This Studio is an Entertainer’s Dream Space


When your studio is so gorgeously designed, it is prettier than most homes, you know you’ve got a good space on your hands. And I’m only slightly jealous of that whole wall full of entertaining accoutrements. Ok, ok maybe a bit more than slightly but do you blame me? Tour the stunning hub of Spread Love EventsThe Collection Rentals through the lens of Whitney Krutzfeldt Photography  and prepare to fall hard for all those well styled bookshelves.

It’s every creative’s dream to have a space to call their own! Spread Love Events has been able to tick that goal off their list, opening their own studio on the North Shore of Vancouver, Canada in 2016. Sharing the space with their sister company, The Collection Rentals, principal planner and creative director Ashley Bond had a vision in mind from the start.

“When we first found this space it was exactly the size we wanted – but it had a black and red lino floor, black ceiling and very little natural light! It needed some love but we could see it had so much potential!”

Along with her team, Ashley set out to transform the space into an inspiring yet functional work environment.

“We wanted our studio to be visually pleasing for ourselves and our clients, but also practical. We knew we wanted to have a lounge area to showcase our rental furniture, an inviting table to meet at and natural light; but we also needed more practical items like work desks, shelving for our inventory, an industrial sink, and plenty of space for designing and creating our florals, stationery and decor.

“We chose some specialty pieces from Restoration Hardware and The Cross Decor and Design in Vancouver, and combined these with other affordable pieces we picked up along the way that still complemented the more modern aesthetic we were after. We’re pretty thrilled with how it came together!”

I feel most inspired when I’m out in nature, or taking in the sights and sounds of a new neighborhood or city. Creating the space and time to allow your mind to wander and dream, and eyes to take in new environments, is so important. For me, it’s when I feel free to explore (in my mind or through a forest or city) that the best ideas come. Fortunately our studio is located close to the ocean and the mountains!

Natural environments, fashion and design, personal memories, art, the seasons, architecture and our surroundings inspire our designs. It is important to look outside of weddings for event design inspiration. A pattern, favorite song, or place is enough for us to begin the inspiration process with our clients. Ultimately our designs are about our clients, reflecting what they love and how they fell in love or like to celebrate.

Photography: Whitney Krutzfeldt Photography | Styling: Spread Love Events | Hair and Makeup: Denise Elliot | Ceramics: Provide | Furniture and Decor: The Cross Decor + Design | Furniture and Decor: The Collection

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Ring in Spring with Easy Tips for Flower-Filled Entertaining


Snow, shmo… we are ALL about Spring now and this party is lighting a fire under our seasonal entertaining booties. With a fresh, citrus infused color palette, easy tips for wining (or smoothie-ing) and dining and topped off with the most creative hostess gift idea ever, see what goes into a Spring party that sparkles. Lauryn Prattes Styling and Events teamed up with Sweet Root VillageMomental DesignsLaura Hooper Calligraphy and Abby Jiu Photography and you can catch it all right here!

We love any excuse to host a party, and once the weather is finally starting to warm up we will be craving an evening at home with friends out on the patio, or even inside with the windows open. We have a few great Spring Entertaining Tips below, sure to make any party picture per-fect! 

Give your guests something fun with these easy Herb Place Card Favors

Add an extra personal touch with a personal favorite recipe using that herb. We picked up glass votive holders from West Elm and planted a few herbs, finish with a wrap of paper that coordinates with the table design, and made it extra special with a laser cut name tag from LHCalligraphy.

Forgo a linen and jazz up your table with easy (and disposable!) place mats

We commissioned Momental Design to create hand painted versions for us, but you could easily make your own with patterned papers from Paper Source. Keep all the patterns the same, or mix a few complimentary styles for added interest.

Embrace the flavors and colors of spring by serving a signature smoothie

Stir in a few superfoods (like Chia, Gogi Berries or Hemp) and embrace the newest trend.

Edible flower garnish

Edible flowers are one of the easiest ways to bring color and interest to a dish, and definitely is a must for a Spring event. Pansies, rose petals and lavender are all edible, just make sure you buy organic!

Creative Food

Who said dinner parties have to be formal and stuffy? Lighten things up with stylish bites and tapas instead of a heavy plated dinner. Have fun with props and take inspiration from Heirloom with mini-picnic baskets, cakes stands, and of course a variety of platters.

