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Gathering

Every now and again, there is magic in a November afternoon that no other month on the calendar can muster. These are the days when the world is ablaze with autumn’s finest colors and the sun’s low, hazy glow provides just enough warmth to soften the crisp chill in the air. It’s the perfect time to gather a few essentials, share a simple meal … Read More Gathering

An Affair to Remember

A reason to celebrate should not end up being a cause of stress and frustration. That totally defeats the purpose! But sometimes entertaining becomes just that ~ stressful. Pulling simple elements together to create big impact is key. Having a few go ~ to entertaining pieces on hand will make it all the more effortless.  No one needs cabinets that are cluttered with unused stuff. … Read More An Affair to Remember

The Euro Kitchen

The sweet Florentine plaque with its soft pink and cream floral on a faded black backdrop and distressed gilt edge was the inspiration for these European inspired kitchen shelves. Rattan wrapped vintage wine bottles, engraved brass wine glasses and a dramatic brass candelabra add texture and depth. Clear French juice glasses bring neutrality and some old white porcelain dishes stacked on top of a … Read More The Euro Kitchen

Navy + Marigold

This fall I am loving a combination of navy blue and marigold. The navy brings a dark, moody vibe and the marigold is a fresh pop of color in a season otherwise dominated by shades of brown and orange. I recently found a set of vintage Japanese Otagiri stoneware dinner plates with a bold navy and chocolate brown rim that provide a modern contrast … Read More Navy + Marigold

Kitchen Essentials

    A few small kitchen essentials artfully arranged creates big impact on open shelving in the kitchen. A mix of textures and keeping a synonymous color palette are key to making it work. I like to pull items that I think will look good together first to “mock up” what I had in mind. Then it is only a matter of moving a … Read More Kitchen Essentials

Tabletop Traditions

The places have changed and even some of the faces too, but the one constant at Thanksgiving are my beloved turkey dishes. I change up the linens, florals and serving pieces around them but they will always remain the focal point of our table. They weren’t handed down through my family or his; I bought them as a young mother looking to create her own … Read More Tabletop Traditions

Fall’s New Neutrals

This time of year is all about rich shades of orange, chocolate browns and the ubiquitous white pumpkins that are seemingly everywhere. While the typical autumn color palette is always welcome, there is something about blush tones and beige that feel right at home on the tabletop. These soft, muted tones give off a romantic vibe in a casual setting. No starchy white napkins or formal airs … Read More Fall’s New Neutrals

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