Sunday, May 19, 2013


We just hung up some pretty sweet vinyls in our living room. MGMT's "Oracular Spectacular", The Strokes' "Comedown Machine", The Beatles' "Abby Road", and my favorite band's most recent album "Battle Born", (I'm pretty obsessed with The Killers).

Bohemian Modern: There's No Place Like Home

When you're moving from apartment to apartment it can be hard to make it feel like home; especially when you're working with the budget of a recently engaged entry level worker. There's this tug-a-war between what you know your decor style is, what you can afford and what you have to make work from your compilation of college apartment um... "furniture" and hand me downs from family.

The great thing about the furniture and decor I love is that it's elcectic, a mix match of old and new, of modern and antique. We have some great peices like this old mid century modern faux bamboo dresser (that's in need of a paint job..) and newer peices like our leather butterfly chair and garden stools. Then, there's the IKEA furniture that we love, hell - it's durable, easy to clean, and years from now when we upgrade it'll be perfect for a basement or play room.

Right now, our main focus is of course on our wedding, but I wanted to take a break from those post for the day and talk about what we'd love our apartment, and eventually our first home to look like. Here are some of my favorite homes and decor peices for inspiration:

1. Alaina Kaczmarski's Chicago Apartment

There is so much I love about her place, from her living room hues of gray combined with aztec prints! I love love love the Ankara Pouf she has from Lulu & Georgia and the white antler accent, don't even get me started. I could just move into Alaina's house pretty much. Plus, I want every single little thing she has in her arsenal of kitchen tools (if you ever get a peek of our registry you'll notice...).

2. Jessie Webster's Los Angeles Abode

Leather butterfly chair, aztec rugs, lamb fur throw and modern furniture with the contrast of natural wood; there's just so much to love about this home I would say more but then I'd be typing all day.

3. Kirstin's Simple Grove

I love Kristin's bedroom, from the aztec rug and cow hide throw to the dark accent wall. And, there again is the prevalent modern meets natural wood them. It's just beautiful!

4. SF Girl By Bay's Bohemian Modern Home

Maybe it's the record player or the original art prints splattered on the walls, or maybe it's the texture of the high rugs and throws against the leather furniture, either way it's the perfect mixture of rough and cozy, or hard and soft, I'd live here in a heart beat!

Okay, not it's back to wedding planning! Until next time!

- Erica

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Bohemian Woodland Wedding

I've got a true love for Bohemian / Woodland weddings. They always give off the feel of fairy tale to me, maybe it's got something to do with too much Disney movie's as a child, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White would definitely have a woodland wedding right? Especially with the adorable woodland creatures like owls, deer and bunnies hopping around. Then there's the crown of flowers the bride wears in her hair, kind of like the one you would make from daffodils when you were playing outside as a child. It's like living in a real life fairy tale, and isn't that what weddings are all about?

Here are some of my favorite Bohemian / Woodland weddings. 

1. Julie + Bo's Wedding from Green Wedding Shoes

Favorite things about this wedding: The deer tapestry. Her veil. Her dress change for the reception and the reef of flowers she's wearing on her head. The mitmatched bridesmaid dresses that are a perfect balance of casual meets elegant.

2. Theresa and Jay's Wedding at Atlanta Contemporary Art Center

This wedding isn't as "Woodland" as the others, but the colors, natural green plants and horse mask (that my fiance has already made clear will not be in our nuptials) give it a very organic, free
bohemian" feel. My favorites from this wedding: the farm tables, the natural/ green flowers, the industrial architecture of the venue and the diy ceremony altar.

And here are some of my favorite elements from Boho-Woodland weddings: