Please fill out the form to the right for any general questions. 

If you would like to contact me about an event please fill out the form in the contact section under events. 

Telephone Flower Illustration by Madeline Trait

2345 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States



A place to share news, advice, ideas, and my process with you.  

Filtering by Category: Event Design

Rustic Chic Design

Madeline Trait

What is rustic chic? Well it can be many things but I interpret it to be something that has elements of rustic but is also has ones that are refined. For example the setting can be a rustic barn but then there are elements of gold mixed in. To me it also means it is a mix of perhaps vintage or aged items paired with ones that are pristine or well kept that can be new or old. This is a popular look for weddings and there is a reason, it's gorgeous. In the bay area we are lucky as we have lots of farm areas close by that lend themselves to this look for weddings and other events for that matter. 

Here are a couple ideas that I have to get that rustic chic looking for your next event.  


Subscribe to Diversions by Madeline Trait by Email

Flowers and Pattern

Madeline Trait

My design process is not always a clear path from a to b. Rather my ideas come from many different places and at different times in the design process. For instance there are times when I have just the beginning of an idea and am not sure where it's going to lead, so I just let it be and know that it will come back at the appropriate time. To demonstrate this, the images above show my flower patterns against a colorful and bold backdrop. The idea is combining vivid textures, patterns and colors with the softer organic shapes of flowers. Not sure where it's going to lead but I like the we'll see what happens. 

Subscribe to Diversions by Madeline Trait by Email

Rockin Decor

Madeline Trait

Rocks are a simple, easy and cheap way to decorate for a party or wedding. You can paint them to use them as decorative pieces, write them for a guest book or use them as your escort cards. My point, they're versatile and can add to and compliment many decors from natural to glam.  

Subscribe to Diversions by Madeline Trait by Email