Flora & Fauna
Orchid + Art

Orchid + Art

For some unsolvable reason, I have always secretly admired the pursuit of the minimalist…the aesthete who chooses to pare his or her surroundings and expressions down to exactly the essentials, nothing more nothing less. It strikes me as incredibly noble. Despite my greatest attempts at this lifestyle (although apparently not great enough to be noticeable)...
It's Never Too Late

It’s Never Too Late

Fashion blues got you down? Let’s face it, sometimes jeans and a cotton shirt are the best a busy girl can muster up! Despite my over-scheduled life, though, I like to step things up a half notch with one fun accessory. Like a cheerful flower… (remember this piece?) Or a vintage scarf… Maybe even statement...

Out of the Box

For the past four and a half years I have lugged my collection of china and crystal in silver Dillard’s boxes from one rental home to another. And at every stop they have remained hidden in those boxes, stowed away in some storage closet, and only wishing for the chance to showoff. Well, their day...

Finishing Touches

I’m happy to say that my plan to begin sketching and drawing again has not fallen to the wayside like the fate of so many other projects. (…ahem, trying to shirk that reputation). So, here is a recent glimpse behind the scenes of my easel. I chose to work with water color pencils, a favorite...

An Old Love

My recent return to sketching has re-kindled an old love for floral patterns. (Like I ever really lost interest in them in the first place). After a few short days, my notebook is now overflowing with wispy sketches of tea roses, zinnias, and bachelor’s buttons. Beyond my sketchbook, floral patterns have been graciously blooming on luxurious...

Artist’s Corner

Each week a new list of to-do’s are crossed off my list. Most recently, I have hung curtains, organized more unpacked clutter, and picked-up a fabulous accent chair at you know where (more on that later). While considering this next week’s tasks, I have also committed myself to retrieving the sketchpad and pencil and fine...

Weekend Wishes

I hope you all are enjoying an absolutely lovely weekend! See you again on Monday!

Botanic Study

In my recent browsing I came across another lovely Etsy shop, Pretty Little World Vintage, that reminds me of Ms. Herrera’s Spring 2011 line…full of vintage elegance and classic beauty. I love the way Nikita styles her cheerful selection of botanic prints and vintage decor into charming vignettes. I would arrange her entire collection on...

You Know What This Means…

…Spring is almost upon us!!! Fresh, green buds are popping up on all the trees in our neighborhood. Before long these pollen filled pods will burst open with silky, lush leaves and Spring will be here! Besides the budding trees, a few delicate blooms have made appearances as well. Photo Credits: Hilary Walker The weather...

Person to Place: Episode 7

It’s no secret that I am anxious for the arrival of Spring. Every season is the same…I can hardly wait to see nature’s scenery change into a new and exciting beauty! Whether it’s from Winter to Spring or Summer to Fall, I never fail to fall in love. This Spring, I am especially interested in...

Winter Greens

I don’t know about you, but I am currently in great need of sunshine and greenery. These rainy, cloudy winter months have been killing me recently! I think some cheerful indoor greens would cure my winter blues. Photo Credits: Image 1 – Apartment Therapy, Image 2 – Elle Decor, Image 3 – Gelda (unknown), Image...

Emerson Made (my day)

I can’t believe it…I’m still in a swirl of excited shock…I am totally honored to have been awarded Emerson Made’s New Year Bonanza Raffle Giveaway!! If you’ve been around since last Spring, you may remember that I have been in love with Emerson’s beautiful work for quite some time. So, to have the chance to own...

“Redd” is the Color of the Season

Today’s post really should be included in the “Person to Place” series….Okay, we’ll make it official. Person to Place: Episode 5 I happened upon THIS stunning New York country home designed by Miles Redd (of course!) and immediately fell in love with the vibrant color scheme and autumn leaf inspiration. I found myself revisiting the...

Giving Thanks!

Thanksgiving is by far one of my favorite holidays of the year! Besides the over consumption of deliciously fattening foods, Thanksgiving has remained a relatively simple holiday, free from many of the materialistic/consumer driven distractions surrounding Christmas (no offense Christmas). For the most part, Thanksgiving is a day to pause our busy lives and embrace the...

Just Felt Like It

Photo: Tara Donne In the past 10 months that I’ve been writing this blog, I haven’t taken many opportunities to talk about just how much I love preparing and finally sharing each daily post here. As much as my readers have expressed their enjoyment in reading the Hilary Inspired content, I have enjoyed the brainstorming,...

Moon Impressions

Photography is a relatively new interest of mine. Ever since I purchased my Nikon D5000, I have taken up the hobby for blogging purposes and personal enjoyment. Now that I have had the chance to see things from behind the lens, I can appreciate the immense skill and incredible knowledge it takes to produce photography...

Why Don’t You…

In the famous words of the late and eternally great Diana Vreeland, “Why Don’t You”…Bring your artwork to life…literally!! How whimsical and charming would this idea be paired with pieces similar to the ones featured earlier today? If you try it, let me know how it goes.

In the midst of Chaos

David and I are in the throes of our move and greatly deprived of time, energy, and sleep. So today’s offering is brief and to the point. Flowers make me happy! Simple as that. Hope you enjoy your day and stay tuned as I adventure along this foreign and untrodden path called becoming an adult...

Spring Flower Shower…

Thanks to Design Darling, who recently visited my Flower Cinch post, I discovered the beautiful work of Emersonmade. Now, not only do I have the inspiration but also a source for lovely floral accessories. Really, their hand crafted floral embellishments are gorgeous and I absolutely love the fresh, classic styling that Emerson chooses for her...

Flower Cinch…

As a follow-up from Wednesday…maybe florals are more your style…try clipping a few of those popular flower accessories to your belt instead of your hair. For inspiration, here is a variation on a theme by Rochas for this Spring season:

Orchid Follow-Up

Yesterday’s post about orchids was just so pretty that I decided to follow-up with some additional orchid images I recently found. The first is a poster showcasing an assortment of unusual orchid breeds (I love botanical prints if you didn’t already know). And the watercolor below is by an artist I just recently discovered and...