lavender color scheme

How to set a simple holiday table...

Are you hosting a holiday fete?
 
You are? Perfect. This post will be right up your alley.
 
You're not?
That's ok --me either:))

But if I were, I think I'd choose a simple table setting. With all the crazy stress of shopping, wrapping, baking, and kids jumping out of their skin I think I'd like to sit down to a calm, serene, non-fussy table.
 
All of these table settings can be created by heading to your backyard or local supermarket. Easy, right?
 
You could print out sheet music from your computer on card stock with your favorite Christmas songs and place them under your plates and add fresh greens cut from your garden.


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Too cumbersome?
How about heading to your backyard and clipping a few evergreens and placing them under a vase or drinking glass turned upside down.
 
 
Or heading to the supermarket buying greens and purchasing a few chartreuse Christmas balls and scattering them around your table.
 
Eddie Ross

While your at the supermarket you could pick up some fresh rosemary and fashion the sprigs into little wreaths with some green wire tied with a twine bow.
 
Let's face it we'll all be going to the market one more time why not go to Trader Joes, Whole Foods or Wegmans and pick up a few live topiaries or lush wreaths and create the tablescapes you see below.
 
 
 
And last but not least, how about these two simple settings?
Cut greens in champagne flutes.
 
Cut Greens tied with twine and cinnamon sticks.

 
Would you like some more simple hosting tips?
 
Well your in luck! Abby from Abby M. Interiors wrote a great post on simple entertaining. It's a MUST read!
 
 
You can read her tips here!
 
Speaking of simple yet pretty .... these crisp white panels were just installed in two different client's houses one with a lavender and chartreuse green trim.
 
 
They are living in the same house as these fab stools!
 
 
 
The other with a navy and white greek key trim.
 

These are sharing the spotlight with this awesome setup



Serena and Lilly racing stripe chair SO amazing in person:)
 
Adoring them both!!
 
And I had to share my newest loves. How about these two little pretty bedside lamps from Restoration Hardware kids?
 
$179
 
 
 

only $59

Well there you have it! Last post before this holiday business begins!!

So Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to you and your families! Best wishes for a happy, healthy, and safe 2014!

Thanks so much for reading!! xoxo
 

Things I'm all about this week

So I'm working on a family room addition with the nicest cutest family ever:)
 
This is our fabric scheme
 
 
 
This blue colorway is so fresh and fun...the trellis fabric will be used for window treatments and the other two for large and luxurious pillows.
 
How cool is this light fixture and bead board ceiling the homeowners chose for their new space?
 
 
So lucky to be working with yet another client with fabulous taste:)
Will keep you posted as this room develops!!
 
Remember this dining room wallpaper?
 

 
 
 
 
Well pieces similar to these will be arriving soon!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Love the combination of traditional dining furniture with fresh and modern wallpaper!
Will share pictures upon arrival.... I know such a tease aren't I?
 
 
This lovely lavender fabric scheme has been presented to another client and selections have been made!
 
 
And you guessed it ...you'll have to wait and see ... oh the suspense!
 
Okay let's talk about you guys and how you can add texture to a room without spending a lot of $$.
 
My favorite accent pillow
 
West Elm
Mongolian Lamb pillow
$59


So fun and soft! It's a perfect way to add texture to a chair or sofa for fall. Pair it with your favorite throw and it will become your favorite spot in the room!


Speaking of fall I'm obsessing over adding one of these winter coats in pale pink to my closet.


Saw the double-cloth lady coat in RETRO PINK on page 6 of the new JCREW catalog and I love it paired with camel or olive green.

I can't seem to find the image of it on the net or the website??

Would you wear a pale pink winter coat or is it just to toddlerish?

Thanks for reading!! xoxox