Colorful Dinner Party

We all know I love a good dinner party. We are fortunate that both our parents get along, so several times throughout the year we have them over for a little dinner party (see my last party with them here). I often think to myself that having a dinner party is my adult equivalent of playing house (BTW my favorite pastime as a child). I love planning the menu and setting the table. Each time I try to vary what my table looks like – it’s like a game to me.

TNPLH: Colorful Dinner Party

This time I chose to mix a couple different sets to get a unique table. I got these fun new Ikat napkins from Pottery Barn for Christmas – aren’t they cute (and so updated for PB?). So I knew I wanted to incorporate them. TNPLH: Colorful Dinner PartyThen I pulled out my wedding china as the dinner plate, and mixed in my Grandmother’s bowl for our soup course.

TNPLH: Colorful Dinner PartyI also received these fun Crate and Barrel wine goblets for Christmas – I thought the hint of light pink added just an extra bit of fun to the table.

TNPLH: Colorful Dinner Party

As for the flowers, since I had so many fun colors already on the table I went to Whole Foods to create a fun whimsical centerpiece incorporating all the same colors. I just love these fun little green fillers – don’t you (don’t know what they are called but I thought they added a nice touch of whimsy).

IMG_0563Before our guests arrived my sweet adorable husband mentioned “where are the candle sticks?” so at the last minute we added my crystal set from our wedding for the final touch.

TNPLH: Colorful Dinner PartyFor dessert I busted out my Mikasa Chevron side plates – aren’t they s fun? I just love a mess after party pic – still so beautiful. Tomorrow I will share my menu!

Loving Lavendar

Happy Monday – I am currently day dreaming of a new living room, as my husband and I continue to look for houses. Lately I have been loving lavender + chartreuse. So beautiful and elegant but at the same time fun and spunky!









Designer Inspiration: MMR Interiors

In the midst of winter I need some color inspiration. If you need a good dose of color go no further than MMR Interiors, one of my favorites for bold color and dramatic spaces.

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I love the idea of color matches wallpaper to your cabinets!

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Love how much they use high gloss lacquer walls – heaven!

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Although I love love the holidays I am always rather happy to have them pass. We had a great time over the last several weeks, celebrating with family and friends. But I am looking forward to January to calm down a bit.

Here are some pics of my where abouts the last couple of weeks.


I am only a novice sewer, but I have been trying to practice a bit over the last year (since I got my own machine). Over break I decided to practice with trims on some spare fabric I had left over from another project. I just low how trim adds so much to a pillow.


TNPLH: Practicing with Trims

Fabric Inspiration

I have been playing with fabrics for a new settee I want to get for my dinning table….

TNPLH: Date Night Tablescape

We have had some fun date nights using my new West Elm napkins I got for Christmas!

TNPLH: Snowy Walks

Trying to take advantage of the 30 degree weather (single digits on the way for this week) by taking some snowy walks.

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Perfect Combo: Console Table + Ottomans

I love the look of console tables with ottomans underneath. It adds layer to the room and also is a practical way to pull out additional seating when you have extra guests over.








Check back tomorrow from some fun console + ottoman options!