Thursday, July 23, 2015

Home Decor Favorites

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is popping with amazing deals on clothing and accessories, but have you overlooked the Home department?! If so, I'm showing you all my favorite interior picks from the sale. I love Nordstrom for their easy, neutral and classic aesthetic. I bet you do as well! Here are some faves:

I ADORE that bar cart and heaven help me-- those Mr. & Mrs. glasses?! I might need those one day ;) Add a touch of rustic glam to your bathroom or kitchen with these brass soap dispensers. Do you have ugly countertops like I do in my kitchen and bath? You can dress it up with a little marble tray!

You can find the clothes and accessories sale here. I pulled all my favorite things from the sale and showed you last week! Did you get anything yet? 

Enjoy your Thursday! This week is flying :)


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Behind the Scenes: Branded Images

On Monday we hosted Bloom in Charlotte, and I've stayed a few extra days to spend time with my friends Lauren and Andrea. Yesterday Andrea took some beautiful photos for my blog and website. She's a pro at taking beautifully curated, soft and brand-appropriate images. It's so important to have images like these for your business. It helps your brand look professional! For more reasons on why to have pictures like these for your website, read this post by Elle & Company. Don't be fooled though, it's not as easy as it looks! We were styling these images for well over 4 hours. I wanted to give you a sneak peek into the process.

Though this above set up looks like a desk, it's actually a coffee table. By setting up the camera at the level of the coffee table top, it makes it appear like a desk or table.

A tripod is key for shoots like these. It helps avoid any shaking, allows you to shoot at a higher aperture to get all the details in crisp focus. Like I always tells guests at The Bloom Workshop, it's also key to keep checking the photo in the camera (or on the computer screen in this case), because it can look so different than it does to the naked eye. Sometimes details need to be moved just a hair to make the image even better.

We played around and added my planner to the mix below:

You can see that the left side feels too heavy with the planner, so I switched that flower arrangement with the one on the right, and it makes a huge difference. The smaller flower arrangement had to move to the left side in order to make the visual weight of the image evenly distributed.

Professional photos by Andrea Pesce Photography

Kind of fun, right?! I can't wait to share more in the coming months! 

Do you have branded photos for your brand, shop or website?

Happy Wednesday! Don't forget Registration for The Bloom Workshop opens at 12pm EST TODAY!


Monday, July 20, 2015

Home Tour: Neutral & Contemporary

My Domaine  via Alvahem

Oh, this bedroom. All the textures, the oversized art, the chandelier. All the things! Other than the bedroom in this apartment, the kitchen is another favorite space. I love how the backsplash glistens and how all of the plants in the space bring in texture and a rich, green hue. The key to a neutral space is loading it with textures and this home has accomplished the art of that perfectly! Between the pattern on the rug, the painted wood floors, textured wallpaper, luxurious white bedding, plants and more, this space is anything but boring.

What's your favorite element of the home?

If you'd like to follow along with The Bloom Workshop today, I'm in Charlotte teaching a La Petite Bloom class! Follow along on Instagram #bloomcharlotte #bloomtheworkshop

Happy Monday!


Friday, July 17, 2015

Friday Finds: Best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

Friday is here again! While I'm off to go teach The Bloom Workshop next week in Charlotte, I wanted to pop in with my favorite picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary SALE. You guys, it's a good one!! 

First of all, this Clarisonic pack is amazing and such a cute print! This is definitely one of the major ways I cleared up my skin. When you start using it, use it once a week for a few weeks, then you can move to using it twice a week, and finally three times a week. My facialist says not to use it every day, but every other day works well! It really exfoliates and clears up redness.

Second, this sweater is perfect for Fall. I just love the shirt coming out of the bottom. It's casual and chic.

You can browse the rest of my favorites from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale here:

Enjoy your weekend! TGIF :)

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