Modern Brass

Modern Brass

Want to give your home a modern, fresh update?  Get on board with brass! I know, I know — brass is usually so shiny and cheap-looking and not very awesome.  But recently I’ve been noticing a more modern brass.  This brass has a matte finish, a darker patina, looks entirely...(read more)
Welcome to my Sweet and Lovely Life!

Welcome to my Sweet and Lovely Life!

  My life might be sweet and lovely, but currently it is also very unorganized. Maybe you’re like me, and you find tons of interesting, creative, inspiring, and beautiful stuff online everyday — then you immediately forget everything you saw, and scratch your head wondering where you found that lovely...(read more)
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Wedding Color Palette / Yellow + Grey

Wedding Color Palette / Yellow + Grey

You really can’t go wrong with yellow and grey for any event.  The grey gives a sophisticated vibe while the yellow provides a needed pop of color and energy!  Don’t be afraid to mix lighter greys with darker greys as well as various shades of yellow — they almost always look good and balanced together.... (read more)
Lovely Fall Travels - New England Escape

Lovely Fall Travels – New England Escape

I was lucky enough to spend a lovely weekend in New England a few weeks ago and managed to take a few photos along the way (which, for me, is no small feat  – I almost never think to take pictures when I’m out and about.  It seems I’ve only been making baby steps towards... (read more)
Aqua + Gold Inspiration

Aqua + Gold Inspiration

It all started when I spotted this dress: And then I saw this cake: And then I stumbled upon this, this, and these: And now, I’ve been noticing pretty aqua and gold details everywhere.  It’s not a particularly Autumn/Fall color combination, but it looks breezy, relaxed, and glam at the same time. As for the dress... (read more)
Purple + Grey Paint Color Palette

Purple + Grey Paint Color Palette

One request I’ve been getting recently is the name of actual paint colors to match up to the wedding color palettes I’ve been putting together.  So, starting with the most highly in demand (purple + grey,) here’s a set of paint colors that you can go out and get at any Benjamin Moore paint store.... (read more)
Looking Back on the First Six Months

Looking Back on the First Six Months

As I said yesterday, I started this little site six months ago (first posting on November 1, 2011) and it’s been a fun creative outlet to post about my favorite things, keep track of stuff I love, and bring some pretty things to people out there looking for some design and style inspiration. One interesting part... (read more)
And....we're back!

And….we’re back!

Hello Sweet and Lovely readers! Clearly it’s been a while since I’ve posted here, but in honor of the site’s six month anniversary today (woo woo!) I figured I’d make my return to posting. Rather than go on about how I’ve been neglecting the blog because I’ve been crazy busy at work, or studying for... (read more)
Wedding Color Palette / Grey + Pink

Wedding Color Palette / Grey + Pink

I was driving down the street a few Saturdays ago and saw a bridal party out on the steps of a church and everyone was wearing shades of grey and pink. The guys were in grey suits, the girls were in peachy pink dresses.  It was so fresh and perfect for spring! [photo source] (read more)
Architecture: Modern Rustic Inspiration

Architecture: Modern Rustic Inspiration

I haven’t featured too much architecture on this site so far, but there are so many buildings I find inspirational and beautiful (and, you know, sweet and lovely) that I want to start sharing some of my favorites. Often people complain modern design feels too stark and cold — but the Robins Way Residence in Amagasett,... (read more)
Tuesday's Top...Jewels

Tuesday’s Top…Jewels

I just saw the April 2012 cover of Elle UK with Ashely Olsen and love her dress — all of the jewels, all of the colors.  It’s beautiful.  Such a fresh look for spring. If you want to incorporate some fun (faux!) jewels into your wardrobe, here are some great accessories to brighten things up:... (read more)
Inspiration: Purple + Grey Weddings

Inspiration: Purple + Grey Weddings

One of the most popular wedding color palettes that I’ve put together is the purple and grey palette.  So, here’s a bit more inspiration in the purple and grey color family.  It’s a beautiful combo.  Soft and sophisticated. [Top Row: Gown, Invitation, Desserts] [Middle Row: Suit, Bouquet] [Bottom Row: Cake, Tie, Flowers] (read more)
Video Cuteness

Video Cuteness

Whew, the work week is just about half over.  Need a little Wednesday afternoon pick-me-up?  Check out this completely memorizing video by the band Walk Off The Earth, covering Gotye’s song Somebody that I Used to Know. Why is it so cool? The five band members share one guitar throughout the performance, each playing their... (read more)
Get the Look: Cozy Reading Corner

Get the Look: Cozy Reading Corner

This interior look is all about the mixing and matching of dissimilar things to create a cohesive design. Placing clusters of accessories in a simple, monochromatic space. Mixing floral designs with graphic designs.  Pairing feminine accent pieces with the masculine wall paint color. Taken together, it’s an inviting place to sit and read a book or... (read more)
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