I’ve been on the lookout for beautiful prints that can add some bright pops of color & inspiration to our babe’s nursery. As mentioned before, I’m sticking with a primarily neutral palate for her room, but I want to bring in some pops of pink to add a touch of feminine and a bit of boho with some artwork and accessories. Here are a few of my favorites — but I really can’t stop going back to Sharon Montrose’s ‘Flamingo No. 1′ Print and Britt Brass’ ‘Warm Geos’ Print! I may need to paint a few patterns for her as well!
Late this summer, I wrapped up a re-brand for the uber talented, Kayla Adams. Kayla took photos of my office for my new site, so we traded services, after she asked for help re-designing her logo. Sometimes it’s really hard to design for yourself, but sometimes I’m hesitant designing for other designers. Knowing Kayla personally, and her work, really helped. I was able to take her style and work with her in mind the entire time. She’s also in the process of updating her site to match her new brand and I can’t wait to see it live!
Hey LA/OC Friends! I want to invite you to join me at the Madewell Pasadena store for their Dress Code Denim Event, tomorrow night, Thursday November 14th from 6-8pm.
Stop in and say hi, try on Madewell’s newest denim, as well as all their other fall pieces, have some treats, bubbly and listen to some music!
I would love to see you all! Hope to see you there!
Last week we found out our little babe is a girl! We’re so excited! It really makes things feel more real. Before we even knew what we where having, I had already started planning ideas for the nursery. Like I mentioned before, I’ll be splitting the office with the nursery (like so many of you said you do too!). I wanted the room to flow and match, even if it serves two purposes. So, without knowing the gender, I started thinking about pieces that would work well for us. I really wanted to pick items that would work in other areas of our home (if she outgrows them) or that would work with future babies, regardless of their sex.
I love a mix a of white/wood/gold/bronze, as you can see in this little style guide. I knew that would be the base for the room. From there, I want to find more gold + pink accents, making the room more feminine. We’re also still debating the whole rocker vs glider thing, I just love the design of this rocker! Moms, what’s your preference?
One of the first few freelance projects I took on back in 2011, when I was finishing school, was for Jenna Kutcher of Photographs by Jenna Leigh. It was really exciting creating for others and I started realizing this might be something I’d love doing! **See the original blog post from early 2011, for her original project — back around the time I first started blogging!
Flash forward to this fall and Jenna reached out about wanting to update her brand, without losing recognition. Like many businesses/brands, they evolve and grow into themselves as time goes on. She wanted to move away from the vintage feel to something a little more organic and modern. She loved the watercolor look, so I took her old logo and basically recreated it in a watercolor version, updating her flower, hand lettering her name, watercoloring her badge and updating her color palate. I LOVE the update! I think it still speaks strongly to her old brand, but it’s the perfect refresh. Sometimes you just need a little refresh!
Around this time last year, I worked with Rachel Yoder of Ember Grove to brand her photography business. We created a beautiful logo that would perfectly represent her and her work. She came to me this year, to create a website and blog for her growing business. I really love clients like this that maybe, just starting out, decide they’d like to start with the basics, and later on invest more into their businesses. It’s a great way to start out! Since we had an established brand, it was pretty easy to create something that would show off her work, while getting clients interested in her style. I love that we where able to incorporate some watercolor, I think it really makes her site stand out. Her site includes a lot of nature-esque details, as this is an important piece to her brand.
Take a look! Her work is really beautiful!
Thanks to Areus Wade, for bringing her site to life!