Interactive desserts

Make a handful of mini-pies and then set out in a different room with a variety of toppings for guests to top their own, as well as to get everyone up from the table and socializing.

Don’t forget the hostess!

Maybe you are just attending a Spring party and not hosting one? We have you covered – in-stead of that boring bottle of wine or bouquet of flowers bring a creative and unique give your host will love. Here’s what we included…

  • Marble bowl: Instead of gift wrap or a bag why not give your gift in a serving bowl? We picked marble because who can resist? But a wood serving bowl would work just as well!
  • Fun and seasonal kitchen towels: Lemon prints are in-season and on-trend and a great Spring kitchen refresh
  • Lemongrass ginger countertop spray: We loved the smell of this spray, so refreshing!
  • Wood spoon and spatula: a kitchen can never have too many!
  • Marble muddler: Your host will never know how much she needed one of these until she has one, be the one to introduce her to this wonderful kitchen must-have!
  • Lemon candy: A little something to enjoy after the guests leave.
  • We also added some fresh citrus fruit to the bowl to add even more color

Photography: Abby Jiu Photography | Event Planning: Lauryn Prattes Styling and Events | Florals: Sweet Root Village | Invitations: Momental Designs | Reception Venue: Fathom Creative Art Gallery | Catering: Heirloom Catering & Event Design | calligraphy: Laura Hooper Calligraphy | Recipes: Carlene Thomas RD, LD | Rentals: DC Rental | White Bertoia Chair: In Style Modern | beverages: Wild Poppy Juice | vintage rentals: Something Vintage Rentals

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How to Throw a Shower Everyone (and we mean everyone) Will Adore


It’s hard to put into words how much I love this shower. It’s just so good. Starting with that pretty, pretty tablescape, moving to the spoon wall backdrop, the cake and donuts and the fun BABY balloons too, this celebration with florals by Ezai Floral Design has a little bit of everything. So whether you’re a sweets lover, a design lover or a lover of a great party, this vault of images by Katie Jackson Photography is about to be your new fave.

When my husband and I found out I was pregnant with our first baby the day of our 5 year anniversary, we were so thrilled! We couldn’t wait to celebrate with loved ones our soon-to-be arrival and the baby shower was a great opportunity for us to express our own style. I definitely knew I wanted something modern and not quite your typical“baby shower”, while still tying in traditional elements.

 My baby shower was going to be in the late winter, so I thought fusing modern elements with a rustic theme would be a fun twist, and a romantic color palette of burgundy, pink, white and gold accents would be fitting since we would be celebrating right around Valentines Day. 

Knowing that the backdrop was going to be a focal point, we started our search for the perfect venue first. The impeccably designed Stage and Table located in Santa Monica, set the ambiance for the baby shower.

It’s modern loft space with rustic, eclectic touches truly fit exactly what we had hoped to find. From the wall of wooden cooking spoons which was the perfect backdrop for a dessert table to the cozy outdoor space, they already had so many wonderful details that fitted our vision.

From that point, the venue really provided the spring board for all the other elements. My favorite details were the DIY projects our family helped us with. My mother-in-law helped design the “S’more Love” favor tags and my husband’s brother and sister-in-law, both being artists, hand designed all our signage! Our beautiful cake was crafted by The Buttered End Cakery. I supplied them with a few inspiration photos and they re-created the most delicious “naked” cake with a gorgeous fruit garnish tying into our modern/rustic theme.

Sidecar Doughnuts, which is conveniently located in the same building as the venue, provided the scrumptious doughnuts, all of which were displayed on our own vintage cake stands. The tables were adorned with gold plates, tall white candles, maroon stripped cloth napkins, and of course lovely florals.

The immensely talented Yen from Ezai Floral Design created the gorgeous garlands and floral pieces using lots of dark leafy greens and clusters of rich burgundy flowers with blush pink and white flowers. The floral arrangements added the perfect touch and tied everything together beautifully.

We had an incredible afternoon celebrating our daughter and we are so very grateful to our friends and family for making the day so special for us. I’m also thankful for my amazing photographer, Katie Jackson, for capturing all the memorable moments that we’ll treasure for a lifetime.

