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  • New Things, New York & Happy New Year

    New Things, New York & Happy New Year


    - 13 Mar 14, 1:04am -
  • Black & Spiro Online Pop-Up Store NOW LIVE!

    Black & Spiro Online Pop-Up Store NOW LIVE!

    I'm excited to let you know that our pop-up online store is NOW LIVE!!xxThe address is - shop.blackandspiro.com.auIf you experience problems getting into the site - go to our normal Black & Spiro website which is - www.blackandspiro.com.au and click…
    - 20 Nov 13, 7:56am -
  • Announcing a Black & Spiro Online Pop-up Store!!!

    Announcing a Black & Spiro Online Pop-up Store!!!

    I mentioned a few weeks ago that I had 3 exciting things to share with you in October and I'm so sorry I forgot to let you know the 3rd exciting thing we have happening!!  Albeit a bit late, I'm thrilled to let you know that we are opening a Black…
    - 7 Nov 13, 6:29am -
  • Buzz - Our Latest Restaurant Project

    Buzz - Our Latest Restaurant Project

    Earlier this year we were asked to visit the new Gas Works development in Newstead where Margot McKinney & Peter Kedwell planned on opening their 4th Buzz Restaurant.  It was a late Autumn afternoon and the skies were a pale blue fading into a warm…
    - 28 Oct 13, 2:18am -
  • Black & Spiro News

    Black & Spiro News

     I forgot how great it is to clear the decks!  Our store room is nice and spacious again after what seemed like a 2 hour crazy hurricane in the shop last Saturday morning at our 1 day sale.  I was very excited that almost everything went and sinc…
    - 20 Oct 13, 11:19pm -
  • Announcing a Black & Spiro SALE!!

    Announcing a Black & Spiro SALE!!

    I'm excited to let you know that we are having one of our big Black & Spiro sales this Saturday 12th October at the shop!!  It's been such a long time since we've had a clean out and I really need to clear some space!!Make sure you are early as you…
    - 7 Oct 13, 8:26pm -
  • Our Big OCTOBER!!

    Our Big OCTOBER!!

    I'm writing from here {above} today.  Such beautiful light in our studio this morning!!  Anyway, back to what I want to tell you about!October is always a big month in our family.  It's my birthday on the 3rd, my soon-to-be sister-in-law's birthda…
    - 3 Oct 13, 2:06am -
  • Shop News

    Shop News

     In shop news, late last week we received a rather lovely shipment of antiques.  A few divine sideboards, tables and objects.  If you are looking for that elusive piece, make sure you pop in as I think our new pieces are some of the loveliest we'v…
    - 30 Sep 13, 2:00am -
  • French Leave

    French Leave

      I thought it appropriate to call this post - 'French Leave' which is defined as - an abrupt and unannounced departure (without saying farewell).  Over the course of this year I have kept myself off the streets doing my usual decorating thing…
    - 17 Sep 13, 2:00am -
  • Black & Spiro Website Launch

    Black & Spiro Website Launch

    Hello!  After what seems like an eternity, I am thrilled to let you know, tonight, our brand new Black & Spiro Interior Design website will go live. Thanks to my wonderful team for their incredibly hard work, long hours, patience, tears, joy and…
    - 5 Apr 13, 12:43am -

Anyone Can Decorate

  • Getting Organized in the Kitchen

    Getting Organized in the Kitchen

    Awhile back I did some organizing in my kitchen. I love the few changes I made and am planning to do some more soon.  My Tupperware cupboard solution (seen below) is one of my favorite improvements.  I had been super frustrated with my Tupperware…
    - 22 Mar 16, 8:00am -
  • Relevant + Raw - My Daughters New Online Decor Shop

    Relevant + Raw - My Daughters New Online Decor Shop

    I'd like to introduce you all to my daughter, Britney. During the past year she has been exploring her creative side. She found that she has a love for working with wood. Two months ago she decided to quit her desk job and start her own business. Re…
    - 8 Oct 15, 7:32pm -
  • Gone Glamping - A DIY Glamorous Camping Trip

