August 30, 2016

Elegant Table Centerpiece French Country Decorating

table centerpiece for champagne brunch

My dining room...that you've certainly seen before and is always in a state of perpetual motion and massive flux. These photos were for a styled shoot that I had so much fun creating when asssigned by the editor at French Style magazine to contribute to the fall issue that just came out. I think that it was May or June, and that's how things roll. I went off to...

August 29, 2016

Tips For Hosting An Effortless Outdoor Party

Hosting an effortless late summer party!

We truly keep it simple here and when it's around the pool the vibe is always fun! In late summer the eating is easy because it's hot as blazes in Miami and the last thing that I feel like doing is cooking and heating up the house. So we take it outside and that generally involves a feast based around cheese, fruit and some tasty wines to go with...

August 28, 2016

DIY * How To Make New Books Look Old


It's no secret that I love to create vignettes and many times I use books in my styling. Old books with those rumpled and ruffled pages set my heart on fire, and I have picked up bunches in my travels over time. Today I'm going to share a secret...

August 27, 2016

Share It One More Time Inspiration Party 48

Welcome to Share It One More Time inspiration party, the Saturday morning link party where many of our favorite DIYers and decor stylists link up their latest design projects to inspire you. You’ll also find links to the co-hosts recent posts below. Enjoy!

August 26, 2016

How To Style A French Farmhouse Fall Table


Let's go back in time today, to just around four years ago when I shot the photos that you will see in today's "it's going to be fall soon" post! Things have changed in my home, but not really. I still have that farmhouse scale and I use it often for display and practical purposes as well. The pink glasses are from Anthropologie

August 25, 2016

20 Beautiful DIY Candleholders - Round Up

candle holders from clay, wood, glass, recycled material

It's no secret that I love to set a pretty table, and that quite often includes candles. I've shared several candle DIYs over the years and

August 24, 2016

How To Make Oil Lantern Candles For Summer

oil candles

Are you a candleaholic like I am? Flowers and candles are two things that I do treat myself to on a regular basis and today I'm sharing a DIY that gives a great look and it's very inexpensive to the point of being almost free! Read on and you'll see what I'm talking about...