 

Photography: Katie Jackson Photography | Floral Design: Ezai Floral Design | Cake: The Butter End Cakery | Invitations: Paperless Post | Catering: Mendocino Farms | Venue: Stage and Table | Balloons: Balloon Celebrations | Doughnuts: Sidecar Doughnuts | Maternity Dress: ASOS | Vintage Mail Stamp: Mystic Stamp Company

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Peek Inside the New Luxe Living Room of E! News’ Catt Sadler


We adore Catt Sadler and anything she touches. Her new luxe living room designed with the help of Laurel & Wolf is certainly no exception. Imagine classic style with the most gorgeous modern glam touches and you’re on the right track. Moments that include lucite and blush colored loungers are certainly a room that we can get behind. Take the full tour right here plus read up on Catt’s inspiration and favorite details below!

How would you describe your personal style and how do you think this space reflects that?

I think my personal style is warm and inviting, but also erring on the minimal side. I despise clutter or too much of anything – makes me feel heavy. I don’t over accessorize when I get dressed and I certainly don’t want too many knick knacks in my home. Less is more.

What kind of vibe and style did you want to create in this room? What did you want this room to function as?

I already have a comfortable family room where the kids and I watch TV. It is very livable. It’s where we spend most of our time as a family. It’s more durable (I have two boys!) and the hues are greys and blues. For this new space, I really wanted a more elevated, glamorous, more sophisticated room that felt more adult.

What are your favorite things about the space now?

Firstly, Laurel & Wolf was fantastic in making good use of the space in this room. They helped me figure out a more efficient plan for the furniture and created a very inviting space for entertaining. I’m obsessed with the chairs from Lawson and Fenning. I had been eyeing them for some time so I’m ecstatic we found a way to incorporate them. Kimberly suggested reupholstering my chaise lounge in blush velvet. It’s divine. I can’t seem to keep my dog Scarlett off of it, but she’s always had impeccable taste, so it makes sense.

How do you spend time in this room?

Since the room has been finished we’ve been migrating there when company comes over. We’ve sipped a few glasses of champagne. So far, it’s been a room to converse in, mostly. It doesn’t elicit being on your phone. It elicits a true feeling of “visiting” with other humans. Score!

How do your sons feel about the room?

Surprisingly, they’re very impressed. My oldest son Austin said that now I need to upgrade every room in the house. Ha!

What were a few design elements you absolutely had to have?

Firstly, I wanted a more intimate arrangement of furniture that was conducive to visiting with guests when I entertain. The room had felt “undone” for a long time with not enough seating. I also wanted to mute the color scheme quite a bit and get away from the masculine feel. I was also craving wallpaper with an art deco vibe. I travel a lot and pay close attention to hotel design for inspiration. Claridge’s London inspired this room in some ways.

What was the space like before? How does it make you feel now?

The space before was simple and sleek which I like, but just too casual. It felt like just another living space that wasn’t differentiated in any way. It was the room we never used. Now it is luxurious, inviting and warm but with a sexiness about it. The lucite and brass bar cart, blush-colored chaise lounge, and female-centric art are my favorite touches!

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Photography: Laurel & Wolf | Home of: Catt Sadler | Interior Design: Laurel & Wolf

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This Birthday Bash Has Gone Camping and It’s Wildly Cute


When you take two adorable 4 year olds, a mom as talented as they come and a big ol’ birthday bash you know what you get? This Camping themed celebration designed by Doreen Corrigan for her insanely cute twins. Party hats, camping inspired treats and a canoe + faux fire combo are just a few of the goodies tucked inside. See the full party from teepee to pine tree cake right here.

Our Sweet Twin’s Finn & Reese are Christmas babies. Having a birthday so close to the holidays has always proven tough to plan an event to celebrate their special day. Four was the perfect age to start and they invited a few pre-school friends over to celebrate their big day! Their only request? A camping themed birthday party.

 They love to cozy up in their sleeping bags, make forts around our home, and go on scavenger hunts adventures with Mom and Dad. Unfortunately, Capricorn birthdays always promise cold temps so we wanted to have fun activities for the children to enjoy inside our home. Each child had their own personalized teepee to decorate thanks to the amazing Malia at Studio M Limited.