    Gone Glamping - A DIY Glamorous Camping Trip

    This Glamping trip was so fun and we got so many great photos that I wanted to be sure to share plenty of them with you. So this is going to be a longer than normal post. I hope you enjoy looking around!Earlier this summer we went camping in our loca…
    - 4 Sep 15, 10:00am -
  • Simple Patriotic Candy Display

    Simple Patriotic Candy Display

    This Fourth of July candy display is super simple to do.... And its yummy too!!!I used a variety of mason jars and other clear containers... filled them each with red, white and/or blue candies or treats and then tied simple patriotic colored ribbons…
    - 22 Jun 15, 5:15pm -
  • Get Ready to Go Glamping

    Get Ready to Go Glamping

    We are getting ready for an upcoming Glamping trip and I am so excited!  I found several new gadgets that I'm going to love having on this trip making it even more glamorous and fantastic than the last time... You can see our prior Glamping trip…
    - 11 Jun 15, 4:11pm -
  • Spring Cleaning and Getting Organized

    Spring Cleaning and Getting Organized

    Every Spring I get motivated to do a bit of extra Spring cleaning and do some kind of organizing project. It seems there is always something that needs to be organized!  Since we recently condensed from two houses to one, I have a much larger than n…
    - 13 Mar 15, 12:25am -
  • No Sew Bunting Flag for Valentine's Day

    No Sew Bunting Flag for Valentine's Day

    A few years ago I made this simple no sew bunting flag for Valentine's Day and it's so easy that I thought I would share it with you again. Have you ever made bunting flags? I think that they are so adorable, but being that I'm not much of a sewer…
    - 9 Feb 15, 7:18pm -
  • Life Unexpected... Explained

    Life Unexpected... Explained

    Here we are weeks into 2015 and I am posting my first blog post of the year. A few have wondered where I have been. For the past 7 months our lives have been spent between two homes, two locations. Suitcases packed and unpacked every week/weekend tra…
    - 28 Jan 15, 10:34pm -
  • Adorable Interactive Christmas Table for the Kids

    Adorable Interactive Christmas Table for the Kids

    Yesterday I decided I wanted to do something fun for the kids at their Christmas Table. I had some vinyl chalkboard contact paper and a large thin piece of fiberboard (smooth finish). I first covered the kids table with brown butcher wrapping paper,…
    - 24 Dec 14, 4:23pm -
  • Post Card Christmas Tree Craft

    Post Card Christmas Tree Craft

    We are currently living back and forth between two different homes. I have done some Christmas decorating at each place.. but with so much traveling and packing to go back and forth I've been horrible at photographing and sharing this years decoratio…
    - 17 Dec 14, 5:50pm -

Beyond the Decorations

  • Graduation with Style

    Graduation with Style

    I had the privilege to do an amazing young mans college graduation party in May. I loved everything about this party. It was simple, elegant, sparkly, classy and was a perfect fit to his style and vision for his celebration. … Continue reading →
    - 26 Jul 15, 2:57pm -
  • My Craft Studio

    My Craft Studio

    I have been so busy with working on my next idea I have neglected to blog. Follow me on Facebook and you will always get a sneak peek into what’s going on. So my idea involves getting everyone creative whether … Continue reading →
    - 3 Feb 15, 2:22pm -
  • Camping Party

    Camping Party

    The weather is beautiful here and a camping party was on the schedule for a special boy and his friends. Planning a camping party is simple and quick. Go with the basics; a tent, hot dogs, trail mix and outdoor games. … Continue reading →
    - 28 Apr 14, 11:58am -
  • Library Baby Shower

    Library Baby Shower

    In late December I traveled to Mississippi for a baby shower. It was a shower for a first-born and the parents are avid readers so we did a library themed shower. We asked the guests to bring books so there … Continue reading →
    - 17 Jan 14, 10:07am -
  • Holiday Cocktails.

    Holiday Cocktails.

