Monday, May 12, 2014

My Gallery Wall (Updated)

 As many of you know I love gallery walls, I think they are a fun way to show your personality in your home. Whether you have photos of your family and friends, places you have traveled, pieces of art or prints you have collected over the years or a mixture of all of the above, I always think they are interesting to look at.

I have been working on / growing my gallery wall for some time now, it just did not happen overnight.  In my old condo I had a small gallery wall with all black and white photos in black frames, when I moved into my new condo, where I live now I knew I wanted to do a bigger gallery wall. I had ideas of doing black and white frames and pops of color now fast forward and year and a half later and my gallery wall has taken over 2 walls with black, white, silver and gold frames and a good amount of color!  I surprisingly don’t love too much color even though there is a lot in my place right now, if not balanced with enough black and white I find it overwhelming. 

I love my gallery wall and all of the pieces of art and prints I have collected over the years or last little while. They all mean something to me or at least I really like them and I have chosen them carefully. One tip I will give when decorating, it is natural to want to just get everything done and have it all ready but there is no point rushing any of it. Take your time, find and pick up pieces here and there that either mean something to you or that you really like. 

Also when it comes to designing your own gallery wall I really do not think there are any rules, it has to mean something to you or at least have art/pictures you really like. I say just go for it and start hanging and every so often take a step back and see how it is coming along.  Ask a friend to help you, a second set of eyes is always good.  Even though I am normally a perfectionist I find it too hard to be one with a gallery wall, especially large ones and ones you are adding to.  There is always going to be a frame or 2 (or 10!) that is crooked or off centered so try not to fuss too much about it! I think it adds character but if you do really want to make it perfect click here for some tips.

Hope this helps & Happy Gallery Wall-ing, if you have any questions please let me know in a comment.

Gallery Wall Inspiration

Thursday, May 1, 2014

My Home featured on the FITZROY Blog

My home was recently featured on the Fitzroy Blog in their new post series called "Let Me In"
I was so honored to be part of this; I love the Fitzroy online shop and blog.
Here are some of the photos from the post, for the full post + write up chick here LET ME IN: A PEEK INSIDE TARALEYDON'S STUNNING BOHO GLAM HOME

Friday, April 25, 2014

Pretty in Pink

If you like pretty baby pink lips like I do you may like some of these products.

These are some of my favorite lip products I use, some I have used for a while and some I have just started using. They are all great products you can use alone or together.

Hope you all like, if you have any questions please let me know in a comment.

Hope you all have a great weekend!


~DIOR Addict Lip Glow - Sheer Natural Pink
~DIOR Crème de Rose Smoothing Plumping Lip Balm

~LANCÔME Lip Lover in #313 Rose Ballet 

~YSL Lip Gloss in #2
~Chanel Lipstick in #68Candeur
~L’Oreal Colour Riche Balm Lipstick in #169 & #170
~Chanel Lipgloss in #164

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day Lovers

Happy Valentine’s Day Lovelies!
I hope you all have a lovely day with loved ones, friends & family!
I thought I would share some Valentine’s Day photos from my home
And from the Galentine’s Day party I threw for my girlfriends last night.
I hope you all have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Stay Classy Ratchet & Fabulous with Mira

Here is a sneak peak from a shoot with the lovely Mira of Smoke & Mira’s, photos by James Waring of James Waring Photography
Hair & Makeup by me
Remember Always Stay Classy, Ratchet & Fabulous!
Hope you are all having a lovely Wednesday!