Trendspotting: Cut It Out | 04.29.14

Cut outs are nothing new, but laser cutting has been making a bold statement lately! The intricate cut outs created by laser cutting are soft and feminine, but at the same time striking and elegant. They show some skin, but not too much. They are playful, but not junior. Laser cut details add a certain je ne sais pas to any look and they are hitting all the right notes this spring!

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marchesa on point | the chriselle factor | tory burch garden tote | lovely lanterns | freaking sweet wood clock | window dressing

how do you rock your laser cut?

xx,

Linzeelu, Thank You

Table Top: Easter | 04.18.14

Happy Spring & happy (almost) Easter! It’s a beautiful time of year to celebrate with the ones we love. I present, for your consideration, a collection of table top ideas for dressing your dining table this weekend (or any day you might fancy this Spring)!

Table Top: Easter | Spring Tablescape Ideas | Linzeelu Thank You

Strike the right chord with a vibrant blend of Spring colors (cobalt & coral, anyone?), and keep it balanced with crisp white and barely-notice-you-but-still-need-you clear.

Table Top: Easter | Spring Tablescape Ideas | Linzeelu Thank You

Clean and simple is always classic. Simple lines in muted earth tones keep things feeling sophisticated and chic.

Table Top: Easter | Spring Tablescape Ideas | Linzeelu Thank You

Inject some whimsy – use an eclectic mix of dishes to play up the fun. Keep it all in the same color family to keep it cohesive.

Table Top: Easter | Spring Tablescape Ideas | Linzeelu Thank You

Go glam with drama – keep the palette simple with basic black and white (with a touch of green of course) but play up height & proportion.

Table Top: Easter | Spring Tablescape Ideas | Linzeelu Thank You

Run with a rustic style – add wood elements (planter boxes or charger plates, etc), vintage or thrifted dishes and plenty of laid back vibes.

bluesy | simple | eclectic | glam | rustic

 

Whatever your style & whatever you are celebrating, I hope it’s all filled with love and laughter. Some of the best times are those relaxed moments around the dinner table with friends, family, wine, memories and laughs.

 

How do you decorate for Spring?

xx,

Linzeelu, Thank You

The Most Beautiful Easter Eggs I’ve Ever Seen | 04.17.14

I was sifting through all the Easter & Spring inspired crafts over on Pinterest and I found myself so enchanted with all of the beautiful and whimsical ideas. There are cute projects to do with the kids, bright & fresh recipe ideas, my favorite floral display idea and tons of decor projects.

What really caught my eye, though, were all the fun and vibrant Easter Eggs on display. There were SO many ideas. Easter egg decorating has come a really long way from when I was a kid and we got a kit that we mixed with vinegar (if I remember correctly), with a flimsy wire spoon thingy. It was a big deal when the kit came with that invisible writing crayon that revealed your design after the dying. Oh, memories.

The Most Beautiful Easter Eggs I Have Ever Seen | Linzeelu Thank You

The Most Beautiful Easter Eggs I Have Ever Seen | Linzeelu Thank You

The Most Beautiful Easter Eggs I Have Ever Seen | Linzeelu Thank You

The Most Beautiful Easter Eggs I Have Ever Seen | Linzeelu Thank You

The Most Beautiful Easter Eggs I Have Ever Seen | Linzeelu Thank You

The Most Beautiful Easter Eggs I Have Ever Seen | Linzeelu Thank You

The Most Beautiful Easter Eggs I Have Ever Seen | Linzeelu Thank You

The Most Beautiful Easter Eggs I Have Ever Seen | Linzeelu Thank You

au natural | napkin wrapped | ombre (of course) | floral crown anyone? | ikat | glitter! | just wow. | foiled

And the list goes on and on. There are some very creative and patient people out there.

Do you still decorate eggs? How do you decorate with the kiddos?

xx,

Linzeelu, Thank You

Wanderlust 03: Paris | 4.16.14

There are few things I love more in this world than traveling. The sights, the culture, the adventure of it all. It’s thrilling and exhausting and satisfying. But when there is neither time nor money for the biggest dreamed adventures, there’s wanderlust.

03. Paris [in Springtime]

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storefront charm | le petit dejeuner | La Tour Eiffel | le consulat | une femmeblooms en Paris

There’s no place in the world I’d rather see and no time of year I’d rather see it. I dream about it all year round, but most of all in the spring. In lieu of seeing it in person, I take inspiration from the sunlight-filtered colors of Spring and the vibrant storefront shades.

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Wanderlust | Paris In Springtime Green Dream | Linzeelu Thank You

Wanderlust | Paris In Springtime Dreamy Bedroom | Linzeelu Thank You

Wanderlust | Paris In Springtime "Pardon My French" | Linzeelu Thank You

Wanderlust | Paris In Springtime 4th Arrondissement | Linzeelu Thank You

Wanderlust | Paris In Springtime Kitchen Bleu| Linzeelu Thank You

manger | vert toujours | For dreamers | Getting Cheeky | 4th Arrondissement | kitchen bleu

I will make it there someday. Until then, I can only dream. And take recommendations! Any can’t miss spots? Favorite cafe or bistro? Must visits?

 

Happy Wednesday – half way there!

xx,

Linzeelu, Thank You