 Deanna at Cake and Flower Paper artfully water colored both their invitations and scavenger hunt cards. The kids had a blast hunting through our home for flashlights, gummy worms, trail mix, flowers, pinecones and fake bugs… All in which they were able to take home in their treat bags.

Caroline with Caroline’s Kitchen Table prepared and styled all food for the event. The food was kid friendly piggy backing off the camping theme…. Complete with berries, firewood, and ham and cheese sleeping bags.

 For dessert even Mom and Dad enjoyed savoring the delicious dirt cups, shortbread teepee sugar cookies and out of this world chocolate birthday cake with butter cream cheese frosting. All the beautiful balloons created the perfect backdrop for pictures and for the kids to play with. I hope you grab some winter birthday party inspiration for our event.

Photography: Doreen Corrigan | Event Design: Doreen Corrigan | Invitations: CakeandFlowerPaper | Balloons : American Balloon Company | Camp Corrigan Sign: PARTYsimplified | Camp Pennant: Three Potato Four | Campfire & Canoe: Land Of The Nod | Feather Banner: Lings Moment | Food & Styling: Carolines Kitchen Table | Paper Teepees: Studio M Limited | Wood Pencils, Glass Jards, Birth Straws, Minature Metal Pales, W: Weddingstar Inc.

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This Garden Shower Could Pass as a Wedding… It’s that Pretty


At first glance, this garden party is gorgeous enough to pass for a wedding. Like the most gorgeous wedding on the planet. Fashioned after a favorite childhood classic, the Petit Prince, Bob Gail Special Events dreamed up an all white bebe extravaganza. This included greenery and garden roses galore crafted by The Velvet Garden, a line-up of delicious cakes and sweets by Vanilla Bake Shop and of course the most stunning of imagery by Elizabeth Messina. Click here for so much more!

To shower this beautiful mama and baby boy-to-be, we created an environment inspired by her favorite children’s story, The Petit-Prince. Via a custom embossed and letterpressed miniature book featuring Petit Prince-inspired illustrations crafted by Lehr and Black, guests were invited to gather at the iconic Swan Lake at Hotel Bel Air for an al fresco luncheon. G

Guests entered the party between to greenery-covered chandeliers and an archway, with the foliage spelling out the word “Bebe,” and were greeted with signature cocktails, and carefully curated tray-passed hors d’oeuvres as a French-inspired Jazz trio played background music. The escort card display featured a custom boxwood and flower wall with a lattice pattern of roses, and individual frames with each guests table assignment.

Guests were seated at long king’s tables dressed with embroidered white linen, and topped with lush greenery and cream flowers and vintage gold candelabras. Each place setting featured layers of patterned china, pewter flatware and Czech crystal glassware, hemstitched napkins and a small tied bouquet of lavender with each guest’s name hand-calligraphed to indicate their place setting.

A “library” set up with a vintage desk and lace umbrella adorned with hanging symbols from the famed Petit Prince offered guests an opportunity to leave notes of love and advice for the mama and baby-to-be and a custom lace canopy topped with umbrellas—a subtle nod to the “baby shower” with velvet furniture provided the perfect place for the guest of honor to open gifts.

Lunch featured fresh, seasonal fare while dessert was offered at a “Patisserie,” crafted from the existing gazebo, which was embellished with custom lace fabric tie-backs, flowing floral ties, and a vintage bar with the menu of the sweet treats hand calligraphed on its front. Desserts of Parisian macaron towers, and baby-themed cookies and treats alongside a handmade cake topped with a baby carriage finished off the look.

Photography: Elizabeth Messina | Event Design: Bob Gail Special Events | Event Planning: Bob Gail Special Events | Floral Design: The Velvet Garden | Dress: Samantha Elizabeth Designs | Catering: Hotel Bel Air | Make Up: Makeup Therapy | Hair: The Salon By Maxime | Calligraphy: Laura Hooper Calligraphy | Hotel: Hotel Bel-Air | Cake & Desserts: Vanilla Bake Shop | Chair Rentals: Revelry Event Designers | Draping: BAM Draping | Invitations & Printing: Lehr and Black | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Macaron Towers: Bottega Louie | Music: Bob Gail Special Events | Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Tabletop Rentals: Casa de Perrin

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Tour an Office that Fully Embraces Bold and Beautiful Wallpaper


This is office is the kind of spot that I would happily move right into and probably one that employees don’t mind logging extra hours in. From bold wallpaper to Gray Malin views and lighting that completely steals the show, tour this gorgeous  Tribeca workspace of Bollare captured by Julia Robbs and prepare to fall hard for walls that make a statement.

