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Sweet Bohemian Luxe Wedding

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This past STORMY weekend I went to the most precious wedding. The sweet couple had big dreams of getting married by the lake here in Dallas, but unfortunately the rain did not let that happen. They didn’t let that damper their day. The two made their vows indoors with all their family and friends by their side… its so nice to see love. Stumbling around today, I found this “wedding” photo montage that stole my heart. How cute are they?

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They met in college as friends. Amanda tried to strategically choose her seat according to where Nate sat and hoped they’d strike up long, meaningful, and deep conversations in a casual way so it didn’t look like she was trying as hard as she was. But Nate was oblivious to her seat picking and simply saw Amanda as the sweet girl who made him smile.

The semester ended and though they were both English majors, Nate and Amanda didn’t see each other much until she crossed his mind a couple months later. Again and again. Nate took a chance and sent her a message through Facebook and what he didn’t see at the time was Amanda’s reaction to his message. OH MY GOODNESS THE CUTE GUY FROM MY ENGLISH CLASS MAY OR MAY NOT BE HITTING ON ME!!!

That was the start of their whirlwind college romance which later led to a wedding and starting a life together. Much has changed since their English class days (they got a cute house, started a photography business, and adopted an adorable dog), but they decided to revive wedding memories for the sake of photos. 

purple bouquetbrideIsn’t her bouquet by Jesi Haack so fun?! 

I love the idea of doing “wedding” photos after the wedding.. especially if you had a not so pretty wedding day! Day After sessions are perfect if you didn’t get enough portraits on your wedding day, or maybe you weren’t happy with you wedding photos. This is a great chance to put back on your wedding attire and get some great photos of the two of you – and have some fun with it! I love that Amanda and Nate were inspiring by their child like love of camping. Gorgeous photos by Jasmine Star, styling and a pretty bouquet by Jesi Haack and makeup by Melina Ruiz.

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And love this great marriage advice from the newlyweds…

“Take time to be present together. As a couple that works from home together, this is especially important for us to remember. We can’t just say we’re going to have a date night and then proceed to sit on the couch working from our laptops as a movie plays…we need to completely set things aside and be totally present with one another. I think it’s good to frequently ask each other how you are doing. It’s a simple question, but sometimes when you ask you find out that you had no clue your partner was even feeling a certain way. As cheesy as it sounds, make time to snuggle. 5 minutes of daily snuggling should be mandatory! ;) Don’t stop being silly with one another…ever. Laughter is so important. And lastly, always remember how lucky you are that you got to marry your best friend. (These last 2 sentences are Nate’s contribution. He’s a man of few words…but a few heart-melting words).”

Can you believe Amanda made her own dress??! Gorgeous…

wes anderson inspired shoot

wes anderson inspired shoot

wes anderson inspired shoot

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And you can see more photos from this shoot on Jasmine’s Blog today!

  

Bohemian love for Macrame Art

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Macrame.. what a blast from the past. I am not quite sure if it is my imagination or if it is true.. is macrame back? I have been stumbling upon new textile designers that have come out with chic new spins on macrame. Growing up in the 80’s I remember the old plant hangers and of course.. who could forget the notorious owl macrame art piece!? These days they seem to be much brighter and a great addition to your boho glam home. I have been gathering some of my favorites over these past couple of months.. Here are just a few. 

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I love Justina’s macrame light fixture.

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I am crushing hard on Macrame by All Roads

beastie weaving by all roadsThe craft of knotting geometric patterns without using hooks, needles, or hoops is the art recognized as macrame. 

