Monday, December 9, 2013

Merry and Bright!

I was in Atlanta this weekend for some Christmas shopping, and the trees are to be delivered tomorrow... Christmas has certainly arrived.  Since Thanksgiving was late this year, I am trying to pack as much Christmas as possible into the next few weeks.  I am thankful that I have a job that only boosts the Christmas spirit as we decorate homes for the holidays! It is a privilege to take part in other family's Christmases as we set the stage for their holiday celebrations.  

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Holiday Dreaming

We've been doing a lot of Holiday prep at work lately.  As most of yall know, I am obsessed with the Holidays.  There is nothing I adore more than family and friends gathered to eat, laugh, and celebrate.  So although it is only November 19th, I'm constantly dreaming of the wonderful things to come-- Christmas trees, delicious food, fires, and the people I love so dearly all gathered together.  All this said, this is a "design" blog so I wanted to share some of my current holiday inspiration.  No surprise, I like holiday decor that is simple, classic with a few whimsical touches.  This year, I am really loving white, emerald, glass, and silver.  Below is a small collection of such items.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Lake Inspiration

One of our newest projects is a new construction home at Lake Martin. We are thrilled for the opportunity to work at the lake-- one of our absolute favorite places! The lake is very special to my family and me.  It holds the happiest memories of laughing and relaxing with friends and family.  This is a new project so we are currently gathering inspiration from online, previous projects, and books.  I know this will be a fun project to share with yall over the blog as it progresses from a dream to a reality!  See some of our inspiration for this project in the pictures below:

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Black and White

As much as I love color, I have lately been drawn to black and white-- in design, in photography, in fabrics, in clothes.  Below are a couple of my favorite black and white photographs that I've come across lately.  Black and white photographs make the photo easier to take in because your eye is not distracted by color chaos.  I find b & w photography to be striking and they make me stop and stare longer than other photos.  Anyways-- check these out! They are beautiful. 

Happy Tuesday friends! 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

A busy week at Marjorie Johnston & Co.

I've been entirely absent this week due to so many events happening this week at the studio.  This past week we transformed our little studio and store into an art gallery for artist Amy Pleasant. Amy is from Birmingham but she shows her work in New York.  Her work is contemporary but also soft and intricate. I love that each figure tells its own story.  Check out the pictures below and be sure to look out for the name Amy Pleasant.  She is an amazing talent! 

And then yesterday, we had Anne Grace Papers fly in from Dallas for a pop-up shop of all their wonderful stationary, gifts, and Christmas cards. The girls from Anne Grace were truly a joy to work with. We were honored to have them in our shop, and their product was a huge hit!! 

Anyways both events were great because they allowed us to interact with other creative people! I learned so much from interacting with both of these groups of people.  I hope you enjoy these photos. 

Happy Wednesday!