Fashion Friday: A Blue and White Wedding

I’ve mentioned before that when pondering creative careers earlier on in life I seriously considered becoming a wedding planner. I absolutely LOVE every aspect of event planning- from the fashion right down to the paper goods.  So I had some fun today styling a wedding look for a pretty spring/ summer event from the bride down to the guests! I hope you enjoy it (especially those planning their own celebrations!)

I am obsessed with Lela Rose’s bridal gowns, and this one does not disappoint.  Simple, elegant and a forever classic it provides simplicity but drama (hello- check out the back of it below!)  I;d pair it with light blue shoes (as a fun “something blue”) and statement vintage inspired chandelier earrings and a sleek updo.  A white/green/blue-grey bouquet wrapped in hand-dyed silk ribbon adds a pretty pop of color.  For the groom, an impeccably tailored navy suit and striped tie does just fine. Maybe add a pocket square for a bit more “fashion”. :)
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BRIDE: wedding gown // shoes // silk ribbon // earrings // engagement ring // nail polish

GROOM: suit // shirt // tie // shoes

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Dining Table + Chair Roundup

Hi guys- sorry this is late. I’ve been running on fumes this week! However, I did think a post like this would be pretty interesting as I’ve found that people can find it a bit difficult to pair dining tables and chairs. In the design world its a no-no to buy furniture in sets (of any kind) so pairing a table with chairs that compliment but don’t MATCH is key. Here are a few examples that may help you visualize your own space!

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Day Off

Life has been a little crazy as of late, and its left me with zero time this morning to blog (also I’m on a train right now and feeling a little woozy from looking at the screen). I’m sorry guys, I’ve gotta use a “get out of jail free” card today for a big post.  I’ll be back Wednesday, promise. :)

Thanks,  EG

P.S. Since I’m having a “Calgon take me away” moment, I’ll leave you with these images of Darryl Carter’s master bathroom which is downright insane.

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(Because now I see why ALL showers need marble horse statues in them….duh.)

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Images from The Washingtonian

Fashion Friday: Spring Dressing With Halsbrook (& A Big Sale!)

Even though the forecast here is absolutely dreary for the next five days, it IS time to prepare our closets for spring. Perhaps if we all start buying spring clothes it will help move the weather forward? A girl has to hope! So today I am sharing some awesome spring outfits from our sponsor Halsbrook that combine classic tailoring  with of-the-moment style.  I really love ALL these looks so much I may need to add them to my own closet– and thankfully right now they are having their Friends & Family sale which is 20% off sitewide with code FF2017!!!! Happy Friday!

A casual but cute look for a date night or weekend cocktails on a patio somewhere sunny.
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shirt // earrings // jeans (J.Crew) // bracelet // tote // wedges (Nordstrom)

Current Dream Kitchen Design

Andrew and I are entertaining the idea of moving in the next couple years to a slightly larger house and so we’ve been real-estalking like crazy lately (my most favorite hobby in all the world- open houses are my version of watching sports).  Of course, as a designer, I want something old and not yet renovated so I can do it myself the exact way I want it.  So every time I walk through a dusty old Colonial I think “what could I do in here?” and then launch into a tirade of design ideas HGTV style (but with realistic cost expectations!)  The one thing I love doing more than any other room is the kitchen, and while I have always liked a classic kitchen, there are always little tweaks to the exact look I love. And so I thought it would be fun to lay out what I would currently do for a “dream kitchen”.

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