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

Thursday, August 30, 2012

be creative!

BeSo inventive. BeSo inspired.
Do something artful today. Take advantage of a nice long weekend and indulge in a little creative play.
 {via crush cul de sac}

Dance. Design. Arrange. Accessorize. Write. Compose. Choreograph. Paint. Explore. Create. See. Visualize. Decorate.

{via flickr}

{Styled by Patti Borrelli. Photographed by Kenton Robertson for belle meade signature  Featuring Kartell lucite lamp & West Elm organic cotton pintuck duvet & sham}


{via just let us eat cake)

Express yourself! Enjoy!


Monday, August 27, 2012

b+w chic

BeSo chic.  BeSo timeless. Black + White...White + Black is always classic in fashion, photography & interiors.

b+w looks have captured my attention lately so I thought I'd share a few of my b+w stylings and some inspiration that has caught my eye.

{I styled this one with fabulous photographer Kenton Robertson for councill.  b+w art collages are timeless.}

{This image was shot for the stanley furniture Coastal Living Resort Collection catalogue. Styled by moi and photographed by ttw photo.  I love the sheer drapes serving as a room divider.}

Here are a few more b+w interiors to inspire...

{habitually chic}

{desire to inspire}

 {house and home}

And how about this very cool exterior living space?

{interiors originals}

I want to be there...and wearing a little something like this...

{hello fashion blog}

{the pursuit aesthetic}

{crush culdesac}

...And now, some words to live by for the day...

Have an amazing week!


{Images via pinterest}

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

random beach inspiration

A snap from the beach...

...and how my beach love translates to interiors...

{Benjamin Moore Caribbean Blue Water
and various white vases from Crate & Barrel,
West Elm & Jonathan Adler}

Have a beautiful day!


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

going coastal

I just returned from the beach... and dreaming of designing a beach cottage.  Thought it was time for a blog post about creating coastal design at home (even if home isn't actually on the coast).

Incorporating hints of sand + surf in organic elements, like stacked stones, driftwood and coral, creates a fresh, seaside feeling. 

Containers filled with seaglass or seashells, collections of blue & green glass... are all reminiscent of the ocean tides.

Books in shades of marine blue.  Objects in ocean hues. Driftwood like this manzanita...are fresh ways to bring the sea to you.

Capiz shell lighting adds an instant coastal influence and modern edge.  I love (& used) this West Elm capiz chandeleir for a photo shoot with TTW Photo, shot for Stanley Furniture's Coastal Living Resort Collection...

{resource for capiz pendant...west elm}

Natural textures like sea grass and reclaimed wood bring an earthy tone + beachy feel to interior spaces. And white is always right for re-creating the magic of the shore, in varying sandy shades...

Add fresh elements, like sea-oats, palms or natural grasses to create an airy, breezy, beachy vibe.  Or add a pop of sea-inspired colour like aqua or mint...

...Bring a little beach to your living spaces.  Dig out the shells or seaglass you collected on your beach holiday and add a little ocean inspiration to your decor. Or craft a sun-inspired piece of art with sunprints (see my DIY sun-print post here). 


{all images above from the Stanley Furniture Coastal Living Resort Collection. stanley furniture
Photography by TTW Photo. Styled by yours truly.}