Inspired By: Gold Foil

The resurgence of gold foil is hands down one of my favorite design trends this year.  Foil comes in a myriad of colors (as you saw from Fig. 2 Design Studio on Monday), but gold foil will always have a special place in my heart.  Gold foil can be a big and bold statement or a subtle detail depending on the project and design, but it looks great on everything from wedding invitations to baby announcements to business cards and everything in between.  Gold foil also looks fantastic whether on its own, paired with a classic black and white design, or combined with lots of bright color!

No. 1 Hayley & Lucas via the Keep Calm Gallery; No. 2 Sugar Paper; No. 3 Dauphine Press; No. 4 SeeSaw; No. 5 Rifle Paper Co.; No. 6 Kate Spade; No. 7 Earmark Social Paper Goods

If you’re curious, you can learn more about the foil printing process right here!

Inspired By: Neon!

I’ve been in love with the neon design trend since May, when the bright fluorescent colors made a big splash at several exhibitor booths at the National Stationery Show.  More recently, I’ve been pleased to see neon used as accents for wedding invitations, from envelopes (like Jon and Alecia) to edge painting.  So today I thought I’d do a little round up of awesome neon paper goods and accessories!

No. 1 Neon wedding invitation edge painting by Delphine; No. 2 Nutcracker print with orange neon details by Bombina Studios; No. 3 Neon twine (available here in multiple colors) by Angela Hardison via You Are My Fave; No. 4 Gift tags by Knot & Bow (and more from Lox + Savvy here); No. 5 Neon washi tape (also available here) via Minimega; No. 6 Neon crayons from MOMA; No. 7 Neon letterpress greeting cards by Fig. 2 Design Studio; No. 8 Neon papercut wedding invitations by Love Citron

These aren’t made from paper, but I couldn’t resist including these gorgeous scarves with neon details from lemlem.  So, so pretty.

{images via their respective sources}

Inspired By: The Night Sky

I’ve been fascinated with astronomy ever since I was a little kid; my Dad and I had a telescope and would spend hours gazing into the night sky trying to see Saturn’s rings or Jupiter’s moons.  So today I thought I would round up a few of my favorite zodiac- and constellation-inspired paper details!

No. 1 Stargazer letterpress prints by Poshta Stationery and Design; No. 2 Zodiac cards by Printerette Press; No. 3 Constellation screen prints from Little Gray Owl Studio; No. 4 Constellation artwork by Nature’s Cubbyhole; No. 5 Print from The Wheatfield; No. 6 Constellation embroidery by Chloe Giordano

And finally, this screen printed constellation poster from designer Scott Benson is just about the coolest thing ever.  It even glows in the dark!

{images via their respective sources}

Today I Love: Dark Interiors + Wedding Trends

Happy Monday everyone!  Are you all still here, or have you started to run off for the holidays already?  We leave for my in-laws house on Thursday, but I’ll be posting all week just in case you were wondering.  I always use the last couple of weeks of the year to get myself organized, and I spent quite a bit of time over the weekend updating my Pinterest page with some of my favorite inspiration from the last year.  I love looking back on the year to see what inspired me, from fantastic wedding invitations to wedding details to interiors.  So to start things off this morning, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite images:

Mr-Boddington-Studio-Desk dark-room-antique-table

{Mr. Boddington’s Studio via Brooklyn Bride; Eric Piasecki via Desire to Inspire}

This year I’ve been drawn to slightly darker interiors, although we’ll see if I start going back to peaceful whites and lighter tones now that the sun is setting at 4:30 every afternoon.  I absolutely adore the desk and wallpaper from the tour of Mr. Boddington’s Studio, and if there’s anything I’ve learned this year, it’s that darker walls can be beautiful with the right kind of light.

forest-wedding-reception-table-ideas

{Jose Villa via Once Wed}

Silhouette-Wedding-Cake papel-picado-wedding-banners

{Ashley Brockinton Photography via The Bride’s Cafe; Rosie Parsons via Ruffled}

For weddings, I’m still just as in love with silhouettes as ever, but love seeing them done in an unexpected way – like the wedding cake above.  I also developed a serious crush on papel picado banners and quasi-industrial lighting for wedding receptions.

rob-ryan-papercut-wedding-invitation

{evs media via Once Wed}

heart-shaped-wedding-invitations

{The Indigo Bunting}

This has been a pretty incredible year for wedding invitations and I’m going to attempt a best-of round-up of my favorites next week, but these two invitations are high up on my list.  For the papercut invitation, artist Rob Ryan gave the bride permission to use his artwork for the invitation – so amazing!

{alli coate}

One of my favorite quotes, made even more lovely with sweet embroidery.

There’s tons more where that came from, and you’re welcome to visit me over at Pinterest!

{all images via their respective sources}