Bollare, bi-coastal style and communications firm and newest SERMO partner, officially opened its recently renovated office at 16 Vestry Street in Tribeca. Celebrating the historic neighborhood while staying true to the agency’s surf culture roots, Bollare’s Principal Alle Fister re-imagined the space by incorporating vibrant wallpapers designed by Christian Lacroix and Fornasetti, hanging rattan chairs and custom live greenery wall, while maintaining the original hardwood flooring and industrial feel.

 Finishing touches include hand selected artwork from fine art photographer and Bollare client, Gray Malin, unique finds from Mexico and Europe, as well as affordable statement pieces, such as the chandeliers from Anthropologie.

 By capturing the open floorpan, natural lighting and high ceilings, Bollare Tribeca encompasses Los Angeles style in a downtown New York locale.

What inspired the design of your office?

Bollare has offices coast to coast, and a presence worldwide, and it is important that while we’re building the DNA and amplifying the voices of our brands, that we too, cement our voice.

Bollare’s style vibe is rooted in bold movement, aloha spirit and passion- evoking prints. This looks spans not only our offices, but ideally all of the visual elements Bollare creates around the world!

Tell us about that wallpaper!

We’re definitely not fearful of a bold paper print! The papers are from Christian Lacroix and Fornasetti. We loved the richness of each of the prints – each with their own energy yet embracing a cohesive vibe together!

What is your absolute favorite detail?

The living wall! Bringing a bit of the outside IN, especially in the cold NYC winters adds such a great energy! I also really love the executive offices that embrace the industrial, with metal and glass desks, but share our bohemian spirit accented with eqiupale chairs and , styled with shearling throws.

Photography: Julia Robbs | Office: Bollare

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Are You a Lady who Luaus? Then this Tropical Celebration is for You!


As a mom and a seriously stylish blogger behind Anine’s World, Anine Bing knows the ins and outs of throwing a sparkling celebration. And for her daughter Bianca’s 6th birthday, she went all out with a Ladies who Luau. Gilded pineapple cakes, flamingo floaties and Aloha balloon installations are just a few of the dazzling treats tucked inside. Crafted by But First, Party! along with florals by Wildflora LA and images by Anna Maria Zunino Noellert, get your luau on in the vault.

Bianca’s “Ladies who Luau” was a tropical affair in the middle of winter, an opportunity to bring some joy and color into the past few weeks of dreariness and drizzle in Los Angeles. We’re used to year-round sunshine! And even as the day was met with occasional showers, we wouldn’t let the rain stop our giant pink flamingo from enjoying a nice float in the pool.

As lovers of mixing prints, textures and colors, designing this party was a dream come true for But First, Party! We used sheets of gift wrap featuring toucans and banana leafs to line the dessert nook and dining table. On the kid’s table, we layered pineapple and jungle leaf plates, topped pineapple napkins with gold flatware and dropped pineapple and flamingo straws in pink ombre and gold paper cups.

Little flamingo cookies, iced in graduated pinks, were a gorgeous addition to the table. The table and ghost chairs themselves were stunning, Teak and Lace has such incredible furniture! Bonjour Fete was really our one-stop-party-shop for this fete. We were able to find every pineapple and flamingo paper party good there is, working with a palette featuring leafy greens, glinting gold and a spectrum of pink hues. Our favorite pieces were the Glitterville paper mâché pineapples, so gorgeous! And of course, the pineapple shaker and shot glasses from W&P Design were a huge hit!

Wildflora created the most stunning arrangements, both tropical and modern, that even incorporated the most precious mini pink pineapples. The floral crown Bianca wore was perfectly dainty for her sweet face, she was in Hawaiian heaven! To accompany the flowers, we painted pineapple leaves with shades of pink to add a little fun and freshness to the fruit. Meghann Miniello created invitations and signage that worked seamlessly with the vibe of the party.

