October 8, 2012

Design Dilemma Solved: A modern and fresh tangerine Living room.

Design Plan for: Living Room
Client: MJ

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MJ recently moved into her first apartment. A fixer-up with good bones and a lot of potential. She asked me to help her pull together a fresh and modern look for her living room that would tie into the citrus colored walls she had recently painted, all while keeping with her very limited budget. I gladly went to work on solving her Design Dilemma.

Here is her Before Picture:

My first suggestion was for her to paint out all of the dark trim in her living room with a bright white, the contrast would make everything brighter and  lighter. Using her selected wall color as my foundation, I began looking for very affordable seating options as she has yet to purchase furniture. I found a sofa on Craig's List in excellent condition for an amazing price. It happened to be in a gorgeous true gray, and using these two colors, I went to work selecting the rest of the fundamental items for this space:

A graphic rug with a functional dark gray color.

Roman Shades in a bright white for privacy and function.

A nickel-finish pendant lamp for additional lighting.

A fine-art print  from my Art Shop for that pop of color and personality.

As well as some graphic throw pillows that will tie everything together. 

All of this for mere pennies. 

Have a Design Dilemma of your own? Please click on my Services and Pricing Page and fill out my Design and Style Application so I can begin helping you solve a decor or design conundrum of your own.
Stay tuned for many more exciting Design, Event Planning and Photography Projects coming soon!!!

October 2, 2012

C'est La Vie Photography: Recent Wedding Shoot and Fall Discount Special!

Fall is definitely one of my most favorite seasons. There is a delicate sophistication in the air that is incomparable.  The Autumnal changes with the color of the leaves transitioning from green to vibrant reds and yellows, makes for a gorgeous natural backdrop for portraits...

This is why from October 1st through the November 10th, 2012,  I will be hosting a special discount on  all of my Photography Portrait sessions. 25% off the entire package for anyone who books a session by the 25th of October !!!!   Email me to cestlavie.events@gmail.com, or visit my Facebook Page for more information.

 I will leave you with some  recent captures I took of my special little sister J who became a stunning bride on September 8, 2012. You might remember J and M by their very unique 1940's inspired engagement session I took here, and the details of their beautiful poetic vintage wedding is here...Enjoy!

Please visit my Services and Pricing Page for more information. I will be back soon with plenty more design and photography projects.