moodboard inspiration

how amazing are these mood boards from emily henderson’s blog for the ban.do headquarters? these were put together by jen gotch as inspiration for the space. so colorful. so fun. so unconventional. and so dolly parton. that’s all. see the most recent update on the house here.

moodboard inspiration

moodboard inspiration

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staying warm?

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grand budapest interiors

grand budapest interiors | madeline made

have you seen this wonderful website, wes anderson palettes

 

we are going to see wes anderson’s new movie, the grand budapest hotel this week and i am so excited. i have always been interested in set design and am feeling so inspired by the imagery and palettes in this film. anderson always creates incredible worlds within his stories (and he loves symmetry, like me.) apparently the film is set in a fictional country, zubrowka, so he literally created his own world in this case. the film sets were created in  former german department store! there is always a consistent color story in his films – some create nostalgia, some create whimsy, all of them surreal – a world more colorful than the real world. the colors of the interiors are also reminiscent of spring and the pastel pastries in the film…

 

grand budapest interiors | madeline made

 

grand budapest interiors | madeline made

 

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have you seen the movie? and what do you think of wes anderson’s style…

first signs of spring

first signs of spring | madeline made

{flowering hawthorne branches}

spring has quickly become my favorite season. working in an cubicle eight to five has made me appreciate the extra hours of daylight at night and the approaching color in nature. the yard is so beautiful this time of year; i am so thankful to live somewhere so beautiful with such a deep connection to nature. i get to watch the plants that my grandmother planted here come to life every year. yesterday was the first day of spring, and i am thankful for it’s arrival – bringing us all out of the winter blues. here are some blooms to brighten your day from our home. the first signs of spring peaking out…

first signs of spring | madeline made

first signs of spring | madeline madefirst signs of spring | madeline made

{wild daffodils and lavender}

first signs of spring | madeline made

first signs of spring | madeline madefirst signs of spring | madeline made

{forsythia and tulip tree}

first signs of spring | madeline made

first signs of spring | madeline madefirst signs of spring | madeline made

first signs of spring | madeline made

first signs of spring | madeline madefirst signs of spring | madeline made

{helleborus blooms}

 

happy friday!

gift guide and holiday inspiration

does anyone else use pinterest for gift inspiration? i worked really hard on these gift guide pin boards…and then got too busy to post them…. but if any of you are procrastinators like me, then you still have some holiday shopping to do! follow my gifts board if you still need some inspiration for christmas or follow my holiday board for decor, party, and cocktail ideas. there are some awesome items….i would be thrilled to receive any of them!

 

follow my gifts board on pinterest:

gift guide board | madeline made

 

also follow my holiday board for wrapping ideas, decorating ideas, cocktails…etc:

holiday board | madeline made

 

oh, and naturally follow madeline made on pinterest.

 

once you purchase, be sure to check out my gift wrapping essentials.

xoxo madeline

holiday wrapping essentials

holiday wrapping essentials | madeline made

has anyone else been a tad busy lately….? i have not been updating and have missed it! this week has been full of office parties, shopping, and gift wrapping. we decorated the house and hosted our christmas party this week and i will be sharing more on these tomorrow. for most people, this is the week spent getting that last christmas gift and gift wrapping. i have always loved wrapping presents – i am detail oriented….the love and time put into the wrapping are another part of the gift. gift wrapping is best while watching a movie or listening to christmas tunes. here are some of my holiday wrapping essentials that i keep in my studio year round and have ready for the holidays.

image above: wrapping papers from target

 

the paper

holiday wrapping essentials | madeline made

cardstock kraft paper / lace doilies / handmade stickers / initial rubber stamps / gift hang tags / personalized holiday labels / letter stencils

 

the supplies

holiday wrapping essentials | madeline made

craft paint / gold permanent marker / mod podge / chalk pens / crinkle cut paper / tacky glue / muslin bags

 

the ribbon

holiday wrapping essentials | madeline made

bakers twine / crepe paper / ribbon / washi tape

 

the greenery

holiday wrapping essentials | madeline made

fir branches / magnolia leaves / rosemary stems

 

happy wrapping!

dining room dreaming

dining wishlist | madeline made

just dreaming about different schemes for the dining room tonight. i am very drawn to the brass and gold mixed with the natural print (love these deer beds, they remind me of my childhood), a neutral light rug and bright accents. i bought this lovely print from ohmydeer etsy shop of a hemingway quote from a moveable feast. it will be perfect nested above the barcart. happy almost friday!

sources: satellite light from dwr/deerbed print from katherine wolkoff/delta lamp from lampsplus/rug from loloi/credenza from organic modernism/barcart from cb2/print from ohmydeer etsy/chair from overstock/table from cb2

xoxo madeline

inspiration: dining room

since we have been working on updating our dining room this month, i thought i would share some images that have been design inspiration to my husband and myself. between the two of us, being an interior designer and him being an architect, it is difficult to reign ourselves in. we get so excited about all the design possibilities. i am taking a little bit from each image to create our look and this week will also be sharing our before photos, ideas, and progress photos. i am excited to finally move forward with some new design ideas for the space.

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