A “Leis for Days” sign sat on a table full of leis for the children to make, also the spot where face-painting followed. The “Cotton Coladas & Pina Poofs” sign described the almost too-cute-to-eat cotton candy from Sugar Buffoant. Meghann also designed a “Fresh Fruit” sign for the fruit cart and a “Sea of Sweets” sign for the dessert nook.

Let’s talk about those desserts… Cakes by Claritza created the most insane golden pineapple cake we have ever seen! When Anine cut inside, surprise layers of rainbow cake popped out! The Cookie Crafter Amy made the flamingo cookies, as well as sweet little pineapple sugar cookies. She adorned pink-frosted cupcakes with tropical bird toppers, and yellow-frosted cupcakes with mint pineapple leaf toppers. Everything was as delicious to eat as it looked.

Other activities included a super-fun hula show and mini-class for the children, as well as conch-blowing and other Hawaiian games! The kids also took a swing at the hot pink flamingo piñata filled with fruity lip glosses and candies.

Bianca probably had the most fun, however, jumping and dancing around the study where the ceiling was filled with pink pineapple-printed and gold balloons, giant ALOHA letter balloons–and of course, the presents!

Photography: Anna Maria Zunino Noellert | Event Planning : But First, Party! | Flowers: Wildflora LA | Cake: Cakes by Claritza | Cotton Candy: Sugar Bouffant | Cupcakes/Cookies: The Cookie Crafter Amy | Fruit Cart: Martinez Fruits | Hula Dancer: Bright Entertainment | Invitations/Signage: Meghann Miniello | Party Goods: Bonjour Fete | Rentals: Teak & Lace

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Insider Tips for Pulling off Your Best Ever Dinner Party


Rebecca Chan is an expert when it comes to pulling off a great party so who better to turn to when planning your own little shindig? She teamed up with Fete Boutique and ARTIESE Studios to bring you the 5 rules to throwing your best ever dinner party and doing so without breaking a sweat. From great sips to sweet endings, grab the insider tips for effortless dinner feting.

As an event and wedding planner, I love to plan parties and I love to host at home. When planning a dinner party of your own, follow some of my tips and tricks to make hosting a breeze (and look effortless while doing so!)

1. Beautiful details

If you want your party to be memorable, include beautiful details. I rented vintage place settings to complete my look and it made cleaning a breeze. It was beautiful and also functional. Creating your own stationary is also a fun way to give your party a personal touch. I extended the floral in the invitation into the labels for the mini champagne bottles, and they were a huge hit.

2. Flowers

Flowers will elevate every party. Dress up your dinner table with pretty centerpieces from your local florist to take your dinner party from drab to fab. My florist even sprayed some of the leaves a blush metallic pink for a pop of fun. Tapered candles between the floral arrangements gave it an extra touch of romance.

3. Welcome guests with drinks and snacks

Always have something ready for guests when they arrive. A cute drink station awaited guests at my party, along with fruit garnishes and punch. I included some gourmet marshmallows as a fun snack at the table.

4. Order in

If you have a lot on your plate already, order some ready-made food from a local caterer to give you a hand. Mix in catered food with a few side dishes of your own for a full feast. Guests won’t know the difference once they are plated and served!

5. Sweet endings

What party is complete without dessert? Always have something awesome ready for dessert to end off on a high note. I had a full sweets table at mine, but you can easily order a pretty cake and small treats for something simpler. For something cold, I also served ice cream cookie sandwiches too. Yum! Whether you want to impress your friends or have a cozy night in, there are always ways to elevate your party into something special.

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Photographer: ARTIESE Studios | Flowers: Fete Boutique Floral + Events | Stationary: Brooklin Paper Co. | Caterer: Daniel et Daniel | Cheers and antler wood cutouts: Laser Cutting Plus | Dog: Casey the pooch | Furniture rentals: Southern Charm Vintage Rentals | Marshmallows: I Love Puffy Love | Name cookies: Sinfully Sweet By Sonia J | Planner and stylist: Rebecca Chan Weddings & Events | Sweets table: Mademoiselle Vanilla | Vintage place settings: The Perfect Table

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A Cozy and Serene Nursery Almost as Cute as the Baby Boy Behind It


Inspired by a sweet gift from a friend, these parents crafted the cutest nursery for their baby boy. It’s cozy and serene and all centered around elephants,  a sign of fertility in the Feng Shui culture and one that they hold near and dear to their hearts. Tour the adorable space captured by Evian Granitz along with even more pics right here in the vault.