The skill of macramé dates back to the thirteenth century. The word macramé is Arabic in origin meaning “fringe”. It’s thought that Arabian weavers began the skill by knotting the additional material at the edges of loamed material. From these origins it eventually made it to Italy and France in the early fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Sailors commenced with the skill as it was a favored way to pass some of the long hours out at sea. The basic knots that the sailors utilized are the basic knots of macramé today…the half knot, square knot, and the half-hitch knot. The sailors passed on their craft to the Chinese who adapted the skill to their own particular civilization and culture. The skill became fashionable with the British during the nineteenth century. macrame curtainbrick house yellow macrameAs time passed the skill fell to neglect. It was revived in the 1960s and ’70s, which brought revitalization to the ancient skill. Its popularity waned some in the ’80s and ’90s, but the beginning of the 21st century has seen the return of its popularity into full swing, with an unlimited number of creative possibilities for the hobbyist, artist, and appreciator of the many diverse macramé products.
sally englandMaterials range from various thickness of jute and hemp, to twine, colored nylon and polyester fibers. Not only do you have wooden beads in projects, but glass and ceramic beads are also being incorporated into projects these days as well. macrame plant hanger

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Be sure to check out All Roads and others on Etsy. Check out Etsy’s amazing Macrame finds !!!

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Sources:

Apartment Therapy, Justina Blankenly, HyperJulia, Urban Outfitters, All Roads Tumblr

  

Bringing the Gypset Travel Finds Home

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Gypset travel souvenirs are the secret ingredient to the bohemian home. They bring the intrigue and depth that all spaces crave.

Every detail in my home tells has story. A story of what I have seen, colors that I love and places I have traveled. The interaction between antiques, thrift store finds and souvenirs is my bohemian design. Although many people do not enjoy thrifting and antiquing they do enjoy vacations. What you bring home from your vacations or travels can highlight the culture you love and offer cherished memories of the times had. The question is HOW to choose the right souvenirs and HOW to display them.

If you are a frequent traveler start to collect similar objects from different places and group them together. These could be maps, coins, menus, plates, books, masks or anything that interests you. If you are someone that frequents beaches start collecting seashells and put them in a large bowl on display. Even if you are someone who travels to the next town you could collect wine corks of where you have been and good times you have shared.

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Collection of masks

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Collection of scarves 

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Worn Basket Collection

I don’t get to travel as much as I would like to. If money wasn’t an issue I would be gypsettin’ all over the world. When I do get out I make it a point to find one incredible piece of artwork. I incorporate these pieces into my other works giving the art a more global look.  

gypset art

gypset art

When I was traveling in Tokyo I found this wonderful antique teapot that I fell in love with!! I carefully packed it into my carry-on luggage only to find it cracked down the center when I got off my 19 hour flight. That was when I personally swore off breakable souvenirs. But sometimes you find a piece that you must have.   

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Textiles and Tapestries are a wonderful find and are my

#1 suggestion for gypsetters.

They are lightweight and easy to pack. They also can be implemented into your home in several ways.  You could make them into pillows, reupholster a ottoman, display as framed, unframed art or even drape them over a sofa or bed. 

Handiri Moroccan wedding blanket as art

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 Mexican Otomi fabric on lampshade  

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Turkish Killim on sofakilim dogs

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Sometimes (for me most times) you fall in love with a piece that you cannot live without. If you have the means and the funds to purchase and bring it home.. GO for it!! If you love it don’t worry about it fitting in with your previous style. Style evolves just like a person does after traveling. 

Below are some of my absolute favorite Gypset travel finds that have been worked in to give these spaces a global bohemian look. 

Kantha blanket from Turkey

kanthaTextiles from Mexico

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JuJu hat from Africa

Juju hat

 Kimono from Japan

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Moroccan Tea Tray

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Gypsetter: Its an alternative way of traveling. Take that jet set mentality, mix in the carefree mindset of a gypsy and you are ready to explore the world. Instead of a luxury hotel in Bahamas or St. Bart’s, you might find a Gypsetter in Montauk, Cornwall, or in a teepee in Ibiza.

 Gypset: An unconventional, bohemian approach to life. 

 

Another Tea Tray because I am obsessed!

