October 15th, 2009 |
I am always looking for inspiration….it’s just part of who I am, what I do. For my job, it’s fashion…I look for ideas for products in every retail store you can imagine. For the website, however – sky’s the limit! I find inspiration for parties around every corner, in any store, even just walking down the street. Today, I happened to walk into Crate & Barrel. I was picking up an end table for my new house….definitely not looking for anything else!
I walked in the front door and this magnificent table sat in front of me. I’m in love. I love the modern-yet-rustic look of the branches, the clean lines of the metal candlesticks…..I even love how they set each place (especially the asymmetrically-placed napkin ring!). It’s the perfect Fall table. Ideal for a dinner party, and would be absolutely stunning for Thanksgiving dinner! Now I just need to throw a party to use the idea….
Enjoy. I hope you love it as much as I do!
Here are a couple links to the products used to create this table setting: branches, gourds, apples, metal candlesticks, table runner (they used one on each side of the table), green napkins, green napkin ring, woven charger plates, green dinnerware, leaf accent plate, wine glass, silverware.
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October 13th, 2009 |
We tend to associate pumpkins with Halloween. There are so many different varieties and color options, you could use pumpkins in your decorations throughout the whole Fall season. Here are a few of my favorite pumpkin centerpieces from Sunset Magazine….perfect for a Fall dinner party or even Thanksgiving dinner!
October 2nd, 2009 |
I spent a few weeks this month working out of Germany (my OTHER job!). I spent one weekend walking around Munich searching for inspiration. The city was preparing for Oktoberfest, and the florists were busting at the seams with autumn arrangements. I fell in love with the display above….the colors, the different textures, but mostly the wood containers. I remember seeing containers like these at my local Home Goods a while back, and couldn’t figure out what to do with them…now I know! I think this concept would be easy to reproduce in your home and would be beautiful for a Fall party.
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September 24th, 2009 |
Anybody that knows me, knows that I love a good topiary! Which is why I fell in love with this idea from Good Housekeeping! Unique without being cheesy….exactly my style! For more details on how to construct these, click here for the instructions.
September 17th, 2009 |
I know, I know…I might be rushing the season a bit. But Halloween is just around the corner…and I need to give you girls some time to plan, right?! I have so many cute Halloween ideas for you this season, I figured best to start passing them along!
Looking for an easy, yet stylish centerpiece for your kitchen table?! You can bet you will find a big bowl of these “dressed-up” pumpkins on mine come October 1st! This is so simple to do – simply find a bunch of different patterned ribbons at your local craft store, wrap around the small pumpkins and adhere with double sided tape. I love projects like this where it involves little effort and your get a lot of style!
Image via Good Housekeeping
August 12th, 2009 |
Now that I am decorating a new house (and have so much more room to throw parties!), I have been looking all over the web for new ideas for Fall entertaining. One of the must-have trends is the use of rich hues, such as olive, plum, and peacock blues.
I found some great items – these flamboyant pillows from Crate & Barrel with a modern pop-up texture are so fun and the color combination makes a great color inspiration for a party! If you do decide to host a party using this color palette, check out the colorful vases from Crate & Barrel as well. Grouped together, they would make a striking centerpiece for your dinner table. I am in love with these adorable napkin rings from Jonathan Adler – they come in four different animals would be a fun accent to any table setting.
Fall is just starting to hit stores now….but this sneak peak already has me excited!
July 28th, 2009 |
Think about adding an unexpected element to your centerpieces for your next party. I L-O-V-E this idea….beautiful flowers, paired with playful fish…charming, colorful, and totally fun!
Images via Details Details