Happy Mother's Day from Alexander Interiors

Happy Mother’s Day everyone! This sweet occasion always puts flowers on my mind. That being the case, I thought I’d share some virtual bouquets from one of my favorite Instagram accounts—floral extraordinaire Cathy Graham (@cathybgraham—go follow her!) I’m obsessed with her stunning arrangements. No one else so effortlessly mixes chic and relaxed. See below for some of her all-time best arrangements.

Hope all you mamas out there get some time to stop and smell the roses today!

Shop Talk: Lovely Mother's Day Gifts

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. This sweet holiday is a wonderful time to celebrate, yes, your mama and grandmama. But also all the other special women in your life. (Sisters, aunts, life-long friends, I’m looking at you!) Today, I’m sharing six easy, totally charming gifts. They’re stylish, timeless, and, best of all, products from female founded and run companies. Here’s what I’m planning to give—and maybe even get—this Mother’s Day!

1. LAKE Pajamas. Super-soft pima cotton is hard to beat. Also, available in Mommy & Me styles! $114; lakepajamas.com

2. Dixie Design Note Cards. Timeless blue and white stationery, with a touch of whimsy. From $32; dixie-design.com

3. Lizze Love Paintings. Stunning, original artwork at an equally beautiful price point. From $150; lizzyloveart.com

4.Weezie Towels. Because there is nothing more elegant than a monogrammed hand towel. $40 for pair; weezietowels.com

5. Biscuit Home Tin Plates. Classic china patterns, such as the Tobacco Leaf show here, in a picnic-ready (read shatter proof) tin. $12 each; biscuit-home.com

6. Susan Gordon Pottery Earrings. This new Leaf-and-Pod design is as delicate and striking as the rest of the Alabama artisan’s work. $48; susangordonpottery.com

Inspiring Spaces: Going Green

Pinch me, it’s spring break! Before I sign-off for fun and sun with two very special little girls, I thought I’d pop-in for a bit of green eye candy in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Back in January, I predicted green would be a big color trend for 2019. So far, I’ve been right on the (green) money. Not only have clients been flocking to the verdant shade, but I’m also slowly but surely incorporating it into every room in my own home. Why? It’s one of the few colors that can feel both energizing and calming. Not to mention play nice with every other color in the rainbow. See below for some inspiration from my flurry of green projects. Aren’t we lucky this color is having a moment?