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{fashioned florals} new year’s whites…

With the new year comes my inevitable turn to simplicity, and this Long Island cottage’s master bedroom looks like a perfect place to rest and rejuvenate. Taking cues from the warm, monochromatic palette of white, creams, black fixtures and a pop of green, I hopped over to the flower market to pick up some white […]

{fashioned florals} orchid brights…

This Jenny Bowers illustration—in fact, a textile design for Roxy—jumped out with its saturated pinks, reds, and purples. There was something undeniably bubbly about it, and I decided it would be a great starting point to use the usual holiday colors, but put a vibrant twist into it! Picking up some seasonal red amaryllis, fuchsia […]

{fashioned florals} pomegranates and peonies…

As I stumbled across this strawberry galette recipe from Martha Stewart, I didn’t even notice that strawberries are merely a memory of summer…instead, I was struck by the stunning red and green palette. Our current season has some equally beautiful florals and fruits in the same rose-red colorings, and that is exactly what I kept […]

{fashioned florals} peonies and pom poms…

After spotting this soft mix of neutral pom poms in Krista’s bedroom, I knew that they’d be a perfect ruffly mix to re-make in flower form. I kept the soft palette of creams, pale yellows, and dusty peaches by shopping for some peach and butter yellow garden roses, white ranunculus, cream and peach stock, white […]

{fashioned florals} a sorbet bouquet…

This ladylike silhouette from Alice + Olivia‘s Spring 2012 collection just begs for a frilly and feminine garden party bouquet. With the skirt’s color palette in mind, I gathered up some peach and butter garden roses, white tulips, peach yarrow, and whimsical craspedia from the store—while adding some mint, clematis leaves, oregano, and white ventana […]

{fashioned florals} raspberry and cream…

This raspberry and cream cake from Seven Spoons makes a perfect specimen to translate into florals, especially as the local flower market here in Austin had some incredible berry branches for the taking. Taking cues from the contrasting palette, I created this arrangement of crab apple branches, pink ranunculus, yarrow, cream tulips and the raspberry […]

{fashioned florals} electric dahlias…

  With the onset of fall comes dahlia season, which is always hotly anticipated by this flower lover. Inspired by both the vibrant colors and energetic brush strokes of of Yolanda Sanchez’s Orange and Pink, I jumped at the chance to showcase the electric palette still available in seasonal flowers. A wild arrangement full of […]

{fashion week favorites} j.crew…

…color & pattern, mix-and-match perfection in J.Crew's upcoming spring collection… — Joy {photos via Style.com}

{fashion week favorites} 10 crosby derek lam…

…a more ready-to-wear collection from Derek Lam…and yes, I am so ready to wear these gorgeous, colorful pieces! — Joy {photos via Style.com}

{fashion week favorites} jenny packham…

…this is what I imagine goddesses probably wear…so, so pretty… — Joy {Jenny Packham's spring 2012 collection via Style.com}

{fashioned florals} a yellow wildflower bouquet…

While fall is just around the corner, artist Bobbie Burger’s bright, cheery summer cottage kitchen captures the best parts of the season: an abundance of natural light set against a simple white interior with a bold splash of yellow. I fashioned a loose bouquet that takes advantage of quintessential summer wildflowers in the same palette […]

{fashioned florals} jewel tones…

Inspired by this painting by Eric Blum, this week’s florals rework the jewel-toned art into a cluster of  purple, fucshia, and burgundy blooms that contrast against a subdued background. Ranunculus, garden roses, carnations and dahlias sitting amongst begonia leaves and boston fern provide the visual pop while the neutral mercury glass vase fades into the […]