Classic Camel

Our furry friend the camel may not be the most refined or classic looking creature, but we thank him for providing inspiration for one of our favorite neutrals. Camel has long been a relied upon hue in the worlds of fashion and interiors. Its’ variety of shades from rich caramel to a dusty muted sand are often found in nature, making it the perfect balance and compliment to almost any color. Whether pastels, jewel tones, grey or basic black, there is hardly another color that camel cannot play nicely with….which of course makes it one of our favorites!

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Local camel finds this week include…

camel 2 Lusciously rich camel/caramel shams from Suite Dreams are a perfect compliment to ticking stripes and quilting. A graphic woven rug in our favorite neutrals camel and black is always an ideal base, from 18th Street Orientals. A gloomy day might be welcome if it means pulling on this cozy camel sweater with suede elbow patches from Etc... And bringing in new pillows for fall is going to be even more satisfying with this organic printed pillow with a lush velvety back from Jojo Home.

Looking to liven up your camel? Some of our favorite camel color pairings for fall…

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As the temps drop (soon hopefully), get cozy with camel. Shop local and tell them SCOUT sent you!

Courtney

Sep
19
2014

SCOUT IS OUT :: VOLUME 3

The Scout Guide Birmingham Volume 3 celebrated our launch last week at Dram Whiskey Bar. It was a fun evening despite a last minute move from the patio to the upper terrace due to a surprise storm. The food and drink by Avo & Dram were spectacular, especially the signature cocktail with Absolut Acai, and fresh blackberry. Our flowers by the amazing Sybil Sylvester of Wildflower Designs were the perfect compliment to the Volume 3 cover colors. Favor bags bearing our “LIVE, LOVE, LOCAL” motto were acquired through the Mariee Ami events team, and included copies of the guide, specialty oils from Olio Oils and Balsamics, and fresh jams adorned with hydrangea blossoms from Leaf n Petal. We are so thrilled to be bringing the best of Birmingham’s local businesses to you in Volume 3! Pick one up, support local, and tell them SCOUT sent you!

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Photos by Eden Long

 

 

Sep
12
2014

Scout is Out: Volume 3

Sep
5
2014

September Loves

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Enjoy the start of fall, shop LOCAL, and tell them SCOUT sent you!
Courtney

 

Sep
2
2014

Wedding Gift Style

As Summer comes to a close you might be thinking back to how much fun you have had and where you have been.  If you are like us we spent some time celebrating with our favorite brides over the past few months.  Each wedding was perfect and special just like the happy couple but we have to admit we may have missed a wedding gift or two along the way.  As a reminder for ourselves and the TSG community we got together with Table Matters, the wedding gift experts, and Ivory & White, the bridal gown experts for a little help on how to pick the perfect gift.  Registry or not these must have gifts will guide you to an easy, stress-free purchase and let’s be honest who doesn’t love receiving a gift even if it is fashionably late!

 

For the modern bride that enjoys the energy of the city but can relate to the quietness of the country.  These organic pieces have a softness; in the curves of the wood and the lace details of the porcelain giving them a one of a kind look.

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Katie May gown: Ivory & White; Acaciaware by Pacific Merchants: Table Matters

 

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Inbal Dror gown: Ivory & White; Craven vase: Table Matters

 

For the romantic bride that loves to layer elegant touches throughout her life.  Pieces with unique details in delicate shapes are icing on the cake!

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Monique Lhuillier gown: Ivory & White; Copper trays: Table Matters

 

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Lela Rose gown: Ivory & White; Arte Italica pitcher: Table Matters

 

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Inbal Dror: Ivory & White; Match, Gien & Juliska Dinnerware: Table Matters

 

For the bride who is not afraid to be bold as displayed in the way she carries herself and the company she keeps.  Her style is classic and sophisticated with colorful patterns and elegant pieces being her favorites.

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Legends Romona Keveza: Ivory & White; Elizabeth by William Yeoward: Table Matters

 

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Monique Lhuillier gown: Ivory & White; Field of Flowers tray by Juliska: Table Matters

 

 

Shop LOCAL & tell them SCOUT sent you!

 

 

Laurel

 

Aug
26
2014

Covered

Is your home covered for Fall?  Before you pull out your sweaters and boots why not give a little love to your home as we transition from balmy days to breezy nights.  The TSG Birmingham network is overflowing with ideas of how to add warmth indoors and out.  From rugs to drapes to wallpaper and roofs, we have something that will launch your ideas from day dreaming to reality.  Get ready to be covered in beauty by incorporating these finishing touches into your domestic dwelling.

1.  Step it Up

 

Stair Runner: Paige Albright Orientals

This beautiful stair runner from Paige Albright Orientals is a great way to soften a space and absorb sound.

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2. Layer it On

 

Bedding ensemble: Suite Dreams

Bedding ensemble: Suite Dreams

A layered bed makes the transition from summer to fall a breeze.  Add a throw or coverlet to quickly adjust the temperature at night.  Kendall Jackson Quick of Suite Dreams recently spoke to TSG about How to Dress your Bed for Summer  (No. 58) which has great foundation tips to build on for Fall.

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3. Dress to Impress

 

Powder Room: Mary Evelyn McKee Interiors

Mary Evelyn McKee knows how to dress a room and we are loving the statement wallpaper she used to dress the walls of this powder bath.

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4.  Wrap to Accentuate

 

Bianco Carrara Marble Island: Fragments Stone

The beauty of this Bianco Carrara marble is tripled by the way Fragments created this substantial island.  Why only enjoy the look and feel of marble from above?

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5.  Slip into Style

 

Custom Leather Slipcovered Dining Chairs: Hannon Douglas

How do you replicate the comfort of your favorite leather chair into a dining chair?  Have Hannon Douglas Interiors create custom leather slipcovered chairs for you.  Your guests will not want to leave once they settle into one of these luxe seats.

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6.  Revive with Color & Pattern

 

Custom Cuckoo Turquoise drapes: Cotton + Quill

Custom Cuckoo Turquoise drapes: Cotton + Quill

Turn what’s old into something new and fresh by adding color and pattern.  Mary Catherine Folmar of Cotton & Quill recently revitalized this 1915 bungalow to give it the love it deserves.

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7.  Comfort is Beauty

 

Porch: ArchitectureWorks

Porch: ArchitectureWorks

Resolve to spend more time outdoors this Fall enjoying nature by a warm fire.  This outdoor space designed by ArchitectureWorks is perfect for quite nights at home as well as a great place to spend time with friends.

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Fall will be here before we know it so start planning now to get your home COVERED in time.

Shop LOCAL and tell them SCOUT sent you!

 

 

Laurel

 

 

 

 

 

Aug
19
2014