Flower lovers, welcome back for the first post of 2018! Rebecca Dawn Design and I are kicking 2019 off with a fresh installment of DIGITAL BLOOMS celebrating the softer side of winter with a dreamy, neutral palette of blush, cream and sage juxtaposed with dramatic berry. We’re also dipping our toes into Pantone’s 2019 Colour of the Year, Living Coral — described as an animated and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge. Our beautiful Keira Garden Rose’s petals feature a kiss of this year’s hottest hue!
And now, for some blog housekeeping! In an effort to work smarter, streamline my workflows (more on this in an upcoming 2019 goals post) and keep my DIGITAL BLOOMS free, in 2019 I’ll be releasing one tech wallpaper each month here at JustineCelina, rather than the three I’ve offered previously. You can still expect this post on the first of each month, however, I’ll be focusing on creating three designs to represent each season. This January, the first of our WINTER free tech wallpaper includes stunning Keira Garden Roses (learn all about roses), Ranunculus (learn all about ranunculus), Blushing Bride Proteas and foraged berries. Start 2019 fresh by giving your tech a clean, minimalistic makeover and enjoy January’s Digital Blooms on the background of your computer, tablet or phone all month long — completely free!
Friends, I’m elated to finally share our Apartment Friendly Modern Holiday Decor with you today! If you’ve been following along with JustineCelina this past year, you’ll know we began refreshing our inner city Calgary apartment to create our dream home. We started from scratch with a fresh coat of paint, new furniture and new decor — and this year, I was so excited to decorate for the holidays for the first time in 6 years (we decorated fully for our first Christmas here… and never again!). Since we’re always out of town for the holidays (we split our time between our families homes in rural Alberta), I usually just save myself the extra time and effort and keep our holiday decor super minimal. Because we live in an apartment and have limited storage, the thought of hauling down a huge artificial tree from recesses of our entrance way closet and sorting through boxes of decor was simply never a priority during this busy month! But this year, I decided to sell all the old decor that no longer worked of us and start fresh (literally!) with our first real Christmas tree, tons of greenery and festive DIYs, plus all new holiday decor — and tonight I’m sharing every detail about how I pulled it all together!
If you’re a fan of mid century modern or more natural, earthy, bohemian elements, I’m sure you’ll agree that traditional holiday decor leaves a lot to be desired. I knew I wanted the look and feel of our holiday decor to be cohesive with our space and bring in lots of living greenery, warm neutrals, natural wood and stone textures, mixed metallic accents and free spirited, whimsical textures. I also wanted to incorporate a nod to vintage, mid-century inspired design while keeping a mixture of traditional and contemporary elements and cozy up the space with layers of faux fur, wool and chunky knits. After many HomeSense, Canadian Tire and plant / flower shop runs, I’m so pleased with the way our holiday home has come together and can’t wait to spend some downtime here as 2018 draws to a close! Pour yourself a juicy glass of red wine and come join me on our leather sofa as I walk you through our Apartment Friendly Modern Holiday Decor!
In preparation for the holidays this year (it’s our first time decorating our refreshed space and I’m so excited!), I found myself pouring over all the festive content I’ve created since starting JustineCelina — and let me tell you, there’s a lot! You guys really seem to love the more comprehensive, multi-outfit and round-up style posts I’ve published lately so I thought it was the perfect time to create an Ultimate Holiday Inspiration Roundup post featuring a collection of 20 of my favourite holiday-themed posts across categories, for easy browsing reference! If you’re looking for creative, fun and attainable ideas to inspire you eat, drink, DIY, decorate, entertain, dress and glam in style this holiday season, you’ve come to the right place!
Whether you’re in search of holiday party outfit ideas, how to choose the perfect red lip, gift ideas for the ladies in your life, easy cocktails or plant-based festive recipes, fun DIY projects, flower arranging tips, or entertaining inspiration, I’ve totally got you covered today! You know the drill — put on your comfies, pour yourself a delicious glass of your favourite festive libation (may I suggest Sparkling Pomegranate Cranberry Sangria?) and cozy up with me tonight to celebrate the holidays JustineCelina style!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year — and this December, Rebecca Dawn Design and I are here for all your festive, floral Free Tech Wallpapers needs with a very merry edition of DIGITAL BLOOMS! Each holiday season, we look forward to coming up with fresh festive inspiration, taking cues from current colour trends and the wintery seasonal blooms available to us. In year past we’ve gone moody and luxe and cool and crisp — but believe it or not, we’ve never actually gone classic and worked with red hues. So this year, we went semi-traditional with a palette of vibrant red, snowy white, sage green and deep berry, inspired by the familiar holiday hues present in Pantone’s Fall / Winter 2018 Colour Trend Report. For a bit of juxtaposition, we’ve gone really playful with our designs — this year, choose from a whimsical tree, jubilant wreath or playful snowman (he’s so cute!) to adorn your tech this holiday season!
