February 26th, 2011

switch modern: picks

oh my! we had the loveliest time over at the switch modern event to enjoy the architectural beauties of the talented keith summerour. because “modern” was in the name, I assumed this might be more a gig for christina but oh, no no. so many gorgeous finds for us both to enjoy.

these were a few of my favorites: my *most* amazing find was this poppy hanging lamp by designer Christine Manguerra, these rustic little wooden side tables, and these really smart looking felt bowls that I first spotted at the January Gift Show from Graf & Lantz. can’t wait for the next event to swoon over the new finds.

February 26th, 2011

leifsdottir contest at polyvore

A Spring in your Step

i”ve long been admiring the carefree fashions from leifsdottir so we quickly jumped on the bandwagon to participate in their style contest on the oh-so-fabulous site, polyvore. i adore the slotmachines inspiration board & pieces I put together above and makes me want to jump into a chic spring day with style. hope you”ll pop over & give me a nod if you like it!

February 25th, 2011

herbs de provence.

variety is the spice of life. that gives it all its flavor – william cowper

via williams-sonoma.

February 24th, 2011

a nude lip.

if there is one makeup rule that is tried & true, it is to spotlight only one feature at time. of course for me, i prefer a simple palette to obtain that classic look, vamping up just the eyes or just the lip to add that piece of glam we all want to achieve. i adore above all else a simple, nude lip to get that perfect pout.

i prefer this nude tint from laura mercier – do you have a favorite?

February 23rd, 2011


oh, to get away. especially this time of year, as spring is slowly nudging it”s way back into the world {and i do mean slowly}. february is a lovely time to escape &  i have online blackjack long been wanting to stay at the little pond inn in north carolina, an area near and dear to my heart. the rustic simplicity of this inn makes me swoon for a soon-to-be spring vacay.

February 21st, 2011

to dine.

to dine in neutral simplicity is to sit upon this glorious wicker seating, among the cast metal and elm wood with stacks of mismatched white pottery. and, the rope tie-back detail on the curtains, swoon.

tabletop experience via restoration hardware

February 18th, 2011

fashion week: neutrally feminine.

fashion week is in full force and I am all over the neutral femininity of the spring collection from bcbgmaxazria. the perfect combination of frilly + indie detailing + classic cuts, i love the way the whole collection compliments itself.

what neutrals are your fav from fashion week? we want to know!

images from bcbgmaxazria

February 17th, 2011

beach cottage sleepover.

i know what you’re thinking … this might go against my “rustic elegance” love for design at first glance, but oh no, not a chance! as i flipped thru my west elm catalog, this wide stripped bedding caught my eye instantly.

i can’t get enough of the strength of this fab grey of course, but the stripes instantly took me away to outfitting the most rustic of beach cottages. the cleanliness of the bedding allows it to easily be paired with some worn beadboard or seriously distressed plank flooring.  i love this ensemble, so classic yet can work in so many ways.

pretty shot via west elm

February 16th, 2011


sending hugs & kisses {and lots of neutral love} your way today. and in the woods, it’s all the sweeter.

gorg wedding image via heidi at our labor of love

February 15th, 2011

all dressed in lace.

when i think frilly & feminine in the last season or so, ann taylor instantly comes to mind. they’ve done a divine job of making it ok to really embrace the flowers, ruffles + frills of life and this antique lace-laden skirt is full on proof.

i love the versatility of this piece and the oh-so-sweet shape, coupled with the layers is killer choice that will take you from church to a night on the town.

lacy frills via ann taylor

February 14th, 2011

love to you.

sending love from us to you this valentine’s day in the form of some of my favorite neutral bouquets of all. my bridesmaids carried these this past summer at my wedding and i couldn’t be more in love with the romance of the soft white petals coupled with the black centered anemones and wild touches of greenery.

and so, on this day of love, much love to all the wonderful readers of our new blog for all your support & encouragement!

much love to gloriosa (foral design) and heidi at our labor of love (photography)

February 11th, 2011

we got married in a fever.

if you must know one thing about me, it’s that i’m a hopeless romantic. johnny + june embody that undying love that simply says – let not a thing can stand in your way. their lyrics & vocals, coupled with their opposite attraction make for a true passion that’s hard to match. i adore the simplicity and honesty of this b/w beauty.

image via musicmaven

February 10th, 2011

hannah heart.

i cannot imagine a sweeter valentine than this. us ladies of neutral hue *just* adore sweet hannah of honey & jam, and i particularly love the rustic approach she takes to styling & shooting. i simply cannot get enough of this shot, or meringue for that matter.

special thanks to hannah – image via honey & jam

February 9th, 2011

the perfect couple.

these darling salt & pepper stumps might just be one of my most beloved gifts ever {thanks holly!} as if they were made for my dining room decor, they are the perfect couple as we celebrate this month of love!

shakers via anthropologie. image via a delightful affair.

February 8th, 2011

it’s a bling thing.

oh, baby it’s a bling thing. there are few things i adore more than a vintage-inspired piece of jewelry with some serious cocktail rocks. i adore the detail j.crew puts into the clasps & such to truly make these rock. and, there’s nothing like a little diamond shimmer to really set off a neutral look.

via j.crew

February 7th, 2011

southern scents.

i fell in love with the simple design of this fragrance at first glance,  my love only deepened by with southern name and the oh-so-unforgettable, lingering scent itself.  i recently had the good fortune to meet the wonderful folks behind elizabethW, and their founding story is just as sweet as they are.

via elizabethW

February 4th, 2011

in the buff.

the handknit, muted tones of these pretty skivvies. you’ll be hard pressed to keep your hands off of them.

images via undrest.

