Tuesday, March 31, 2015

{to sigh for | bon boutique}

For today's sigh...we bring you Bon Boutique. We mentioned them in a post earlier this month but we felt that they needed just one more good post to show why we are *sighing* over their shop. We will let the photos from their online shop do the talking...

3022 East Broadway
Tucson, AZ 85716

Monday, March 30, 2015

{within-spiration | pinewood social}

Happy Monday! We are back with some fresh inspiration for you! As we promised in February, we are continuing our trendspotting notes from Nashville Tennessee!

Today we take you back to Pinewood Social. This time to take a peek inside of this fantastic establishment.

Pinewood offers you a place to drink, hang out, play, and even work. Really a little bit of everything here and that made me really happy. My favorite part was their bowling alley with their vintage lanes...take a look...

Notice that the wall in the first collage reads "Fine Dining" and in the second collage you can see that the entire wall is made out of cans! And some fantastic cans at that! yeah!

You can read more about them on their Press Link Here.

Friday, March 27, 2015

{simply sweet | krysta jabczenski}

Today's simply sweet post comes thanks to the photography of Krysta Jabczenski. Seeing these images makes me want to go and explore this weekend! What are you up to? It's the last weekend of March! Can you believe it? Seems like yesterday we were celebrating the new year. Now I'm sitting here preparing for allergy season. 

Well until then I'm going to get myself outdoors to enjoy as much as possible!
See you lovelies on Monday!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

{thursdays take two | good jeans}

Today's Take Two comes from the lovely Kendi Everyday. {a style blog for the everyday girl}


posted on: 2/10/2015

I'm starting to think that I always have my eye out for a good pair of jeans. But I'm always so drawn to dark skinny jeans that I decided I need to broaden my spectrum of denim. I was looking for a pair of jeans for spring that were not quite skinny jean / not quite boyfriend jean. Does this style even exist? My mission was clear -- must find this pair of possibly non-existent jeans my imagination thought up. I found this pair of straight style jeans online and took a gamble -- I liked the color (it's darker in person) and the cut so I had my fingers crossed they'd fit well. Turns out they fit perfectly and they are exactly what I wanted -- not quite skinny jeans and not quite boyfriend jeans. They call them 'straight fit' but I like them better when styled with a cuff than worn straight. The fabric has stretch but it's still structured so it gives the right amount of slouch and it's the relaxed look I was going for. Oh and the best part? They are under $100. Mission accomplished. 

Now I just need a name for this new denim I've discovered: relaxed skinny? Slouchy straight? (Almost) boyfriend jeans? I could go on and on here, people. I've got a limited vocabulary but I've got all day. 

Other denim under $100 picks from Nordstrom:




This post was sponsored by Nordstrom and their fabulous selection of denim under $100. Thank you for supporting brands who support this blog!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

{within works | inside designer boards}

Happy Wednesday Designistas!
Today we take you on a little tour of some inspiration boards that we created for one of our residential clients. After our schematic design meeting where we reviewed many inspiration images, colors and schemes, we created some design boards for their approval.

We created two schemes for their living room:

And we created two schemes for their family room:

Hope you enjoy getting little peeks into our design world!
~within studio

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

{to sigh for | krysta jabczenski and bon}

We recently read a great blog post from Miss Moss that introduced us to Bon Boutique, a local shop that we had never heard of before. We fell in love instantly! They have the cutest things! And dare I say..amazingly photographed!

Here are the photos, taken by Krysta Jabczenski, that we couldn't stop sighing over.

~shot in Barrio Viejo, Tucson, AZ. Clothing shown – tulle skirts – from Desert Vintage, natural sombreros from both bvon and Desert Vintage, Pip Squeak Chapeau skirts and shirts from bon, Repettos from bon,  Jungmaven hemp/cotton tees from bon, Makie dress from bon, Fred Harvey jewelry from Desert Vintage.
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Monday, March 23, 2015

{within-spiration | spring color trends 2015}

We've made it to Spring! At least in Tucson that's how it feels. Time for new colors in fashion and in our interiors. Thanks to the beautiful people at WGSN we can bring you the much anticipated color trends for Spring 2015. Take a look at these amazing colors and hopefully it will inspire you this season!

Here's a little summary of what to take from the images below:
  • Lime is going to take over yellow as the bright color of choice this season.
  • Green is going to go from tropical to rustic to bright chartreuse and khaki green.
  • Dark blues will be the new black. Think iris and indigo.
  • Golden rich and warm.. amber to buckthorn..basking in the summer sun.
  • You can see how it changes from a tropical palette to more autumnal tones and then a bit warmer and sunkissed.
  • Grey will come back as an essential neutral and I am so excited.. stony gray and stell blue..think of concrete. It will transform from clear to smudgy to classic concrete neutrals…I cannot wait
  • Edible Berries.. now purple will be the new pink. Beet and plum burst into the season
  • The hot pinks of last spring will turn into softer gray tones this fall and then finally ice cream tones for next spring in 2016.
  • The richer berry tones also get more mature and rich with a bit of cranberry mixed in.
  • Purple goes berry as well.
  • Blues although not a main player will look to the sky and sea for inspiration in the spring.
  • Pastels will also be present in a sweet and dreamy feel.
  • Oranges, again not as popular as the other tones will move towards the coral sphere with touches of pink and amber
  • Brown will go from woody and chestnut to a more greyed feel

"Invention, my dear friends, is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation, and 2% butterscotch ripple." Willy Wonka