Spring Bounty

 

photo by: Lauren L Caron

photo by: Lauren L Caron

Arrangement by The Little Flower School Brooklyn. Photo by: Lauren L Caron

Arrangement by The Little Flower School Brooklyn. Photo by: Lauren L Caron

This weekend I tried something completely new and attended a class with the Little Flower School Brooklyn led by Nicolette Owen and Sara Ryhanen held in Red Hook Brooklyn at The Atelier Roquette. The focus was on Spring flowers and learning about color and texture within flower arranging. I learned so much and have now caught the floral design bug. All I want to do is scan, forage and comb the woods and delis of both Connecticut and New York City to gather Spring blooms to create as many beautiful arrangements as I can. I’m so inspired! Take a look at the photos I shot from the day. . . it was impossible to take a bad one! And of course, my creation.

 

I would encourage anyone interested in trying something new to make the jump and do it! If you’re interested in attending any of the future classes with the Little Flower School Brooklyn, I would suggest you sign up with their newsletter, to stay on top of classes. This one was added at the last minute – I only found out because a friend told me.

photo by: Lauren L Caron

photo by: Lauren L Caron

Spring Bounty, photo by: Lauren L Caron

Spring Bounty, photo by: Lauren L Caron

Spring Bounty, photo by: Lauren L Caron

Spring Bounty, photo by: Lauren L Caron

Spring Bounty, photo by: Lauren L Caron

Spring Bounty, photo by: Lauren L Caron

Spring Bounty, photo by: Lauren L Caron

Spring Bounty, photo by: Lauren L Caron

 

Spring Bounty, photo by: Lauren L Caron

Spring Bounty, photo by: Lauren L Caron

Spring Bounty, photo by: Lauren L Caron

Spring Bounty, photo by: Lauren L Caron

Spring Bounty, photo by: Lauren L Caron

Spring Bounty, photo by: Lauren L Caron

Spring Bounty, photo by: Lauren L Caron

Spring Bounty, photo by: Lauren L Caron

Spring Bounty, photo by: Lauren L Caron

Spring Bounty, photo by: Lauren L Caron

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Spring Bounty, photo by: Lauren L Caron

Spring Bounty, photo by: Lauren L Caron

Spring Bounty, photo by: Lauren L Caron

Spring Bounty, photo by: Lauren L Caron

Spring Bounty, photo by: Lauren L Caron

Spring Bounty, photo by: Lauren L Caron

Arrangement and photo by: Lauren L Caron

Arrangement and photo by: Lauren L Caron

Arrangement and photo by: Lauren L Caron

Arrangement and photo by: Lauren L Caron

Arrangement and photo by: Lauren L Caron

Arrangement and photo by: Lauren L Caron

Arrangement and photo by: Lauren L Caron

Arrangement and photo by: Lauren L Caron

Arrangement and photo by: Lauren L Caron

Arrangement and photo by: Lauren L Caron

Arrangement and photo by: Lauren L Caron

Arrangement and photo by: Lauren L Caron

Arrangement and photo by: Lauren L Caron

Arrangement and photo by: Lauren L Caron

Arrangement and photo by: Lauren L Caron

Arrangement and photo by: Lauren L Caron

Arrangement and photo by: Lauren L Caron

Arrangement and photo by: Lauren L Caron

Arrangement and photo by: Lauren L Caron

Arrangement and photo by: Lauren L Caron

Arrangement and photo by: Lauren L Caron

Arrangement and photo by: Lauren L Caron

Arrangement and photo by: Lauren L Caron

Arrangement and photo by: Lauren L Caron

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We’ve Been Featured on Martha Stewart Weddings!

Photography: Michelle Gardella Photography – Our wedding day!

You know that feeling when you’re so excited about something, that your heart rate speeds up, you get goosebumps and your skin feels like it’s stinging – or the proper term is tingling? That feeling can only come from being in love, getting ready for a job interview, accomplishing something that you’ve been working very hard for, and of course your entire wedding day.

 

Well I had that experience today, on the B train, heading home from work when just before we went below ground, I checked my email to discover that my wedding had been featured on Martha Stewart’s Wedding site! Now I’ve been communicating with the team for almost a year about having the chance to be featured, but when it finally comes to fruition it’s such an amazing feeling! Of course I had to wait whole ten minutes before I regained service and could actually see the feature (just imagine my anticipation).

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My husband, family and I crafted the event almost entirely ourselves and I have learned that honest, hard work and patience will be rewarded. This is an industry that I dedicate my passions to and having the chance to share our special day has made it all so much sweeter!

Photography: Michelle Gardella Photography

I’m extremely thankful for discovering my gifted photographer, Michelle Gardella. All the best moments were captured beautifully and magically – this would have not been a possibility without she and her husband.

 

For more pictures from the feature please check out Martha Stewart’s Brideside blog and the marthastewartweddings.com for the full feature. Below are some unchain images for the feature and these are some of my favorites!

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All images accept for this last one, were taken by Michelle Gardella Photography.

 

Vendors:

Photography: Michelle Gardella
Event planning, stationery, and event design: Lauren Caron
Flowers: Garden Gate
Florist cake: Something Sweet by Michelle
Rentals: CT Rental Center
Hair: Sarah Audrey Salon
Makeup: Tara Swagger Aesthetics

 

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Houzz Ideabook: Pink Crush

My Bedroom Vanity

My Bedroom Vanity

Lately I’ve been smitten with adding elements of pink into interiors. I know many often associate pink with little girl’s bedrooms or midcentury kitchens, but pink has been reinvented. Now it’s making appearances in the finest homes and the most mature spaces, energizing rooms with its warmth and brightness. To bring joy to your home, add the unexpected pink pillow to your couch, rug to your living room or taper candles to your next dinner party. For my latest Ideabook on Houzz and further commentary on my picks, click [here] or on the sidebar link to the right.