February 3rd, 2011

sweet dreams.

the sleepiest moments in life require the most plush of places to lay your head or lounge. my love for dressing the bed is constant & endless. and, oh how i’ve swooned over these very things in my dreams.

images via wisteria {headboard} . restoration hardware {linens} . etsy {pillows} .

February 2nd, 2011


whether or not the groundhog sees his shadow today, you will find me wishing & hoping for an early spring to make shadows as lovely as these. a glorious reflection of carefree love + laughter.

what shadows will you make this year?

image via travelblog

February 1st, 2011


such a lovely month, isn’t it?

February 14th, 2011

happy valentines day to you.

bling is a girls best friend just like flowers on valentines day. combining the two – perfect. i just love the simplicity of same – stem florals. and that extra flair of bling adds just the right touch. happy valentines day.

image via once wed.

February 11th, 2011

famous duo

the glamour just exudes from this image. hollywood drama from yet another set of two  clark gable + carole lombard- a famous duo for february, the month of twos.

February 10th, 2011


sweet in so many ways. sweet because this resonates amazing memories of baking as a little girl with my sisters + mother. sweet in taste, texture + color.  sweet in the way it caputres the versatility of the many uses of house hold objects. sweet in that the photographers name is honey & jam.

February 9th, 2011

a pair. salt + pepper

the perfect pair. + just as perfect – this little set of salt + pepper shakers from michael aram.

February 8th, 2011


some of my favorite things to do with jewelry is to layer, layer, layer. layer with new pieces + pieces with a story. pearls + diamonds just as seen in this image. a bit of a vintage, modern approach.

February 7th, 2011

capturing the essence

growing up in a house of 4 girls (including mom) + a father in the fragrance industry, perfumes + girly things were a flutter in my home, but among all the lovely fragrances i had the joy of experiencing – the packaging to me was just as important. this anthropologie perfume bottle is just bottle to hold my most adorned scents.

February 4th, 2011

lingerie with a throw-back

how simply fabulous is this vintage-inspired lingerie by the love dove. inspired by throwback styles – perfect for that throw-back take on romance.

February 3rd, 2011

dramatic dreams

capturing the warmth of wood, softness of textures + modern simplicity resulting  the ultimate drama of an bedroom worth swooning over.


February 2nd, 2011

did you see your shadow?

was your shadow seen this groundhog day? i hope it was as jolly as this one.


February 1st, 2011

happy february

do you love branches as much as i. make it a beautiful one.


January 28th, 2011

christina: rue magazine extended picks.

here is my extended list of neutral + modern picks for neutral hue‘s ashley + christina selections for rue magazine. such sensational, fabulousness over there at rue + we were so so honored to be a part of the magazine! wahoo! thank you, lovely ladies! may all your dreams come true!

January 26th, 2011

ra-ra ring…

it doesn’t get any more mod than this lovely hammered black onyx ring by kenneth jay lane. i am in love with this little piece of modern glamour.

(c) neutral hue

January 25th, 2011

organic + modern kitchen

i tend to adore white, open spaces + lots of lights in kitchens, but the drama of this dark + light kitchen captured my attention with the organic walnut slab, white marble + mid century chairs is the perfect pairing.  all the clutter hidden behind the dark, chic cabinet doors. a perfect balance of my adoration of organic, mid century design.

image via remodelista (c) neturalhue

January 7th, 2011

oh chanel

there is nothing nicer than having perfectly polished nails. not long ones, but short manicured nails in the perfect neutral shades. chanel always seems to find just those perfect shades.  these are just super lovely + for me, the darker the neutral, the better.

images + product via chanel / (c) netural hue

January 7th, 2011


do you dream about this chair as much as i do? the perfect blend of modern, sculpture + sultry.

image + product via room & board / (c) neutral hue

January 6th, 2011

the modern side of layla grayce

inspired completely by this mid century modern image of whites, tobaccos + organic lines by dwell studio. i pulled some fun items i could see sprinkled through this space.

a starburst mirror, the ultimate in mid century but updated with glamorous, organic edges + gold leaf. a great vintage modern feel.

this neckace is like a perfect piece of art to meant to lie out perfectly off the side over the  corner of the bedside chair or hang on the wall beside the bed.

reflective factor is always a welcomed element.  the cylindrical glass shapes in this pendant are sure to maintain the modern feel + add lots of sparkles throughout the room

+ a girl’s got to have her perfect gold bangles.

images + products via layla grayce / (c) neutral hue

December 31st, 2010

sketch art

i feel like it is a never-ending journey when it comes to finding art for my home. i want something personal, not something you can just find anywhere , with texture, a story and of course neutral. i have a huge adoration for hand sketches – just simple pencil, ink + a lovely textural paper. then i stumbled upon this simply amazing artist on etsy kiki and polly who not only has very simple + interesting line art, but can customize. sheer perfection. forever grateful + planning the perfect gift.

image + product via kiki & polly / (c) neutral hue

December 30th, 2010

perhaps the perfect weekender..

but would be even more perfect if it came with the perfectly-planned weekend giveaway so i could begin using it asap.

image via pursuitist product by mulholland / (c) neutral hue

December 30th, 2010

for the girly girl, neutrally

i found these lovely pieces from net – a – porter + just had to share these beautiful little pieces of wearable art from two of my favorite designers.

images via net-a-porter .  shop products by 3:1 philip lim + stella mc cartney here / (c) neutral hue

December 29th, 2010

sparkle + metal

i literally just discovered this amazing jewelry designer winifred grace. i for one am always searching for sensational jewelry that encompasses style, individuality, vintage + modern artistry. i have found it here, and posted a couple of my favorite finds. the rhinestone + 14k gold chain fringe with pearls bracelet + the crystal + brass bracelet.

image + products via winifred grace. / (c) neutral hue