Recently I was introduced to Picture it on Canvas, a custom printing service that hand prints your photos onto canvas, slate, metal, tote bags, to name a few. PIOC was kind enough to send me an 8×10 canvas and because Cody and I are just a few days away from hitting our one year anniversary (CRAZYYYY!), I decided to choose a photo from our wedding day by Limelife Photography.
One thing I love about PIOC is you can also log on to your instagram account and select photos from your feed to get printed! Another thing I love is how quickly the canvas shipped to me. With project deadlines, it’s so good to know I can place an order and the product will arrive in a timely manner. Always, always a bonus. ;)
How awesome would it be to create a gallery wall with your favorite instagram photos?? What a dream.
Oh and by the way – if you sign up for Picture it On Canvas’ newsletter and you will receive coupon codes and special offers!
*All thoughts and opinions in this post are my own.
Bostonians! What’s that I hear? You have no plans for Thursday evening?? Well, you are in luck because my friend, Kathryn of Bash Studio, is putting together an exciting soiree celebrating Neatly Nested for their one year anniversary! Unfortunately I am unable to attend as I will be traveling to Oklahoma, but I wanted to extend an event to my Boston readers. It sounds like such a fun night! Also, I know the RSVP date says 10/20 but feel free to send Kathryn an email by the end of tomorrow (10/22) if you would like to attend! :)
Invite + Printing by
PURE JOY PAPERIE
SHINDIG EVENTS & CATERING
LAURA JEAN FLORAL & DESIGN
NICOLE BAAS PHOTOGRAPHY
The entire month of October is dedicated to breast cancer awareness – including educational campaigns and numerous events to raise funds for research to fight and hopefully cure this terrible disease. I have touched on this subject a little on here before but I want to open up again about a personal story of mine. On November 4th, 2004 my mom passed away after fighting a very short and difficult battle of stage 4 breast cancer. Being that I was a sophomore in high school at the time, it felt like there couldn’t have been a worse time to lose her (not that there is ever a good time to lose your mom). And as I sit here writing this with tears filling my eyes, I think about all of the events in my life she wasn’t apart of (getting my driver’s license, prom, high school and college graduation, my engagement, my wedding and eventually my kids) because of this awful thing called cancer.
Even though I cannot put into words how much I miss her, I am certain she is the very reason I am where I am today. The reason this blog exists. The reason for my motivation. The reason I smile too much. The reason for my “always look on the bright side” rule. The reason for my strength.
Anyway… I want to encourage you all to schedule your next mammogram and call your moms….like right now. :)
Now, to end this personal post with something light – I have gathered a few pink decor/furniture pieces along with some pink-inspired interiors.
Alright, so we are doing something different this Friday since I have been bedridden the past two days with a terrible cold. The amount of tissues and cough syrup and lemon water that are surrounding my nightstand as I write this is a little unnerving. But anyway, back to the post!
Lately, a couple of my clients have been in the transition from one home to another and are in need of furniture (in addition to my design plans)…likeyesterday. I actually enjoy a good fast-paced project here and there so I have been welcoming these projects with open arms. The only issue is – it’s difficult to customize your furniture (i.e.: fabrics) unless you want to wait a good 6-12 weeks if not longer. Although I understand the necessity for the lead time, sometimes you want the ability to customize a piece without waiting too long.
I recently became one of Wayfair’s Homemakers and was introduced to their new Custom Upholstery furniture collections, where I have become very impressed the classic options, price points and (again) lead time. Below are a few of my favorite sofas + chairs and then you will find my favorite fabrics. Enjoy! 1 . Brooke Sofa – I love the curved lines of the arms and the simple buttons on the back. But, I would probably remove the two toss pillows. :)
2 . Josephine Sofa – a take on the classic Chesterfield. It’s gorgeous rounded arms and nailhead detailing is perfection.
**Keep in mind you can upholster the sofas and chairs above in 18 different fabrics!
Interior Designers or anyone doing a lot of furniture ordering: If you are like me, you will order fabric swatches from various retailers or vendors and then by the time they arrive (it normally takes 7-10 business days), you have taken the scheme a whole different direction and forgot why you ordered them in the first place. I have learned my lesson and now I leave a sticky note on my inspiration board for which client and what piece each fabric should be in transit. :) Anyway, I ordered fabric swatches and literally received them in 3 days – now this might vary depending on where you live…but the turn around time made quite the impression on this interior designer!
Also, Wayfair has generously extended a 10% discount to oh, i design readers, simply use the code: WFCustom10 at checkout. The code will be valid for all Custom Upholstery pieces and runs through October 20.
Sponsorship Note: This post was sponsored by Wayfair – where I am a Homemaker. All opinions and thoughts are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting these partnerships!
Hello friends! I am currently bed ridden with a terrible cold (I guess the powering through didn’t really work this time). But I wanted to take a moment to share a link to a feature that goes into depth about my path to becoming an interior designer. It’s over at Noirve – Vanessa is one of my very good friends I met in San Diego and created all of our wedding paper goods. She has also made a recent transition to be a full-time freelance graphic designer! It’s been fun being apart of her journey. :) You can read the interview here.