Feb 3 2016

Dinner Parties and Inspiration


It’s been way too long since I’ve posted. But that is life :)

Since we moved into our house we have been having many fun dinner parties. A couple weekends ago we had a fun one with some old friends and some new friends.

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I mixed my Aureus Villeroy & Boch wedding china with some old Anthropologie dishes.

Now I am trying to drum up inspiration for a Valentine’s Brunch I am hosting with some girlfriends. It will be a sit down for 12 so I am so excited. I am going to stay away from the traditional pink and red and go with Lavender. Since I have been loving lavender and the table will be set up in the living room and that way it will match.

I still need to find a fun fabric to make a table runner. And then I was thinking….splatter painting the table cloth, to make it a little more fun. I will be sure to share pics.

Nov 25 2015

Early Thanksgiving Table


Last week we had the pleasure of hosting some friends for a dinner. We had a great time and I had almost as much fun setting the table. I wanted to do something different. I was inspired by the latest issue of Southern Living Magazine (if you haven’t seen it….what are you waiting for). They showed several floral options that incorporated fruits. Which I thought was so fun.

I decided to give it a whirl. First I used a vintage soup tourine that I got for a wedding shower gift.

TNPLH: Fall Dinner Part 2

I went to a local grocery store and got all kinds of fun greens, flowers, kale, and pears! I started with floral foam in the bottom of the tourine and took pine bows to the edges to start drapping over.

TNPLH: Fall Dinner Party Table 1

Then I just kept adding different textures together and I think it turned out pretty fun!

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I also mixed wedding china, grandma china, kate spade dot wine glasses, waterford water goblets, and my fun flea market candelabra set.

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I wanted so much variety in the arrangment that I ended up having some extra flowers….

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So I made a second arrangement for an end table….For this one I used a cake platter. I like how this one draped too!

Nov 16 2015

Favorites of the One Room Challenge


Well the one room challenge was done last week and all weekend I was overwhelmed by kind words from our room, and had so much fun exploring all the other participants! Here are some of my favorites! 

pretty practicle canopy room

Pretty Practicle Home Canopy Bed Big Girl Room

 The Big Reveal Blog

The Big Reveal Blog Girl Room


Linda Holt Interiors Living Room

The Curated House Living Room

The Curated House Living Room

IBD Design

IBB Design Room and Bathroom


Nov 12 2015

ORC: Navy Bedroom Reveal!


I am so excited to share the final reveal of the ORC today! We moved into our first house in March and we have been updating little by little since then. Be sure to follow along with all the participants here!

Little Yellow House Guest Bedroom Before 1

You can see here was the before. We did a lot to the room including….

painted walls, trim, and doors

refinished floors

sewed canopy panels

sewed pillows

updated Ikea sconces with Ikea hack

re-upholstered ottomans

re-painted end table for night stand

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I am so happy with the way the room turned out. We have guests coming this weekend to visit (perfect timing) and I am pumped for them to enjoy the space!

Nov 5 2015

ORC: There’s No Place Like Home Navy Bedroom


So in the last week we have been working on a lot of little finishing details, but feels like we didn’t get much done. Don’t you  hate that?

I still can’t decide on the yellow vs the white console. Part of me now wishes we had time for me to paint the buffet navy with a white stripe. Oh well. That might have to be saved for a later project.

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We’ve been spraying away….

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and spraying….

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So excited about our little Ikea Sconces inspired by Shine Your Light. She changed up the lamp shade a bit but for our aesthetic I thought the more traditional white fit in just fine.

Good luck to everyone in the final weeks! Make sure to link up with everyone else here!

Nov 4 2015

Design Crush: McGrath II


I have long been a fan of McGrath II Design Firm. I love their traditional sophistication mixed with feminine details.

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This NYC apartment is just to die for. So beautifully layered. Maximizing every ounce of the small space.

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And this wallpaper. I love love love the idea of taking a mural an just splashing it all over walls. Gorgeous!