• 14 Guest Room Essentials

    For some, the holidays mean a ton of travel. For others, it’s prime time for entertaining out-of-towners. Unfortunately we can’t offer tips for navigating congested highways and overstuffed airports but we can help you create an incredibly gracious guest room. We’ve collected eight...
  • How to Style a Bar Cart

    Bar carts started popping up in the pages of shelter magazines a few years ago, and now it seems like they're everywhere. This spirited decor element is indeed a great way to display glassware , cocktail ingredients, and other entertaining supplies, but the thing I like most about it is how much...
  • 3 Simple Holiday Decorating Ideas

    The holidays are some of the most beautiful months of the year. And yes, even here in sunny California, we love to decorate for the holidays. From sprucing up the house to a holiday dinner party tablescape, decorating for the holidays can range from simple and classic to boldly celebratory. Adding small...
  • DIY Holiday Decor: Alternative Christmas Trees

    Who says a Christmas tree has to be a...tree? For the apartment-dweller, holiday traveller, or pine-hater, pulling up your sleeves and making alternative Christmas trees can work wonders in making the season more personalized. These DIY holiday decor ideas are a fresh take on the traditional Christmas...
  • Decorative Mirrors to Dress Up a Bar

    A home bar is pretty much a must have these days, not just for entertaining, but as a design element. Dead corners and small walls formerly left bare are being transformed into chic mini bars, complete with martini shakers, ice buckets, and trendy spirits in brightly colored bottles. We like nothing...
  • Styling a Holiday Sideboard

    Let’s face it, we will all be eating nonstop until January. Styling a holiday sideboard will be essential if you plan to entertain. I get it, everybody entertains in their own way and on different budgets, so let’s look at several options. The formal sideboard tends to look English and...
  • Home Decor Gift Ideas for Mother's Day

    Mother's Day is less than two weeks away, and it's never too early to start planning a present that will stand out from the usual flowers, brunch, or spa treatment. May I suggest some home decor gift ideas? This year, give mom the gift of decor that speaks to her personality, style, and interests...
  • Wedding Gift Ideas: Perfect Decor for the Perfect Couple

    With the end of June comes wedding season and its tricky questions of etiquette, how to dress, when to arrive for cocktail hour, and thinking of wedding gift ideas! A gift of home decor is always welcome whether the couple is joining households after the wedding or whether they have been living together...
  • Red, White and Blue Decor for Summer

    There are two big excuses to break out some super chic red, white and blue decor this summer season: Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. These two days have become a symbol for the classic American summer holiday party. With the all American home embracing the design culture however, many design savvy...
  • 4 Candle Lanterns for a Seaside Themed Party

    As the evenings begin to warm, it seems like the perfect time of the year to throw an intimate outdoor seaside themed party! Recently, while my husband and I were regrouping on a weekend getaway spent in a beautiful, rustic cabin, we enjoyed a gorgeous outside dinner overlooking the water. Missing being...
  • How To Decorate a Table

    Have you ever wondered how to decorate a table? Or is it just me? It's easy to start with a table runner or tablecloth or dishes or silverware..... .....but then what? Where do you go next? Do you layer or stack or shine or simplify? If you're like me and you've ever thought...
  • Prepare Your Home for Holiday Entertaining

    Summer is coming to an end, and that means it's time to prepare your home for holiday entertaining. From Thanksgiving through New Years (which are just around the corner!), the holidays are a time where family and friends descend upon your home to join in merriment, eating, drinking, and gift giving...
  • Easy Holiday Decorating Ideas to Add Sparkle to Your Home

    The holidays are here and once Halloween passes us by, we’ll all by looking for easy holiday decorating ideas to embellish our homes for the season. It’s fun to decorate for the occasion but it shouldn’t be overwhelming. Decking the halls with a few baubles here and there should be...
  • New Year's Eve Decorating Ideas and Party Planning

    New Years Eve - the holiday that, for a vast majority of us, is a pretty big let down. All the decorating ideas, party planning, and anticipation for a night where things inevitably go wrong and nothing meets expectation. I am going to let you all in on a little secret I have learned in my older years...
  • Bar Cart Style for the Holiday Season

    Even if you're not planning to throw a major fete this holiday season, it's nice to dress up your bar area and that involves choosing a bar cart style. You could go with a rustic chalet theme, incorporating plaids and antlers, or get seriously sparkly with all your shiny mirrored and gold accessories...
  • Let Your Holiday Decor Sparkle for New Year’s Eve

    The end of the year is fast approaching and what better way to celebrate than with a festive New Year’s Eve Party? Whether you are planning a big bash with all of your closest friends and family or you plan to keep it low key with just a few close friends, holiday decor sparkle is a must in your...
  • Table Settings for Mother's Day Brunch

    Mother's Day is this weekend! This year, instead of battling the restaurant crowds for Mother's Day brunch, why not entertain at home and set a stylish, thoughtful table for mom? Style Me Pretty keeps things fresh with dinnerware that feels plucked from the garden, while a dining vignette...
  • Ideas for Planning a Graduation Party

    Yesterday I did some decorating for a graduation party so I'd like to share some ideas with you, since it is the season after all. The party was fun and festive and full of color..... .....and such a wonderful reason to celebrate. We celebrated the ending of a chapter and celebrated the...
  • Entertain At Home With Outdoor Dining

    To me, warmer weather means outdoor dining and relaxed entertaining. Who can resist the draw of a Summer breeze on a deck, patio or apartment balcony?! As long as you have some outdoor space you can enjoy stylish outdoor dining. Decor Pad pictures makes it so easy to fall in love with design and their...
  • The Minimalist Terrace Design

    The minimalist terrace is a way to enjoy your outdoor home design with little fuss or expense. The other great thing is that this look can be achieved on a small scale, so apartment dwellers can have just as much style outside as people with yards. Both Vosgesparis and Daniellawitte had cutting edge...
  • Update Your Outdoor Kitchen with Barstools

    During the warmer months of the year, entertaining in your outdoor home is one of the best past times for homeowners. The pleasure of grilling in your outdoor kitchen while relaxing during the leisurely days of summer is finally here! Your summer kitchen may is a wonderful spot to not only grill...
  • Festive Fall Centerpiece Ideas

    The days are getting shorter and the air crisper. Company will be coming, turkeys will be basting and wine will be flowing. Here are some simple ideas for impressing your guests with a festive fall table. Log slices add rustic elegance to this table from The White Buffalo Styling Co. Vary the height...
  • Tips For Birthday Entertaining at Home

    Aren't I the luckiest girl that I get to post here on my 30th birthday! In honor of this big milestone I wanted to focus on entertaining at home for a birthday, or any type of party. The key to getting it right are small details that make a big impact. Below you will find some amazingly inspiring...
  • Stylish Dinner Party Tips

    Stylish dinner party tablescape. The key to a successful dinner party is a relaxed host and a beautiful table like this one from Celebrations at Home. With these tips, you’ll be the stress free hostess with the mostest. The most important thing to do, besides stock up on your home bar accessories...
  • Tips For Decorating With Organic Elements

    Fall is my favorite time of year. The air is crisp, clear and cool while the hot chocolate is warm and the fire is toasty. The world smells like pumpkin pie. And when the trees don their coat of brilliant colors and the leaves start to fall.... ....it's time to start decorating for the season...
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