Inspired By: Spring Florals

Spring has long been my favorite season, and that’s even more the case after spending the last 10+ years in DC. I love the way our neighborhood suddenly bursts into color with cherry blossoms, dogwood trees, lilacs, and azaleas all in bloom. These days, I’m feeling particularly inspired by spring colors and floral patterns, from jewelry to stationery to home decor.

Spring Floral Inspiration via Oh So Beautiful Paper

1. Prismera necklace; 2. Rifle Paper Co. botanical journals; 3. Sycamore Street Press; 4. Anthropologie wallpaper; 5. Moglea; 6. Caroline Gardner noteblock set

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Inspired By: Rose Gold

Since we’re already on the subject of beautiful metallic foil today, I couldn’t help but think of my current favorite metallic hue: rose gold! Don’t get me wrong, I still love gold, silver, and copper, but there’s something so soft and romantic about rose gold. I just can’t get enough, from jewelry to stationery to utensils. I’m looking forward to seeing lots, lots more beautiful rose gold over the coming months!


1. Seesaw (sadly no longer available); 2. Re: Coco from New York; 3. Rose Gold Foil Coasters by For Your Party for the 2013 Paper Party, photo by Charlie Juliet Photography; 4. West Elm; 5. Smock; 6. Kate Spade

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Inspired By: Classic Black + White

I love all things metallic and sparkly during the holidays (and pretty much the rest of the year), but there’s something about winter that draws me to the crisp combination of black and white. It’s hard to go wrong with black and white, whether your style is classic or modern, sophisticated or whimsical. And there’s something romantic in the combination when sweet motifs like ribbons and hearts or a pretty script font are added to the mix.

Inspired by Black + White via Oh So Beautiful Paper

1. Sugar Paper note cards; 2. Ferm Living tree skirt; 3. Bailey Doesn’t Bark chalk card; 4. Virginia Johnson shawl; 5. Humunuku muslin bags; 6. We Heart Paper save the date

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Inspired By: Papercuts!

I’ve been in love with papercut pieces as long as I can remember, as any longtime readers will know from my love for all things Rob Ryan.  I’m completely in awe of this stunning technique (the precision! the patience!) and the even more stunning results.  So today I’m rounding up a few of my favorite papercut pieces, from artwork to baby announcements.

No. 1 Rob Ryan; No. 2 Dinara Mirtalipova (originally posted here); No. 3 Woodland Papercuts; No. 4 Elizabeth Messina; No. 5 Helen Musselwhite; No. 6 Julene Harrison

And speaking of Rob Ryan, he just released his 2012 Valentine’s Day print!  This year, Rob is offering a beautiful screen print in burgundy ink on off-white paper.  Check out all three designs right here.  So gorgeous!

Woodland Papercuts is a mem­ber of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of Naomi’s beau­ti­ful work right here!

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Inspired by: Metallics!

Everything still feels all shiny and new this early in the year, so I today thought it would be fun to continue my love for all things metallic.  We already know that I’m crazy for anything with gold foil, but my metallic affections extend way beyond gold.  Silver, copper, brass are just as beautiful – particularly when mixed together!

No. 1 Metallic wedding invitations from Bella Figura; No. 2 Sugar Paper; No. 3 Oh Joy! Petal Pusher wallpaper from Hygge & West; No. 4 Metallic escort cards via Martha Stewart Weddings; No. 5 Yellow Owl Workshop; No. 6 Knot & Bow; No. 7

I also love these metallic prints from Enormous Championsilver and gold letterpress printed skeleton keys and a beautiful gold foil print on dark navy paper.

Bella Figura is a mem­ber of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of their beau­ti­ful work here!

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*Bella Figura is one of my fab­u­lous spon­sors; for more on my edi­to­r­ial poli­cies please click here.