Oct03 Cape Town Charm 2012

When I saw this sweet little shop tour I knew I needed to visit. Then I found out this gorgeous place is in Cape Town, South Africa. Now I definitely MUST go! Do you want to come, too? The more the merrier.

I found this tour on The Pretty Blog. You can see lots more images of the Smitten Shop here, but this is a little sneak peek:

I absolutely love this ribbon chandelier. Don’t you think it kind of looks DIY-able? We’ll get back to you on that. And oh, the little rack of lingerie. Love.

The dusty pink paint color has me drooling over here.

Images via The Pretty Blog, shot by Claudia de Nobrega.

Sep04 Grey Likes: Caitlin McGauley 2012

New York watercolor artist Caitlin McGauley is basically my new favorite discovery of the millenium. I’m not trying to be dramatic, really, I just can’t help myself.

Her use of bright, fresh colors is just what you’d hope for in something beautiful to hang on the wall. Her illustrations are feminine and luxe.

I want every single print. All of them. I’m thinking I’ll settle for just 3 and put them in thin gold frames side by side.

Here’s a little glimpse, but you really should visit her site for the full picture (you’re welcome for the pun):

Aug17 Friday Faves and Finds 2012

To wrap up a fab week, here’s a few Grey faves and finds. The mostly pink theme was completely accidental, but a lovely surprise!

Faves:

This Guide to Champagne Cocktails is amazing. So many ways to go beyond the mimosa. I think a Black Velvet for the beaus and a French 75 for the ladies, wouldn’t you agree?

These words to live by:

This pink velvet chair and the whole room it lives in.

Finds:

These earrings the Kendra Scott collection. The lilac and gold is so perfect, it hurts.

These prints by artist Jaime Rovenstine. They are gorgeous, and completely affordable. Here’s the one Summer nabbed for her home!

This easy way to make fancy little petits fours using pound cake cut into cubes and a simple 2-ingredient icing. Perfect.

 

Images: Enjoy the Little Things via Design Love Fest. Pink velvet chair via Paris Nights and New York Mornings. Earring via Kendra Scott. Art print via Jaime Rovenstine. Petits Fours via Country Living.

Aug15 Grey Likes: Dana Tanamachi 2012

I’ve been wondering for a while where the chalkboard trend in interiors is going. I’d been feeling a bit ambivalent about the whole thing lately and reconsidering a few chalk pieces in my own home. That is, until I discovered Dana Tanamachi.

Dana Tanamachi is chalk letterer and graphic designer living in Brooklyn. Her work is unreal, don’t you agree? Her artwork is everywhere from storefronts to the cover of O Magazine. She has fully restored my faith in the pure awesomeness that is chalk art.

Be sure to check out this time lapse video to get a full picture of how she brilliantly crafts each piece.

And last but not least, you can have a piece of Dana’s work in your own home by snagging a set of these adorable alphabet paperweights she created for West Elm – and they’re totally on sale.

A little later today we’ll be back with a roundup of some of our favorite ways to incorporate chalkboards into your spaces!

 

Images all from Dana Tanamachi.  Top photo by Spencer Heyfron for The Wall Street Journal. Last image appeared as a spread in O Magazine.

Feb14 Heart You! 2011

I know it’s a bit late to order these from Etsy, but they are so darling. Ornaments. Cup cake toppers. Garland. A myriad of possibilities. Happy Valentine’s Day!