Welcome to Olive and Bleu.
I'm Lauren & I'm so glad you stopped by!
This is a collection of musings on design,
art, craftiness, fashion, food, decorating,
weddings and other things that make
life lovely. I hope you enjoy!




Entries by Lauren (377)


i still adore...chevron

Chevron: Its everywhere...and I really thought I'd be over it by now.
Turns out, I'm still smitten.
Are you crushing on chevron? Or over it? 

top to bottom, left to right:

Lovely handpainted dresser via
Chevron Fabric via (can't wait to stitch some cute throw pillows out of this...)
Monogrammed iPad Case via (want want want!)
Sweet Chevron Save the Dates via
My favorite Missoni for Target Blanket via my home
Such a Fun, Modern cake via
A painting I just finished that brings a nice bright punch to our kitchen!




Welcome April



Here's to a lovely spring...




Big Easy

As you can see, we had an awesome trip to NOLA for my sis's 40th! Between the cocktails, carriage ride, haunted bar crawl, the food (OMG, cheese grits...), and the company, a good time was had by all. Miss it already...



My Favorite Things: Green

Just a few pretty things that are on my mind this morning!
I'll give you 3 guesses on what my favorite color is...


1. Really Rosebud Blouse via Lulu's (Been wearing this top non-stop!)
2. Braided Friendship Bracelet via Madewell
3. Cabana Dress via Madewell
4. Suede Skimmer via Madewell
5. Essie Polish in Pretty Edgy via Ulta
6. Fairburn Necklace via Anthropologie (have this and ADORE IT!)
7. Ruched Banded Tank via J Crew 


A little game room spruce up

Well hello there! Its been a while since I stopped by, no? What can I say...
"Life, blah, blah, blah..." No sense recapping where I've been, lets get on to the goodies, shall we?

So, a few weeks back, the hubs and I invested in 2 gorgeous Natuzzi leather recliners for his little boy video game playroom our gameroom area. Its on the large landing as you come up the stairs, and is the perfect spot to hang out and play Xbox and Wii. And now that we've started decortaing that area, I have a few fun things in mind to spruce it up, while keeping it bright, fun & a little silly.
(Now all I need is a Kinect & Dance Central. Dance party at our house!)

1. Gray Chevron Rug ($79) via Urban Outfitters
2. Union Jack Pillow Cover ($30) via Jack Wills
3. Yellow Pig Planter ($30) via fruitflypie on etsy
4. Hey Y'all Wall Sign ($50) via Slippin Southern on etsy
5. Array Silver Bookcase ($189) via CB2
    (How fun would this be to hold games and movies?)
6. Texas Embriodered State Pillow ($150) via Disticntive Decor
7. Adjustable Metal Floor Lamp ($119) via West Elm 

P.S. We got a GREAT deal on the recliners- no way I would pay $1500 PER CHAIR! Yikes!