Here Comes Santa Claus…

Thanksgiving is over (as sad as that makes me)…So now it is time to start thinking about Christmas. Yes, I am one of those people who likes to comtpletely finish with one holiday before I start focusing on the next. Here’s a sneak peak at what’s going on at the studio…the rest of the decorations will be going up today.

I love pulling out the Santa Sleigh, it is such a statement piece! You might remember it from our studio shoot last year. It is just the perfect addition to any Christmas celebration. Give us a call if you would like to find out more info about renting it :)   So many more decorations to pull out so I better get busy. I am finally feeling like I am getting into the Christmas spirit! Let’s do this! 


Giving Thanks…

The holidays are upon us and I couldn’t be happier! Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday! My mom’s homemade stuffing, family, food, board games, food, laughing, food…Yes, I love to eat!! It is such a cozy holiday, and that’s probably what I love so much about it. That is why I jumped at the opportunity to be a part of this Thanksgiving celebration that Megan (honey and poppies) put together. I loved the concept, I loved the inspiration board, and I LOVED the idea of getting to eat all of the amazing food that J and R Foods was making! We had such a great time setting up, shooting and eating! What a fun experience-it was an honor to work with all of the talent (listed below) that I am fortunate enough to call my firends!
Check out more photos on Grey Likes Weddings today!
If you missed it, it was also featured on Design*Sponge last week! 
Have a Happy Thanksgiving, whatever your plans are, EAT LOTS!!!


giving thanks…
Found pieces in this shoot:


Alive and well…

I was hesitant to write this, as I am a bit biased…but after reading the wonderfully written article by Chandra, of Oh Lovely Day, I felt the urge to do so. First of all, I’m not going to lie and say that I wasn’t a bit upset after reading some of the articles posted this week about “vintage being dead.” What is worse (in my opinion) is all the wedding Professionals making such harsh comments regarding those opinions. Everyone is allowed to have an opinion, but to state it in a way that it is the “end of a fad” is just, well, Lame!

I have been buying “vintage”…..which might I add, has become a very loose term these days, for almost 20 years. I love it. Our house is full of vintage finds and even though I am not a writer, I do have a vintage typewriter sitting, ever so perfectly, on a sideboard in my hallway. I am not a world traveler either, but I don’t think there is a room in my house without a vintage suitcase or antique globe in it. I haven’t read a single one of the HUNDREDS of vintage books that find themselves displayed all over my house, but I sure do love to look at them. I can also probably tell you where I bought each and every find, why I am drawn to them, and why vintage will live forever. But that’s for another post….

On the flip side, I also have a deep appreciation for the clean, sleek lines of modern design as well. I find beauty in it, and I love the way it looks….do I buy it for myself? No. Do I insult people who do? No. Why would I? And why would anyone feel the need to insult others, especially our clients; brides who want to incorporate elements into their wedding that reflect what they like. Because, after all, it is their day, correct?

Before I started Found, I followed the world of Home/Decor way more than the wedding world.  The home design world consists of SO many different elements, all of which I love, and many of which include vintage pieces. You can pick up any home magazine/book and find proof of this. I am at the flea markets almost every weekend, and by 9am they are almost un-walkable because of the thousands of people seeking the perfect piece for their home, their wedding, the perfect gift, whatever….but they are there; buying vintage, loving vintage, and appreciating vintage. Vintage is not dead.

So, after some deeper thought on the matter, an encouraging email from my amazing husband, and a reminder from Allison that our phone is still ringing off the hook, I say…”Be nice, people! To each his own.”

I leave you with a picture of my favorite chair. It sits in my dining room and is there to stay, regardless of the latest fad. To me, it is one of the most beautiful chairs I have ever seen, to others, it is something that belongs at the dump….but,

to each his own




Real Wedding…

I know these pictures are tiny, but I just had to share them anyway. This wedding was almost a year ago and I have wanted to share it for some time. It was at a private estate in Ojai with the most glorious views that spanned all the way to the ocean…completely breathtaking! Every last detail was to die for! What else can be expected when Jo Gartin is the wedding planner! If I get the chance to show off more images I will…but for now, these will have to do :)


Wimberley & Brian…

I was so excited to see this wedding featured on Inspired By this on Wednesday, thanks Leila! I love so many things about this wedding and couldn’t wait to get it posted after the feature. It took place at one of my favorite locations in South Orange County; The Villa, San Juan Capistrano. It is such an intimate space, with so much character & some of the most amazing design elements! 
  I love what they picked for their furniture rentals…I must say it fit in perfectly at The Villa!
Check out more photos on the blog of the fabulously talented Ashley Rose
Our Pieces:

A Lonely Settee…

I picked this settee and chairs up from my upholsterer the other day & when I brought them back to the studio I asked the hubby to take a few shots for the inventory site. Then I realized what a perfect opportunity to show how putting together an entire vignette can really make an impact!

So I started with a lonely settee…

Added a couple chairs…A little backdrop…Side tables…A pillow and some accessories…A coffee table (or something “serving” as a coffee table)…

 And there you have it! A complete vignette that is comfy, inviting, and such an impact!

Happy Wednesday!


Found Pieces: Laine Armchairs, Bronwin White Settee, Burns LadderPowell Silver Nesting Tables (pair), Pillow,  and Haversham Plaid Ottoman

Jose Villa Workshop…

I am SO excited to share this post with you all! I am absolutely in love with every picutre, the design, the location, the colors…ALL of it! When Jill Le Fleur asked if we would like to be a part of Jose’s workshop again, we were ecstatic to say the least! The last workshop was absolutely beautiful and we were thrilled to have been a part of it! When Jill sent over the inspiration board for this one, I got chills. Fall is my favorite time of year and Jill did an amazing job incorporating all of the elements that epitomize the warmth and coziness of what fall is all about!

If you didn’t get a chance to see this feature on Green Wedding Shoes yesterday….You must! There are so many more great photos to check out!

I painted these large wood spools in the color palette that Jill had put together. We wanted to do something a bit different for the altar…I think it came out beautifully!  I made a few lampshades out of some sweaters I picked up at a thrift store….and wrapped some of the candles with the arms and cuffs of the sweaters :) Easy and inexpensive way to spruce up some plain candles. Yes, I collect old spools of yarn and thread. I LOVE them! I had so much fun making these embroidery hoops with gray flannel, linen & felt with some pretty linen flowers…Combined with the industrial drafting table and stool, it is the perfect juxtaposition.

You might remember the sneak peak from a couple months ago…

 Doesn’t it make you want to snuggle up with a cozy blanket and a good book? I would love to hear if you love it as much as I do?


Found pieces: Heathrow Grey Couch,  Kendra Wingback Settee,  Granada Black Striped Chair,  Rosa Paisley Chair,  Rosa Grey Chair,  Jonathan Club Chair,  Hamilton Leather Chair,  Melinda Stool,  Marshall Reclaimed Table,  Raymond White End Table,  Cerutti Wooden Spool,  Lawrence Drafting Table,  Danni Reclaimed Industrial Bench,  Sanford Wooden Trunk,  Sunapee Dress Form,  Wolf Male Mannequin,  Beesley Spools,  and Table Lamp. And Custom pieces made just for this shoot.