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Photo Credits:

BonnieStang, Art, EmptyFashion, SticksmbonesGoldGrayLonny Jugalow, AfroChic, Luxeand Lillies,  SFgirlbyBay, DesignSponge, MarionHouseFrenchEye, Gypset, PetitPapier

  

Happy Easter

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Easter is here! I’m so excited I needed to share some of my favorite finds :) Hope you all enjoy your long weekend.  

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I love spring colors, so fresh and lively.

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Bunnies don’t have to just be an Easter holiday, try bringing them into your everyday decor !

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Adding botanical prints and bright pastels are another great way to bring spring into your decor.

botanicalsvintage seatpastels seatfringe pillow casesCheck out these fabulous DIY pillowcases !! 

Happy Happy Easter!! Come back soon to see the incredible finds Katy and I score at this weekends’ Round Top – Warrenton Flea Market trip!! 

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Safe Travels

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Sources:

LLillies, LovelyIndeed, Onselvf, RabbitChair, Pasetels, Oysho, Gallery, PinkPrint, DesignFiles, Homelife, ApartmentTherapy, Covetuer

  

Bohemian Spring Decorating with fur

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Bohemian Spring Decorating with fur

Spring is just around the corner! For me that does not mean spring cleaning or starting the “bikini diet.” It means bringing out the spring décor. As exciting as that is, there is one winter decorating piece that I must hold on to. The fur! One of my favorite trends this year has been decorating with faux fur. LOVE it!! The soft look that a fur (faux of course) can bring to a room takes it from a living room into a luxurious snuggling room.

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The look of furs thrown onto the sofa and bed may be meant for a winter look but there are ways we can keep it around.
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Using your furs as rugs

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Throws on beds

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Notes: Used light colored furs or pair with light colors.

fur with pastelspring fur 2Using furs as accent pillows works well for a spring time look.
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Small furs on side chairs

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I love a small fur thrown on a side chair but I suggest using a white fur for a fresher look.

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If you can’t find a way to use fur in your spring decor take it outside! Your patio will never feel so luxurious.

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Bohemian Spring Decorating with Fur Sources:

Sergio, Elle Decor, Nicholeloiaconodesign, Suzani, Elle Decor,White Fur, Pastel room, Light gray fur, Wolf pillows, Brown fur on chair, Spring fur, purple, Cold Outdoors, Throw outside

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Happy Spring from Texas !

  

Light up my life with Bohemian lighting

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Bohemian Lighting Love:

As I am still trying to transform my new house into a home I find myself trying to find new ways to introduce a little bohemian life and color into rooms where the landlord has forbidden me from painting the walls. (#miss.mylast.landlord.mysweetmomma) However, he hasn’t yet forbidden the changing of light fixtures …. and I dare not ask permission. I will have to choose an amazing piece and ask for forgiveness later. As I look for ideas and inspiration I am overwhelmed by the beauty that bohemian lighting brings to a room!

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There is something about bohemian lighting that adds such warmth to a room.

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Choosing the right light fixture can visually and emotionally warm your spirit. With the winter months almost to an end the absence of sunlight can contribute to bouts of depression. What some call the blues can sometimes be diagnosed as the extreme version called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). So if you are feeling blue and need some life in your space think about a new light fixture. 

Gold lighting cross lightI think everyone needs at least one piece of this room in their lives; an Eames lounger, disco balls, a cross light, concrete floors, or a beautiful brunette. 

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The idea of wrapping fabric over an existing light fixture has really sparked some ideas for my home. 

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Love these beautiful bohemian lanterns. They seem to make every space more special. 

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These are just amazing examples of bohemian lighting.

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With the weekend here I am so pumped about taking these bohemian lighting ideas and using them in my new home. I will post pictures soon! Wish everyone well! XOXOXO

Sources:

Cross Light,  Peace Sign, Antique Room, Library, Capiz ShellsMagazine Chandi, Gold Light, Stick Light, Skin light, Skeleton, Fairfax & Sammons Architects, Paper Lantern, Fabric Covered

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