We're suckers for a good backdrop. Not much makes for a better photo than a fun background, cute props, and good friends. Last night, we had Brandon's co-workers and brother over for a "get your mind off of the crap that's happening outside of this apt" night. It was necessary, and worked like magic.
Courtney is finally hosting her apartment warming party this upcoming Friday, and she set up this Americana backdrop for said party. (Check back this week for a DIY on how to set up your own photobooth!) We decided to try it out for ourselves last night and make sure it was going to work A-OK!
We found that other than some poor photography skills (ahem - Cam...) this backdrop was fabuloso!
I haven't been able to post a "work week" post in quite a long time! With the madness of my move and the shops move - there wasn't really a moment to sit down and enjoy all the work that's been done there! Twelve Chairs used to be a lofty shop in the Fort Point neighborhood of Boston. Miggy and Roisin joke about how the shop used to have so little in it that they used to have to tell customers that it was a shop. They've come a long way in a little over 3 years.
As you may or may not know, I used to work for Anthropologie! Before being employed for Urban Outfitters Inc., I interned for Anthropologie's visual team... Twice! One of my bosses there was the quirky and talented Erin. I tried to show up early, stay late, and work as hard and fun as possible to make an impression. As I was leaving as an intern, I was hired as a sales associate and left the company a while after to manage a clothing consignment shop. I wasn't sure I had made an impression on the company, but it definitely made an impression on me. It's where I decided that visual merchandising, be it installation art or floor plans, is what I want to do.
One of my favoooorite chairs is the Eames Rocker. A status symbol in mid-century homes, this very stylish chair can be used in a variety of interiors in todays homes too. It comes in a variety of different colors, metals, and wood options. The Eames Rocker is my favorite, but the Eames frame has many different options for legs - some are wooden dowels, other are metal, and some are very funky and vintage. Unfortunately, the chair is not the most affordable seat to try out in your space unless you know it's worth the investment...
We're approaching the end of October. How unbelievable is that? Here is our next weeks challenge. We're excited to share some of our favorites from the Instagram challenge at the end of the month. Keep them coming!. Thanks to our friends who have helped us out with this - it's been a hard thing to remember to post each day....we know all too well! Be sure to search for hashtag "#bboctober" and look for us on Instagram: @budgetedbliss, @courtneywebstah, + @britt_boneshakerr. Thanks!!
The Harvest season has been upon us now for a few week now (and in my opinion, there is no better time for decorations)! Mother nature flaunts her amazing natural color pallets, a crisp change in the air, leaves on the ground, and most importantly,Halloween!
My mother, like most, loves nothing more than decorating our home for the seasons. While cruising her newest obsession, Pinterest, she found a beautifully monogrammed pumpkin and knew instantly we must add our own to the fall decor collection! Happily I offered my hand (literally) in the project.
Here is how simple, inexpensive, cute and fun this DIY is:
Step 1: Go to any local craft supply store and pick yourself a nice carvable craft pumpkin. They come in all different shapes, sizes, prices, and they adorably even different life-like bumps and lumps on them.
(We found our "Fun-kin" at A.C. Moore on sale for $10.99)
Step 2: In pencil make a rough outline of your design of choice, we clearly chose an "M" in a simple, yet elegant script for Morris; my last name.
The first part of having an enjoyable night in is making sure you're perfectly comfortable. I find it so hard to buy clothes just to "lay around in". This Pippa Pullover from Anthropologie is just under $40, and could be worn for lounge, or with jeans and riding boots for a perfect day look. It's the perfect balance between casual/cute/comfortable and I'm in love with the neutral tone. That's just part 1 of "the perfect night in".
Per usual, click on the photos to take you directly to the products!
You may remember this post - where I mentioned my dream Cisco Brothers sofa from Twelve Chairs, or even this post where I rambled on about my parents and noted that Twelve Chairs had a moving sale and (my two awesomely-amazing-kindhearted-bosses) gave me an amazing deal on said sofa, but todays post is where I'll show you what it looks like in my new apartment. IT'S SO EXCITING!
I finally got to the unpacked/clean/time to decorate stage in the new place, so I quickly took some pictures to share the place on the blog. I am oh-so-sure the decor will change countless times, but until then, it feels very "us".
Brandon and I have yet to figure out how to describe our style. We know we love mid-century pieces, a very industrial space, definitely some shabby-chic decor, and I have a need for vintage + retro accessories....but I'm not sure that has a name. Let's call it: industri-centuric-shabtastical-retro-vintage because, why not?