It's surreal seeing your family and home on a site you visit often for inspiration. Jeff and I put a lot of love into our home to make it a special place to raise our little girls in so seeing it captured on Apartment Therapy, documenting this special time in our lives makes my heart so happy and thankful.
Not one, but two colors Pantone has given us to outfit our bodies, faces and furnishings in for 2016. At first glance, Rose Quartz and Serenity remind me of a baby shower, old family photo's or my parents textured wallpaper in the 80's. But then I started looking at how this could translate into modern home decor. Rose Quartz in a flat paint splashed on the walls in a bedroom would look amazing, and even more lovely when paired with black. And Serenity, here me out on this one, worn in a shirt as a texture, then a darker Serenity hue in a jacket and matching pant. It's like a dressier take on head-to-toe denim. Am I right?
I got a call one evening from my best friend that lives in New York requesting a weekend away with our families to just hunker down under one roof and indulge in each others lives from dust to dawn for three whole days, and that's just what we did. Small lives change so fast, especially when seeing them through photo's, so it meant the absolute world to me that we were able to create our own memories, in the flesh, in nature, and with the ones I cherish the most.
I found our photographer Margaret after gawking at photo's from a friends family session eight months ago and tucked her name away. I loved her style, the way she captures moments in their natural state and her story. We shared champagne, banana bread and sweet conversation about life's little pleasures; it was a beautiful day.
This shoot happened just before Macie and Marlowe's first birthday. I can't believe I've waited this long to share them but having to chose which to share was difficult.