I liked the way we did the mantel at first. But there is just something about really big art that brings a level of sophistication to a room. So I got an itch to try and do a DIY piece of art. I first found the below inspiration and knew I wanted to try and re-create. It was from the HGTV Smart Home in North Carolina Last year. I love how sophisticated the large piece of art made the whole room feel.
So, with the help of my husband we gave it a whirl.
Making the art was super fun. I pulled my husband in, he was a double major in multi-media and fine art in college. So he was a huge help in the process.
I love the crisp blue tones with the white and the pop of green. Can’t wait to decorate the mantel for Christmas!!!
Wanted to share updates on bedroom. When I first moved in I found a fun vintage dresser that I re-did right away. However it always takes time to find fun accessories to make the room feel more homey. Here is what the dresser looks like today!
Just as a reminder, above is what the dresser looked like before the DIY. See the full post on how to here.
come back tomorrow to see the full bedroom reveal!
This weekend I had the pleasure of hosting my new co-workers and their husbands for dinner.
I always wonder what new friends think when they walk into one of my dinner parties, as I have a tendency to go a little over the top. Saturday Morning, I was so excited to set the dinner table I woke at 4:30 am and was able to fall back asleep. I had to get up and set the table.
I love making bouquets during the fall. I used a pedestal vase with roses, greens, and mini kale. I mixed my wedding china with my grandmother’s china.
I also had to pull out my candelabras. I know they are over the top, but I just love them. $10 for the set score at a local flee market. They make the table feel extra cozy in the fall.
I also loved all the little gourds!
Table Runner: the thing that was keeping me up early Sat AM was the table runner. I wanted something fun and fresh that I hadn’t used, but didn’t anticipate that early enough to find fabric and sew a new option. So instead I remembered I had this wallpaper laying around. I had bought it on a flash website one day, and never ended up using it. I thought it laid a nice groundwork for the table!
Appetizer: Cheese Plate
Signature Cocktail: Grapefruit Gin Martini
Salad: Arugula, Balsamic, Roasted Beets, Blue Cheese, Walnuts
Entree: Roasted Beef Tenderloin with a horseradish cream sauce, twice baked potatoes, roasted asparagus
Dessert: Mini Lemon Meringue Pies and Mini Chocolate Lavender Mousse Pies
I love a good pop up party. I have hosted a couple ( lake michigan, bachelorette, city scape), and over labor day I had the pleasure of hosting another.
Funny Story: the party evolved from my sisters friends seeing all my posts for parties and wanting to co-host one. So over labor day we went to my sister’s friend’s house which had the best backdrop for an amazing party.
As you know flowers are always top of mind the it comes to a good party. So we bought some from the grocery store and mixed with the most amazing dahlias from the farmers market.
Isn’t the backdrop just amazing! It was overlooking the most beautiful ravine that goes down to the river.
I just loved the fabric I found to make the table runner. The moody floral was the perfect backdrop for a late summer party.
Now this pop up was a little different from some, since we did it at someone’s house we didn’t have to haul all of the stuff to a remote location. So we were able to set the table a little more elaborate.
I just love outdoor dinner parties! Do you want help planning an event! Shoot me an email!!!