September 27, 2016

How To Use Pastel Colors In Table Setting For Every Season

pastel flowers in french enamelware

It's no secret to those who know me in real life, the blog or follow me on INSTAGRAM that I find much of my inspiration in nature...flowers in particular. It's not always easy to find beautiful pastel flowers like these around here and I went with them for this dinner party that has a French inspired theme. Most people I don't think associate pastels with fall or winter, but in my home that isn't the case. I love soft things in both texture and...

September 26, 2016

20 Creative Ways To Style A Bar Cart


Unless you've been living under a big old decor rock lately...then you might have noticed how BIG bar carts are in home decor! Anything on wheels that you can move around for serving or vignettes is a plus and multipurpose items fit in well with our busy and fast paced lives. You don't necessarily have to go out and...

September 24, 2016

Home Style Saturdays

white pumpkins in a lantern

Home Style Saturdays is definitely going to become one of my favorite ways to spend a quick few minutes with a cup of coffee before heading out to breakfast on Saturday morning with my husband. That's a tradition that we try to keep going when we can and are in town for the weekend. That...

September 23, 2016

20 Beautiful Fall Decorating Ideas - Round Up

magnolia branch decor

It's finally fall and I have been sharing so much of it with you here these last couple of weeks on the blog. I just might actually get to experience some slight fall weather myself next week as I'm headed to the big apple for a few days. I'd love to hop around in some crunchy leaves in Central Park, but somehow thinking that isn't going to happen! Today without further ado...I'm sharing

September 22, 2016

French Modern Fall Home Tour


I approach designing a space as if it's a living, breathing being. Almost like a child that evolves over time and grows up! Maybe an unusual metaphor, but you sometimes have to let go of the past and stop treating the room like a baby and just let it breathe...and grow. So when I had the chance to round up a bunch of my great blogging friends recently and work with Soft Surroundings, I knew that

September 21, 2016

How To Create Elegant Table Settings With Layering And Texture

blue and white plate gold flatware

I seem to be on a neutral roll lately in our home, and as I continue to dig through my stash of dinnerware I'm using my French ironstone dishes often. To create a stylized mood for dining is one of my favorite things to do when entertaining and with neutrals it's all about mixing up with...

September 20, 2016

Farmhouse Decorating Ideas For The Fireplace Mantel and 20 Farmhouse DIYs


I freely admit that I don't live in a farmhouse, and what I love about the farmhouse feel is the simplicity in so much of the design. My husband and I were just discussing over the weekend how some of the favorite places that we have had to spend time visiting in the last couple of years have been farmhouse style homes...in France. I'm planning something that I'm bursting at the seams to tell you about and involves...