May Showers

Tis the season for weddings and babies. I want to share some photos of the beautiful showers I’ve attended so far this season honoring some lovely to-be brides and a baby đź’•
I hope you love the special details and will be inspired to get crafty for your next shower.

First up is a baby shower for a good friend in PA.  Terrain Garden Cafe , in Glen Mills, PA is a unique venue by Urban Outfitters that I would describe as a hybrid cafe restaurant, garden nursery and home boutique all wrapped into a beautifully rustic horticultural setting. The menu features hand-selected local produce, meats, and dairy products from the seasonal harvest of local farmers.  Terrain accommodates private events in their own restored antique greenhouse, lodge, and terrace depending on your needs. Below are some photos from the shower.

 

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Next up was a waterfront bridal shower at Pier 701 in the adorable town of Piermont, NY. We enjoyed a lovely sunny day at this tiki bar and restaurant celebrating our lovely bride-to-be and backed by panoramic water views.

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Next up is a shower that was extra special to me because I am a bridesmaid in the wedding. All the special details for the event were hand-crafted by us especially for the bride and her day. The shower was held at Lambertville Station Inn, in historic Lambertville, NJ on the Delaware River.

 

Lambertville Station Inn

Lambertville Station Inn

 

Of course I was in charge of the invitations, and I think they came out great 🙂 You can also find them soon in our etsy shop Hudson & Sound.

 

Rustic, Navy & Grey Square Invitation | Hudson & Sound

Rustic, Navy & Grey Square Invitation | Hudson & Sound

 

Candy Bar

Candy Bar

Take A Sweet

Take A Sweet

 

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Wishing Well + Date Night Ideas

 

I hope you enjoyed a recap of my May Showers and got some ideas for your next shower! Don’t forget to check out Hudson & Sound for unique invitations and crafty party details!

 

 

Hudson & Sound

Hudson & Sound


Rustic Navy, Burlap & Lace Wedding Invitation

I am super excited to share a recent wedding invitation created for my good friend. It is both rustic and romantic and I think they came out so great. It’s a square ivory colored invitation with navy blue and grey text in a navy scalloped pocket. We added a burlap and lace ribbon around the pocket and used corresponding kraft colored envelopes for both the invitation and the response card.

Rustic Navy, Burlap & Lace Wedding Invitation

Rustic Navy, Burlap & Lace Wedding Invitation

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Invitation, out of the pocket

Response Card

Response Card

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Architectural Digest Home Design Show

On friday I went to one of my favorite trade shows in NYC, the Architectural Digest Home Design Show.

“A world of design inspiration awaits at the 13th annual Architectural Digest Home Design Show. SHOP the latest furniture, accessories, lighting, art, kitchen, bath and building products for all your design projects. BE INSPIRED with seminars offered by leading talent from the world of design. CELEBRATE DESIGN at North America’s Premier Design Show for the luxury market.”

I wanted to share photos of some favorites from the show and hope you will be as inspired as I was!

My favorite featured event was Dining by Design featuring a  “brilliant blast of cuisine, creativity, and spectacle with 40+ one-of-a-kind dining environments that awe and inspire.”

One of my favorites in Dining by Design was by Ralph Lauren. How beautiful is this!?

Dining by Design | Ralph Lauren

Dining by Design | Ralph Lauren

Dining by Design | Ralph Lauren

Dining by Design | Ralph Lauren

 

I also loved this display by students from FIT. It was inspired by the “true moral meaning of Pinocchio.” The story relates to the fight against AIDS and the struggles that must be overcome “when caught inside the belly of a whale.”

Dining By Design | FIT

Dining By Design | FIT

Dining by Design | FIT

Dining by Design | FIT

Dining by Design | FIT

Dining by Design | FIT

Dining by Design | FIT

Dining by Design | FIT

Check out the fishtail on the silverware!

 

And here are a few more from Dining By Design that were beautiful and inspired 🙂

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Dining by Design

 

The rest of the show featured the latest furniture, accessories, lighting, art, kitchen, bath and building products and left me eager to take on some new projects. Here are some things that I found particularly cool…

 

The “River Collection” by Greg Klassen:

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“River Collection”

"River Collection"

“River Collection”

 

I’ve been wanting herringbone wood floors forever. I think I first became intrigued while reading about Jennifer Aniston’s West Village penthouse. One day I will have them as well 🙂 Just maybe not in a PH…

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herringbone wood floors

 

Appliances in fun and trendy colors seem to be popping up everywhere. This is the second time this month that I’ve seen this purple oven in Pantone’s color of the year “Radiant Orchid”

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purple oven

 

What do you think about these crooked shelves? Cool design or bad fang shui!?

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crooked shelves

 

I do like this rustic wood panelled wall. This could be a pretty cool DIY project.

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rustic wood wall

 

I also really loved these tables with glass tiled tops and drawers.

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mosaic glass tiled tables

 

Another project for an old table makeover – how about adding a stained glass top?

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stained glass table

 

This round mirror is unique and practical with a built on shelf:

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And last but not least, I really liked this art display. I named it “string art” and think it would be a nice little project for a rainy day. What do you think?

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Website | Luce Custom Home DĂ©cor

Luce Decor | Website

We are excited to share a recent website we created for Luce Custom Home DĂ©cor . Visit her here or stop by her store in Hackettstown, NJ to find out more about her interior design services and check out a diverse selection of home decor and furniture, vibrant curtains and window treatments, brilliant lighting, decorative pillows and an artful array of mirrors, clocks and whimsical accents, as well as original jewelry, beauty products, and unique gifts.

Botanical Garden Wedding Save-The-Date

I’m super excited to share a recent save the date I created for a friend’s upcoming wedding at the New York Botanical Garden.

On theme for the garden wedding, the save the date features hand-drawn watercolor florals and is printed on seed paper. How special is that!? Guests can plant the paper from the invitation and grow wildflowers!
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“Best “Wishes”

 We received a request last week to design some “Best Wishes” cards for a New Orleans themed bridal shower featuring fleur de lis and yellow florals. It’s a simple and thoughtful activity for a bridal shower and I think they came out great so we created a few different designs and have added them to our etsy shop! We hope you enjoy them as well and keep us in mind for your next shower. ImageImageImageImage