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Woodland Baby Shower at The Nomad

Inspired by the couple’s current home in NYC and their new home in Vermont, we planned and designed a woodland themed baby shower overlooking Manhattan at The Nomad Hotel. Using the woods of Vermont as our muse, custom drawn illustrations on the invitation were turned into one-of-a-kind stuffed animals for the baby to treasure. Animal shapes were laser cut from Vermont wood and engraved with each guest’s name to decorate their place setting.

Loved ones filled out cards of advice for the mom-to-be to get encouraged by during 3am feedings. Photos of the mom and dad when they were kids were mounted on wood and scattered throughout the brunch. These photos and the stuffed animals then went into the baby’s nursery. My favorite part of event design is creating custom pieces that the client can treasure for years to come. These items hold a sentimental piece of their family’s history.

For a bit of fun, we brought in the Tarot Society to read Tarot for each guest.

Seasonal blooms of thin similax vine, umbrella fern, ranunculus, freesia, scabiosa, and mum decorated the long communal brunch table.

Scroll down to experience this urban woodland baby shower at The Nomad Hotel. Lovely photographs by Jonica Moore Photography.

This baby shower was also featured on Martha Stewart Living!

Planning, Design, and Flowers: Michelle Edgemont Design | @medgemontdesign

Venue: The Nomad Rooftop | @thenomadhotel

PhotographyJonica Moore Photography | @jonicamelanie

StationeryMKL Illustration

CupcakesBilly’s Bakery | @billysbakerynyc

TarotTarot Society of NY | @tarotsociety

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Michelle Edgemont Design for HGTV: How to Use a Bar Cart

I’m the last person on the planet to get on the bar cart train. Our apartment is too small and too full of a rambunctious three year old to actually have a bar cart full of liquor and breakable glassware. When HGTV asked me to style ten unconventional uses for a bar cart my eyes were opened to their versatility.

Bathroom storage? Totally! Somewhere to put all my plant babies? Yes please. Craft supplies? Give me that bar cart.

Here are my five favorite looks from the project. You can hop over to HGTV to see the rest.

The bar cart I used was from Target, and it sadly no longer available. But – I found more for you to check out.

Wood and Glass Bar Cart (feminine and pretty)

Antique Brass with Geometric Details (Modern and masculine)

Wooden (good for outdoors)

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HGTV x Benjamin Moore Color Project

HGTV came to me with an idea: to produce a lifestyle shoot that incorporated Benjamin Moore’s new 2017 trend colors in a way that shows readers how the paints could fit into a variety of places in their homes.

Do you always have flowers in your home? I know that I don’t. Which could be a side effect of “not taking your work home with you” or just as easily a smart decision with not that many surfaces in a small Brooklyn apartment that can hold flowers and Matchbox cars that are constantly whirling through the air courtesy of my almost-three year old boy. No flower is safe.

Although, if I DID want to decorate my home with flowers and if I DID repaint my walls with lush, saturated color from Benjamin Moore – then this is how the flowers would be styled. Monochromatic. It’s an easy, modern way to choose what blooms go in your home. This shoot I produced and designed is more on the conceptual side. I walked around the flower market meticulously matching the colors of nature to the color of a paint swatch. While you probably don’t carry a paint swatch of your walls in your purse, a good rule of thumb would be that red goes with red, pink goes with pink, blue with blue…so on and so forth.

So here you go my lovely people. Five of Benjamin Moore’s trend forecasted 2017 paint colors, five areas of your home, and five arrangements to liven up a space.

Tomato Tango + a dining room centerpiece

Dark Burgundy + an entryway

Pink Bliss + a bedside table

Midnight Navy + a front door wreath

Guacamole + outdoor planters

You can see more images and read more details over on HGTV.com. Photos by Julia Elizabeth Photography.

        

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