    Need a festive drink for your Holiday Party. Red Envelope has compiled several delish cocktails to choose from. You can check out the full pictorial list of them here on their blog. They have also included links to the recipes. Photo: Persimmon an…
    - 9 Dec 13, 5:54pm -
  • Christmas Advent

    Christmas Advent

    Last weekend I threw a girls craft night. We made advent calendars. This is my advent calendar I made and hung in the kitchen window. I had been thinking a different and special ways to love on and bless my … Continue reading →
    - 22 Nov 13, 3:35pm -
  • Sock Hop

    Sock Hop


    - 30 Jul 13, 3:22pm -
  • A Hoot of a Party

    A Hoot of a Party

    This girl only party was a hit. Each young lady made a lantern owl to take home. The favor bags were filled with owl jewelry and some sweet treats. Cupcakes were simple and the girls loved the eyes (Oreo’s) and … Continue reading →
    - 11 Jun 13, 2:54pm -
  • Make it cheerful!

    Make it cheerful!

    Often times it is easy to get stuck in a rut and making sure each invitation looks exactly the same when the only thing that needs to be the same is the information you want your guests to have. Your … Continue reading →
    - 6 May 13, 9:20pm -
  • It’s a Pirate Party Matey’s!

    It’s a Pirate Party Matey’s!

    A sweet 7-year-old had a fabulous Pirate Party this past weekend. Here are some of the fun ways I decorated. My favorite was turning the table into a ship. I found some fabulous Pirate Printables over at Printabelle that I used for this … Contin…
    - 26 Mar 13, 2:37pm -

Michelle Edgemont

  • Darby Smart DIY Videos
    Exciting news! I’ve been experimenting with video. I’m not a videographer. Not even close. But – I’ve been creating and uploading some pretty cool videos for Darby Smart this year. Darby Smart started as a company that sells DIY kits and I wo…
    - 22 days ago, 6 Jul 17, 1:44pm -
  • Hip Brooklyn Elopement

    Hip Brooklyn Elopement

    It’s refreshing to simply scroll through a pretty blog post and enjoy the images for what they are: two people promising their lives to each other. No mushy intro. No carefully curated welcome bags. Simply a dude and a gal (or two gals or two dudes…
    - 22 days ago, 6 Jul 17, 9:00am -
  • Kim and Rich / making of

    Kim and Rich / making of

    Earlier this week I showed you the final product of Kim and Rich’s wedding at Barley Sheaf Farm. Today, here’s a peek behind the scenes of how it all came to be. Clients that hire me for full event design start with a Design Board. It’s the fou…
    - 29 days ago, 29 Jun 17, 8:00am -
  • Kim and Rich at Barley Sheaf Farm

    Kim and Rich at Barley Sheaf Farm

    Kim and Rich celebrated their marriage in a modern, Fall reception held at Barley Sheaf Farms. They hired me to design their event and arrange their florals. It was interesting to incorporate as much Fall color, such as burgundies and rusts, with m…
    - 31 days ago, 27 Jun 17, 12:26pm -
  • HGTV x Benjamin Moore Color Project

    HGTV x Benjamin Moore Color Project

    HGTV came to me with an idea: to produce a lifestyle shoot that incorporated Benjamin Moore’s new 2017 trend colors in a way that shows readers how the paints could fit into a variety of places in their homes. Do you always have flowers in your hom…
    - 44 days ago, 14 Jun 17, 10:28am -
  • Pop Art Wedding Editorial at Dobbin St.

    Pop Art Wedding Editorial at Dobbin St.

    My fellow color-loving friend, Leah of Color Pop Events, asked me to do the design and flowers for a pop-art inspired shoot for My Wedding Magazine. She knew she wanted it pop art inspired, although didn’t quite know how to make that happen while s…
    - 87 days ago, 2 May 17, 10:27am -
  • Bat Mitzvah at Sunset Terrace

    Bat Mitzvah at Sunset Terrace

    Besides weddings, designing Bat Mitzvahs has become my absolute favorite thing that I get to do. It’s no surprise that 13 year old girls have a similar aesthetic to a few things that I love: shine, color, being unique, and personalized everything.…
    - 17 Apr 17, 3:38pm -
  • Editorial with Minted and Aisle Society

