Entertaining is absolutely one of my favorite things to do. I looove a good dinner party and making a meal for guests. When people talk about love languages, mine is preparing a delicious dinner! But what about the place setting on the table? As a stylist, I always take the extra amount of time to curate a beautiful tablescape when I host. If you’re like me, you have white dinnerware that gets used on a daily basis. The holidays call for a little bit more style, so I figured it’s a good time to share some tips on dressing up your everyday plates! No matter the color palette of your home, one of these 4 looks is guaranteed to work for you.Continue reading “4 Ways to Dress Up Your White Dinnerware”
Confession: serving pieces are my FAVORITE things to shop for. Platters, large bowls, cheeseboards, cake stands… I absolutely love it all and wish I had room to hoard it all! With the holidays upon us, I wanted to share some of the pieces that I am currently eyeing. If you’re hosting Thanksgiving or simply looking for a piece to stylishly carry your dish to the party, this is the post for you!Continue reading “The Best New Serving Pieces for Fall”
Even though the holidays are imminent, I am still making efforts to reduce waste in our home and rethink how I entertain. The past year has actually been about building that awareness in our home, so this will be the first true test of those goals during the holidays. As I plan our holiday dinner parties, I have been brainstorming ways to reduce the environmental impact of playing hostess. I hope these tips help you to be more aware while hosting — all without impacting the aesthetic and atmosphere of your party.Continue reading “My Best Tips for Hosting a Low Waste Holiday Party”
Ohhh, boy I have missed sharing small space entertaining tips! Between the year-long kitchen renovation, our wedding, and my unexpected hospital visit, 2019 has been a doozy and has prevented me from sharing more tablescape and dinner party inspiration with you. Such a bummer. But now that the holidays are upon us, I am making it more of a priority to share more of these photoshoots with you. Yesterday, Sarah shared how to make a hanging floral installation, so today I am sharing how I styled this moody fall-themed dinner party set up in our small space.Continue reading “A Moody Fall Dinner Party | Small Space Entertaining”
Sean and I have been newlyweds for just over a month now and we’re still glowing from our special day (more about that here!). A big chunk of that time was spent either in the hospital or recovering from surgery, so I can’t say we’ve had exactly the most… normal newlywed period. But we still try to make our time together special, so we’ve embraced staying in and having a date night at home. This post isn’t exactly like… earth shattering with suggestions, but I thought you guys might still appreciate knowing what we do to make the night special. I also love this entire idea because it’s budget-friendly and easy to put together at the last minute.Continue reading “My Recipe for a Cozy Date Night In”
I honestly can’t believe I’m already writing a post about New Year’s Eve. Where did 2018 go?! It’s been a crazy year, but one I’m very thankful for. To send it out with a bang, how about a little at-home NYE party tutorial? If you’re like me and prefer hosting your own shindig versus heading out to a crowded bar or restaurant, you’re definitely going to love this post. In my opinion, there’s nothing more fun than an intimate and food-filled evening at home, instead of spending the night with trendy strangers.
Last year’s tablescape was inspired by warm, Scandinavian vibes and primarily used green in the color palette. So this year for my Christmas party, I wanted to change things up and showcase shades of vibrant, luxurious red! The pomegranates from Sarah’s centerpiece really spoke to me, so I used those to inspire the rest of my holiday tablescape styling. The overall look feels festive and luxurious, don’t you think?