Friday Finds: 30% off sale + Fall Sweaters

Popping in for a quick Friday Finds today! It's a good one, though :)

1. Anthropologie is having an additional 30% off sale items sale! I was in the store yesterday and there were so many great items. Use code EXTRA30 for your discount at checkout.

Gray Tee (comes in 3 colors and it's under $32 with the discount)

Black Tank

Gray Skinny Jeans (my favorite brand!!)

Island Style, India Hicks (one of my favorite coffee table books! Under $25 with the code EXTRA30)

2. I went to Nordstrom yesterday and fell in love with their fall clothes. I'm not over-the-top excited about fall this year, because it means snow is on it's way to Michigan...but fall clothes help me get into it :) I'm deciding between these two sweaters:

Striped Blanket Cardigan:

Shawl Collared Cardigan:
The have tons of cute sweaters. Check them out here!

Hope you have a great weekend, friends. 

Blush Orchard Wedding Inspiration Shoot

We're thrilled to finally share our styled shoot from our May Bloom Workshop, as it is featured over on Inspired By This today! 

Photography: Ashley Slater Photography / Design & Styling: Michaela Noelle Designs / Venue: Bieker Farms / Florals: The Days Design / Calligraphy: Estudio Rojo / Dress: Spring Sweet / Cake & Cake Design: Sweet Heather Anne Runner & Ribbon: Adorn Company / Table & Furniture Rentals: Events by I.Candy / Makeup and Hair: Sarah and Jamie of Urban Modern Salon / Wood Signs: Lumber Tacks / Model: Rhiannon, Hey Gorgeous Events

Soft details, lots of textured greenery, a flowing, two-piece gown, and a cake with gold foil flowers. These were all the elements we knew we wanted to include in our romantic styled inspiration shoot. With a setting as lovely and lush with green trees and grass as Bieker Farms, we knew our design could make a statement with simple, yet sophisticated details. 

The bride is dressed in a traditional silhouette with a playful and modern twist. This gorgeous, two-piece gown from Spring Sweet is for the fun and romantic bride. Our tablescape consists of a rustic table and chairs, whimsical soft pink runner from Adorn Company, and comes to life with our greenery table runner, accented by brass candlesticks. Feminine place setting details, like our sweetly shaped chargers, gold wine glasses, pink champagne glasses, calligraphed menu and place cards, sweet mini cakes, and gold flatware, pull the look together. We wanted to create a cake table that was a show stopper, so Sweet Heather Anne designed a tall, romantic and sophisticated cake, with the loveliest gold foil flower detail. Although separate from the tablescape, the style fits right in as we tied in our gold elements in both vignettes. A tray of specialty cocktails on our cake table was the perfect finishing touch.

Hope you love the designs as much as we do!

Happy Thursday!


Life Lately

Hi there! Long time no talk...on my end at least ;) I'm finally back to blogging after taking a week off for vacation. Although I love my little blog so much, it's really nice to take time away and focus on what matters most: family, friends, beautiful creation, good food, and building relationships. 

Last week my boyfriend and I flew to California to visit my family. I'm still here for another week or so, but he sadly had to fly back to MI for work. While he was here, my mom and I took him to one of our favorite places in all the land; Carmel. I've written about it at least a dozen times here on my blog over the years. It's the quaintest little beach town, filled with adorable shops, art galleries, a gorgeous beach with white sand, lots of places to explore, and amazing restaurants. They also have the best farmers market on Thursdays! I wrote about it here

We went to point Lobos and explored the tide pools and cool rock formations. The beauty is unreal! I couldn't help but think how good God is for giving us scenes in nature like this. We had a great time!

We also relaxed by the ocean for a while. Glorious! I could live on the beach :) We even saw dolphins! Can you see them?!

Have you ever been to Carmel-by-the-Sea? Hope you've had a wonderful past week and weekend!


Client Project: Colorful Living Room Inspiration

Happy Tuesday! Today I'm sharing one of my latest client's designs. This client lives in Michigan, but we're designing their vacation home in Texas. She loves neutrals with pops of pastels, distressed furniture, coral and mint, and a touch of wood accents. After seeing the inspiration photos she had for the room, understanding her style and deciding on a layout for the room (above), I put together the design inspiration. We both love how it turned out! Can't wait to see the design executed in the space.

* If you're interested in my design services, I'd love to hear from you! From one-hour consultations, to virtual designs, inspiration boards, and full service design, we'd be honored to help you make your house feel like a home. Please email me at hello@michaelanoelledesigns(dot)com for pricing and packages.

Happy Tuesday! And thank you for bearing with me this week as I'm on vacation! I'll be back later this week :)

Friday Finds: Home & Clothing Sales

Happy Friday! I'm excited to be going home to California this weekend to spend a few weeks with my family. I absolutely cannot wait. Before signing off for a few days, I had to share my favorite finds this week with you here!

