Monthly Archives: September 2010

Color Palettes

Cobalt, Lavender, Midnight and Dove

September 29, 2010

It’s been quite cool here in Atlanta this week (well, relatively cool) so I guess it’s time to get into the frame of mind for Fall! One thing I love about Fall palettes is deep, rich jewel tones. Like these:

Photo Credits:
row 1: Brion Hopkins via 100 Layer Cake | unknown via .la douleur exquise.
row 2: Bonnie Tsang via Snippet & Ink
row 3: Natalie Norton Photography via Green Wedding Shoes | Twigs & Honey via Style Me Pretty

I Fancy That

Inspired Intern: Meet Becca!

September 28, 2010

It’s raining interns!!

I am more than delighted to introduce you to another one of my sweet, talented interns! Hey world, meet Becca…

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Hello everybody!

My name is Becca, and I am so thrilled to be interning at Flights of Fancy for the next few months.

Born in Canada and raised in Arizona, I now live in sunny California with my husband. I have a background in both architectural design and elementary education, and so I am a teacher by day and freelance designer by night. I split my time between my two passions and absolutely love it when my two worlds collide!

With the beginning of fall comes crisp, cool weather, colorful leaves, and the smell of warm apple pie and newly sharpened pencils; the beginning of fall to many households across America means it’s time to go back to school!

Appropriately, my inspiration board this week features snapshots of vintage school days – brown paper sacks, chalkboards, and ruby red apples.  Enjoy!

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For more from Becca, be sure to check out her delightful blog lavender’s blue.

Photo Credits:
row 1: Vintage wedding invitations by from Martha Stewart Weddings | Chalkboard Table Number from TheKnot | Bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings
row 2: Wooden cutlery from fortandfield on Etsy | Dr. Pepper bottles from | Pencils by Union Photography via Project Wedding | Kraft box and apple from Manolo Brides
row 3: Paper sacks by Whitney Smith for | Chalkboards by Mothology

I Fancy That

Inspired Intern: Chanel

September 23, 2010

I have recently been thinking about all things Chanel for the past few days.  This could very well be because of the endless episodes of Rachel Zoe I’ve been watching.  Regardless, Chanel knew just how to create the perfect sense of sophistication and elegance when it came to designing for women.  Her perfectly tailored woven tweed suits, elaborately designed jewelry, and her remarkable obsession with pastels and black, are all reasons she is known to this day in the fashion industry.

With that, I wanted to capture the true essence of Chanel in this inspiration board.


Photo Credits:
row 1:  Jan Garcia Photography via KOKOliving | Chanel-inspired Centerpieces via Cake in Bed
row 2: Chanel Necklace via  Chanel
row 3:  Chanel-inspired Centerpieces via Cake in Bed | Chanel No. 5 Jewelry via The Incredible BrideStudio 28 Photography via JL DESIGNS