Wednesday, September 17, 2014

works of art: hermes scarves

Hermes scarves have always been one of my favorite pieces of art.  They truly are pieces of art and I love how you can read the story behind each design online.  Yes they are pricey for a scarf, yet a bargain if you think of them in terms of art.

I mean this gives me about that frame?!

I love the gallery effect of framing the same design in various colorways.

These closet doors are fab...but all I can think about is that they had to cut them in half!!!!

Erin Gates

A few of my favorites!...  Also if you need a smaller size or want the look with out handing over as much $$ the pocket square are just as amazing and start under $200. 

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 (perfect for a nursery or kids space) // 9 
pocket squares: 10 // 11 // 12

Friday, September 12, 2014

an indian wedding & new site

While weddings are not something I usually talk about here I have been to a few in the past year that I have known I wanted to share!  Today is of one of my best friends, that I was in last November in Miami.  To say I was excited about this wedding before she even met her handsome groom, Varun, was an understatement... for as long as I can remember our group of friends has talked about how we couldn't wait for Krupa to get married so that we could experience a true Indian wedding.  No detail was left unplanned and I loved not only getting to experience it but to also be a part of it!

Yes... he came in on a white horse!!! (surrounded by the most fun dance party!)

The venue, the Deering Estate, was stunning. 

*my photo while they were setting up...just so you can see the view!

Indian ceremonies are much longer than the traditional weddings we are use to.  During the ceremony waiters came around with snacks and glass bottled cokes.  (How many of you wish this was done at every wedding?!)

For the reception the groom changed from traditional Indian attire to a tux! 

 And just before they left...Taco Bell (the bride's fav) was delivered!

photography by PS Photography

Now for an even more exciting thing!  While they were planning their wedding they realized that even though they were using a popular venue it was hard to find photos for inspiration of how others outfitted the venue for ideas.  So they have created an event planning site to help make the process a lot easier....SightToSee, and it launches TODAY!  Think like Houzz but for events.  Please go check it out and spread the word to any vendors that may wish to have their work included!  

And not just for weddings but anything from baby showers to bar mitzvahs!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

moroccan wedding blankets | history & decor

If you follow me on Instagram (@malloryshawdesign) you saw where yesterday I posted some fab Moroccan wedding storage baskets and hampers from West Elm.  I have always loved the look of Moroccan wedding blankets and who they have so much history while also being luxurious.

Moroccan wedding blankets (also known as Handira) are a piece you can incorporate into your home that add a beautiful texture, a little bit of glam, and a lot of history...tada conversational piece!  The blankets are hand woven out of sheep's wool, cotton, and linen by the brides female relatives which also represents many blessing of the marriage being woven together and a symbol of protection for the couple.  After the weaving is complete next comes the step of attaching hundreds to thousands of mirrored sequins.  During this part of the process it is said that the women teach the bride about all of her responsibilities and expectations as a wife.  I like to think of this as basically a way cooler version of the hope chest!  The bride then wears the blanket in cape form after the wedding ceremony as a symbol of protection and fertility.   They usually are natural in color along with the mirrored sequins making them obviously a beautiful decor piece as well.  While many retailers have started to sell machine made replicas the originals are all one of a kind pieces of art.

You now see them being used in so many ways...pillows, wall art/tapestry, rugs, poufs, and the obvious...blankets!

Get the look.  Here are a few of my favorites.  A few other sites I have found to search for originals are Etsy, Beyond Marrakech, and Chairish.

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Monday, September 8, 2014

would you? | neon signs

No longer are the days that neon signs are only for business windows.  If you haven't noticed they are popping up more and more as an art source for your home!  And no I do not mean a neon beer sign for your husbands man cave.  They are actually being used in chic ways.  The trend came even more into the forefront when Kourtney Kardashians previous home was featured in InStyle magazine with the now popular Curtis Kulig 'Love Me' sign bright and center over the master bed.  This is definitely one of those things that definitely takes the right personality to pull off or be willing to try in the first place.  

So my question is would you in your own home?!  If so, what room?

I think this is one of my favorites!....a sweet daily reminder.

I somehow started following the neon designer, Endeavor Neon, on instagram a while back and love their work...

Another easy and budget friendly option are these letters that allow you to spell out whatever work or phrase you like and they simply click together.

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