1. Loving some of Anthropologie's home SALE finds. Also, a few of their summer pieces are now on sale and now's the time to snag them!

2. I always love perusing Nordstrom's sale section. Here are some of my favorite finds:

3. LOFT is having a 40% off everything sale! Just enter your email and you get the code sent to you. I love, love their clothes!

You can follow me on Instagram to see what we're up to in California :) Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


How to Add Charm to Your Home

Rick & Anna Photography
DETAILS | mercury glass knob / mother of pearl knob / drawer pull wood and gold candle sticks / gold tray / home is wherever I'm with you / lost socks / galvanized envelope / bird chandelier / Queen Anne wallpaper by Rifle Paper Co. / Foret Midnight wallpaper 

Today I'm over on The Inspired Room chatting about my love affair with adding charm to your home! Also learn more about one of my favorite historic mansions that we have the pleasure of hosting Bloom Bash at this fall in Seattle!

Happy Wednesday!

My Favorite Trends of 2015

When I look around the internet, home decor magazines, and instagram, I'm seeing a ton of trends everyone is grasping. Did you know that industry leaders, such as fashion retailers, designers, car companies, web designers, and home decor manufacturers and designers are all polled and asked what type of color trends, among other trends, they will be implementing in the coming year? After the information is gathered, companies like Pantone will "predict" the color trends, design trends, and more, for us to read about in magazines or the internet. But did they really "predict" the trends, or did they just tell us what we will actually like in the coming year, because that is all that will be out on the market? Something to think about ;)

Anyhow, there are a few huge trends this year, and while I don't love all of them for my personal style, I'm listing out a few we've all recognized. I have bolded the trends that are my personal favorite and I think might stick around for a while!

PHOTO: Jessica Glynn, designed by Blair Harris

1. White subway tile. These tiles have beeb used since 1904 in subway stations. Soon after that, they began making appearances in shelter magazines and from there, their popularity grew. I happen to love subway tile, as I think it's simple, can go traditional or modern (depending on the color grout and if there is a decorative inlay applied) It's become quite the classic staple over the past several years and I think it's here to stay for the long haul.


2. Sheepskin throws. These rugs add immense texture and a soft-to-the-touch, cozy vibe to your home. While they aren't my personal favorite accessory, it's clear to see they've taken well to many people in the design industry, bloggers, and avid shoppers. Personally, I love the cozy, inviting atmosphere they create, but they are too modern for my own taste.

3. Neutral, neutral, neutral. Oh, the neutral walls. They having a rather long moment, and I'm okay with it! The neutral foundation, seen in walls or furniture allows you to play with color in other areas (like pillows and accessories) or switch up the smaller decor in the space for the seasons. Neutral foundation pieces will be the most cost-effective way to furnish your home, as you'll be able to carry those items with you into your next abode.


4. Fig trees. Absolutely love the look of these fiddle plants! The internet tells me they're real easy to keep alive, but I've found the opposite to be true...I'm on my third plant! The rich green hue and texture it provides your space is so worth giving them a try.


5. Black and white. I happen to think every room could use a touch of black. It helps ground a space, giving visual weight to an area. Black and white will always be the most classic color combo. Why do you think we love black and white photographs so much? It's just a fan favorite. In the last few years, we've seen the black and white striped rugs become a hit on Pinterest and shelter magazines. While it's a little too bold of a look for my personal style, they certainly are fun!

 6. Reclaimed wood. One of my absolute favorite trends is reclaimed wood. I consider my style to be an updated shabby chic, eclectic, farmhouse vibe and one of the strongest, most recognizable elements in that style is wood. Whether it be a dark stained wood floor or cabinets, or a light gray washed wood bookshelf, I love it all. I think the rest of the world is also developing a love for it, as they continue falling in love with Fixer Upper style!

7. Industrial elements. Ever wondered how to marry a shabby chic, farmhouse style with a bit of a masculine touch? Add industrial elements, like metal, to the design. Lucky for me, my boyfriend loves wood and metal furnishings, so it won't be hard to combine our two styles one day! Industrial light fixtures are definitely one of my favorite things.


8. Bar carts. First popular in the old hollywood era, bar carts are fun place to display your drinks or other items. You get to be creative with it! 


9. Gallery Walls. These are a fun, trendy, and creative way to display your favorite prints, collections of artwork or family photos. Put them together for your family room (I have one built around my TV), hallway, or breakfast nook.

Trendy or not, you should always decorate your home with things you love. I always want my client's houses to reflect who they are, what they love and how they need to function in a space. Adding special touches, personal details and pieces we adore will give your home an inviting feel. Trendy items are a fun way to spice up your home decor for a season or two, but I think a lot of the above "trends" will actually be sticking around for much longer than that!

What trends are you loving this year?!

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