Tag Archives: purple

10 Best :: Spring Floral Arrangements

Spring is in the air! Granted, the weekend forecast in Austin is looking a bit icky, but we’ve got bright, blossoming florals on the brain nonetheless. Whether you’re attending a spring wedding, planning a seasonal dinner party or simply wandering outdoors in search of wildflowers, there’s no better time of year to surround yourself with… read more


10 Best :: Pastel Pieces for Spring

Lavender, periwinkle, mint, blush…you know the shades. Those yummy sorbet colors are oh-so-sweet and seem to be everywhere this time of year. Today’s round-up was first inspired by these obsession-worthy platform sandals, but further research concluded that just about any pastel-colored clothing and accessories are virtually irresistible. Click through for 10 of our favorites, and… read more


Monochromatic Monday :: Welcoming Wildflowers

This past weekend, I headed 3 hours north of Austin to spend a relaxing weekend at my friend’s gorgeous ranch. Since we officially welcomed spring last week, it should have been no surprise that the drive was speckled with patches of wildflowers… but for some reason, that first sighting of bluebonnets and cardinals had me… read more


Monochromatic Monday :: Lilacs & Clementines

Several of y’all have so sweetly been asking about how my book project’s been coming along, so thought I’d share a quick update this morning. After my first solid 6 weeks of writing, brainstorming and styling shoots, it’s already shaping up to be one of the most creatively stimulating and artistically fulfilling projects I’ve ever… read more


Monochromatic Monday :: Lavender Fields

Ever since my first trip to Paris, when I laid eyes on the lavender overflowing the gardens and perfuming ever inch of the city, I’ve harbored a secret fantasy of growing it myself. Flash forward many years, and although my thumb is far from green, we decided to see how it would do on the back… read more


Weekend Notes

Good morning from sunny California! Did I mention that I’m here this week? I’ve been needing to line up a few west coast meetings, and since the 100-day countdown to baby has begun we decided to seize the chance to travel while I still can. After a few days in LA (where I got to… read more


Monochromatic Monday :: Cherries + Lavender

I’d definitely consider my relationship with purple a love-hate situation. It’s really the only color I never wear and I don’t think I have a touch of it in my home decor…yet when I lay eyes on a big bunch of dusty hydrangeas, a bowl full of ripe plums or that to-die-for violet topped cake above,… read more


Byrd Collective :: Georgia On My Mind

There is just no place quite like downtown Savannah, GA… the old historic homes with secret gardens in hidden courtyards, the inviting squares full of children playing and students creating, and Forsyth Park, in all its splendor. I (Ashley) had just returned from a wonderfully inspirational trip to Savannah when the lovely Ana of Grown Up… read more


Weekend Notes

Happy weekend you guys! It’s been a crazy but FUN couple of days with the madness of SXSW already in full force. Yesterday’s panel went beautifully, and I really enjoyed getting to meet several of you who were in the audience. (and yes, I’ll post some of the highlights of our discussion next week, as… read more


Monochromatic Monday :: Artichoke Season

When the weather turns warm, my favorite way to kick off an evening with friends is out on the terrace with plates of grilled artichokes, garlic aioli and glasses of sauvignon blanc. There’s really nothing better, although fair warning that your guests will be fighting over the mouthwatering hearts. (Did y’all catch the post where I… read more