Photo Prop Oldie or Goodie? Balloons!

I have a shoot coming up and I’ve been thinking location, props, etc… and it got me thinking about giant balloons. Are they over-used at this point? Or if cleverly placed, are they still ok?

So what do you guys think?

I’ll see if I end up using them or not… I have to locate them too – I don’t think they sell the large ones just anywhere. Anyway.. I’m off! Happy Thursday everyone 🙂

~~ Ashley

 

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A little bit of everything

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Vintage Illustrations

Today I was looking online for some vintage animals to add to a centerpiece I’m planning for my sister-in-law’s baby shower.  I wanted to print out some drawings, cut them out, tea-stain them, and glue them to sticks to pop out of the flower arrangements. Sounds cute right? Except I can’t find the right illustrations for what I want. I found these great vintage animals for $50 a piece…

No thanks….

My search led me to some other jems that I thought some people might enjoy.

So good news – I found some animal prints that will work from Vintage Printable.com – I should have just gone there first!! Oh well – I’ll remember next time.

Till then,

Ashley

Image Credits: 1) Country Living 2) The Look See 3) Flikr River 4) BellaPuzzles

Art Prints

Well the update on the office is – nada. I ended up working on my kitchen and living room instead b/c we were having company over (the living room looks great)…. but I made no headway on the office. In fact, it’s now more junked up than before. I’m not looking forward to going through it but I will… eventually.

Anyway – I was looking at updating some frames this weekend and thought I’d purchase some photography since I seem to get tired of my own more quickly. I bought the first two below…

… and I’m still thinking about these other ones…

Antler drawing and flower photograph 4217

botanical no. 0006 limited edition numbered print

SALE - 40% OFF - If wishes were horses - A whimsical fine art carnival photograph

Cheap thrills - Fine art carnival photograph

I promise to upload some pictures soon! The living room really does look much better… even the hubbs liked it.

Have a great Monday!

~ Ashley

Redecorate the Home Office: Colors and Plans

I’ve been looking through my inspiration library and I picked out the colors I’d like to use for my home office. I plan to use the first row of colors to repaint the room and refinish my office desk. The second row is accent colors I’d like to use… I really like mixing gold with silver, black with brown, creme with gray.

More later with pictures of the pieces for the room and what I plan to do with them. I have my desk to sand, paint and distress… then a chair to reupholster. I also need to decide between these two rugs:

The rugs are both from IKEA and cost the same. Right now I’m leaning toward the stripe… I keep saving pictures with it in them.

Anyway, I’m going to go to home depot to get the paint today. I’m pretty excited 🙂

~ Ashley

Image credits: 1,2 & 6. Decor8 ; 3. Desiretoinspire.com ; 4. Domino ; 5. unknown

Contrasting Trim on Light Walls

I’ve been looking at my collection of pictures in my design arsenal and they all have white walls (well 90%). It got me thinking – I have no white walls in my house, maybe it’s time to paint some! The only room I have complete (no husband interference) in is my office. To dress up the room a little I thought why not paint the trim a contrasting shade while I have the brushes out. So here’s some inspiration of what I’m thinking color-wise:

I’m also really into black and white stripe rugs for some reason. I’ll have to do a post on that later to show you what I’m talking about. Anyway – I’m off to Home Depot later to get my paint. Now that I’ve made up my mind on this one I’ll be looking at furniture finishes for my desk and chair project coming up.

Till then! ~ Ashley

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