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

Sunday, December 30, 2012

happy (almost) New Year!

#NYE is coming soon. 

Time to don a little sparkle. Spread a little glitter. And cheer in the New Year.  Here are a few images that have me inspired for the festivities...

{via lostbelle.tumblr}
{via desdemventana}



{via martha}
{fun diy fringe streamers via coco+kelley}



{i made these gold dot streamers from gold circle stickers + fishing line.
a fun + easy diy}



Let's talk dreams, plans, resolutions, vision boards and more soon.  I've been contemplating a commitment to a 365-day project. Check-out abeautifulmess "lets-try-a-365-project" ... Are you up for the challenge? I know for sure I want to do something creative every day. Style something new. Take an interesting photo. Paint. Dance. See the inspiration all around me. Explore new places... I just haven't narrowed in on a definite plan yet.  Let me know what you're planning for and dreaming of and envisioning. Wishing you a fun NYE + an even more amazing 2013.

Happy (almost) New Year to you + yours!

xo

patti

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

joy to the world!

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you joy, peace, wonder, love + many beautiful moments.



{via stylemepretty}



{If you didn't check the last post, the give-away winner is Rachel Mork.  CONGRATS Rachel! Thanks for following. Enjoy all the artist-made goodies.}

I'm looking forward to bringing you all more style inspiration in the new year. Until then, enjoy the season...

More soon.

xo

patti

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

holiday give-away!

We are officially less than one week away from Christmas.  How did that happen?

Since I recently won my first blog prize, thanks to madebygirl (yay me!), I'm feeling especially happy to share the love and pay it forward with a fabulous give-away.

I contacted some artists + merchants and gathered a prize package, full of a few of my favorite things.  Here's what's included in the first BeSoStyle HOLIDAY GIVE-AWAY PACKAGE:



* a hand-made soy candle by etsy artist brown eyed girl
* an upcycled one-of-a-kind scarf, designed by jelbel
* a $25 gift card from post and gray
* a beautiful silver cuff bracelet, compliments of curate
* two hand-crafted beaded bracelets from blush
* + an artful journal by artist donna downey



...So, do you want in?

Here's all you have to do to enter to win
the BeSoStyle HOLIDAY GIVE-AWAY:

* Comment below.  Let me know which of these things you've done (the more "likes" and "follows"...the better your chances).

* Follow me on twitter or pinterest ... or both. :)

* Visit post and gray... follow them on twitter &/or pinterest... follow their blog in-the-gray ... &/or like them on facebook

* Like browneyedgirlshop on facebook &/or shop her etsy shop

* Visit jelbel & shop &/or like jelbel on facebook.

* Check-out curate's blog (one of my faves) & follow her on bloglovin, pinterest or twitter (don't forget to shop for more curate at post and gray)

* Like blush's facebook page ...& stop in the beautiful shop the next time you're in Atlanta

* Visit donnadowney, follow her on twitter...check-out her inspirational blog and amazing art + crafting workshops around the world

So, get commenting...and "liking" and "following" ... you could win this fabulous give-away!  I will announce the winner by Christmas Eve and promise to ship you the package by the new year!  GOOD LUCK! and thanks for entering. Be sure to share this with your friends, link to facebook or twitter (see sharing icons below).  Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season!!!


{via anetteshus}
{...couldn't resist adding an image of brown paper packages tied up with string...along with a few of my favorite things.}

xo

patti





Saturday, December 8, 2012

winter white love

aah! winter white. swoon. 


There's something so fresh, so refreshing about pure-as-the-driven-snow white.

I've been loving it in fashion.  I discovered this image at "for the love of pretty." ...now I'm on the look-out for all the elements to re-create the look. 


{via fortheloveofpretty ...
love the white jeans, cozy sweater, chunky jewels.}
I also love white in holiday decor. I recently met the talented, down-to-earth + uber cool blogger "the nester" ... She had an inspiring post this past week about making your own Anthropologie-esque winter white wreath. See the how-to details here. And check-out the finished product (don't forget to go to her original link to pin this image)...
{Anthropologie-inspired winter white wreath by the nester}

I also did a little decorating myself.  I always have to cut a few paper snowflakes every Christmas season.  I was originally inspired by this image...
{snowflakes in the window, PARIS  via}

I did a much more simplistic version (see how-to tips for paper snowflake-making via martha)...




#cozy #candles #christmastime
{twinkle lights + snowflakes in the window}
As I styled my window of hand-made paper snowflakes, I thought of the nester's mantra, "it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful."  Sometimes it's the imperfections, the randomness that makes our home projects pretty.  Enjoy today.  Look for the beauty in the every-day. 
Follow me on instagram or twitter or pinterest ... or all of the above. :) Share your thoughts.  Happy holidays!!!
xo
patti

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

oh christmas tree

How's your December? I hope you're enjoying the simple pleasures of the season.

We were able to get our fresh tree this past weekend.  Oh how I love the smell of pine + the look of twinkly lights.  I thought I'd share a few photos with you as the decorating process continues...


searching for the perfect Christmas pine tree
{At the lot selecting our tree}
{the finished tree ~ twinkle lights, snowflakes, white + pink}
...One of my favorite things about holiday decorating is pulling out the old holiday photo cards to see how much the girls have grown-up...

{a few of our Christmases Past}
Despite all the craziness of the holidays, I'm wishing you many special moments. 

...And be on the look-out because very soon I'm going to be offering a Holiday Give-Away!!!