When it came to decorating the nursery for our first born, it was very important to me to create a cozy and warm environment that was also unique and special just like this baby would be to us.

A good friend of mine gifted us a porcelain set of elephants to promote fertility in the Feng Shui culture after we lost our twins due to miscarriage. A few weeks after we received this special gift, we found out we were pregnant again and were beyond thrilled! 

That is why the elephant inspired the nature of our nursery as we felt this was what helped us get pregnant. I’m so proud of how it all came out and feel that the room is just as unique, special and warm…just like our rainbow baby!

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Photography: Evian Granitz | Accent Wall Paint: Benjamin Moore Dark Harbor | Crib: Pottery Barn Kids | Dresser: Pottery Barn Kids | Elephant bookends: Restoration hardware | Elephant framed art: Restoration hardware | Faux Fiddle Leaf Tree: Pottery Barn | Floor lamp: Pottery Barn | Marquee D Light: Pottery Barn Kids | Rug: Pottery Barn Kids | Side tables: West Elm | Wingback Sleeper Sofa: Pottery Barn Kids

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This Cake Table is the Beginning and End of all Our Dessert Fantasies


We are kicking this story off with cake because my oh my that cake table is a good intro. It’s the beginning and end of all our dessert fantasies and just the tip of the goodness packed inside this baby shower. Crafted by a team of great vendors including design by Rock Paper Square , flowers by Verbena Floral Design, cake by White Pineapple and all captured by Lillie Louise Photography, hop on over to the vault for flowers, pops of color and sweets galore.

Our momma to be, Shara is the owner and operator of a furniture rental company in Victoria, BC. When her local wedding industry peeps found out her exciting news (that Bash Specialty would be adding a new member with 10 tiny fingers + 10 tiny toes) they all came together to surprise her with a baby shower designed just for her.

The shower was hosted in a photography studio with amazing natural light, modern concrete floors, cinderbloc walls, and bright white surfaces. The studio space provided the perfect blank canvas to host a shower.

When asked how to describe Shara, most would say playful, insanely thoughtful, and LOVES color. So we added pops of color to the florals, ceramics, accent linens, and even the cake!

Instead of a baby registry, Shara asked that guests help build her kid-friendly library. With that request her friend (and event stylist), Marika created a “LOVE NOTES” wall where guests could write a note to the momma to be/baby that would later be glued into the front of their gifted book.

What an amazing way to remember this monumental time in Shara’s life and a fun way to introduce baby to his/her new community during book time.

Another interactive element of the shower was a flower crown station where guests could create their very own flower crown to take away with them. Party favors aren’t just for kids! We hope you’ll enjoy this real-life baby shower just as much as we do.

 

Photography: Lillie Louise Photography | Event Design + Planning : Rock Paper Square | Floral Design: Verbena Floral Design | Cake: White Pineapple | Canapes : Salt + Pepper Fox | Cinderbloc Studios: Cinderbloc Studio | Fine Linen Rentals: Faire Lafete Linen | Flower Crown Station: Powell Floral Design | Furniture Rentals: Bash Specialty | Mother to be attire : ASOS

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Pregnant and Ready to Announce? Say it with Confetti!


Confetti is appropriate for most celebrations, but maybe most appropriate for telling your friends and family a new little babe is on the way. Announce your impending arrival with this insanely cute DIY egg from Leslie Musser of One Brass Fox and prepare to let the confetti fly.

My husband and I recently discovered we are expecting our first child in May 2017. As it’s the first grandchild on both sides of our family, we wanted to craft a significant, memorable announcement. This DIY Pregnancy Announcement Egg combined whimsy with a fun, interactive element that still allowed for a sentimental ending. For many reasons, it made the moments of sharing this news with our loved ones truly unforgettable.

Materials

Eggs
Large toothpick/kabob skewer
Food coloring, water
Confetti
Raffia
Tissue paper in various colors
Glue stick
Strips of paper
Pen
Metallic Sharpie
Acrylic boxes
Ribbon
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instructions

1. Carefully puncture the flatter end of the egg using a sharp object.

2. Insert the toothpick or kabob skewer to break the yolk and drain contents from the shell.

3. Rinse hollowed egg with water and soap.

4. Combine water and food coloring in medium bowl.

5. Submerge eggs in colored water and allow to sit for 30-60 seconds, absorbing color.

6. Allow eggs to dry completely.

7. Fill eggs with confetti.

8. Write chosen message (We chose a variety from “You’re going to be a grandfather” to “Baby Musser is on it’s way”) on strip of paper. Curl and insert into egg.