    Editorial with Minted and Aisle Society

    This past bridal week, Aisle society brought me on board to design and style a vignette using one of Minted’s invitation suites as inspiration. The colorful, whimsical, modern invitation was such a fun muse to work off of. We pulled out the lilac,…
    - 11 Apr 17, 4:02pm -
  • Bridal Shower at Gramercy Terrace

    Bridal Shower at Gramercy Terrace

    Last Spring I was honored to work on the decor and florals for a bridal shower here in NYC at Gramercy Terrace. Bash, Please, based in LA, planned the shower with their LA-based client. We used shades of purple to bring some pretty spring color to th…
    - 28 Mar 17, 9:00am -
  • Chloe and Will / Wedding at Weylin

    Chloe and Will / Wedding at Weylin

    Chloe and Will were married in the early spring at Weylin’s in Williamsburg Brooklyn. It was one of those odd spring days that was unseasonable warm and mild outside. We took advantage of the time of the year by using the most beautiful blooms avai…
    - 21 Mar 17, 9:00am -
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Twig & Thistle

  • 2012 DIY Oscar Party!

    2012 DIY Oscar Party!

    I’m so excited to share my Oscar printables for this year! I wasn’t sure if I was even going to do them but I’ve been getting a ton of requests for them and I got really excited about updating the set. The theme this year is black, white, gold…
    - 9 Feb 12, 7:00am -
  • New in the Shop!

    New in the Shop!

    I got such a huge response from the Valentine Fruit stickers last year that I decided to actually get them printed! The best part, they’re printed by a fruit sticker manufacture so they are 100% food safe! I couldn’t be happier with how they turn…
    - 26 Jan 12, 7:00am -
  • Updated DIY Valentine Treat Bags!

    Updated DIY Valentine Treat Bags!

    Hi gang!  I have an updated Valentine Treat Bag PDF that’s available as a free download! These have been pretty popular over the years and I’ve made this version more universal so that it can be used for any homemade treats you might want to giv…
    - 23 Jan 12, 12:00am -
  • WitchCrafts!

    WitchCrafts!

    Last Monday I went to a Halloween Craft event hosted by Lyndsey of The Stationary Place and Marie LeBaron of Make and Takes at Trophy Cupcakes. It was such a great, relaxed event full of fun crafty goodness! Marie and Lyndsey taught us how to make F…
    - 24 Oct 11, 8:00am -
  • Feeling Fall

    Feeling Fall


    - 17 Oct 11, 8:00am -
  • T&T featured in Design*Sponge at Home!

    T&T featured in Design*Sponge at Home!

    Image via Anthropologie I am so happy to finally share some exciting news! A tutorial that I submitted to Design*Sponge, nearly three years ago, has been included in Grace Bonney’s book, Design*Sponge at Home! I haven’t been able to share it un…
    - 3 Oct 11, 8:00am -
  • Put A Pin it!

    Put A Pin it!

    Here’s another project that I recently finished for work. I wanted to play off a Día de los Muertos aesthetic but interpret it in a new way. Foam-core was used for the base and standard sewing pins to created the larger image. After that, I used b…
    - 26 Sep 11, 8:00am -
  • Curtain Trick!

    Curtain Trick!

    A few weeks ago I was struggling to keep my curtains in place. Every time I opened a window the rings would slide or my sheers would shift. I ended up using mighty magnets to keep the rings in place and they’ve worked out brilliantly! Best part,…
    - 19 Sep 11, 8:00am -
  • Girls Drink Beer Too!

    Girls Drink Beer Too!

    Well, I don’t but I’m pretty sure there are some ladies that enjoy a cold brewski from time to time. In honor of them and to people that are fond of drinking from glasses period, I created this pint for the design club at my office. Each month, a…
    - 12 Sep 11, 8:10am -
  • Hello Again!

    Hello Again!

    Thank You by Drew Melton of The Phraseology Project Hello again friends! Gosh, it feels like it’s been forever! Only three months away from blogland and I felt myself going a little crazy. I’m happy to report that I am finally feeling much better…
    - 12 Sep 11, 8:00am -
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