Thanks for the Makeover, Front Porch Studio!

front porch You’ve probably noticed that La Dolce Vita had a little facelift recently. Last year, I decided that I wanted to revamp things a bit. I didn’t necessarily want to go the Heidi Montag route and make the blog unrecognizable, but I wanted things to look a bit more streamlined and polished. That is where Jessica Graves comes in. I had admired her graphic design work through Front Porch Studio and read her blog, The Lovelist for some time and knew that I absolutely loved her feminine style(I like masculine interiors and feminine typography…go figure!).

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Anyhow, over the past few months, Jessica worked diligently to deliver the vision that I had for La Dolce Vita and she did just that. I honestly couldn’t be more pleased with the final result. I hope that you all like the new look since you are kind enough to visit “my home” each day.
If you like the new look on La Dolce Vita, then chances are, you will love the rest of Jessica’s stylish work.


First up, Jessica’s fabulous studio!studio I love the beautiful white ostrich print. Her stacked boxes are all so chic!
studio2 Sassy shoes for a girl with loads of sassy style!
studio3 How could I not love the graphic design work of a girl who sits at this desk?


Jessica’s Front Porch Studio does websites, print materials, stationery, and blog design and installation, and branding for small businesses. This is just a small sampling of Jessica’s work and part of the reason I fell in love with her aesthetic.



So, do you like La Dolce Vita’s new look?
To see more of Jessica’s portfolio or to contact her, please visit Front Porch Studio.
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  1. As a graphic designer, I admire and adore Jessica’s talent. As an interior design obsessee, I looove her studio. I’ve seen her work on another blog redesign but can’t remember which one… La Dolce Vita is looking fab! And love the Heidi Montag reference.

    Cheers from Mexico,

  2. I love the new look, Paloma! FPS did a fantastic job and I’m now sorely tempted to tweak OetA now myself (maybe scale it back a bit…).

    PS – Love the Heidi metaphor. Can’t believe how bizarre she looks now. It’s aged her a decade, easily.

  3. I think your facelift turned out beautifully! I need to make my blog more aethestically pleasing. I have thought about shopping around for a unique design. Thanks for the info and your weekly inspiration for all things gorgeous!

    Amy R.

  4. * Now T*H*I*S is talkin’… and I LOOOOOOVE what it says!!!

    I got soooo hooked just now~~~ (YES, so quicky!)… 2:, of course!), and here I am, back-reading & just enjoying myself for the LONNNNGGEST TIME! So enjoyable!!! THANK YOU!!!

    You writing, the pics, etc., all seem to have a special “spark” now, too… how deeeeeelightful! I can almost feel your joy!

    And JESSICA???? Well, I’ve been leafing thru SO many catalogues & on the internet lately, looking for some kind of “special” stationary~~~~~ while I wish to be high quality & monogrammed, I DO wish too it to be elegant AND rather distinctly “me” (and WHAT woman isnt complex??? WHAT an undertaking/challenge!!!)…


  5. Hi, can you please remove the “Le petit cupcakery” logo? Front Porch Designs did NOT create that logo and it belongs to me, I created it in 2007 when I owned the shop in Toronto. Thanks.