Friday, July 1, 2011


new address

the blog is moving here. i hope y'all will join me in my new home!

Thursday, June 30, 2011


american as pie..

hey y'all!

i'm taking a break from posting so i can move into my new studio space and work on getting my new site up and running! so many changes going on around My Favorite Color is Shiny. can't wait to see you when it's all fixed up! thanks for reading this up until now, and i've loved all the sweet emails y'all have sent. you darlings are the best!


moodboard: embroidered wallpaper...


wallpaper 2

claire coles has been a longstanding source of inspiration, ever since i learned about her back when i was at SCAD. her embroidered wallpaper is mindblowingly gorgeous. i am itching to give this a try over layers of peeled wallpaper. now all i'll have to do is dust off my sewing machine and give free-motion embroidery a go again.

also, have you seen amy osaba's installation she and her crew(erica and maria) created for the not wedding? their cut paper flowers deliver a similar look without the need of a sewing machine. inquiring minds should pop over to her blog!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

moodboard: graphic love

graphic love

graphic love 2

the work of dana tanamachi is super inspiring. we've all seen chalkboards used in every configuration, but her grand scale and use of old-timey, turn-of-the-century handlettering knocks my socks clean off. i started collecting items that i thought could compliment a wedding inspired by one of her pieces.

personally, i think the merchant and mills website is full of ways to incorporate graphic elements without it being overly designed. lots of potential escort cards, favor gifts, and bunting supplies. also a great source for any dressmakers or tailors who are getting married and want to bring in a few touches from their trade!

i also can not shake the idea of incorporating dark as night blooms into the mix. black hellebore? amazing. and that black magic elephant ear is delicious. throw in some black and white anemones, silver brunia, and dusty miller and call it a day!

white hot...


yes my friends, the time has come where i passive-aggressively gripe about the heat. in an effort to surround myself with all things soft and soothing, i have been seeking out light and airy imagery. i hope this little slice of white can bring some sort of cooling effect through the computer... is it working yet? here are the lovely white links...

wet your whistle...

summer drinks

oh georgia, once again your summer heat is holding me hostage. i am practically hugging my little bedside fan, and imagining all sorts of different delicious cold libations. these two images will definitely be my jumping off points!

p.s how charming are haley's illustrations?? go check out her blog immediately for more watercolors of edibles and potables.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

southern garden party...

sb 4

sb 3


sb 2

{first three images: marcus hay, panteek, etsy}
{all photos from simply buckhead taken by the talented renee brock}

here's a little entertaining story i styled for simply buckhead. under the themes "upscale garden party" "pool party" and "southern supper" i created three different tablescapes featuring items from local buckhead shops. i just wanted to mix up it up- elegant silver with vintage floral plates and terracotta accents.

the owners of owen lawrence kindly loaned me some of their utterly timeless silver. the floral plates and napkins are from this adorable shop, urban cottage and the little glass cloches are from hill street warehouse. a fun fact about this estate, pemberley, is that it once hosted a gone with the wind premier party in the 30s and clark gable was a guest!! Can't get more atlantan than that!
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