Saturday, April 18, 2015

Lilly Pulitzer Wedding Ideas

Lilly girls across the country are buzzing about tomorrow's Lilly Pulitzer for Target launch, and the timing could not be better with wedding season in the air. Inspired by the upcoming collaboration, event planner The Majestic Vision teamed up with some of Palm Beach's best wedding professionals to create a Lilly Pulitzer wedding look full of sunshine and a little pink. The recently renovated Colony Hotel in Palm Beach provides the perfect backdrop. Here's a look at some of the juicy details!

Photography by Krystal Zaskey

Invitations by Chirp Paperie.

These Yellow First Impression dresses, from Lilly Pulitzer's spring collection, are perfect for bridesmaids and flower girls!

The Colony Hotel provides the perfect backdrop for any Palm Beach Chic event.

Bright and bold pinks, yellows, oranges, and greens served as the fun color palette. Floral design by Orange Blossoms Floral and Event Design.

Rentals from Atlas Party Rentals.

Vintage Lilly fabric was used for the awning of the juice stand, and names of actual Lilly Prints were used for the signature drinks. Gold pineapples were the finishing touch in creating the whimsical bar area.

The day ended with the bride and groom riding down Worth Avenue on vintage bamboo bicycles. 

Here are a few items from the Lilly Pulitzer for Target collection to help you recreate the look, perfect for a wedding, shower, or just a Saturday night dinner at home, alfresco... 

Nosie Posey shift dress for women ($38) and girls ($26)
Boom Boom patio umbrella ($100, stand sold separately)
Cocktail glasses with gold rim ($30 - set of 4)
Porcelain plates with 18K gold rim ($35 - set of 4)
Napkins with pom-pom trim ($10 - set of 4)
Gold plated swizzle Sticks ($15 - set of 4)
Porcelain pineapple serving bowl ($30)
Glass votive candle holders ($15 - set of 3)
High Ball Drinking Glasses ($25 - set of 4)

Click here to view the entire Lilly Pulitzer for Target collection, available for purchase tomorrow! For the full feature of this darling wedding photo shoot, along with an inspirational video, please visit Every Last Detail. And for more Palm Beach Chic Lilly Pulitzer wedding ideas, click here

Thursday, April 16, 2015

One Room Challenge Week Three: Nursery Makeover

It is Week Three of the Calling it Home One Room ChallengeIf you are just tuning in, you can visit my Week One here and Week Two here.  This week I have been busy checking off items on my shopping list, including linens for the nursery. There is currently a queen size bed in the room, which we are keeping, and I have been looking for the perfect bedding that will eventually transition into a big boy room. Of course, I am obsessed with Leontine Linens but I cannot justify the expense for a baby boy's room. So I was on a mission to create an inspired look on a budget... 

Leontine Linens 

Leontine Linens

Leontine Linens

I am a longtime fan of Jill Sorensen. She is such a talented decorator, and I love her Jill Sorensen Lifestyle line of reasonably priced linens, including the "key" bedding, pictured below. I selected the duvet and European shams in navy, and I think they will be perfect!

I was also on the hunt for beautiful monogrammed pillows, and I was thrilled to find Michele's exquisite Etsy shop, calicodaisy, thanks to Tina at The Enchanted Home. Michelle's hand sewn appliques are just stunning, and she is such a delight to work with! Michelle is monogramming pillows, crib sheets, a shower curtain, and hand towels for our nursery, and I absolutely cannot wait to receive them! Here is a sampling of some of her work...

Above is the monogram I selected!

Click here to visit Michele at calicodaisy. Next week, I will review the art I have selected for the nursery, and hopefully I will have a few more sneak peeks of my progress in the room! Don't forget to check out the other ORC linking participants, and the ORC participants who posted yesterday 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

One Room Challenge Week Two: Nursery Makeover

Welcome to Week Two of the One Room Challenge, created and hosted by Linda at Calling it HomeIf you missed my Week One post, you can click here to catch up.  My husband and I are expecting a baby boy in early July, and I am decorating his nursery. Today, I will share with you some current images from his room... 

