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Lately all we can think about is when will the cold be gone for good and what will we wear when the weather changes? As we continue to make our winter wardrobes work for a few more weeks by dressing in layers, now is the perfect time to do a quick closet evaluation before Spring officially arrives. One of the best ways to start the process is to look at the trends for Spring and start making your list of what you will need to freshen up your look as warmer days arrive.
To make it easier we have picked our top four trends from the Spring 2014 runways with a little help from our on-trend SCOUT members.
Soft yet strong pieces built for everyday. Fatigue green is a versatile color that works well with other neutrals and can be paired with any color for a little punch. Cotton, denim and natural stones are key materials for this earthy look.
Cotton mesh sweater & fatigue skinny jeans from Laura Kathryn
Natural stone and pearl bracelets & lightweight scarves from Etc.
Denim & olive and petal tops from M. Lavender
Henley dress from Full Circle
You will feel Happy just like Pharrell as you wear these bold colors. Each piece is meant to standout which makes them perfect to throw on and go, no need to over think it! Color-block your look with colorful accessories or patterned separates.
Maxi dress from Laura Kathryn
Beaded bracelets from Full Circle
Cross-body satchels from Etc.
Coral stripe sweater & scarf from M. Lavender
Statement earrings from M. Lavender
We mentioned Black & White earlier this month but since it is such a major theme this season it was worth repeating. This color combo is sleek and modern for Spring with contour lines that flatter a woman’s figure. Feel free to splurge here because these pieces will have a long life in any wardrobe.
Basic tanks from Full Circle
Patterned skirt & tops from Laura Kathryn
Geo top & ruffle shorts from M. Lavender
Black & white tops from Etc.
Beaded pattern headbands from Laura Kathryn
This palette has us ready to pack our bags and jet off to St. John. The shades of blue from light to dark mix well with coral and aquamarine. Soft patterns define this look in watercolor florals and tie dye effects.
Sundress from Laura Kathryn
Beaded necklace from Etc.
Sheer floral blouse from M. Lavender
Tie dye maxi dress from Full Circle
We hope you are inspired to do some closet cleansing and after you do stop by our favorite fashion sources for some fabulous pieces that will carry you through Summer.
Courtney & I love our jobs; the variety, the quality of the products and our members. We deal in details everyday whether it is taking photos of new products for social media, looking at locations for upcoming photo shoots or highlighting the stories of our SCOUT members. The details are what set The Scout Guide apart and we love it when we get to see all of the pieces come together in a member’s photography spread or a product in a home; this is when the story is complete.
Fragments duo, Will Casey and Susan Robertson, travel the world to places like Italy (Susan is fluent in Italian) and Portugal to find the most beautiful stones and bring them back to Birmingham for a unique and exquisite product. As fabricators they are able to achieve details and craftsmanship to create a custom piece suited to the needs of your project. Will took us on a tour of his latest project of this fabulous renovation in Crestline, we think you will be as inspired as we were when you see it!
On one of Fragments trips to Italy, Will hand selected this honed Bianco Pietro marble. What is most unique about this stone is the gold veining throughout. The homeowner loved it so much she brought in more of the color in the antique lanterns from France above the island and the collection of hand glazed pottery.
Sleek and sophisticated, this kitchen is ideal for a busy family as well as being a hostesses dream for easy entertaining.
The gold veining in the marble adds a little rustic elegance to the space.
The curves were hand cut and softened in Fragments facility here in Birmingham.
The floating vanity features Crema Finé limestone. The sides were curved for an interesting design detail which adds a subtle feminine touch to the space.
Bianco Chiaro marble was used on the countertops to create a sense of calm. The soft elegance of the stone allows your eye to notice the unique details in this gorgeous space.
Chris Franks of Franks Building Company and Will have worked on a number of projects together in the past but this time was different as they partnered together on the Franks family home. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting this lovely family and seeing Will interact with his very special clients. Working with friends and neighbors, this is what The Scout Guide is all about which makes this project SCOUT approved!
All images are from our talented photographer, Beth Hontzas!
As the temperature warms up here in Birmingham we are experiencing a little Spring Fever. Spring is the fresh face of the seasons where everything is young and beautiful. This is that time of year that makes us want to buy something new or take on a project. With that in mind we have pulled together a collection of beautiful homes recently on the market courtesy of Ray & Poynor Properties. Their experienced staff and local expertise make them the perfect match for finding the right home to suit your needs. You will find a little bit of everything below but the common thread these houses all share are their fabulous kitchens. Click on the links below for more details and photos of each property.
A storybook cottage in Crestline Park. This three bedroom, two bath home is filled with charm and modern amenities.
This three bedroom, two bath home is nestled in the heart of Homewood. Overflowing with architectural details and light, this one is sure to please.
A gorgeous Georgian style home with five bedrooms and four and a half baths. This home has the architecutural beauty of a historic house but has been designed for the lifestyle of today’s family.
This idyllic home in Historic Redmont is one not to be missed. It has all the details you expect to find in a historic home but thanks to a recent renovation this three bedroom, three and a half bath fits right in with today’s needs.
This breathtaking five bedroom, four and a half bath home is in superb condition both inside and out. You will fall in love with the thoughtful details throughout and feel like you are finally home.
This 2 acre estate overlooks one of the most serene spots in Mountain Brook, Jemison Park. A four bedroom, three and a half bath residence with updated interiors and lush grounds, this is a must see!
(All Images from MLS)
Whether you are buying or selling a home, Ray & Poynor are here to help you every step of the way!
Happy hunting and don’t forget to tell them SCOUT sent you!
Black and white are colors that were meant to be together, somehow these opposites attract. This is a color story that never seems to get old but only seems to grow stronger each time it reemerges. In honor of Valentine’s Day, we at The Scout Guide have decided to add in a little pink for good measure. Get inspired by our two distinctive looks and some fabulous pieces from our Scout members.
Your confidence is matched only by your style.
Romance and beauty tell the story of your best days.
Background fabric by Cotton & Quill
Elegant timepiece from Barton-Clay
Bright blooms by Wildflower Designs
Painterly dinnerware from Table Matters
Patterned dress from M. Lavender
(all other images via Pinterest)
Give it an Edge
A free bird that travels light and curates the life she leads.
You are one of a kind, a true style maven.
Background fabric by Cotton & Quill
Vintage motorcycle from RMR 4×4
Stripe clutch from Etc.
Tie dye top from Laura Kathryn
Inspirational art from Full Circle
(all other images via Pinterest)
Shake off the winter blues and add in a little black and white with a splash of pink to brighten your days.
This week at The Scout Guide our hearts are a flutter with love for all things Pink and Red, preferably something sweet! Valentine’s is not just for lovers but for those who love life. Take a peek below for what is inspiring us and what we heart from our SCOUT members.
(Image via Pinterest)
DECLARE YOUR LOVE ON FEBRUARY 14TH!
(Images via Pinterest)
Pretty in Pink
1. Art we heart from Paige Albright Orientals
2. Statement necklaces at Etc.
3. Pattern under foot at Table Matters
4. Wrapped in petal pink at M. Lavender
5. Subtle sweetness at Laura Kathryn
6. Pillow crush at Suite Dreams
7. Dainty dresses from Swaddle
8. Blush sparkle from Ivory & White