out Paris in Four Months-I have not been this charmed by a blog in so long. Thanks to Sarah, I spent hours this weekend pouring over the imagery created by Carin Olsson, a woman who is as in love with Paris as I am. Okay, maybe more considering she moved there on a whim alone to discover what it was like to live in the magical city. Who hasn’t dreamt of that? What incredible pictures she shoots- of the city itself, nature, fashion, beauty….everything. I am certain you will be as delighted as I am.

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Chicest Ad Campaign EVER.

Is this Ferragamo campaign shot by Claiborne Swanson Frank not the more gorgeous, wonderful thing ever? I love seeing how each of these fashionable ladies styled herself and her custom Ferragamo L’Iacona shoes. I am obsessed with the details- not only of the outfits but of the settings and spaces too.

I would friggin’ sell my soul for this coat. And these legs.

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This is just the most killer portrait… and sofa. And legs, again.

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Lauren Santo Domingo’s whole look slays me- head to toe, I must have it. And the setting too (Paris).

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The yellow, gold, green, wall molding and tiger (sadface).

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The orange and turquoise combo- kill me. So good.

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This is summer perfection to a T.

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PREPPY HEAVEN! That room too- amazing!!!!

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Oh Olivia. You are so lovely.

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Love everything about this. The olive trench is just everything.

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So elegant. That building too!

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All black in Paris. Perfect.

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The flowers, the colors…. just mind blowingly pretty.

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Edgy, cool and colorful.

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If I had to choose I’d probably do all black becasue I’m boring/classic like that.  Or maybe nude with black– you know, get crazy.  It’s not a shoe I’d typically be drawn to, as it seems a little granny-chic.  But now that I’ve seen this campaign, they have redefined it for a new generation and now I’m into it (the flats at least, the chunky low heel, not as much)!  Pretty genius, right?

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See the monogram on the sole? So cute!

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And did I mention how insanely gorgeous and lovely Clairborne Swanson Frank is? You’ve all seen her apartment in Elle Decor! I know we’d be best friends because of that leopard bench. It’s telling.

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Yes, that’s her. I know…… We don’t even have to talk about it.

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Animal Print Shop Giveaway!

Thank you all for your wonderfully thoughtful comments and emails regarding yesterday’s post.  What a brilliant group of readers I have! So grateful for you all. Now to spread some smiles around let’s change things up with…. BABY ANIMALS!

Nothing makes me to grin wider than furry little loves so when photographer Sharon Montrose became a blog sponsor I was beside myself with glee. I think I should make a little room in my house a “happy room” and just put tons of these awesome Animal Print Shop pictures up so I can go in there when I’ve got a bad case of the sads. They are some of my favorite things to use in nurseries and kids rooms and LUCKY YOU, Sharon is giving away a 16″ x 20″ limited edition print of any animal of your choice today!!!! Keep reading for how to enter….

I can’t even DEAL with these faces! Look at them! (I am talking in baby voice to my computer right now)

Can I have her job please?

This one cracks me up.

Check out this gorgeous Palm Springs nursery featured on Sharon’s blog by Morgan Satterfield (see Mr. Camel on the wall?)

Adults can use them too- don’t forget! This buffalo is pretty boss.

Actress Molly Sims used them in her nursery for her new son! See how awesome they look in a grid?

P.S. Her nursery is AMAZE.

Leave a comment below on which animal is your absolute favorite and like the Animal Print Shop Facebook page and we will email the winner next week!