A Color Story | 001

Color Inspiration | A Fabulous Fete

It's been a while since we rounded up some pinterest faves, right? But, rather than just pulling a bunch of random images, I wanted to start putting together color stories that I find attractive at the moment. I'm always always always drawn to dusty rose, black and white. The pop colors are always rotating though. I love having my go to color palette while still being able to freshen it up with different colors every now and then.

This month there was a trend of deep reds and greens making an appearance. These colors make me think of lush foliage, late summer nights, roses, summer tans and champagne bottles, of course;) All of the things that represent summer.

Image Sources: waves | roses | pencils | pool | ice cream | flowers | toast | road | shoes | champagne | hat

Free Hand Lettered Desktop Download | 007

Free hand lettered desktop download | A Fabulous Fete

Sometimes the internet drives me nuts. It's like, we talk so much about how we're so excited for stuff to be here... Summer for example. Everyone's all, "OMG, can't wait to go to the beach" or "I need some vitamin sea" or "Oh, cut offs and bikinis"... you get it. But one month in and summer is already kicked to the curb, people saying they're ready for fall (is it the big nordstrom sale that does this to us? sheesh) and sick of the heat. I guess it's the need to always be ahead of the game, sharing your projects and shopping lists and everything else before the time has come. And I totally get it, I just had to work on fall decor projects last week! Anyways, to the reason I'm rambling about that. This quote always has me thinking of summer, and how we should all be trying to live through the season. I want this on my desktop this month to keep me grounded in summer, and as a constant reminder to go out, be wild, be free, forget about your responsibilities (just for a little bit though;) and have some fun. Enjoy it while it's here because before you know it, you'll be wishing it was back.

Download a series of free hand lettered desktop images | A Fabulous Fete

All downloads, printables and artwork © A Fabulous Fete.  All artwork is made available for personal use only and cannot be resold, distributed or modified without prior consent by A Fabulous Fete. If sharing on any form of social media, A Fabulous Fete must be given credit in original description/comment.

Let's Get Personal(ized stationery)!

Wilde House Paper monthly stationery subscription. This is the August box inspiration which is set to be full of personalized items! | A Fabulous Fete

Last week over at Wilde House, we released the moodboard and theme for our August box. In the past, people are always drooling over the customized stationery we offer, so we brought back a few pieces that are going to have details designed specifically for our customers and subscribers! You can catch a little glimpse of some ideas we have above, and read more about the box inspiration here.

We're keeping it bright and airy with pops of color, perfect for adding a bit of summer to your desk. Personally, I'm probably going to hoard all of the extra sticky notes. Those are the one thing I use daily from our past boxes! Can't wait for this one to come together! Follow the progress and get behind the scenes peeks on our insta!

Wilde House Paper is a monthly stationery subscription bringing custom designed goods to your doorstep every month. Read more about subscribing here and our story here!

A Summer Bedroom Update | Home

I know i'm not the only one that let's our bedroom get a little out of control. It's that one private place in your home that people typically don't see, and therefore, gets little attention (and is usually a dumping ground when trying to "clean" the rest of the house). With summer here, and hopefully a few relaxing mornings at home on the agenda, I wanted to tidy up our space, give it a quick update for summer, and make it a place I WANT to spend my mornings.

How to update your bedroom summer with a few simple touches | A Fabulous Fete

First things first, I definitely wanted to lighten up the corners around our bed. This called for bright and airy bedding and a mix of white and gold accessories. Our old side tables were large, chunky and dark wood. And while these aren't your traditional bedside tables, I love that they are still functional but interesting and fun at the same time.

I decided on the Plum & Bow bedding from Urban Outfitters. I usually go for bright white, but loved this soft off white for a change of pace. It also helped tie in some other neutral colors I wanted to use in the art.

Light summer bedding, the easiest way to update your room for warmer weather | A Fabulous Fete
Mix tables and stools at your bedside instead of traditional nightstands | A Fabulous Fete

I picked up two extra large frames and lettered some fun quotes. To finalize the corner, I added some gold accessories including this gold tray to hold candles and jewelry (this candle is a current favorite!), a gold planter for succulents (ALWAYS add something living like a plant or airplant!), and a rose patterned rug to break up the dark wood. Isn't waking up and stepping on  hard floors the worst? Just me? Maybe.

Oversized DIY watercolor art for the our bedroom sidetables | A Fabulous Fete
Bedside trays for collecting jewelry at the end of the day | A Fabulous Fete
Summer bedroom update | A Fabulous Fete
Plum & Bow Bedding detail | A Fabulous Fete

These little dots are so cute on the duvet!

I also layered a faux sheepskin rug on the diamond printed rug... because I still can't get over the fur! Will it ever get old?

Stool as a mini side table | A Fabulous Fete

Dotted dish from here.

How to give your bedroom a quick update for summer | A Fabulous Fete

How many times have I walked in the room to check it out since I've made these updates? Hmmm... too many to count. But I love when a part of our home makes me want to be in it. When you are tired of looking at it, it's time for an update right? So, here's to hoping this means more coffee (and donuts, if Ryan will go get them for me that is) in bed this summer.

Shop the look.

Post in partnership with rewardStyle + Urban Outfitters.

Sophia + Adam's Simple Green Watercolor Wedding Suite

botanical wedding suite | A Fabulous Fete

Green, green, green! Deep down, it's always been my favorite color after pink. Over the past few years, I've basically taken ownership of this combo (pink and green)... people even refer to them as "Lauren's colors". If it's possible to select a color palette for life, this is probably mine.

Onto the suite though, the bride to be contacted me looking for a simple green suite. The couple is a pair of botanists, so their love for the color seemed like it should be an essential part in designing their wedding. Since we were going the simple route, we stuck to a touch of botanical elements on the invite and completed the suite in full hand lettering with a mix of script and capital block lettering. I love breaking up the suites like this for couples that want to go with a completely hand lettered design. It helps keep things legible and a bit more playful.

Sophia and Adam decided on the textured "felt"... I always recommend this paper for watercolor designs as it resembles actual watercolor paper while still being an option for digital printing. To complete the project, we went with bright white envelopes addressed in the same green watercolor and a custom watercolor liner.

green and pink wedding invitations | A Fabulous Fete
Green watercolor calligraphy | A Fabulous Fete
custom wedding invitation suite | A Fabulous Fete
light green and blush color palette | A Fabulous Fete
leather place cards | A Fabulous Fete
calligraphy hand lettering for weddings | A Fabulous Fete
full wedding suite design | A Fabulous Fete
wedding quotes hand lettered | A Fabulous Fete
custom envelope liners watercolor wash | A Fabulous Fete
wedding envelope addressing by hand | A Fabulous Fete
botanical details on wedding stationery | A Fabulous Fete

If you're looking for something similar, you can fill out our custom suite form here to inquire!