BeSo chic. BeSo organic. BeSo boho. BeSo YOU. ...thoughts on design, fresh interiors + style from a photo stylist.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

creative inspirations

Inspiration {for creativity} is everywhere.

movie sets + fashions
hip cafés
a plant on a window sill
the petals of a flower
street art
new insight from a real friend
a pink sky
holding your daughter's hand (no matter her age)
a photograph or piece of art that connects with your soul


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Sometimes we just need to remind ourselves to look around, experience the moment, and see the art in the every day. I just came across an Andy Warhol quote I love, "There is beauty in everything, just not everybody sees it."

Be the one who sees it.


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Here are a few things that have inspired me recently ...



* A fresh snowfall in NC (+ this photo of my back-porch by my daughter)



* Cool cafés + Plant obsessions 
(Currently obsessed with plants + coffee cafés, like this one in Charlotte's Atherton Mill & Market.
Do share any must-see sweet spots you've discovered.)



{found this one via igTrade & Lore, Charlotte, NC}


{photo via SF girl by bay}

* Simple chic Black 
+ White style
(read my recent blog post here)



* Re-discovering inspiration {like these amazing images from an ELLE magazine spread featuring Julia Roberts - Eat, Pray, Love}. The old issue is sitting on the top of a heap of favorite magazines on a bookshelf in my home office {which btw is currently a catastrophe). Though life is messy, having beautiful inspiration at close hand reminds us of our need to create {and our need to eat, pray & love.}

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What is inspiring you lately?
Leave a comment so I know you stopped by ...
and be sure to follow along on instagram, it's where I hang out most to connect with other creative types.

xo,


patti


Thursday, November 2, 2017

current crushes

Hey there.
I wanted to share a few style favorites I've been loving lately. There seems to be a specific theme capturing my attention.

Blue velvet, in a range of pretty hues, has always tugged at my heart strings ... but now more than ever, I'm hooked.

What is it about that luxe feel in luscious ocean shades that gets me every time?


Check-out these visions of velvet from COCOCO ...


Blue Velvet Chesterfield Sofa

Major sigh, right? This image is via bprhospitality, a luxury rental in DC. Don't you just want to live here? I do, virtually every day (It's my current screen saver). To me, it's Interior perfection. Lots of natural light, a mix of vintage + modern, simple + lush. Link here to order your very own SOHO Chesterfield (tufted goodness with a modern twist).



Pair of Indigo Velvet Modern Sofas

And then there's the power of pairs. This swoon-worthy interior features a striking set of Indigo velvet Arden Sofas flanking the fireplace. There is something irresistible about the sheer sophistication of pairs in interior spaces. And I'm loving the brass details on these babies (dunbar legs by Ferrous Hardware)

So how about you, are you drawn to light + bright or a little more dark + moody? 


When it comes to style beyond interiors, indigo velvet translates so very beautifully to Fall + Winter fashions too. 



Blue Velvet Fashion and Style Trend

I am in love with this look from W by Worth. The off-the-shoulder chic mixed with a velvet pant. A look that will go so many places.

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More discoveries and special finds from Fall Market still to come {like these mod patterned pillows by Jill Seale Design Studio...hand-marbled beauties from a NC girl who learned the art of paper marbling in Florence. How cool is that?}



Jill Seale Design Studio Marble Pillows


Tell me friend, what are you loving lately? What styles have caught your eye + captured your heart?

Here's to a Happy November! 

Wishing you sunny days, fall-color wonder, and flowers always + always.





xo

patti