Hello April!

Not a prank, it’s April! So much to look forward to! This month I am half way to baby!! And we find out if it’s a he or she!!

We are embarking on our third One Room Challenge! Stay tuned to find out what room we’re tackling, and check out my first and second ORC.

We are also working on getting locked and loaded for wedding season, prepping to style a fun party for my girl Liz from The Lemon Bowl. Plus, I have lots of fresh new content coming up including host a dinner party with some of my favorite local home influencers inspired by this very mood board!

What are you up to this month!?

Spring Dinner Party

Vision Board Party Recap

This past weekend I hosted a few local friends and entrepreneurs over to create vision boards. It was a fun way to kick off the new year, with a fresh set of intentions mapped out visually. I asked each guest to bring a stack of magazines and I provided the poster board, glue sticks and scissors.

I also asked the guests to bring their favorite cheese which I served with a smorgasbord of crackers, baguettes and fixins, plus wine and sparkling beverages.

After some mingling and snacking, we combed through magazines and with little structure we created our vision for the year. Each individual had a unique strategy of content and layout. We chatted about goals and dreams for the year and at the end posed with our boards. It was a lovely night and the perfect way to transition from holiday break back to reality.

Vision Board Party
Vision Board Party
Vision Board Party
Vision Board Party
Vision Board Party

Blue + Blush Tablescapes

From deep moody blues, to happier cabana striped blues, mixed with blush it’s a winning combination. This color combo is one of my favorite tablescape trends. Actually, I wouldn’t even call it a trend, because this combo is timeless. I love how the photos below show how the palette can go from blooming spring, to perfectly summer, to darling painted gourds for fall and rich and velvety for winter. Do you have a go-to table color scheme?

Blush and Blue Tablescape
Blush and Blue Tablescape
Blush and Blue Tablescape
Blush and Blue Tablescape
Blush and Blue Tablescape

photos: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5


SHOP THE LOOK

Mood Board: End of Summer Soiriee

I know I say it every week, but I am really pumped about this mood board, because it is the vision I dreamed up for a dinner party we're throwing this week! We have invited some amazing creative babes to collaborate on the event and then dine and enjoy the last evening of summer. Watch my insta stories to see my prep

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Setting the Table with Home Depot

Are you guys Project Runway fans? I've watched almost every season. I was inspired by fan-favorite challenge, the "unconventional challenge," for this series. If you're not familiar, contestants must find items to make their garments from an unconventional store, i.e. not a fabric store. Once they had to find items from a hardware store, once from a candy shop and one time in the trash of an office building. I didn't go that extreme, but I wanted to choose shop or store to find items for a tablescape that you wouldn't traditionally think of to shop for tabletop goods. For this first edition I went to good old Home Depot. I mean, I'm there every weekend anyway.  Some of these items I even had in my garage already. I wanted to illustrate that you don't have to drop big bucks at Pottery Barn to get a beautiful table (I still love you PB), with a little creativity, you can even shop your garage!

Setting the Table with Home Depot

Items used:

  • Drop cloth with left over black paint
  • plywood
  • concrete DIY planters (tutorial coming soon)
Setting the Table with Home Depot
Setting the Table with Home Depot
Setting the Table with Home Depot
Setting the Table with Home Depot

The beautiful dinnerware was supplied by my friends at L'entramise, a shop full of fabulous disposable dishes and silverware, so perfect for an outdoor party.  I used: dinner plate in grey smoke / flatware in jett / tinted water glass in jet / stemless white wine glass

photos by A. Fatouros Photography