Thursday, January 8, 2009

What's Black, White, and Red All Over? {Part 2}

Red is such a powerful color, and, although it is used in small doses in these bedrooms, it delivers quite a statement in each space.

I am especially smitten with the first two rooms; they seem like perfectly cheerful retreats in which to escape the winter blahs.

Delson or Sherman Architects via Desire to Inspire

Beach Studios via Desire to Inspire

Kate Mathis Photography

Studio Annetta

If you missed Part 1, you can check our more home interiors in black, white and red here.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Shoe Standards

I love that shots of the bride's and groom's shoes, as well as shots of groomsmen with matching socks, seem to have become standard in wedding photography, and I wish that E & I had thought to ask for some like these on our day.

I adore all of these black, white, and red shoe photos!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

What's Black, White and Red All Over?

The holidays may be over, but one thing that isn't is my current obsession with red! Over the past few months, I have continually found myself drawn to interiors and fashion that incorporate the shade, and what follows is a collection of home design predominately featuring red, white and black.

Stayed tuned for Part 2 with more black, white, and red interiors to come!

Table for 8 (or more...)

I am absolutely loving this dining room. I adore the pairing of rustic and modern elements in the space and the simple, clean lines of the table.

This table also looks like a possible DIY project, and, in times when we're all keeper tighter tabs on our pocketbooks, who doesn't love a more budget conscious option?

Melanie Acevedo

And since the bench provides the ability for people to "squeeze in," it is perfect for a large family and is also forgiving of any last minute additions to the guest list; with this set up, there is always room for one more!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

A Long December

I am a little behind with this post, but with the dawn of a new year and the end of another, it always seems to be the best time to reflect on the year that was and to look to the year ahead.

2008 was a year of great highs and lows for me, and I believe it may have been the same for many of you.

It's funny how the path where life leads is often surprising and unknown. At the beginning of '08, I could never have imagined that one of the brightest spots in my year would be the support I've found in the blogging world. I certainly couldn't have imagined the friends and connections I have made over the past months or how important this community would become to me.

While I have said it before, I must say it again- I have all of you who come here to read my words, all of you who comment, and all of you who have reached out to me with words of encouragement to thank for that very bright spot.

Wherever life's path takes me in the coming months, I am ready to discover what lies ahead in 2009! My greatest hope is for a year filled with more peace of mind, and, in the words of the Counting Crows, "there's reason to believe maybe this year will be better than the last."

Here's wishing all of us a new year filled with hope, joy, and lots of love.