Don't you just love winning stuff? I've contacted some very cool merchants + some artsy friends who are willing to offer up some festive goods (think jewelry, candles + more).  I'll be posting how you can win soon! 

Stay in touch.

xo

patti



Wednesday, November 28, 2012

simple beauty.

It seems to me that we put all-kinds-of pressure on ourselves to keep up with all the latest and greatest...
but lately I've been drawn to the beauty in the simple.

Here are a few images that have captured my attention as my infatuation with simplicity grows.

Behold the beauty. of simple.



{via llamas valley}

{via northern light}


{via pinterest}


{via stil inspiration}


{via crush culdesac}

{via pinterest}

votives. twinkle lights. candles.
{via heylook}



{via afinidades-eletivas}
twinkle lights
{fine art photography + eye poetry by Irene Suchocki, via is-theblog and via}

Am I right?

Simply beautiful.

I hope these images bring you a little inspiration too.

xo

patti

Sunday, November 25, 2012

let the holiday decorating begin!

* the outdoor twinkly lights are draped + lit.  check.

* the stockings are hung. check.

* the icicle + snowflake ornaments are donning the windows. check.

* it's official.  the holiday adornment has begun!

...just thought I'd share some instagram snaps of the start of holiday happenings at my house.



{pretty transparent ornaments + snowflakes hanging in the window}
{black + white of ornaments in the window}



{little white tree in the foyer. i <3 white Christmases!}
We had a restful + productive weekend. I hope you enjoyed time with family + friends. We shared time with friends, both old + new.

Laughter + connection with those you love is good for the soul.

I look forward to sharing some fun projects soon.
Please check-in + let me know how you are doing. 

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Have a fantastic week! Back to reality!

xo

patti

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

happy thanksgiving!

I'm sure you're getting ready for Thanksgiving as are we.  Shopping, cleaning, prepping, planning.  Digging out old favorite recipes. 

I wanted to share a couple quick pics as I get my dining room ready.  I decided to add a little earthy element with burlap garland which I wove through my chandelier...and placed under my fall leaf centerpiece...



{burlap draped on chandelier}


{fall leaves = perfect thanksgiving centerpiece}


Enjoy time with family + friends!

Here are a few things I'm thankful for...

* My husband + two beautiful girls
* Memories of laughing together
* Friendships deep + meaningful
* Times to dance + celebrate
* My sweet cuddly pups
* Unconditional love
* Forgiveness
* Fresh starts
* Chances to create

How about you? Have an incredible holiday!

patti

Friday, November 16, 2012

baby + kid room styling

So...I just received final images from the young america "Abigail" catalogue I styled.  These are some of my favorite rooms from the bunch...

{sweet yellow + white baby room featuring ikea stars.}


{colorful baby room featuring hand-painted canvases}



{hand-painted color canvases...a fun & simple decor idea.}


{coral baby room featuring hand-crafted washi tape art}
{hand-crafted washi tape art.}


{fun & colorful kid's room with candy decor}


{decorating with candy. Yum!}
{pretty girl's room with art display}

{All photography above by diana parrish design & photography}

Hope you enjoyed viewing these images.  It was a fun styling gig. I'm thankful for opportunities to create.

Have a fantastic weekend!

xo

patti
 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

gold + recycled = pretty + re-purposed

So, I came across these pretty, sleek gold containers via Emily Henderson's open sky board on pinterest. (click links if you want some of these beauties.)


... and immediately I thought of the can of gold spray paint in my garage & the aluminum cans in my recycling bin.  Okay, so they're not quite as luxe, but the price is right (free!).  I decided to spray a wine bottle too...something I've been wanting to try.  And I trimmed a few crepe myrtle branches to spray paint also.  Here are the before and after pics of my quick diy...

{before}

{after}





{gold + candles}
{gold crepe myrtle branches + candlelight. table from z-gallerie}



{magnolias + gold + candles}




I added some magnolia stems (thanks Kelly from bungalow blue for the inspiration.)

gilded pumpkins
{gold pumpkins}

So...what do you think? Any diy projects on your list of to-do's? Can't believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner.

What are your plans?

xo

patti

Monday, November 12, 2012

Novogratz @ the Mint

Saturday's home & garden section of the charlotte observer had a great article about designers Cortney & Robert Novogratz coming to Charlotte's mint museum this Thursday Nov 15, 7-9 pm.  (Admission is only $10; $5 for museum members). 

As much as I immerse myself in design circles, I must admit I wasn't entirely familiar with their work.  So of course I did a mad search on pinterest & around the web to find more of their designs. I struck gold when I did a "novogratz" search at apartment therapy. Here are some of the images that piqued my interest...



{via apartment therapy}

The first few images are of Suzanne Vega's apartment.  Love her!!! ("Tom's Diner" is a regular listen on my i-tunes).  Don't you just love the mix of vintage & modern ... and the colour combo, with pops of turquoise & pink?


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 Here are more inspiring Novogratz designs ...

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{via casa sugar}



Now, to find the time to watch some reality TV. The Novogratz' show '9 By Design' launched on Bravo in 2009 (featuring the couple & their seven children).  And they are now in their second season of "Home by Novogratz" on HGTV. Must find time(the constant quest, right?)to watch some of their past episodes on-line and get even more inspired.

I'm planning to make it to the Mint Thursday evening.  Looking forward to hearing their take on design.  Turns out the couple actually met in Charlotte, and both say the South has influenced their design aesthetic.
Let me know if you'll be able to make it.  I'd love to sit with other area design fans & take notes together. 

Have an amazing week!


xo


patti