Its getting cold outside..
Makes me long for warmer weather. Im adding this to the ever growing list of home improvement projects. An outdoor shower.
Perfect for cleaning up after gardening and yard work. Would be wonderful for giving the doggy a bath as well.
Outdoor shower inspiration… Enjoy!
Good Lord! It has been a loonnng time since I have posted! I was in the studio for about three months straight from before dawn until after dusk, tolling away on the Wisteria Holiday Catalogs. Anyone who works in commercial retail knows that the Holiday season is a whipping. I have been covered in glitter and tinsel and up to my eyeballs in angels and ornaments!
Once the shoot wrapped I headed out on a sabbatical. A month long journey around the West Coast visiting some of my most favorite people. It was amazing!!! I will always be a Texas girl but I’m thinking about adding California girl to my resume as well.
Lets talk Halloween, shall we? I LOVE this holiday. Its hard to top Christmas in my book (presents!) but Halloween is a close second! I love to dress up and decorate, pass out candy to the cute little kiddos, and run around in the streets like a goblin.
One of my besties Melissa is the QUEEN of Halloween. She dolls her house up Day of the Dead/Spook House style and it is amazing. We worked liked demons all weekend to prepare for her home to be featured on houzz.com and the result is phenomenal! Melissa styled and designed everything and Sarah Greenman photographed and wrote the article. We had so much fun!!!!
Check out the whole article
and check out Sarah’s blog here http://www.maisonboheme.blogspot.com/
Here are some of my favorite pics from the shoot!
Look for a tour of my newly styled home on houzz.com COMING SOON!!!!
Tiny furniture – This movie is amazing. So funny, so awkward, so real… It has been on my Top Picks for awhile and I can’t believe I waited so long to watch it. It is laugh out loud funny, smart and charming. It was my favorite movie I’ve seen this year. Lena Dunham has received a lot of attention lately for her HBO series Girls. This was pre-Girls and for someone so young this movie is quite an accomplishment. For someone not so young its still quite an accomplishment. Lena is fun to watch and isn’t afraid to put it out there. She is refreshing. There are also great performances from Grace Dunham and Jemima Kirke.
Martha Marcy May Marlene – I have been anxiously awaiting its release on Netflix. As soon as I knew she existed, I was a Elizabeth Olsen fan. She is beautiful, she is intriguing and she can act. She is really the main reason to watch this movie. Her performance takes you to some dark places and as bad as it gets you can’t stop watching. It also must be said that I love Sarah Paulson. And everything role that John Hawkes takes on, he owns it.
Another happy day – Don’t let the title fool you. This movie is a kick in the stomach. If you ever wanted to feel better about your family dynamic this is the movie to watch. These people have issues. At times its hard to watch because they all keep setting themselves up for hurt and disappointment. And as a viewer your allegiance is constantly switching sides. You equally like them and hate them all. The movie almost loses itself in its own drama, but the actors give some solid performances and save it from embarrassing itself. A few really standout performances from Kate Bosworth, Thomas Haden Church, and Ellen Burstyn. Worth watching. But definitely not a “feel good” movie.
Albatross – This is a fun movie. Downton Abbey fans will recognize the lead actress as Lady Sybil. She plays a carefree, spirited and creative young girl who comes to work as a maid at a families hotel. The family has a daughter her age that is quiet and bookish but the two become instant friends. This movie dances the fine line of being trite and typical. But is saved by some pretty decent performances from all the actors and some intelligent banter mixed in to the sometimes obvious plot line. For the most part this movie is cute and entertaining and sometimes touching. A great Sunday afternoon movie.
Pure – This movie almost gets it right. But it is a little too slow and you don’t quite believe the connections between some of the characters. The Kiera Knightly story line is far more interesting than the Eva Mendez one. But overall it was watchable.
Peep Show – I started watching this British TV show a few years back. I quickly got hooked. The way it is filmed is really interesting all the characters speak directly to the camera, which I thought would be jarring but you get used to it really quickly. This show is hilarious. It is at times dark, often dirty and oh so cringe-worthy. Its hard to say who is my favorite character. But I would probably have to go with Super Hans.
