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Wedding Help!

We’re heading into Spring when wedding season kicks off into full gear again and I could really use your help. Etsy asked me to write an article for them about wedding decorations that will run on their site mid March. I’m so excited to get involved because this is a fun topic to research!


I want to bring some real life brides into the piece, so if anyone, either newly married or soon to be, wants to give me a few quotes I would really appreciate it. I’d like to know how you decided on a decor style for your wedding – colors, centerpieces on tables, seating card arrangements, fabrics, favors, lighting, etc.

Another question – Can anyone point me in the direction of websites or blogs that focus primarily on wedding decorations? I’d like to include a list of sources in the etsy piece for readers to tap into that real brides are using these days. I was married back in ’01 so I know a lot has changed. Please exclude sites that are more common like the knot, Brides, the Wedding Channel, and Martha Stewart Weddings. With Etsy being so focused on the handmade, I’m hoping you can point me to resources that have a more DIY/budget approach.

You may comment below or email me with “Weddings” in the subject line to decor8blog AT gmail.com

(images from martha stewart weddings)

Posted in uncategorized on February 29, 2008

Anthropologie Now Ships International!

FYI — Quick update intended for my non-U.S. friends, Anthropologie just adopted the international shipping solution FiftyOne to allow you to easily shop from and ship to 34 countries including the Netherlands, UK, Germany, and Sweden! Yay! Details here.

And if you’ve always wanted the Cleo Chair or the Neptune chair, get them now because they’ve just been marked down by 50%

… Have a great weekend!

Posted in uncategorized on February 23, 2008

Have a Great Long Weekend!

Monday is a holiday here in the states, and I’m taking Tuesday off to work on a few projects, but I’ll be back blogging on decor8 Wednesday, February 20th. I’ve included lots of links below to keep you busy until then.


There’s so much I don’t want you to miss out on until 2/20, so here’s a list:

Swedish blogger Emma has covered the Stockholm Furniture Fair so please visit her blog for complete coverage, trend spotting, and more. Great stuff Emma.

A beautiful loft in Paris to take you away…

A fabulous chandelier to shed some light (and empty your wallet).

Vintage maps from After Noah.

New Freshcut Pink books from Rag + Bone. Great as inspiration or art journals. And don’t miss the amazing Jim Deneven. Wow, now there’s a new medium for ya.

Rasta floor cushions and an industrial-style clock that is super unique.

Amy Butler’s Sew Inspiring Contest over at Craft: magazine (stay tuned for a decor8/Amy Butler contest in April!)

A stationery sale that will make you see Stripes.

Tour the home of Christiana Coop of Ferm Living (great job, A-M!).

A lovely Flickr group dedicated to still life photography.

Nectar & Light for inspiration (just lovely).

Karlsson lights that I want to know more about.

Creative way to display plates for a little DIY this weekend.

Fabulous online scheduling.

Beautiful Shweshwe fabric from South Africa.

Pupe Girl is a strange but cute little website for making adorable Japanese versions of yourself. Burns hours so beware.

This new tool called Animoto to show your craft creations online. To music. MTV style.

A grey flannel mannequin photo sent to me by artist Amy Gross after she read this.

decor8 press: Thank you Real Simple and Selvedge magazine! Also thanks to Cookie for a little mention here and to Amy at Blogged for rating decor8 a 9.5 because well, that’s not too shabby.

(image from Trina Dalziel represented by Lilla Rogers Studio in Boston.)

Posted in uncategorized on February 15, 2008

mydeco {beta}

Want to play virtual designer today? Reader Graham wrote in about mydeco, a new UK website that recently launched (beta version) all about decorating with features that include searching retailers, plan a room, buy the look, even some informative articles on topics like the physiological effects of color (does my living room make me look fat?) and floral arranging.


The site is a little clunky because it’s soooo new but I can see where they’re going with it and the potential is huge. Check it out! And thank you Graham for the tip. :)

(images from mydeco)

Posted in uncategorized on February 14, 2008

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