August 18th, 2014 |

NEW! FOIL-EMBOSSED NAPKINS

personalized foil-embossed napkins from wh hostess

WH Hostess launches a new collection of foil-embossed beverage napkins. Featuring fresh, modern designs – you choose the napkin and the ink colors to create a custom look specific for your style. [...]

April 9th, 2013 |

INTERVIEW | MADISON DALLAS

madison dallas home and gift store

Meet Kelli Ford, co-owner of the charming home and gift store, Madison, in Dallas, Texas and join us as she answers questions about infusing the modern monogram into your personal style. [...]

February 1st, 2013 |

MOD BOXWOOD DINNER PARTY | DECOR

boxwood dinner party elements

I often get asked where I find inspiration for party ideas.  Like, daily.  Truth is, there is no rhyme or reason as to what inspires me.  It could be a book, a gorgeous party dress, or a color palette.  Today, it’s this picture of a fresh, updated interior.  I absolutely LOVE the clean lines, the black, [...]

December 28th, 2012 |

Kelly’s Christmas Eve Tablesetting

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Good Morning, Everyone!  Although we are still technically on a little holiday break, I wanted to pop in to say hello and show you all a peek into my Christmas Eve party.  We hosted my extended family of thirteen for dinner and as always, I had fun setting the table!

My Kate Spade china gets used less [...]

December 5th, 2012 |

Christmas Cocktails & Desserts

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When it came to designing a Christmas party for the holiday issue of The Party Dress magazine, I decided that I wanted to put a chic, girly spin to it with a festive color palette of pink, red and green.  I also wanted to provide you with ideas that could be used for either an adult [...]

November 27th, 2012 |

Pier 1 Imports® Holiday Entertaining

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Known for their colorful, one-of-a-kind-items and unique holiday decor, Pier 1 Imports is the perfect spot to head to when styling a holiday table.  When offered the opportunity to shop their latest holiday finds and put together a holiday tablesetting to inspire you, our readers, I jumped at the chance.

There are so many different ways you [...]

November 19th, 2012 |

Thanksgiving Table

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Can you believe Thanksgiving is in a few short days?  Although my parents host Thanksgiving dinner, I always help set a beautiful table. We tend to go more sophisticated and glam for the tablesetting (for 15!), so when it comes to my November dinner parties I tend to lean more towards the rustic, Fall look.

I recently [...]

October 2nd, 2012 |

Decorating Tips for a Fall Brunch

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Fall is the perfect time to gather friends and family for a cozy, Sunday brunch.  Throw the stylized fete of the season with these seasonal entertaining tips:

Mix and match a patterned desert plate with an elegant detailed dinner plate. Get a little fancy with pretty glass goblets in fall hues. Look for colors that complement each [...]

July 30th, 2012 |

The Classic Monogram

On this Monday morning, as I stare at my never-ending to-do list, I am completely inspired by these colorful monogrammed napkins (found via A Touch of Lace).  Always a fan of a classic monogram, I love how they look updated with their bold colors.  I think they would make a charming addition to my summer dinner [...]

April 2nd, 2012 |

DIY Monogram Napkin Project

For our Modern Monogram bridal shower, we created a darling assortment of monogrammed napkins to dress up the tablesetting.  They were simple to do, added a great pop to the table, and also served as a gift for the bride to bring home with her.

We gathered up supplies at our local Michael’s craft store: paint, stenciling [...]

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