Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and there’s no time like now to start hammering out the details.
If you are like me, you haven’t done the first thing to prepare are determined to make the festive day smooth and stress-free. After all, the holiday is about coming together and giving thanks for all we are grateful.
BUT…….. Long before the food is served, your table will make a first impression.
Some of the loveliest tables aren’t necessarily about the china or silver, but rather the natural elements that suggest the occasion. I love fine china and silver as much as the next person, but what really makes the table for me is a thoughtful arrangement, place cards, or special linens.
As mentioned in a previous post, unique napkin folds are an simple way to add elegance to your table. If you haven’t already, watch this video as I show how easily napkin folding can be done in a unique way.
Below we are sharing some of our favorite tablescapes from Pinterest.
Beautiful and simple are the words for the day. Here’s to getting your table ready to give thanks,
For today’s Wednesday Wisdom, I am sharing some wise words from Thomas O’Brien.
Making a space feel collected -versus a room that looks like it was installed in one day- is best achieved through layering different elements in unexpected ways. Mix up your pieces as this creates depth and interest. You never want all of your furniture or its woods to “match” as this looks too much like a showroom floor.
There are several ways to layer effectively while looking less than perfect. Check out the images below.
The picture above is a great example of how layering artwork can make a space feel like it has evolved over time.
The picture above shows how important it is to mix the woods found in a room. You see stained, painted, and gilded all in this very small space, yet it works.
This master is a good example of how important it is that not all of your upholstery have legs. Again- it is a collected you are striving for- and you need some of each to balance the other out.
Who knew a breakfast area could have so many layers?! You have a stainless steel table top, mounted onto a painted wood base, that sits on a cowhide rug. Again you have the exposed legs of the ghost chair sitting next to a skirted banquette. Mixing is key.
Hope you found this post helpful. I would love to hear your thoughts!
A couple months ago Amanda, of Amanda Carol Interiors, asked me to take part in her blog series, “Coffee With…”.
In this post, Amanda features a different designer and asks them a few questions.
I am honored to share coffee with her and chat about my passion and inspiration.
Check out our conversation here and make sure you take the time to browse Amanda’s website as she is super talented. You will see we share the belief the space you call home should be beautiful, and Amanda certainly knows how to make homes just that.
Thanks again for featuring me, Amanda, and have a great day, everyone-.
Today I am so excited to announce a new blog series called “Design Dilemma.” Think of it as my spin on “Dear Abby,” the design edition. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can comment on this post with any questions you would like answered. I plan to answer one or two questions per post. “Design Dilemma” will debut next week so stay tuned and start asking……