Posts tagged dining room
Valentine's Day Tablescape Ideas: Three Ways

It’s that wonderful time of year where getting a restaurant reservation is harder than trying to get a toddler to bed on time. Call me old fashioned but I’d much rather celebrate my love in the quiet, intimate setting of my home. There’s no wait time, no mandatory gratuity, and no dress code. Here are three tablescape ideas — whether you’re celebrating romance with your significant other or Galentine’s Day with your best friends — to make your at home Valentine’s Day plans fabulous & unique!

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Tablescaping for the Winter Holiday Season

While I love to shop — duh! — I don’t believe I always have to buy everything all new every time I want a new look, because no one has that kind of money or storage! When I decided to set the dining room tablescape, this year I pulled out my fav tablescaping pieces from last year — because that’s when almost everything was purchased — and started to plan out place settings with what I had on hand.

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Easy Ways to Turn Up The Style In Your Dining Room

With it being the season of good eats & large gathers, it only made sense to follow that up with the dining room! By now, you've learned to how & what to measure for your dining room, so let's talk about really taking it to the next level with these marquee furnishing upgrades.

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Sideboard Sound Off: 50 Of My Favorite Sideboards For Every Home, At Every Price

Ever since we moved our sideboard into the dining room from what used to be my home office (to make room for our daughter getting her own room) I have been even more obsessed with it. And it may very well be turning into my favorite piece of furniture! With this piece being such a staple, I decided to round up 50 of my FAVS from across the interwebs and across price points, so that you too can get your storage in formation!

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Clean With Me: Carpet Deep Clean & End of Summer Tablescaping

Overdue for some carpet cleaning in the dining room, I pulled out my Bissell Proheat Essentials and also took the opportunity to also squeeze in some tablescaping to tone down the summer vibes & get ready for fall. 

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Achieving Simple Feng Shui For Happy Living

The words "Feng" and "Shui" have very simple meanings -- "wind" and "water" -- that represent the presence of balance & harmony. The overarching principle behind the art of Feng Shui is about creating harmony in your everyday life through the flow of energy. This is why so often, although sometimes misused, we'll hear people talk about Feng Shui when referring to their furniture layout -- how is the energy moving throughout this space? That flow of energy is your "chi" and at the center of really establishing good Feng Shui and ultimately setting the tone for your space. 

 
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Spring Styling: Dining Room & Bar Decor Refresh

It's officially Spring & I am totes in the spirit of the season!

As you know, our condo has a very warm aesthetic -- the primary living areas are a deep beige tone -- which is the complete opposite of my husband & I's aesthetic. Since we prefer cool, light, bright, and airy, I rely HEAVILY on decor styling to balance out the overall warm tone of the space. 

I decided to introduce into the space lighter tones in the tablescaping & surrounding decor, as well as incorporating more natural accents to create a Hygge inspired springtime look. 

 
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Shop With Me: H&M Spring Hygge Haul

We’re back today for another haul from one of my favs: H&M Home! There’s lots of pink, lots of pillow covers, and lots of Hygge. 

This haul def shows what I consider to be more spring Hygge — lots of cozy textures and natural elements, punctuated by soft tones perfect for spring!

 
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Sassy & Charming Los Angeles Apartment Redesign

Take it from me, moving across the country can be equally exciting and nerve wrecking. You're literally kicking off a brand new adventure, no matter the reason you're moving & mo matter how prepared you think you are. Personally, I never truly appreciated the differences in the two coasts till having moved from east to west; so I could 100% empathize with this client as she kicked off a move from Virginia to California.

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Blush Pink Decor: Tablescaping & Coffee Bar Refresh

 

I went on a bit of a shopping spree inspired by my new accent color obsession: BLUSH PINK! Watch me update my beverage station, dining room, and living room with simple decor updates.

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Valentine's Day Date Night Tablescapin

It’s that wonderful time of year where getting a restaurant reservation is harder than trying to get a toddler to bed on time.

I’ve never been one to “celebrate” Valentine’s Day for a myriad of reasons but especially because of the crowds — everyone’s outside with their red dresses, red ties, and red roses clamoring for a spot at a “romantic” restaurant.

How is yelling over dozens of other patrons just for a glass of over even remotely romantic?!

Call me old fashioned but I’d much rather celebrate my love in the quiet, intimate setting of my home. There’s no wait time, no mandatory gratuity, and no dress code.

So this year, whether you’re “celebrating” with your significant other over a candlelit dinner or with your fav besties over a casual brunch, I challenge you to trade in the public fanfare for an at home meal... and that starts with fabulous tablescaping! 

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Casual Glam Beauty Room & Home Office

This makeup artist was inspired by some of YouTube's biggest gurus, Tati Westbrook & Desi Perkins, to convert her "bonus room" into a beauty room & home office.

After watching my first beauty room e-design, she reached out & I was so excited to collaborate with her to create her beauty dreamscape.

This design was everything I love about online design -- collaborating with someone fun & creative, designing remotely with someone I'd otherwise NEVER meet, and most importantly, LITERALLY transforming a room & a life. 

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