Many of my favorite people are having babies right now! It is so honoring and exciting to get to help them design their nurseries. Baby nurseries have come a long way. They have become hip, sophisticated and chic. No more cheesy baby rooms! There a lot of cool trends going on right now. Chevron everything, from curtains, to rugs, to walls. Lots of soft color pallets, grey is a big one (my favorite color!). Lots of bold graphic fabrics. Lots of animal silhouettes for art and prints. Gender neutral and the modern jungle seem to be hot themes right now. Stripes are still in style for walls, ceilings and curtains. Here are some of my favorite nurseries out there right now. I hope to post some mood boards and before and afters of the nurseries I am working on. Stay tuned!
via design sponge
via spearmint baby
via custom nursery art
via baby center
via sweet king of the jungle
via made by girl
In the Photo Studio! The past few months have been crazy. I wrapped up Wisteria’s Summer Book, shot for Fall, and now am gearing up for Holiday! But I am so happy with how it is all turned out. I think Summer and Holiday are my favorite books to shoot. They are so fun to style! Full of texture, color, mood and nostalgia. Not to mention some of the beautiful new pieces in Wisteria’s latest collections. Wisteria has an amazing Brand Management Team who sources and concepts all the new looks and I get to help take their vision from concept to print. I am so fortunate to have such a cool job, I love what I do! Here are some of my favorite looks from our Summer shoot. Photography by Kristopher Ellis, Styling and Set Design by me, Paige Morse. Photo Credits Wisteria
I love the French Modernist Armchair
I loved this Vintage Chinese Butcher’s Table so much, I bought it!
Aren’t they adorable!!!
This was selected for the June Cover, see the entire catalog online here.
I love all of these shades of blue! And it was a really fun shoot. I work with a lot of talented people. In other news, I am looking for a Summer Intern to work in the studio with me. Its a great opportunity for someone who wants to get their foot in the door and get lots of on set experience. Message me for more information. It will be a fun summer, guaranteed!
All images and credits can be found on Pinterest
I need this light fixture.
I need all this stuff in my kitchen.
Moody kitchen with white dishware.
This is just about perfect.
I love the floors and color pallet.
Spoon collection. Im working on mine.
Love this little collection of antiques.
love the linen and woven elements.
Love the little blue chair.
This sink and the handtowels are lovely…
Totally drooling over these images from the style files this morning….
images by Jake Curtis.
Ive been doing lots of porch sitting and champagne sipping this afternoon. Today is a gorgeous day! Sorry for the lack of posts lately, I’ve been on a three week photo shoot that has been occupying my time. But I can’t wait to show you pictures from the shoot! It is the Wisteria coastal book and it is going to be gorgeous. For now I’m snapping some shots around the house of some new loot/props I’ve gotten over the past few weeks. I promise to post more soon. Happy Sunday!
A happy Maizie dog completes the perfect Sunday!
I was the lucky winner of tickets to The Cream event from the DESIGNLOVEFEST contest! So I got to take a quick trip down to Austin for the event. It was so beautiful! Everything was really well done. There were bakers, florists, vintage rentals, invitations, yummy berry infused cocktails, jewelry and headpieces galore. And it was all GORGEOUS. The event took place at Mercury Hall in Austin and I would totally get married there. There was lots of eye candy everywhere, lots of little details, and lots of samples. And if that weren’t enough we got awesome swag bags! I had a great time and got lots of inspiration. If The Cream event comes to your city, I recommend you get tickets and go. So much fun!
There were some really beautiful tablescapes from The Byrd Collective.
A banner made of pieces of cloth and ribbon, all white. I want to make one of these to hang in my kitchen. Adorable!
Another beautiful tablescape from The Byrd Collective. So lush and romantic.
Such a cute idea! Personalized stamps on vintage linens! I want to do this with vintage handkerchiefs too.
This photo doesn’t do it justice, this was a whomped out arbor. It would be so beautiful to do bridal portraits here.
Im listening to music that inspires me as I’m preparing shot lists for an upcoming shoot. This is a great local band that more people should be listening to. Check out their live performance below. Telegraph Canyon would also be a great addition to my next photo shoot mix. Coming soon!