Thursday, May 24, 2012

Event branding 2012

{Medical school graduation invites!}

They include a timeline of the events that led my sister to graduation day. She made a few detours on the way but has now officially earned the title of "Doctor"! Good job, sister! Congrats!

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{The centerpieces!}
 I went to Home Depot and picked up some blue-grey-silver-icy green-toned plants. I shook most of the dirt off their roots and covered them in Spanish moss and placed them in all different glass containers including some footed ice cream dishes that were a wedding gift I had never used. I'll post some pictures of how it was set up on the tables soon... In the mean time, enjoy the beautiful color palette that succulents create!

{Joshua Tree Wedding Invites}
This was another invite project I was lucky to work on! Thanks to the powers of the Google, I was contacted by this nice couple to re-create a version of an invite package I had created for friends of mine a while back. The wedding will be held in Joshua Tree- one of my favorite places in the world! I hope to post some pictures of their wedding day which will be later this year. It was a fun experience working with the sweet couple from afar (B.C.,Canada to be exact). I love these "paper bag" colored envelopes, by the way... Paper Source is the best!

For more picture of these invite packages and others, too- see my Flickr page.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Kitchen remodel 2012!!!

Our new kitchen- grey stained oak lower cabinets, natural finish maple upper cabinets, stainless steel appliances and accents, white Silestone countertops, lots of design time and $$$$$ and here it is! Life changing!
Induction cooktop and downdraft vent (GE appliances), hanging pot rack (Ikea of course), silestone countertops, $$$+$$$+$$$$$$$$!
Tile was by Ann Sacks- it was so hard to find a tile that was really simple, rectangular shaped, and set on a mesh for easy installation!  So $300 later, here's our "backsplash"! It's the "Savoy Collection- Stacked mosaic 1 x 4" in a glossy white they call "paperwhite". We used an "oyster grey" grout to highlight the shape of the tiles.

This painted steel pegboard wall is so much fun and perfect for someone that gets bored easily. Just re-arrange, hang all new stuff... we use if (for now) to hang our kitchen utensils- even our lemon squeezer! Thanks, Amazon!
Wood backsplash/felt "bread basket"/wood plant shelf for windowsill/bookshelf for shelf shiiite/tea pots of display/no molding or window treatments on the windows/my dream kitchen! :)
My first furniture design project- I really wanted a bar bench, so I had once built from several old headboards that were sitting in the woodworker's garage!


Mike's parents had these wormwood panels behind their bed for more than 30 years (it came with the house.) When they were taking it down, they thought I was crazy to want to keep it. I wasn't sure what to do with it but knew they could NOT throw it away!! After sitting in our garage for a year or so, I finally decided to hang it in our bedroom. It's a perfect home for some of airplants, too... :) Thanks Ron + Doris!