modern crafted

If you follow me on Instagram, you've seen the latest bridal installation I did for West Elm's Bridal and Gift Registry Launch. My store manager wanted me to come up with a window display that was beautiful and over the top. I knew this installation needed to be handcrafted and tell a beautiful story. I had a vision in my head that involved the perfect pieces of furniture and accessories. After some thought and research I knew that some of our local vendors would have the right things I needed to make this window a showstopper.

Oversized flowers were a must. I researched many, many paper flowers and techniques. I hand-cut templates out of white craft paper I customized and assembled over 85 flowers for the window's backdrop. Thank goodness I had my little helper bee, Katelyn, to help me cut flowers for two days straight, to stay on schedule. Capiz Globe pendants were added for a touch of softness yet modern glow. I asked my friends from Blue Eyed Yonder if they could provide a high back Settee. The tufted settee added the drama I was looking for which sat on top of a metallic laced Jute rug. Of course we needed a wedding dress but not any dress would do. We asked The Sentimentalist for a vintage modern dress to give the window a feminine flair. But the icing on the cake was when we asked Anne Elser to write some script on our window. The handwritten script brought everything together with flair, beauty, modern and a touch of vintage. That window is stunning!ai sm so proud of the way this installation turn out.