I know what your thinking? A feminine stud? Well, I recently noticed a theme. Studs used to symbolize bikers, rough things, and edgy types. I remember when I got my first studded belt back in high school. Boy did I think I was the biggest badass around. While scouring Pinterest I started to notice cutesy, and dainty jewelry, shirts, and even home decor with studs. I think we are living in an age where studs can be sweet, delicate, and add the perfect metallic touch!
I love all the neutral and muted tones paired with these snazzy studs. I want all of it, every single item! How glamorous is that chair and ottoman? Would it be overkill to wear it all at the same time, I’m not sure if there are rules about how many studded items to wear at one time without looking ridiculous but that watch, those shoes, even the gloves, all at once?
What do you think? Would you ever decorate or sport this style? Or, are you still a fan of studs like this? P.S. Disclaimer: In efforts to Be Christie Jones I must state that I would never wear that skirt, but I would totally rock that shirt.
Since autumn is on my mind I wanted to share some falling leaves inspiration. Don’t be
fooled get your hopes up by the “for the baby” that is not a secret code announcing anything. I am simply making a suggestion for anyone with kids. I can’t wait to have my own some day, but that day is not today. What do you think about the patterned leaves trend? As I’m writing typing this I have a few notebooks scattered around with a similar pattern.
I love the leaf wall – how epic is that?
I’m usually savoring every last second of summer but I found myself getting excited for autumn. Central New York is a gorgeous place in the fall. I’ve never seen the leaves so vivid, felt the air so crisp, and invigorating. I am looking forward to the change of season and with that mustard is on my mind. I think this is one of my favorite fall hues.
What color do you want to see emphasized? Send your suggestions to bedsidesign [at] gmail [dot] com or leave a comment!
I sure do love a clear night sky with the constellations popping as if I can reach out and grab them. Now you can see the stars everyday with this roundup of constellation items.
Do you want for more prints + patterns + spaces? Send your favorite print + pattern + spaces suggestions to bedsidesign [at] gmail [dot] com!
Pastels aren’t just for babies. They are softer versions of some of my favorite colors and they take on their own personality. I love when pastels are grouped together. Pastels can convey an effortless vintage feeling or they can look modern and fresh when paired with white [my favorite way].
Craving more color?
Have you heard of Poketo? Well if you haven’t you are in for a treat! I first noticed a couple of their items on pinterest. One of my favorite blogs, featured the Poketo store opening in LA and I fell in love with the way that the flagship store looks. Since I am in Syracuse and not LA I can dream and order online (and their site is inspiring too)! Here are my favorite items.
What do you think? Are there any shops that you love?
Remember how it was my birthday? Well I never got to share with you what happened!
Thursday: Ian surprised me with my birthday present. Yes – way early since my birthday was on Saturday but I didn’t complain! One of my all time favorite artists is Mark Rothko. I’ve always loved his 1967 print. Ian got me a huge print for our dining area. I can’t wait to frame it!
Friday: My family [mom, dad, grandparents, sister, and cousin] came up to Syracuse! We relaxed at our new apartment and got ice cream in the rain. On Friday night my grandma [who I call Nan] also gave me an early present…her wedding ring setting. Ever since I was little girl I was always fascinated by jewelry. I’ve always loved my Nan’s rings. After Ian proposed I realized that my engagement ring looked like my Nan’s. We soon found out that my ring fit into her setting and our diamonds were the same size. I was shocked when she handed over a ring that she had worn for years. It’s very art deco, and the fact that it’s hers makes it all the more special.
Some of you may remember my jewelry-maker friend Variya. Last Saturday I was able to help her participate in Art on the Porches here in Syracuse. It was really cool to see homeowners open up their lawns and porches so that various artists could display and sell their work.
It’s always interesting to see a collective group of artists that are in our city. It was a pretty cool experience. To check out Variya’s stunning jewelry visit her etsy.
Spotlight: Variya –
Today I am introducing you to my favorite artisan jewelry maker – Variya! She is extremely talented, and is a dear friend of mine. She created and designed the jewelry for my wedding. I wanted something unique and nautical, but not cheesy. I also wanted to think outside the box of bridal jewelry and add a punch of color.
Keeping with the theme, and knowing I could handle a little drama (come on, I’m a Long Islander) we went with a navy freshwater pearl cluster, Swarovski crystals, and a teardrop shell pendent, embellished with a long crystal and pearl dangle at the closure in the back. It was love at first sight! Here’s a shot of me seeing my necklace for the first time.
“I love creating the perfect design for a wedding and seeing how happy a bride is to have the jewelry she dreamed of for her perfect day.”
I also decided to surprise my bridesmaids with necklaces that mirrored the look of mine with a navy freshwater pearl, Swarovski crystal and silver chain.
So, if you ask me, Variya is the place to find hip, edgy artisan jewelry in a vintage – modern style. I also have sensitive skin and luckily Variya takes that into consideration.
“I specialize in Titanium & Niobium Earrings for metal allergies and extra sensitive ears. All of my pieces are designed and hand-crafted by me, of course! Custom work is also my specialty, please contact me for your custom design for any occasion.”
But it doesn’t stop there…Variya has an Etsy site where you can purchase her jewelry as in – it is hand-crafted but it can be everyday jewelry as well! I recently received this necklace as a present for my anniversary (thanks honey). Not only is it super unique but it’s called Tangerine Crush – totally hot for 2012 since the Pantone color of the year is Tangerine Tango (17-1463).
Interested in learning a little more about Variya? Check out our Q&A.