Flowers are good for the soul. Flowers help me get through the winter months. A bunch of peonies gives my living room a pop of color. How do you get through the winter months?
Happy Power Monday! After struggling with the flu for 10 days, I am happy to be back on the blog. The Power Monday: Women In Business post is back. It is a post to share Monday motivation, fashion picks, and articles/media I find help me during my work week. I hope you find them helpful.
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Happy New Year’s eve! Are you getting ready for the countdown? If you are looking for some last minute New Year’s eve celebration ideas, find it here. Call a friend of two and celebrate.
For me it will be a quiet night, as I’m nursing a winter cold. Just in case you are looking for some champagne, Stacey at Quintessential is sharing her Guide to Champagne 2016 edition. Looking forward to the New Year and having a toast to new beginnings, friends, good health and peace around the world.
Have a safe and Happy New Year!
Happy Friday! Have you been following our design tips to style your holiday table? Little details are not usually planned in advance, but with a little guidance let’s make this year a bit different. It’s not too late to use these tips to style your holiday table. In collaboration with 6 design bloggers, we are bringing you designers’ insight that will help you create beautiful table settings.
Tip #1: It all starts with a concept. Gather inspiration, collect what you have before shopping. This is fun so enjoy yourself. Go ahead and give yourself permission to think out of the box.
It all started with a little Fa-la-la, Christmas crackers I found at one of my favorite shops.
Gathering vintage pieces from around the house the concept (vintage dog figures and porcelain baskets) was complete before shopping. A playful table with vintage pieces.
Tip #2: Bring your centerpiece vessel to the florist for a one-of-a-kind centerpiece. I love working with flowers. I bought 3 dozen roses to get a full look for my centerpiece. Free Tip: Designers have access to wholesale flower market bringing you a wider selection of flowers not available at your local flower shop or grocery store.
Tip #3: To style your table add a little drama and the unexpected. Instead of a tablecloth, give your table some SWAG. Drape the center of your table with eucalyptus. At just $8-$12 a bundle, it is economical and chic. Free Tip: Keep the eucalyptus in a vase with water until the day of your dinner or event for a fresh look.
Tip #4: Layer your room with lighting. Put your overhead lights and lamps on dimmers. Create sparkle with candle light, wax or battery operated. Everyone look fabulous with a glow.
Tip #5: Open a bottle of champagne and serve in beautiful glasses. Toast to your guest for joining you in your home. Glasses under $6.00 each. Free Tip: Rent drinking glasses for larger parties. At the end of the night, there is no washing. Just put them back in the crate for your scheduled pickup.
Stay tune for more tips and follow me on Instagram #iCanHelpYouStyle. Joining are: @homeandfabulous, @oscarbravohome @splendorstyling @monicabenavidez, @casawatkinsblog, @idknowhowshedoesit and yours truly, @idhomedecor Each of us have been sharing a tip each day to help you create beautiful tables for the holidays.
Thanks for stopping by.
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Our friends at Big Chill have just made it easier to get ready for Thanksgiving with a great info-graphic. Don’t panic, you still have two full days before Thanksgiving arrives. After 20 years of hosting Thanksgiving dinner, I still find it to be my favorite holiday.
Ivy’s 10 Tips for a Harmonious Thanksgiving
Most importantly, Thanksgiving is a day to give thanks, a day for sharing a meal with family and friends and strangers. Do as much as you can, or as little as you want to. We hope our 20 Tips and Tricks for a Harmonious Thanksgiving makes it easier. Happy Hosting!