Sometimes the best things are right under your nose. I realized that tonight when I stopped by the  home furnishing and interior design spot Twelve Chairs on my way home from work — it’s right around the corner from my office and somehow I’ve never been in! It was a total feast for my design-hungry eyes, worn kilim rugs, cozy linen covered couches, and bright patterned pillows lined up on shelves. I also got to catch up with other Boston area bloggers at the event they hosted and had an awesome time — if you’re ever in the Fort Point area you must stop by, don’t wait a year like I did!

I thought I would share some of the inspiration I’ve been gathering for our wedding colors; this has been one of the most fun parts of the planning process. Taking inspiration from fashion and interiors, I’m loving this combination of a bright, cheery green paired with bold, crisp black and white striped accents. The hope is that it looks preppy yet playful; what do you think of this color combination?

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PS: My blog is up for a Homie award on Apartment Therapy for Best Home Design Blog! Won’t you go and cast your vote for DomestiKatedLife?

Apartment Therapy is hosting their annual “Homies” awards and DomestiKatedLife is nominated in the Best Home Design Blog category! I’m fresh off the Oscars rush so I’ll say it’s a pleasure to be nominated, but if you’re a fan of this site, I’d love your help in getting me to the top! Click here to cast your vote.

 My wedding planning continues (and by planning, I mean pinning every wedding image I can find on the internet), and now that we’ve found a venue I’m excited to start digging into all of the little details. We’ve settled on a date in late May, and even though I hope it’s warm, there’s still a chance in New England that the weather could turn a little chilly in the evenings. I’m inspired by these sweet pictures of brides with cardigans over their dresses — finding the perfect one is another little detail I’m glad to add to my to-do list!

Images via Once Wed and Inspired By This

It’s Friday, people! And Fridays call for a little extra dazzle to kick the weekend off right. Which is why I’m sharing some incredibly adorable shoe clips from Jackie Valentine with you today. As accessory obsessed as I am, I’ve never actually tried shoe clips.This might be the final frontier of my bauble addiction — jewels for your shoes. Tell me, are you a shoe clip girl? How do you they feel on?Shoe clips via Jackie Valentine

I’m having so much fun starting to pull together inspiration for our wedding. Sure, we don’t have a date or a venue yet, but that doesn’t mean I’m not already brainstorming details like flowers and decorations. There are so many gorgeous pictures to pull from online that it can be hard to hone your vision, so I’ve started making mini-inspiration boards for different aspects of the wedding. One detail that I have my heart set on is black and white striped ribbon incorporated into the flowers; I absolutely love how the big bows look wrapped around the stems.

There is nothing more satisfying to me than finding a cute piece of clothing for a major steal. And when I get  a great score like this, I have to share! I found myself in Kohl’s this weekend, turning up my nose at that idea that I could find anything cute in there — but out of the corner of my eye I was drawn to polka dots and ended up snagging an adorable silky swing tank for just $20. I liked it so much I already wore it to brunch this morning. And, I’ll admit when I’m wrong — there are cute things at Kohl’s!

Shirt via Kohl’s

I hinted to a little a surprise in my last post, and now I’m ready to share my big news! The week before Christmas my boyfriend and I took a quick getaway to Quebec City for some relaxing before the holidays. And on the first night we arrived he proposed in the snow in front of our hotel as we were walking to dinner!  It was the perfect setting for an amazing surprise. The best part was that we’ve been able to spend the last week celebrating with friends and family. I’m already scheming away with color palettes and crafty ideas, so expect to see a little bit of wedding chatter on the blog in 2012!

Happy New Year! I’m hosting a party tonight and am taking a quick break to post this before putting the finishing touches on my decorations. I’ve had a nice little blog break, a relaxing holiday, and a very good end to the year. I’ll be back to kick off 2012 tomorrow with some very exciting news! Until then, CHEERS!

 

The presents are wrapped, the Christmas cards are in the mail, and I’m signing off to enjoy the holidays with friends and family for the next few days.  Merry Christmas! xo Kate