event design

color story: blush + gold

Blush and gold.   Together they are glamorous, soft, and romantic.   The ultimate girly combo? Maybe…. but this color scheme can be used in many more places than just your daughter’s bedroom.    kitchen with pink & gold accentsSee! Even in the kitchen!  A little accents go a long way.

be happy be bright be you

I love this poster by the way.  A purchase waiting to happen.

blush and gold - color scheme

 

blush coat with gold buttons

blush and gold event decorPERFECT wedding colors.

blush and gold

Or for a shower or party for that matter.

blush blazer with gold top

pink cocktails

 

pink and gold accessories

blush pink peoniesOh no big deal… just my FAVORITE flowers EVER.

pink and gold office design

This office is pretty much perfection.

pink and gold stationary

Mariah Careys closet!

And yes, I will end on a photo of  Mariah Carey’s amazing closet!  You’re welcome.

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blush and gold color scheme- inspiration board

 

  1. Moose Head with Gold Antlers, Etsy
  2. 25 Small Heart Tags, Etsy
  3. Rock Chrono Watch, Marc Jacobs
  4. Roundish Mini Bowl, cb2
  5. Fleming Double Pocket Bag, Tori Burch
  6. Whirl Flats, Jimmy Choo
  7. Gold and Pink Love Digital Downloadable Print, Etsy
  8. Janey Pillow, cb2
  9. Drop Earrings, LC Lauren Conrad
  10. Mink Pink Eyes on the Prize Skirt, LuLu’s
  11. Modern Geometric Pink Pillow Cover, Etsy

For links to all items, visit Vim & Vintage’s Pinterest page!

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 (all pictures link back to their source.  inspiration board credit: me)

bee-utiful fall baby shower

Last week, I was doing my daily Facebook scan for critical news (you know the drill) when I saw these amazing baby shower photos posted by 2 of my college friends, Kendra Steinhaus & Kerra Heffron. (Who, by the way, are THE most adorable/hilarious/talented twins you will meet!)

The picture-perfect location for a fall shower:  nestled between two orchards, at the top of the tiny hill.

This bee-themed event was inspired by this special location.  “The setting and the atmosphere are the driving factors in deciding our event theme and location, so our guests feel like they are part of the unique and personalized experience”, says Kendra.

Embracing nature and the art of DIY, the shower decor was the perfect combination of old and new.   “We like to take unique and common things and re-purpose them,” Kerra explains.  “Some examples are burned-out light bulbs covered in glitter, books covered with paper, and straw bales as chairs from our farm. The yellow wild dill just fell into our laps as we were driving down our old country roads.”

Noteworthy DIY crafts and re-purposed items: tissue flowers, painted bottles, and glitter covered used light bulbs (and yes those are bales of hay for guests to sit on! )

Complete with a fleece blanket for each attendee for this crisp fall Michigan day.

Let’s talk about this food for a minute.  This is making my mouth water as we speak.  And the cute honeycomb-shaped labels give Martha a run for her money.

Growing up on a farm, the twins had access to many unique and rustic accents, including a restored 1937 truck bed which they transformed into the party’s serving station.

All of the charming details that went into making this day extra special!

“The shower was for one of our best, near and dear friends who also appreciates tasteful design, vintage goods, and being crafty”, says Kendra.  “It makes event planning just that much more fun!..We just love her!”

This was my favorite part:  the twinners actually made this chevron baby blanket for their friend & mom-to-be.  The blanket holds significant meaning, since it is crafted from the shower recipient’s mom’s clothes, who has passed away.

All I could think when I first saw this was “Ummm are you kidding me?? This is freaking amazing!”  But knowing these girls, it’s really no surprise – they have always accomplished big things.   Their latest is the launch of their new event planning and design business: Kerra & Kendra Design.

The talented sister design duo (thats Kerra on the left, Kendra on the right, and the lucky mom to be in the middle!).

K & K are not only identical twins, but also went to the same university (MSU – there is no other school 🙂 )  and majored in the same field (interior design).  They are also best friends, and amazing people who I’m blessed to know.  Their great style, attention to detail, creative backbone, and phenomenal work ethic make them the perfect designers & event planners.  Congrats you two!

(All photos are used with permission by Kerra and Kendra.  Please visit their website for even more great photos & info!)