Cards of Christmases Past

22 December 2016
It took me awhile to get my act together to make this year's holiday card, but here it is! 
Tartan plaid in all its glory. 

#givemeallofthetartan

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and here are some cards from years past...




        

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Hope you have a wonderful holiday season and I can't wait to see what 2017 brings!




Autumn Tablescape

18 November 2016
Today I put together an idea for an autumn tablescape filled with ivory, golds, browns and accents of peach and orange.



Prior to designing your table top, I always recommend looking around your house for items that you can sprinkle into your tablescape. Here, I didn't need to purchase anything new. Mixing textures and patterns will create interest, while maintaining a common color (in this case, gold) will tie the whole look together.


Even though we will not be hosting Thanksgiving this year, my mind is already in Entertaining Mode and I just can't wait to decorate for our Christmas Eve dinner!

Below is the tablescape from last year's Christmas Eve party, as well as the New Years tablescape from my Instagram Takeover for Raymour & Flanigan.



Will you be hosting any holiday parties this season?
Be sure to follow me on Instagram to see hosting tips and tricks!


Dreaming Up Two Fabulous Farmhouse Bedrooms

27 October 2016
I'm sure you have heard of the Fabulous Beekman Boys, a.k.a. Josh & Brent, the duo behind the Beekman 1802 brand, farm and mercantile in Sharon Springs, NY. Albany is just a hop and a skip from oh-so-charming Sharon Springs so I have had the pleasure of visiting the Beekman 1802 Mercantile, which is a perfect combination of "darling" and "chic." (a designer's Instagramming dream, amiright?)


Have you had a chance to check out the Beekman 1802 Farmhouse collection for Target? The line is filled with playful accessories, heirloom patterns and relaxed color palettes.  I thought it would be fun to dream up a design for a little girl's room using my favorite pieces from the Beekman 1802 collection...


...and I had such a fun time dreaming up the girl's room that I decided I had to design a boy's room too!



I have this thing with estate sales ...

04 October 2016
... and garage sales, antique shops, secondhand stores, and curbside treasures.

That last category- my husband thinks I am crazy and he's not afraid to tell me as much. 
Yes, I do have a history of scooping up a curbside rattan peacock chair. (Wouldn't you?!)
One man's trash is another man's treasure, honey!

I have no shame. 
(maybe a little shame)

But to me, the standout pieces in a home are family heirlooms or other antiques. These collected items tell a story. They add soul

That said, not everyone has the opportunity to get their hands on their own family's heirlooms, so that's where estate sales come in. If you follow me on Instagram, you've probably noticed I have this thing with estate sales

Many of the elegantly-quirky styling accessories throughout my home are estate sale finds! 
Take a peak below.

The coffee table books, decorative wooden bowl and art pieces above the sofa were estate sale finds.
The swan side table is from an antique shop.

These two petite framed art pieces were found at an estate sale for $5 each!

Case of Monday Bedhead?

11 July 2016
If your Monday is feeling SO MONDAY, how about a pretty little before & after to cheer you up?

Now that I'm back to routinely occasionally sporadically blogging, I thought it would be a good time to bring back the ol' Makeover Monday series.
Keep me on track, people!


Check out this transformation for a sweet little girl's room that is fit for a princess. 


Dreaming Up a Pink, White, and Blue Tablescape

01 July 2016
With the holiday weekend upon us, my mind is in Hostess Mode and so this week I've dreamed up a table setting for 4th of July celebration. 
Pink Check Fabric / Dinner Plate / Star Napkins / Flag Stick

I  have had my eye on this gorgeous painted buffalo check fabric from Caitlin Wilson Textiles for awhile now. It would create a perfect tablecloth, amiright? By simply tying a red ribbon around the utensils and miniature American flags and placing it on these star napkins from Pottery Barn, you have a lovely spin on the red, white and blue motif!

I hope enjoy your long weekend! 
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