Let's start with this vintage elephant table I scored for $50 on Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach. It was was pretty beat up - wobbly, missing tusks, chipped and gouged - when I bought it, but The Finishing Store brought it back to life!

Before and after! 

Our painter came last week and did an excellent job with the striped walls. It honestly looks like wallpaper, and I could not be more pleased! The room was already painted white, and the blue stripes are Sherwin Williams Open Air. I think it is the perfect shade of blue, so cheerful and bright!

The crib has been assembled! I chose a classic Jenny Lind crib in white. It is GREENGUARD certified, and you can't beat the price! Plus, it coordinates well with the vintage Thomasville faux bamboo furniture we thrifted over the weekend in Palm Beach county. Emily A. Clark recently repainted the exact dresser for her son's room, and we plan on following her instructions. Thank you, Paige, for the link!!

The Congo by Clarence House fabric has arrived, and our fabulous fabricator is coming on Friday to confirm dimensions for a custom headboard, and bedskirts for the queen bed and crib. I have been in love with this fabric forever, and when we found out we were having a boy, I knew I had to splurge.

New bedding coming soon!

Thank you to everyone who weighed in on my rug dilemma... I am still torn between ivory and leopard, but I think I will go with leopard because it will certainly be easier to maintain in a boy's room. I ordered a sample of this Stainmaster leopard carpet from Lowe's, and I think it will be perfect made into a rug. 

There is still so much to do, and I am definitely slowing down now that I'm in my third trimester. Thank goodness for the One Room Challenge to keep me motivated! Here is what the other ORC linking participants are up to, and click here if you missed the ORC participants who posted yesterday.  

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The 2015 Palm Beach Red Cross Designers' Show House

Located in Lake Worth, FL, the historic "La Florentia" was chosen for the 2015 American Red Cross Designers' Show House.  Saturday was the last day, and I was excited I was able to attend.

The 7,000+ square-foot Mediterranean-style home, built in 1925 by Addison Mizner's protege Sherman Childs, was the first historic estate in the Lake Worth registry.  It was nicknamed the "Birthday Cake Castle" in 1954 when past owner Upton Close gave the home to his wife, Margaret Fretter Nye, as a birthday present in 1954.  The home is known for its cake-like qualities including two birthday candle-like pillars on either side of the grand entrance, thick plaster-work swirled to resemble frosting, and a birthday cake stained glass window.  
The Birthday Cake Castle is nestled on over one acre of land directly on the Intercoastal Waterway with incredible views of Palm Beach. Unique features include an octagonal turret, 52 windows, an impressive grand front stairway, stained glass windows, and 135 feet of waterfront. Here are a few highlights... 

Do you see the stained glass birthday cake in the window? Via my iPhone.

via my iPhone

via Curbed

Loggia by Todd Hase, via Architectural Digest 

via my iPhone

The living room, by Lisa Erdmann & Associates, was positively breathtaking. 

Images via Lisa Erdmann & Associates 

I love how she tied in the blue and purple hues from the stained glass... 

Dining room by Jeff Lincoln Interiors, via my iPhone

Old master bedroom designed by William Bainbridge Steele, via Richard Graulich, Palm Beach Post

Old master bedroom sitting room, via Architectural Digest  

via my iPhone

Kitchen by NXG Studio, via Architectural Digest  

via my iPhone

via Richard Graulich, Palm Beach Post

The third floor turret by Frocktail Decor and Design, via Palm Beach Post

via my iPhone
The Birthday Cake Castle sold in October 2014 according to Zillow. You can see the before pictures here, what a transformation! The previous owners agreed to participate in the 2015 Show House prior to the sale, and fortunately the current owners were also on board. More than 20 renowned designers contributed to the extreme makeover, which included an addition of a new downstairs master bedroom. Alexa Hampton served as honorary chair. Click here for more 2015 Red Cross Designers' Show House images and here for the 2014 Show House. 
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