I'm excited to release this new collection of vintage-inspired Kentucky + horse prints! All the prints shown below are available, most in a variety of sizes and some even have framing options to choose from! The vintage horse farm map and Herrington Lake map are two of my favorites! All the map prints are also available in an oversized poster option- you can frame them in as one or split them into a mini gallery like below! Shop the full collection below and don't forget to use code KENTUCKY for 10% OFF!Read More
I can't think of a better way to kick off summer than a dinner under the stars in the Keeneland Paddock! Thanks to Keeneland's new Paddock Dinner Series, you too can experience one of these intimate, family-style dinners right smack dab in the center of beautiful Keeneland. I'm not exaggerating when I say this is one of the best meals I have ever eaten in Lexington, and each course was better than the last. The decor and ambiance was also just perfect with live music, delicious appetizers and drinks being passed, colorful tablesettings, and twinkle lights strung across the Paddock.Read More
It wasn't an ordinary Wednesday afternoon for me, last week I got to take a day trip down to Lake Cumberland State Park for a lunch previewing the new Better in the Bluegrass Culinary Tourism Initiative with the Kentucky Department of Tourism and Kentucky State Parks. The afternoon was warm and sunny, and the state park was the perfect setting with amazing views of Lake Cumberland from every angle! The purpose of the event was to kick-off the new Kentucky State Parks Culinary Trail (more on how to participate in that below), taste some of the amazing signature dishes that had been thoughtfully planned and prepared to represent each region of Kentucky, and overall just promote the impressive and ever-evolving food scene we have here in Kentucky.Read More
We're kicking off our lineup of spring workshops at the Amsden with a brand new class taught by local makeup artists, Caroline Lee. Caroline will be teaching us a step by step lesson for a natural makeup look and how to easily transform it into a more dramatic evening look! Bring along your own makeup bag and brushes, as she will also guide you through how to best use what products you already have, as well as letting you know what products/tools you might be missing. Come join us for a laidback evening of girl time, makeup, coffee, and treats! There are limited spots available for this class- find all the details and purchase your ticket below!Read More
From the beginning of this project we had a very clear vision for the downstairs of the Amsden and purchased the building with specific business ventures in mind. There's currently no local coffee shop in downtown Versailles and we just think that's something every little cute town should have!
What I envision for our space is something cozy, unique, that perfectly blends the original historical character of the building with modern design. I want this shop to be unlike anything else in Kentucky and I will probably be way too picky over every detail, but in the end I hope we have something that draws people from all around central Kentucky. Thankfully I have the world of Pinterest to collect inspiration after inspiration for my design of this space and I may just have a few too many ideas at the moment! In the coming weeks I will start narrowing down my choices and work towards a more concrete design plan so I can start choosing flooring, fixtures, and lighting. I wanted to share a few of my coffee shop inspirations so that you could get a little mini preview of what I'm picturing for this space! Take a look at my favorites below and let me know what you think- which details stand out to you and what elements would you love to see at Rise + Grind?
via Alfred Coffee
via A Taste of Koko
via Meggie Lynn
via Joan's on Third
via Char Company
via Gal Meets Glam
via Parish ATL
via Top Paddock Cafe
via JC Webb Studios
via Passenger Coffee
via Whiskey Gypsy
via Petite Passport
via Alt for Living
via Antic + Chic
Last week I had the privilege of installing some gallery walls at the historic Greyhound Tavern in Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky. The owners of the restaurant had reached out to me because they wanted to update some of their wall art and create more of a gallery wall feel in both the dining room and tavern area. They had such an amazing collection of vintage horse racing and equestrian prints, and I even got to dig in their attic and look through piles of old photos and prints to choose from!
After meeting with them and seeing the restaurant in person, I chose my favorite prints and took home a few boxes full to reframe. Many of the prints had plain, thin black frames before, and most were very old and not in the best shape. I loved the idea of incorporating a variety of gold and more antique-looking frames that really fit with the classic, old-school feel of the tavern and restaurant. I chose frames in a variety of sizes and different finishes to create some contrast and interest within the gallery walls, especially since many of the photos and prints were black and white.
In the tavern area, I used the more colorful and vintage-looking photos and prints that fit with the retro Budweiser light mounted on the wall above this gallery. I like the variety and more eclectic feel of the gallery wall in here especially combined with the wood paneling and classic bar decor they had throughout the space. We had so much art to work with that this gallery practically extends from floor to ceiling, making it a real focal point of the room!
In the dining room, I wanted to stick with a more traditional feel, so I saved all my favorite black and white prints for this area. I used mostly gold frames (and a few gold and black) for this gallery, and arranged them in the middle of the room between two sconces on the wall. You can also see this gallery as soon as you turn the corner from the entrance which I love. I think the frames are the perfect mix of modern and vintage, and the arrangement gives an updated feel to this super traditional space.
I loved getting to the opportunity to work on a less conventional project, especially one with so much history! All of the frames that I used for this project were purchased from Hobby Lobby. And just a little tip: all frames are 50% off there every other week! If you are planning a gallery wall, wait until that week to buy all your frames- their prices and selection can't be beat! If you are interested in getting help with a gallery wall or decorating of any kind at your home or business, you can find more information on our design services here!
We're so excited to have these amazing new wildcat bandanas in store just in time for March Madness! These are locally designed by our friend's at Antonio Bandanas- be sure to check them out here! There's so many ways to wear these, from headscarves and headbands, to neckerchiefs. You can check out our favorite ways to style and tie them here. They even look adorable adorning your dog- Hank feels so handsome in his bandana! You can grab one for yourself and your pup below!
Our newest original tees celebrate all things southern + our great home of Kentucky. What better place to show them off than one of the sweetest little small towns of the bluegrass: Midway, Kentucky? These tees are super-soft and the design is vintage-inspired for the perfect retro look and worn-in feel. They are also perfect for gifting and would make the cutest his + her engagement shoot outfits! Grab one for yourself + a friend, special someone, or family member- you can shop both styles below. Thank you to Sarah Dunn for capturing these so perfectly and our models for taking part in this shoot!