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.
Image property of The Party Dress
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
July 27th, 2009 |
If you are like me, you are always looking for ways to spice up your table setting. I like to change it up – even if it’s just dinner for 2! I love the bold colors and modern lines of the images above. There are a couple ideas that are great for everyday entertaining and are oh, so simple to do:
These can be made out of all different materials! Fabric, oil cloth (pictured above), even patterned paper.
Find a colorful bloom, snip the stem off, and stick a placecard in between the petals. Simple and perfect for everyday!
Serve a signature drink for every party (or week-night dinner, for that matter!). I came across this cucumber gimlet recipe from Epicurious that looks tasty and refreshing for a hot, summer day.
Use different shaped white dishes, but pop your place setting with one bold colored dish, such as a red bowl, a bright yellow salad plate, or a turquoise blue napkin.
Images: silverware pocket (matthewmeadstyle.com), table, zinnia placecards, dessert place (inmagine.com), cucumber gimlet (epicurious.com)