Friday Favorites

Happy Friday y’all! As you’re reading this, I’m probably already en route to New Jersey for the weekend. We’ve got some dear friends getting married right outside NYC and we couldn’t be more excited. He’s in the entertainment industry and she’s got fabulous style, so I can only imagine how stunning their wedding is going to be. Don’t worry- many pics to come (follow me in instagram: southendstyle or snapchat: alexisf19 to tag along!).

In honor of this weekend’s upcoming nuptials, I’m sharing five of my (current) favorite wedding tablescapes, all very different styles. Enjoy!

This glam wedding is of course an LA dream. The gold chairs, the huge arrangements, the white & soft pink color scheme- so chic, so glam…

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With a rustic, nature-filled backdrop like this,Β  a little greenery is all you need. this space is seriously so gorgeous…

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Candles + string lights = the most adorable garden party ever. This wedding just gives off a very peaceful, romantic vibe to me. Love all of the lights hanging from the trellis and the rustic feel of wood and greenery. Simple, yet effective…

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While it’s not my style, I can appreciate a modern wedding vibe. I like the classic black & white color scheme, with the low flowers (nothing worse than a tall arrangement that blocks your view, am I right?!)…

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This last one is similar to #3, but it’s a bit more romantic & playful with the pops of purple and pink. I like how they introduced color but kept things simple & didn’t take away from the gorgeous Edison bulbs hanging everywhere…

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Which is your favorite?!

White, Bright & Airy

Happy Wanderlust Wednesday folks! While I’m desperately dreaming of my next vacation (location TBD), I’m focused on interiors today!

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Y’all know Erin Fetherston? If the name sounds familiar, it’s probably because you’ve seen (or owned!) one of her dresses. They’re super cute and always marked on my Rent the Runway page! As fabulous as her dresses are, her home is even better! I’ve died and gone to white decor heaven!!!

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Y’all, this home is SOOOO up my alley. The crisp, clean lines. The white, gold & neutral furniture. The stark white walls. The mix of fabric textures. The pop of metals & greenery. Oh, it’s just fabulous!

Both of these vignettes are styled perfectly. The 1st is an office nook, and let me just point out the window treatments. Bay windows can be a challenge, but these custom roman shades provide both function and aesthetic appeal. The 2nd is a truly functional & stylist entry- when in doubt, get a table, an oversized mirror and add symmetry. A touch of greenery and a basket for storage and you’re done!

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These floors!!! I am l-o-v-i-n-g the grayish tinted floor trend. They’re so neutral and go perfectly with any color scheme. Also, I want to note the vintage oriental rug layered over the sisal rug. The best mix of fabrics and patterns!

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This fireplace! Dare I say Erin and I have very similar taste? (I painted our all white fireplace with a black interior & added birchwood) The open floorplan, the light and airy feel and the neutral yet comfortable design just makes this home so swoon-worthy!

Like this look as much as I do? Shop some similar styles here, per the OKL website:

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Friday Favorites

Happy Friday y’all! It’s been a very busy, very productive work week on my end (although my “to do” list is still two pages long…hmm…). This weekend should be a fun one- I’m headed to the Red Sox game tonight and then Martha’s Vineyard for the rest of the weekend! Some R&R in a beautiful place, with a sunny beach, is just what the doctor ordered. But for now, a few inspiring spaces…

A contemporary, yet classic bathroom- loving the gray subway tile…

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A feminine & soft bedroom scheme. How great would this be for a guest bedroom?!…

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Ok, if this isn’t a dream back yard dinner party location, I don’t know what is…

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My love for the blue bedroom wall continues. The dark peacock tone really makes this stunning black & white photography pop!…

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Bead boarded ceiling + front porch swing = all of my southern dreams come true…

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Whats on your weekend agenda!?

Hamilton Leather Sofa

Recently, I was talking to one of my girlfriends who just moved in with her boyfriend. They’re in the typical “combining of things” phase, where his old papasaon chair has to go (yup, I dealt with this in real life! ha!) and her overly girly decor has to go. It’s time to be a bit more gender neutral. But what do you do when he insists on upgrading his leather sofa to….another leather sofa! (insert eye roll). Well, worry no more. The days of hideous black, bachelor pad sofas are gone…

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This Hamilton leather sofa from West Elm is modern, neutral, classic & chic. It’s a great compromise and it’s really quite beautiful (bonus, it’s under $1500!) Here are some great spaces I found where this sofa was the anchor of the room:

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What are your thoughts on this sofa? Anyone else really want one now? (I do! I do!)

Designer Guest Room for Less

Hola my friends! Long time no see (chat?)…if you follow me on Instagam (southendstyle) or on Snapchat (alexisf19), you probably know that I’ve spent the past two weeks in NJ at the beach and in Atlanta with family. It was a busy but fun (and fulfilling) two weeks!

*Also, truth be told, I got a new computer & it’s taken me a while to figure this puppy out*

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When I came across this stunning guest bedroom on Architectural Digest, I knew I had to share. Designer Bruce Budd used John Rosselli beds (which I am obsessed with!) and Bennison wallpaper, but I was able to recreate this room for an affordable price:

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Dining Room Chandeliers

Let’s talk lighting. Dining room lighting. Chandeliers, in specific. Lighting is so fun and exciting to pick out but SUCH a big decision! The style you go with can totally transform a room- hopefully in a positive way!

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Current situation: I’m working on a dining room that is basically a blank slate. All that’s staying is a basic, 4 leg, dark wood table. Easy, right? Eh, not so much. I’m having a hard time deciding which chandelier looks best. Here’s the design plan of the space (each shown with a different style chandy). Help me decide!!

Option 1…

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Which is your favorite?!