Crushing On PinkProducts: 1. Double Diamond Rug | 2. Gold Trim Agate Coasters | 3. Pink File Cabinet | 4. Robert Abbey Delta Schiaparelli Table Lamp | 5. Taper Candles | 6. Gratz Bench

 

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Recent Projects: Interiors

 

Bergdorf Goodman collaborative hallway with Baccarat to celebrate their 250th Anniversary. Fire & Ice, Design & Photographs by Lauren L Caron © 2014

Bergdorf Goodman collaborative hallway with Baccarat to celebrate their 250th Anniversary. Fire & Ice, Design & Photographs by Lauren L Caron © 2014

In January we debuted our most recent hallway at work. It is a collaborative hallway with Baccarat to celebrate their 250th anniversary! It has been very successful, selling an archival crystal elephant that was valued at over $75,000 (!). Unfortunately, beginning this week a new hall is being installed – more on that coming soon. If you were unable to visit the store in the last two months you can at least enjoy some images here.

 

The concept is Fire & Ice and is juxtaposing the crystal elements with the bright light – of the chandeliers. When designing for this concept, I didn’t want to take it too literally but knew it was important to have some fun and skillfully translate the play on words. In particular sections I chose to paint the walls a fiery red that also is a beautiful match to the Baccarat red. In other areas, I chose cool neutral gray (Metro Gray by Benjamin Moore). The best part, although a tiny detail, (that seems very big to myself) was the decision to paint all of the moldings in the same color as the walls. This slight change of form makes it all feel very cool and sleek.

Bergdorf Goodman collaborative hallway with Baccarat to celebrate their 250th Anniversary. Fire & Ice, Design & Photographs by Lauren L Caron © 2014

Bergdorf Goodman collaborative hallway with Baccarat to celebrate their 250th Anniversary. Fire & Ice, Design & Photographs by Lauren L Caron © 2014

Bergdorf Goodman collaborative hallway with Baccarat to celebrate their 250th Anniversary. Fire & Ice, Design & Photographs by Lauren L Caron © 2014

Bergdorf Goodman collaborative hallway with Baccarat to celebrate their 250th Anniversary. Fire & Ice, Design & Photographs by Lauren L Caron © 2014

Bergdorf Goodman collaborative hallway with Baccarat to celebrate their 250th Anniversary. Fire & Ice, Design & Photographs by Lauren L Caron © 2014

Bergdorf Goodman collaborative hallway with Baccarat to celebrate their 250th Anniversary. Fire & Ice, Design & Photographs by Lauren L Caron © 2014

Bergdorf Goodman collaborative hallway with Baccarat to celebrate their 250th Anniversary. Fire & Ice, Design & Photographs by Lauren L Caron © 2014

Bergdorf Goodman collaborative hallway with Baccarat to celebrate their 250th Anniversary. Fire & Ice, Design & Photographs by Lauren L Caron © 2014

The next installation, which I’m very excited about is the Loft. A modern and colorfully soothing space inspired by the artwork of Mari Thurman – her paintings are hung on the walls and her pottery mixed in throughout in three color ways. My team and I enjoyed creating a narrative for the client and individual who may inhabit that space, were it be a home. She, a French expat, living in South Williamsburg in her Loft condo. Works as a fit model for a contemporary fashion house. She appreciates contemporary style interiors, holding casual dinner parties with friends and most importantly, her Southern French roots. I may have gotten carried away but a large part of my job is creating narratives and telling stories to make sense of the presentations and the designs I produce. When there is a focused direction, the outcome makes for a strong presentation, or at least it seems to be that way.

 

Bergdorf Goodman Loft with Mari Thurman - Design & Photographs by Lauren L Caron © 2014

Bergdorf Goodman Loft with Mari Thurman – Design & Photographs by Lauren L Caron © 2014

Bergdorf Goodman Loft with Mari Thurman - Design & Photographs by Lauren L Caron © 2014

Bergdorf Goodman Loft with Mari Thurman – Design & Photographs by Lauren L Caron © 2014

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Bergdorf Goodman Loft with Mari Thurman - Design & Photographs by Lauren L Caron © 2014

Bergdorf Goodman Loft with Mari Thurman – Design & Photographs by Lauren L Caron © 2014

Bergdorf Goodman Loft with Mari Thurman - Design & Photographs by Lauren L Caron © 2014

Bergdorf Goodman Loft with Mari Thurman – Design & Photographs by Lauren L Caron © 2014

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Bergdorf Goodman Loft with Mari Thurman - Design & Photographs by Lauren L Caron © 2014

Bergdorf Goodman Loft with Mari Thurman – Design & Photographs by Lauren L Caron © 2014

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Bergdorf Goodman Loft with Mari Thurman - Design & Photographs by Lauren L Caron © 2014

Bergdorf Goodman Loft with Mari Thurman – Design & Photographs by Lauren L Caron © 2014

Bergdorf Goodman Loft with Mari Thurman - Design & Photographs by Lauren L Caron © 2014

Bergdorf Goodman Loft with Mari Thurman – Design & Photographs by Lauren L Caron © 2014

 

Bergdorf Goodman Loft with Mari Thurman - Design & Photographs by Lauren L Caron © 2014

Bergdorf Goodman Loft with Mari Thurman – Design & Photographs by Lauren L Caron © 2014

The loft will remain open until August, so there is plenty of time to visit.

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