Archive of ‘Inspiration’ category

Peacock Plumage

Just after dropping my kids off at school yesterday, I saw the most magnificent peacock crossing the street right in front of me. Since he can usually be found somewhere around the campus, he’s become the unofficial school mascot. I hear the residents in the neighborhood aren’t fans of their squawking and pecking, but I am completely mesmerized by their iridescent quills. We’ve seen this alluring jewel tone palette of emerald, aqua, indigo and gold show up in fashion, stationery and home decor. Hmmm… maybe my sighting will inspire my next project!


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Artwork Love : the Aestate

Art Love: the Aestate watercolor prints // Small square art and room makeover by afterhoursdesignstudio.comDid you ever find a piece of artwork so rad you had to design a room around it? I was trying to decide how to go about revamping a space to turn it into a hangout room for my kids when I stumbled upon this fabulous set of lips by Jessica from the Aestate. Just the right amount of attitude and a big pop of color! Since I was designing for a teenager, the edginess of Jessica’s work was so on point that we ended up using several of her prints along with some of my own artwork to do a gallery wall. The result: a casual and eclectic space where the kids can veg out in style! Check out more of Jessica’s work HERE.

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Pantone Color of the Year 2014

Earlier this month, Pantone announced their “Color of the Year” for 2014. They call it Radiant Orchid. Now it’s not that I have anything against purple, in fact, it sparks memories of a time when rainbows and unicorns were on my fashion radar. It’s just not a color I have ever used in any type of design this century. Now I know it’s only a matter of weeks until I get a call from a bride wanting to use the color of the year for her wedding. So I started thinking of color combinations that showcase purple in a sophisticated manner. This is what I came up with…

Radiant Orchid // Pantone color of the year 2014 //
Read more about the color of the year HERE or check out the official color of the year pinterest board HERE

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Hello World!!!

Hi there! Let me introduce myself… My name is Michelle and I am a graphic designer and artist living and working in South Florida. I started this blog to share my thoughts on all the beautiful things that get me excited. I’ll be blogging about my daily inspiration as well as my work. Some of the things that get my attention are graphic design, fashion, photography, travel, entertaining and interior design. I look forward to having a platform to put all of my thoughts, ideas and inspirations out there for all the like minded people who want to follow my posts!

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