Friday, April 15, 2011

Inspiration! Where do YOU get it from???!


We are privileged to announce we are today's Featured Spotlight on Jessica, AKA Kitchen Bellelicious' awesome blog! Click here to read her post about Nico and Lala! Jessica has been so amazing and her question to us of where we get our inspiration from, really got us thinking! As we told her, we get it from everything single thing around us..literally!

We also have found that many of our customers don't know exactly what they want when they come to us, but we love when they send us pieces of INSPIRATION to base a design upon! Everyone gets inspired by something, so let us create something for you based on something YOU love! Whether that is a shirt from J Crew, bedding (we are obssessed with bedding for some reason..), an old postcard...whatever!

Below are a few pieces we have been sent, and our interpretations of them into Nico and Lala SWANK!

First, we have a mom who fell in love with a precious, precious outfit for her son's 2nd birthday. Can you blame her???!? We can't at all..a gingham romper with smocked animals = Adorable.

And this is the birthday invite we came up with! How precious is that? I bet he got all the girls at this party.

Next, we have a Seda France candle that one of our fave customers was giving as a hostess gift. She wanted a little something to add to it! So we came up with a matching catch all of course! And even added a swanky little gift tag too! This was such a hit at her shower!!

How sweet is this bedding from Pottery Barn Kids?! A new grandma emailed it to us who couldn't help but order a sleeping baby sign for her new grandson, Max! We based it on his new nursery bedding and she absolutely LOVED it!

Last week one of our favorite and sweetest customers, (for you blog readers--the one and only mom of Lily) wanted a special basket of goodies to send to one of her best friends who had just gotten engaged!

So, in true Nico and Lala fashion, we decided to base it upon the newest wedding magazines! We used Weddings Unveiled with a peachy coral on the cover, and then Martha Stewart with a lemony yellow and pale turquoise!

And voila! The ultimate congrats on your engagement basket!!! Oh, and the bookmark thing is a wedding timeline..swanky AND useful!

This is my best friend Molly's sweet little girl Mary Drew! Molly has ALWAYS been extremely fashionable so of course Mary Drew is dressed to the nines at all times! Fashionista in the making!! When her 3rd birthday was approaching, Molly knew what outfit she was going to put her in, but had no invitation!

So of course we took the outfit, and the adorable row of paper dolls and created a theme for the whole party!

Birthday girl is SO excited!!

Lastly, we have a super swanky, mod save the date we did for a couple here in Nashville! They met at the condo building they both bought in, which is located in an area of town called the Gulch--trendy, new, and just overall super swanky.

Their event planner who we love and work with often, Dori Thornton of the Social Office, thought of doing the Gulch "scene" on the liner!! BRILLIANT! So we took that and ran with it! We added in "it all started in the Gulch" so that it conveyed to their guests, that they fell in love in the Gulch! This is one of our fave Save the Dates we have ever done because of how unique and personal it is to them! SO neat!!!

We hope this post inspires you to find something that inspires YOU!


Nico and Lala

Friday, April 8, 2011

It's Spring..and Almost Graduation!

We have done some of the most adorable graduation announcements and also invitations, recently! We would love to help make your announcement swanky for all to see (since the school ones can be SOOOO boring!!)! And if you are having a graduation party, we would love to make it extra special!!!

The first invitation here is one of our favorites..graduation or no graduation! SO swanky!! And can we talk about how much we LOVE this liner?!?!

And then of course we had to do a cute favor for each girl's place setting...Smarties!!! SO precious!!!

And also we have become all the rage amongst the Virginia Tech crowd! Check these out! Send us YOUR school colors and we can make yours super special and unforgettable!

How cute is the champagne topper with grad hat???

Oh, and we have a princess and knights birthday bash for a good friend's daughter's 3rd birthday this weekend! We will be sure to take pics and post early next week!

Happy Birthday to Montgomery Cate!


Nico and Lala