Happy ‘Official” Fall, Ya’ll!
Even though today is the first official day of Autumn, last week really brought some fall-like weather for us here in the South, and I’m loving it!
I’ve kept my fall decor to a minimum, mainly due to the (still) curious little hands that love to touch everything. I just know he’d see one of my many ceramic pumpkins and think, “BALL!”- no bueno! So only a few pumpkins are on display this year, mostly out of toddler reach, but strategically placed to be noticed.
Switching out my light+bright area rug for a dark grey shag that really grounds the room (cost = $0 as I swapped it out from underneath our master bed), has proven to be the most impactful update to the room.
I added a few fur toss pillows to the seating areas- fur is my ALL-TIME fave texture for fall and winter!
Adding pops of aubergine throughout the room has really transformed it from the spring/summer look I had with tulips and layers of Pool Blue, to a much more romantic feeling.
Another of my current favorite is this driftwood log. I used it all summer to add a nautical feel in our navy blue dining room, but I love it paired with the deep purples, too!
My sweet sidekick, worn out from following me around all day while photographing 🙂
To me, Easter just isn’t Easter without the presence of tulips! Matter of fact, they’re my momma’s favorite flower- so they’re pretty much a staple around our homes. I keep several faux tulip arrangements throughout my home year round- I think they just exude a special happiness in a space (and they act as subtle reminders of my favorite lady back home).
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From wheat grass to moss , including greenery in your Spring and Easter tablescapes can definitely add that touch of renewed life and dimension to an otherwise flat grouping.
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DESIGNER’S TIP: For a truly unique tablescape, try incorporating real grass. Check out this tutorial by Miss Kopy Kat on how to grown your own at home- or this one from Simple Sister!
Carrots + Bunnies + Eggs, Oh My!
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Happy Easter, ya’ll!
Have you starting prepping for your July 4th outdoor festivities?
We jumped two feet in as soon as I got the call to plan a weekend long, lakeside celebration! Now, with only a handful of days left until the out of town guests arrive, I’m scurrying to wrap up the loose ends to this over the top family affair!
The host asked for a Down Home, Southern feel with all of the traditional eats + decor. However, for a fun pop if color, I chose to incorporate a fun shade of teal in place of some of the traditional royal blue.
I started by ordering enough bunting + pull down flags to make Betsy Ross squeal.
To dress the fabulous farm tables I’ve rented, I’ll be adding red houndstooth runners + topping them with vase trios in red, white + teal filled with gorgeous blooms.
Here are some of my top picks for additional decor.
We’ll add various ‘America’ themed pillows to the existing patio furniture to tie them in. PotteryBarn
And some cute DIYs I have in mind…
Stay tuned for the sneak peek!
As the Holiday Party season quickly approaches, I take to Pinterest for inspirations for my appetizer buffet, bar set up + table decor. I love to match my party decor to my existing seasonal decorations so that means lots of silvers, whites + touches of tiffany blue!
I usually use my bar + buffet setups as my kick off to the rest of my party theme decor. I love the mix of rustic and glitzy glamour + whimsical ideas found around the web this season!
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When building your buffet area, don’t forget to use the layering effect! Things can look a bit boring when every item is at the same level.
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If you don’t own risers, try using boxes, upside down bowls, etc + cover with linens to create various heights for maximum appeal.
Below are some ideas from our own Christmas Party…
I recommend serving bit-sized, finger foods for easy consumption for your guests- especially if you’re throwing a cocktail style party where the majority of guests will be standing. I’m a sucker for anything miniature so I’ve stocked up mini serving items such as shot glasses, parfait glasses, ramekins, + silverware. You can find these items around the holidays at stores like Pier One + IKEA – or disposable ones from SmartyHadAParty!
I just fell in love with this chalkboard cheese platter idea I found on Pinterest!
By using a large rectangular platter I found last season at HomeGoods (made by Strawberry Ave), I easily recreated this project in no time! To see the tutorial, click here.
What themes do you have planned for your Christmas/Holiday soirees?!