December’s Free Tech Wallpapers feature a festive medley of classic, red and white Ranunculus, ethereal Blushing Bride Proteas, Delano Chrysanthemums, cheerful red and moody black berries and a few foraged vines and twigs! Get in the holiday spirit with us DIGITAL BLOOMS style by clicking through to download 3 festive, floral tech wallpapers — absolutely free! And don’t forget to share your holiday-ready tech with us using #justinecelinadigitalblooms or tagging me on social media — we love to see how you’re using them and I always share my favourites on Insta Stories! Wishing you all happy, healthy and joyous holiday season.
Alright beautiful people, we’re back action! First things first, if you’ve been wondering why November’s DIGITAL BLOOMS are so delayed, please give my last post a read. To summarize: as a result of the massive tech nightmare I experienced over the past month, I lost about 4 months worth of edited imagery (my entire Lightroom catalogue from July 16th onward) — but I did have all my raw files backed up on an external hard drive. Thankfully, that meant our AW18 DIGITAL BLOOMS were safe and sound! While I still have a substantial amount of work to do to get back up and running at full capacity, I wanted to get November’s Free Tech Wallpapers out for you as soon as possible. Onwards and upwards!
This month, Rebecca Dawn Design and I have explored autumn’s moodier side by combining the rich jewel tones of foraged seasonal berries and classic fall Mums with a earthy melange of fall foliage, peppered with ethereal Thrytptomene flowers. Pantone’s Fall / Winter 2018 Colour Trend Report is still inspiring our floral and sartorial choices this season — but November has us lusting after Red Pear, Ceylon Yellow, Martini Olive, Russet Orange, Sargasso Sea, Almond Buff and Meerkat. Give your tech an free autumnal makeover with November’s DIGITAL BLOOMS and be sure to share the love and show us how you’re using them on the background of your devices by hashtagging #justinecelinadigitalblooms! Thanks for your patience with this month’s installment, everyone.
Who’s ready to deck their tech out for fall?! This month, Rebecca Dawn Design and I have incorporated a seasonal medley of autumn’s breathtaking tones and textures with an inspired assortment of fall foliage, produce and flowers in our October Free Tech Wallpapers! Never before in our 2 and a half years of creating monthly DIGITAL BLOOMS have we been able to catch the changing leaves at the peak of their beauty — we foraged Rebecca’s backyard for a fresh selection of seasonal goodness just before we shot our AW18 flower content and it was so much fun working with what nature provided for us. This cozy colour story is inspired by the sophisticated earthtones present in the Pantone Fall / Winter 2018 Colour Trend Report, including Red Pear, Valiant Poppy, Ceylon Yellow, Martini Olive, Russet Orange, Tofu, Almond Buff and Meerkat.
This October we’ve curated an earth toned assortment of Dahlias, Amaranthus, Sedum, Chrysanthemum Poms, Ornamental White Pumpkins, Crabapples, Hops and an array of leaves and berries foraged from our changing Calgary landscape. Celebrate the beauty of the season and bring the pumpkin patch to your digital device by clicking through to download October’s DIGITAL BLOOMS — absolutely free! And don’t forget to share your beautified tech with us using #justinecelinadigitalblooms or tagging me on social media — we love to see them in action and I always highlight my favourites on Insta Stories!
Okay seriously, how is it the end of September?! 2018 is just flying by! September was a jam packed month, but we did manage to sneak in a few outdoor adventures — including a trip to Jasper to relax and decompress for the long weekend before our busy season kicked off (I honestly haven’t even had a chance to go through most of my photos!), as well as a trip to the Bowden Sunmaze to catch a field of sunflowers in full bloom before the frost set in. It was absolutely beautiful and highly worth the trip if you’re planning to go next summer (they’re now closed for the season). My September 2018 Soundtrack saw me through it all — and as usual, it’s a mash up of musical genres, styles, lyrics and artists with a healthy dose of chill and instrumental (plus some explicit hip hop throw in for good measure!). This 2 and a half hour playlist makes for an easy listening, feel good option no matter what you’re up to!
Some of my musical highlights this month include Tabrill & Emily’s Lossless, Hirola’s Melaie, HDBeenDope’s For the Record, Arms & Sleepers Down, Tom Hilcock & Nicolas Boscovic’s Golden Halo, Andrew Applepie’s Hong Kong Bedtime, Young the Giant’s Superposition, Royal Yellow’s Hazeldene, a beautifully stripped down rendition of The Naked and Famous’s Young Blood, Dizzy’s Pretty Thing, Alex Cruz & Brascon’s remix of Magical Cloudz’s Downtown, Lycoriscoris’s Her and Of Water’s Materializing. Happy listening, beautiful people!