Art, Interiors

the gallery wall

gallery wall

I’ve been secretly pinning gallery wall inspiration. Lately, I’ve been revamping my apartment and slowly creating a gallery art wall above my bed. Honestly, curating is a little tricky because you are limited with space and images and you have to create a hierarchy in terms of various sizes. What I’m finding is – display what I love and mix it up. When I’m finished, I’ll share my own little art gallery with you. Until then, here is glimpse of some images I pinned to my “art gallery wall” board…

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{images via Pinterest}
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Art, Color, Fashion, Interiors, Pantone

Pantone Color of the Year

Pantone Color of the Year

Earlier this month, Pantone announced the Color of the Year for 2016. 2016 is a special year because two colors were announced – Rose Quartz {13-1520} and Serenity {15-3919}. Pantone explained that the combination echoed a growing trend of challenging traditional perceptions about color association in fashion, art, interior and all types avenues of design. The colors bring a sense of calm and relaxation which seems to be the overall tone for 2016. Pantone started the Color of the year in 2000. Here is a glimpse of the Pantone colors in the last 15 years…

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Art, Holiday

skulls + flowers

skull art

The day after Halloween is known as the Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos in Spanish. This is a Mexican holiday that celebrates the blurred boundaries between life and death.  The tradition is that men, women and children honor their deceased loved ones by participating in a joyous festival. I’m so inspired by the artwork of this tradition. As inspiration, today is all about beautiful skulls + flowers. Here is a glimpse…

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Architecture, Art, Photography, Travel

Roman Holiday

Rome

Rome was the last city on the European trip.  All roads lead to Rome.  We spent 2 days in Rome. We explored the city by night and saw the Pantheon, strolled the Piazza Novona, and saw the St. Peter’s Basilica twinkling at night. The next day we saw the beautiful Vatican and explored the Colosseum.  We ate delicious pasta and pizza and treated ourselves to gelato and delicious tiramisu.  Rome is such a beautiful city filled with rich art and impressive architecture.  When in Rome…RomeRomeRomeRomeRomeRomeRomeRomeRomeRomeRomeRomeRomeRomeRomeRome

arrivederci roma!

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Architecture, Art, Photography, Travel

oh florence!

Florence

The Italian adventure continues.  I spent one day in Florence and wandered around Piazza Santa Croce to the Piazza Della Signoria.  In a short amount of time I saw the Statue of David, Basilica of Santa Croce, Gucci Museum, wandered the cute streets for leather goods and gold, and of course more gelato. Here is a glimpse of beautiful Florence…

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Architecture, Art, Photography, Travel

bonjour Paris

Paris

Paris is a romantic and magical city. Paris is known for its beautiful architecture and its decadent sweets. Our first night we sailed along the river Sienne and saw Paris at night.  I love Paris at night. The city just sparkles. I loved sailing under the Paris bridges and seeing the beautifully lit architecture at night.  Everywhere you turn you can see people along the water taking a stroll, dancing, and eating. Petite cafés bursting onto the sidewalks of the Parisian streets. Magical…

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The next day was all about Crepes & Cafes and a visit to Notre Dame.

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We strolled along the Sienne River. Visited the Love Locks Bridges starting at Paris’ point Zero.

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At night, we visited the Red Light District for Parisian Cabaret and I ended the night eating Macarons in my hotel room.

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