Wednesday, March 29, 2017

one of a kind / watercolor kaftan

Does anyone else just want to live in a kaftan? Casey and I have decided that these will be our summer go-to this year. And since that is the case, of course I had to make some of my own. And that also means that I had to make some to sell, which is where this one comes in! This kaftan is dramatic with it's long "sleeves" and maxi length. I sprayed on 3 different, but similar, dye colors to make this ombre watercolor look. Anyway, it's one of a kind, and it's very special and if you are interested in buying this, shoot us an email! (heywanderer@gmail.com)

We also post these sales every Wednesday on our Instagram, so join us over there every Wednesday to see what new one of a kind pieces we have!
xo, Savannah

Monday, March 20, 2017

bridal shoot collaboration

A month or so ago we collaborated with Darling Juliet Photography for a styled bridal/bridesmaid shoot. Our beautiful models are wearing three custom pieces- one custom bridal kimono, hand-dyed with a train and two bridesmaids kimonos. We started doing wedding kimonos because 1- we make kimonos, and 2- it's really hard to have an original idea for your wedding these days. There are plenty of silky floral kimono robes out there, but it's really hard to find something to get ready in that is different. If you are getting married, we would love to hear your ideas for your special day! We are open to new colors, fabrics, laces and prints. 
The other great aspect of Hey Wanderer's custom wedding kimonos is that they would be great gifts to pass on to your children. Everyone loves the idea of wearing their mother's wedding dress but often the wedding dresses from our mother's aren't really our style or they wouldn't fit. However, kimonos are timeless and can fit many people. How much would you love to get ready wearing what your mother wore when she got ready for her wedding? We are currently working with a bride who is providing us her grandmother's + her mother's wedding dresses to use to make her wedding kimono. We are so excited to see the final result.
Because we can make your kimono to your specifications, we can make a kimono that you could wear outside of your wedding. This makes these kimonos great bridesmaids gifts because they can get ready in them and wear them after the wedding. 
Anyway, we hope you enjoy these photos by Julia of Darling Juliet Photo! We had a great time at this photoshoot and are looking forward to working with brides in the future. Doesn't hesitate to send us an email with your ideas, no matter how big or small. (hey@heywanderer.com)

Monday, February 27, 2017

before and after: the good vibes dreamland

If you can believe it, this is not the last room we have to show you. We still have to show you the upstairs bathroom that was redone, the downstairs that was recently completely torn apart and rebuilt, AND the living room. Yes, we already did a room tour of the living area, but we've change A LOT since then. It took us a really long time to figure that room out. Anyway, back to this room. This is a room that you can rent out in our house! Check out the Airbnb listing here. And don't forget, if you've never used Airbnb, you can get $40 off your first stay! Just click here for that.
When we moved into this house, this room didn't exist. It was just a big open space. Casey's stepdad tore out a closet and built a wall, and this room was made!
This is the view from the outside. The mountain wall is the new wall. New door frame.
So. much. wood. everywhere! Inside the new room, Casey's stepdad pulled down the wood and put up drywall everywhere. No one freak out, we kept the wood everywhere else upstairs.
Another lovely bed nook!
This neon sign is so great! I'm sad sometimes that I don't get to see it on a more regular basis.
I will say, the wall behind the bed was a challenge at first. It's angled, so it's hard to decorate. Tapestries are our friends! Seriously, I'm sure you've noticed, but we have them everywhere. This room went through a few re-decorating sessions, but it is settled. Also, the bed is apparently so comfortable. I've never slept on this bed, but we have had multiple guests tell us how amazing it is. Maybe I need to rent the room out for myself so I can test it out.

xo, Savannah

Friday, February 24, 2017

before and after: the boho wonderland (+ $40 OFF)

I can't believe it has taken us SO long to share this room with y'all! We have been renting this room on Airbnb (and our other one that we haven't posted about either) for over a year now. If you are planning on coming to Nashville in the near future, you should stay with us! And if you haven't used Airbnb before, we can even give you $40 off your first stay when you sign up here.
Anyway, this room may have been the room that had the least amount of things change from when we first moved in. The A/C unit came out and a new window was put in, along with a new window frame. And the room was painted a brighter and fresher white! The rest is just decor.
We made the curtain out of a bunch of different sheer scarves and fabrics.
This little nook looks out on the front yard and it was a pretty strange space. When we realized that a twin bed would fit perfectly, we were pretty excited.
Making this bed is pretty annoying, I'm not going to lie. But it's a super fun little nook to relax in, or even sleep in!
A different version of this photo was featured on Urban Outfitter's Instagram last year!
This dreamcatcher is another DIY we did in this room. I realize now that there were a ton of DIYs done that could've been shared here on the blog, but when we were trying to get the house in order in the beginning, it was petal to the metal. We were full speed painting, decorating and working around Casey's stepdad who was fixing real problems in the house. It was a whirlwind, a sort of blur now. But y'all, everything came together finally!

Anyway, if you decide to come stay with us, or use Airbnb to stay anywhere for that matter, use this link- $40 OFF! Happy travels!

xo, Savannah
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