Set the Table: A Peachy Keen Mother’s Day

MOTHER’S DAY TABLESCAPES by charlotte miller

One of our favorite ways to say thank you to mom is a home cooked meal, which for us also means deciding on the perfect tablescape. This year, we love peach as our color palette because it is simple, refined,  but with a touch of fun just like mom! Here are our five favorite peach tablescape ideas. For more inspiration, check out our Pinterest board Celebrate Mom.

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peach & peonies // Pinterest

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peach & polka dots // Best Friends for Frosting

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peach & lavender // Wonderful Wedding Photo’s

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peach & blue // Revel

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peach & reclaimed wood // Arrangements Design

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BLOGSHOP San Francisco

NEW FRIENDS, BUBBLES & PHOTOSHOP BOOTCAMP by charlotte miller

Having used Photoshop throughout my career in the arts, I have taken a Photoshop class or two in my day, but have never been impressed until now. When I heard about BLOGSHOP a couple years ago, I thought, now this could be THE class! BLOGSHOP was created by Bri Emery of lifestyle blog designlovefest and noted photographer and commerical director Angela Kohler in 2011. Learning Photoshop from two people whose work inspires me daily sparked me to finally bite the bullet and take the workshop this past weekend at Blue Sky Rental Studios in San Francisco. Oh boy, I can not believe all the shortcuts and tricks I had no idea existed in Photoshop! Literally hours upon hours of my life could have been saved if I had known this information sooner! Whether you are an aspiring blogger or just want to create animated gifs of your dog eating bubbles, TAKE BLOGSHOP! Here are some of my favorite highlights of the weekend…

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An issue I had with previous Photoshop classes are that they are always set in a dark and depressing classroom, which let’s face it, is the opposite of an aspiring aesthetic experience. For BLOGSHOP, floral stylist Tulipina created beautiful spring blooms in varying sized beakers to create pops of vibrant color against the light filled white room making for the perfect setting to spend two days editing images and eating cupcakes by Miss Jones Baking Co.

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One of my favorite parts of BLOGSHOP was the portrait session. Since I find it awkward to take solo pics, I brought in my favorite “prop”, my golden retriever Hailey. Photographer Angela Kohler completely captured Hailey’s first time seeing bubbles!

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The BLOGSHOP San Francisco workshop was mind blowing. Not only did I learn a plethora of new tips and tricks in Photoshop but Angela, Bri and her team answered every burning Photoshop question I have had for years…and you get to meet other creative bloggers to boot! A weekend at BLOGSHOP is a weekend well spent.

 

Floral Styling: Tulipina 

Cupcakes: Miss Jones Baking Co.

Water bottle: bkr

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Wrapping paper: The Souvenir Society

Handcreme: Lollia

Matchbooks: BelloPop Design

Notebook: messy bed studio

Necklace: considerthewldflwrs

7 Blogs That Inspire Us

7 BLOG THAT INSPIRE US by charlotte miller

 

Our designs are inspired by the words, images, people, places, experiences all around us. Bloggers in particular play a key role in our work and are a constant source of inspiration. Here are six bloggers we follow for craft ideas, home decor, food, art, design, lifestyle, style and anything in between.

 

 

Handmade Charlotte

 

Our favorite mommy blog, Handmade Charlotte, features simple yet sophisticated Do-It-Yourself projects that are fun for both mom and kids alike. As crafters, we believe in sharing with our kids the love of making and creating and Handmade Charlotte provides ample inspiration for both us and the little ones in our lives!

 

 

 

Coco + Kelley

 

Founder Cassandra LaValle is a constant source of home decor inspiration, whether we are revamping our own homes or getting ready for a product photo shoot. Coco + Kelley’s color infused interiors with a hint of glamour make for the perfect backdrop for our simple, rustic cards with a splash of color.

 

 

 

Happy Yolks

 

Living in one of the biggest food hubs in the country, San Francisco, our day to day life is inspired and infused with delicious culinary adventures. Kelsey and Shaun of Happy Yolks serve up beautifully photographed creations that are not only easy to follow but absolutely delicious.

 

 

 

The Jealous Curator

 

We love how The Jealous Curator writes about art in an approachable and accessible way void of all the “art speak” those of us in the industry get tired of hearing. Her selection of artists working in various mediums around the world are fresh and insightful.

 

 

oh joy!

 

As graphic designers, we look to other graphic designers for inspiration and motivation. Joy Deangdeelert Cho of Oh Joy! writes about design and the a life designed in a fun and fresh way incorporating fashion, food, and every day moments.

 

 

Sacramento Street

 

Caitlin Flemming of Sacramento Street is a San Francisco blog staple. From home decor to beauty tips to style notes, Sacramento Street features how to live a life in style in San Francisco.

 

 

Runway Hippie
Sonia Evers of Runway Hippie is our favorite fashion blogger because of the way she combines simple and statement pieces together make a curated and bold ensemble.