Friday mood board 1.24.20

Sometimes we create in order to find something that we are searching for. This mood board is inspired by a color—hyacinth blue—that I have heard of but that I cannot exactly pin down. The hyacinth flower, a spring blooming bulb with a strong fragrance, comes in a range of colors and a variety of blues. The blues go from deep blue (close to purple) to light blue (close to periwinkle). I believe the color referred to as hyacinth blue is a lighter shade like the color in the Vermeer painting. In my quest for the true hyacinth blue I have gathered images of the various hues and other things that it brings to mind, like hyacinth vases and porcelain bulb bowls, Dutch interiors, and soothing patterns in this shade. If I’m not mistaken, my grandmother once had a bedroom in hyacinth blue, or something very close. Perhaps I am remembering that and the coming of spring.

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Scalamandre Chi’En Dragon Hyacinth Blue

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Savannah Skirted Ottoman One King’s Lane
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Girl In Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland
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Antique Porcelain Bulb Bowl

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Stroheim Biron Strie Check in Hyacinth Blue
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Hyacinth vases and jars
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House & Garden UK

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Graham & Brown Fresco wallpaper Hyacinth Blue

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Cheers and happy Friday!

Holly

Friday mood board 1.3.20

One might argue that elegant is not a word that would describe the world of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. Their world is not one of refinement and luxury, rather their New England lifestyle of the late 19th Century leans toward the simple and pragmatic. Elegance, by the March sisters’ definition, is just out of reach (over at their aunt’s estate and right next door at Mr. Laurence’s). And yet, I would say that elegance does not have to be extravagant. There is elegance in simplicity. And while the March sisters may not have the financial means to live extravagantly, they most certainly have charm and wit and the aspiration to live a good and beautiful life, which is quite elegant to me.

This first Friday of the new year, we’re inspired by Greta Gerwig’s 2019 movie, and her lovely interpretation and aesthetic of Louisa May Alcott’s 1868 novel. Scroll down for some images and some of our favorite sources for a modern Little Women look for home and garden and you!

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Cabbages & Roses
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Cabbages & Roses

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Plain Goods 
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Plain Goods

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William Morris & Co.
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Ruby Lane

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Silk and Willow

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Benjamin Moore Williamsburg Collection

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We love Larger Cross for baskets and lots of other things
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Silk and Willow
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Harpers Bazaar UK

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Ben Pentreath and William Morris & Co.

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Benjamin Moore Williamsburg Collection
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William Morris & Co.
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Etsy
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Silk and Willow
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Harpers Bazaar UK
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Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House

Cheers and Happy Friday!

Holly & Brooke