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The MIA Project

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This week a very cool new shopping concept launched online and we are so honored to be a part of it.  Insert the The MIA Project.  This beautifully curated shopping site sells products from only American made companies.  We are proud to have all of our products made in the US so when Jaime + Micha reached out to us we were of course on board.  You can now shop some of our pillows + throws on their site and take a look at a few of my favorites below…

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All images + products / The MIA Project

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Birthday At Josephine House

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This year was a big birthday year for me and I wanted to do something special.  Josephine House is one of my favorite restaurants in Austin and I knew it would be the perfect spot to celebrate my 30th birthday with family and friends.  Big thank you to Amy V. Cooper photography, Butterface Bakeshop, Rose Hip Flora, and Josephine House for making the event a night I will always remember.  Here are some favorites from the evening…

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The invites:  Marble paper, rose gold metallic letter press.  The marble paper was inspired by the venue’s gorgeous marble bar (image below).

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The bar at Josephine house.

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The outdoor patio set up.  Custom Stone Textile Pillows + flowers by Rose Hip Flora.  The pillows matched the marble paper from the invites and the Josephine House Bar.

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Wine tasting station.

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The cocktail napkins matched the invites and we thought using the Roman Numeral for “30″ would be a fun twist.

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How great are these mini cakes by Butter Face Bakeshop?  I told my friend Rachel to keep the StoneTextile aesthetic in mind and she killed it.  I LOVE how they geometric cakes turned out!  They also taste as good as they look.

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It was my photographer’s idea to use the Gold Edge Polaroid Film to give the party a retro feel–such a fun idea.

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Thank you to all of my friends and family that celebrated with us!  XX Elizabeth

All photos / Amy V Cooper Photography

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The Kitchen Files / Snow Day Chili

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This week Austin had a snow day.  This was due to a five foot patch of ice and since I grew up in Chicago this was quite comical to me.  All of my meetings were canceled and the city basically shut down.  So, I embraced the cold weather and made some Chili.  If you like recipes in the easy category like me, this is for you.  It is really good.  My “Snow Day Chili” is pictured above on our new Stone Textile Sand Diamond Print Napkin Color–coming soon!  Recipe below…

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Grated sharp cheddar + chopped red onions make great toppings…

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What you need:

Crockpot

Ground Turkey (1.5 lbs)

Ground Beef (1.5 lbs)

1 Red Pepper

1 Green Pepper

1 White Onion

1 Tomato

1 can of black beans

1 can on pinto beans

1 6oz can of Tomato Paste

Chili Seasoning (I used a local company’s recipe from my grocery store)

1 cup of water

What you do:

Chop up all of your vegetables and literally put everything listed above in your crock pot for about 6 hours.  That is it!  Enjoy for a few days…

 

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Art Love / Girlfriend’s by Amy V. Cooper

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I am excited to share my friend Amy Cooper’s recent photo project with you today.  I love the concept.  From 1993-2013, Amy has taken photos of her girlfriends.  In each of the 24 photos (edited down from 100!)  Amy brilliantly captures 24 different personalities in 24 unique ways.  Featured: Laura, Kristina, Alyssa, +  Christy  Learn more about Amy’s Girlfriend’s Project here.

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All Images / Amy V Cooper Photography

 

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New Years Eve / The Barcart + Last Minute Styling Tips

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A few weeks ago I was asked by the local Austin news to style a bar cart for New Years Eve (details soon).  The timing was perfect because I had just purchased a barcart / accent table from Society Social.  I love how the black onyx python material adds texture to my space.  Since the bar is in the dining room and we have an open floor plan, it was important to immerse it with our current design.

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A few styling tips…

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We made some Stone Textile Cocktail napkins for this shoot–will be available on the shop site soon!  Please email if interested: info@stonetextilestudio.com

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An easy signature cocktail is a fun hands-on way to get your guests involved.  I chose a simple champagne cocktail:

  • Drop a small sugar cube into the bottom of your champagne glass
  • Pour champagne into glass (to avoid spillage tilt your glass when pouring)
  • Add 4 drops of bitters (I chose Peychauds red bitters to add a bit of color, Angostura also works)
  • Add raspberry on top for garnish.  EASY.

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Something sweet always works well with champagne.  I asked my friend Rachel at Butterface Bakeshop to create some “Stone Textile” inspired sweets for this shoot and she killed it.  Color Block Meringues + Metallic Truffles.   How perfect are these?  They taste as good as they look!

Happy New Year!

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Getting Crafty / A Modern Holiday Wreath

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This week I was invited to a wreath making party (yes, that is a thing here in Texas…)  I was slightly skeptical as I have never actually made a wreath before.  After a few glasses of mulled wine, which our fabulous host made from scratch, I got really into it (as I do with most craft projects).  I stayed true to the Stone Textile aesthetic and created a B+W fabric wreath for our office.  It turned out to be a really fun little craft night!  The process is VERY easy….see steps below:

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Steps: 1.  I used 1/2 a yard of left over fabric from an upholstery project.  2.  Cut a slit with fabric scissors and tear the fabric into strips (1 inch or 1/2 works, I did some of both) 3.  Tie the strips on to a Styrofoam circle (can be found at a craft store like Hobby Lobby or Michaels)  4. To be festive,  I wrapped metallic cording around the finished wreath (detail shot below).

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Since this wreath is a little untraditional, I chose to hang it inside and not on the front door…Happy Holidays!

 

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Happy Thanksgiving / Design Detail: Feather Finds For The Home

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To get you into the Thanksgiving holiday spirit, here are a few cool ways to incorporate feathers into your space…Above:  A feather printed pillow

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Love these vintage glass feather sconces…from 1st Dibs

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This subtle feather printed wallpaper is perfect for a powder room…

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Add texture to your space with a feather Juju Hat…a cluster of a bunch of them is a statement.

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Use peacock feathers instead of flowers to fill your vases–love the look.

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Finally a beautiful watercolor feather painting from Furbish Studio can be a pretty addition to your living room or office.

Have a happy Thanksgiving!  Will be back Friday with our Shop Small gift guide…

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Interior Inspiration / Marburger Antiques Fair

Platner TableA loy of my design inspiration comes from things from the past.  Jewelry, Furniture from the 70′s + 80′s, Vintage Textiles ect…  So yesterday’s trip to Round Top + the famous Marburger Antiques Fair (a vintage mecca!) was quite inspiring…here are a few cool pieces we saw along the way.

JewelsLove the 1970′s wood/brass lamp base.

Lucite Art

Was so close to getting this geometric lucite art piece for my studio but it was a little too damaged from the sun (lucite and heat do not mix!)

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If I only had two dining rooms….such a great mix.  The table base is lucite.

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These chairs remind me of my own Milo Baughman dining chairs.  The pillow covers are made from Turkish rugs, so beautiful in person.
Brass Table

My friend Rachel grabbed these brass tables, they will be used as side by side coffee tables.  So happy they came home with us.

Color Block Chair

Such an interesting chair, love the color block look.

MagpieA special shout out goes out to my friend Emily from Magpie Fields.  Her booth was amazing and really stuck out.  Her vintage collection always inspires me and it was so great to see everything curated in person.

Check back this weekend for a speicial announcement!

 

 

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