botanicals

January 20, 2014 9 Comments

hello! today I'm honored to share with you some collaborative work that I am oh so proud of.

Fist, the botanical prints (which you can shop for here) and gorgeous calligraphy which came together to ask our wedding guests to please save the date, and second, the way this project later inspired my sofa design for Society Social's #projectsofa

 

Confession: I had our wedding calligrapher picked out before I had been proposed to.

I discovered the talented Lynn Titchener a few years ago I knew someday, somehow I'd hire her to calligraph something. Most hopefully the paper for the wedding I had been meditating on since birth for quite some time now.

So as you can imagine, as soon as I was engaged, the first thing I did was begin furiously stalking Lynn with the upmost urgency about the immediate crisis of sending out our save-the-date. We only had 14 months, time was of the essence.

I now realize I was a little over-zealous. What can I say? I was possessed.

Lynn turned out to be a wonderfully calming influence on my hyper-bride energy and loved the idea of having me add some of my art to her calligraphy. We came up with the above design - drawing on her exquisite style of lettering and my watercolor interpretation of the colors and blooms of springtime in Washington DC.

 

I have been hoarding these botanical prints, wondering where I could frame and display them in my minuscule apartment for months. Stewing over the fact that there was no space left for the botanical gallery wall I had in mind. So, when Roxy of Society Social asked if I'd design an imaginary dream room using her sofa and pillow collection and any inspiration source of my choosing, of course my mind went straight to my botanical gallery wall! I hope you'll stop by Roxy's newly redesigned site and look through her second annual #ProjectSofa look book where you can read all about my inspiration and the inspiration of the other talented ladies Roxy invited to participate in this fun design exercise.

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