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design obsession: feathers

I didn’t realize just how much I love feathers… until the other day.  I was on a run on Saturday morning and I saw one resting on the concrete.  Simple and gray, it may have been run over countless times, but it was still as perfect as ever.

feather tshirt - sincerely jules

 

I love the spiritual, natural, carefree vibe they give off.

decorating with feathers

Drooling over this shop in Amsterdam called Harvest & Company!

Harvest & Company - photography by Paulina Arcklin

And who can talk about feathers and not mention Another Feather‘s amazing studio space?!

another feather studio - featured on imogene + willie

 

Here’s some goodies I found.

feathers picture collage

(Clockwise:  Anthropologie Quill Collector table runner, Peacock Pillow Cover by Blossom Pillow Co, Feather Hair jewelry (not listed for sale anymore but still awesome), Feathers 2 print by anavicky )

 

feather wallpaper

Dreamy.

feather artwork - Decor Pad

Boho style.

hair feathers

 

Happy Monday!!

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design obsession: scalloped

You know what shape I’m loving right now? (I’ll give you one guess, and it may or may not be in the title of this post.)

The lovely scallop shape is derived from my favorite childhood shell with the same name.  Its curved edges takes me back to when I was a 7-year-old seeing the ocean for the first time, and the hunt for the perfect one.   The form is soothing and organic, but creates incredible interest when turned into a pattern.  It can be retro.  It can be modern.  Originating from nature, the scallop shape is timeless.

 

scalloped accent tile wall in bath

 

scalloped floor mosaic design

colorful scalloped skirt

scallop wallpaper   scalloped shorts

scalloped tile

scalloped wall

Can I have these tables? Pretty PRETTY please??!

scallopped tables

 

Some of my scallop faves on the web:

scalloped inspiration board - Vim & Vintage blog (may 2014)

  1. Scalloped Crewel Pillow Cover, West Elm
  2. Dallas Multi Fabric, Duralee
  3. Ludlow Mineral Green Fabric, Robert Allen
  4. Vero Chair, Arteriors
  5. Marysia Hot Pink Bandeau Bikini , Intermix
  6. Cocktail Table, Mr & Mrs. Howard
  7. Scalloped Bowl, Oh Joy! for Target
  8. Vintage 1940’s Art Deco Planter with Scalloped Edges,  The White Pepper on Etsy
  9. Wavy Hello Flats, ModCloth
  10. Lira Pendant, Arteriors
  11. Martha Stewart Damask Trace Quilt & Shams, Macy’s
  12. Zeb Accent Tables,  Arteriors
  13. Scallop Polymer Clay Necklace, A Quiet Curiosity on Etsy
  14. Lacey Denim Shorts, Free People
  15. Metallic Scalloped iPhone 5 Cover, Anthropologie

 

For links to these items, visit Vim & Vintage’s Pinterest Page!

 

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GIVEAWAY: win a free pillow cover from Motif Pillows!

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. 

CHECK BACK FOR FUTURE GIVEAWAYS & CONTESTS! 🙂 THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED, AND MOTIF PILLOWS FOR MAKING THIS POSSIBLE!!!

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Guess what? Vim & Vintage is hosting its first giveaway!

pillow cover giveaway!

I’m so pumped to be partnering with Motif Pillows on this awesome giveaway!  Fabric is such a great way to bring color and personality into your home, and Motif Pillows has a wide variety of exclusive fabrics to choose from.  The Charleston-based online boutique features custom pillow covers in an eclectic mix of patterns and colors.  Each is handmade by the very creative and talented Priscilla, who sources the latest designer fabrics and sews each pillow cover herself!

Priscilla is giving ONE LUCKY BLOG FOLLOWER a pillow cover of their choice!    That’s right –  the winner gets to PICK OUT ANY PILLOW COVER (up to a $70 value)!  You can choose one of the featured numbered styles below, or look through the hundreds of styles in her shop to find your perfect match!

 

It’s easy to enter:

1) Like Motif Pillows’ Facebook page
2) Like Vim & Vintage’s Facebook page
3) Comment on this blog post and tell me which pillow you would love to own (indicate the # or include the link), and where you will put it in your home!

pretty pillowspillows from Motif Pillows!

 

Contest closes at 12am CDT on Friday, April 25th,2014.  The winner will be announced Friday morning around 9am Central on Vim & Vintage’s Facebook page!  Good luck!

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(The fine print:  Winner will be selected at random.  Giveaway is for (1) pillow cover and shipping, and does not include the pillow form to stuff the pillow.  You must like both Motif Pillows & Vim & Vintage on Facebook to be eligible.  If in the event contest winner does not respond within 72 hours of announcement, a new winner will be selected.)

blurred lines

Much like the song, here’s 6 items that I can’t get out of my head.

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1:  Photography by Amy Theiss Giese   (Etsy)

geometric abstract photography by Atgeise

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2: Blurred Water Abstract iPhone Case (Society 6)

 blurred water abstract iphone cover

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3: Blurred Lines Acrylic Painting by ArianasMisc (Etsy)

Blurred Lines by ArianasMisc

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4: Blurry Things by Trever Hoehne

Blurred Photography by Trever Hoene

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5:  Artsy Pillow Cover by Wayfarer Prints (Etsy)

Blurred Pillow Cover by Wayfarer Prints

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6: Watercolour Bokeh Ocean Canvas Print (Urban Road)

Bokeh Ocean Art

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The beautiful things in life are perfectly imperfect.  ❤  Happy Saturday!

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color story: mint + beige

So 2013 is the year of Emerald according to Pantone.  Instead of boring you with yet another post about it, I will introduce its distant relative, and equally as fashionable counterpart: mint.   Mint is popping up everywhere, from the runway to furniture pieces.

It’s serene and refreshing.  Pair it with a creamy beige or khaki!  Here’s some inspiration shots….

mint and beige bedroom

In a sophisticated bedroom.

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mint and beige room

In a cozy living area.

mint beige and white room

Even in a kids playroom.

mint and beige hallway

In fashion too.

mint and beige fashion

mint beige style

Oh and for weddings I just love this palette!!

mint and beige wedding

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Here’s some minty treasures that are sure to rock your socks off:

mint & beige inspiration boarda: seafoam green deer head  –   b: studded cross body in nutmeg, Vestique  –   c:  geometric necklace, Blue Bird Lab via etsy.com  –  d: dipped mint hobo, Anthropologie   –  e:  big sky rug, West Elm  –  f:  mint fretwork pillow, Caitlin Wilson Textiles –  g: ferris wheel print, The Gingham Owl via Etsy.com –    h:  honeycomb glass pendant shade, Urban Outfitters   –  i: Salt & Pepper bowls, Paulova via Etsy.com