9. Cut a small piece of tissue paper (in the same color as the egg dye) and glue over the hole.

10. Write “Crack Me” using Metallic sharpie on the side of the egg.

11. Fill acrylic box with raffia. Gently place egg on top.

12. Wrap ribbon around box for the finishing touch.

And when you are ready to announce Team boy or Team girl, we have a little something for that too…

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Winter Schminter…We’re Giving Our Next Brunch a Tropical Vibe


Donuts and palms are the stuff that brunch dreams are made of. And along with day drinking and delicious cheat food, this brunch is also bringing insanely gorgeous tropical vibes. Designed by Pure Luxe Bride with big, bright blooms by Coastal Creations, laser cut names on palms that we have a slight obsession with by LH Calligraphy and all captured by Aaron And Jillian Photography, if you’re hosting a breakfast get together soon, this vault is a must see.

From Drew Pond, the host of the brunch…For me, there are two things in life that are sure-fire ingredients to my happiness: I love entertaining and I love Sunday brunch. I mean come on, who doesn’t enjoy a little day drinking and cheat food from time to time, right? I first had the idea for a Dock House Digital-hosted friends brunch back in the early Summer. We collaborated with the incredibly talented ladies at Pure Luxe Bride to bring our vision to life and I couldn’t be more excited to share this with you guys!

Before even talking design, I knew from the start that we had to have this event take place at Cannon Green. The restaurant is incomparable to other downtown hot spots. The atmosphere is very modern and hip with a major Miami influence with its aesthetic. When building out the restaurant, the owners honored this 19th century beauty by creating an airy, garden-inspired dining experience. The brunch design began by selecting our dining space overlooking the courtyard. Being in the wedding industry, our brains are trained to always think of a rain contingency plan, so the covered balcony was the perfect spot. We wanted the floral design to play a major role in the overall impact of the design and Coastal Creations seriously went all out. The vibrant colors combined with the gold seating and palm leaves made for the perfect balance of style + elegance. Putting this together on my own during DHD’s busiest time of year would have been a nightmare, so it was more than a blessing to enlist Pure Luxe Bride to execute every little detail so perfectly. They are amazing.

Our guest list comprised of ten of our favorite people who also happen to be in the wedding industry. From photographers, florists, videographers, DJ’s and wedding planners, we had it covered with this crew! While some videographers love shooting B-roll, interviewing guests, speeches, so on and so forth, one of my favorite things to shoot on a wedding day are the details. It was this reason alone that I knew I had to pull out all the stops when it came to our invitation suite. We enlisted The Silver Starfish to create our invites and RSVP’s as well as our brunch menus and canapé cards. The design included elements that reflected the essence of the restaurant and we even hired an artist to sketch the venue’s storefront…so chic! Because this event was on detail-overload, which of course had me excited, I knew the perfect duo to photograph it all for us! We were so fortunate to have the insanely talented Aaron and Jillian Photography present to capture our event.

As our guests arrived they were greeted with the most delicious mimosas–we definitely gave our server a work out from all of the refills! We began by having a short cocktail gathering in the venue’s courtyard where we got a chance to catch up with one another and nibble on some scrumptious canapés that were worthy of writing home about. Some of these bountiful bites included Classic Tomato Bruschetta, Fried Green Tomatoes with Pimento Cheese, Lobster & Black Truffle Salad, Yellowfin Tuna Tartare with Avocado & Sesame and Chicken and Ginger Dumplings with Salsa Verde. YUM.

For our main entrées we had family-style courses of eggs benedict over asparagus and chicken and waffles. Our yummy sides were Cannon Green’s house-made sesame tater tots and crispy bacon. Is your mouth watering yet? The food was amazing and I think every one of us said how we are excited to come back to try out their dinner menu in the very near future. Cannon Green is a great option for your rehearsal dinner or wedding reception. I highly recommend!

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Photography: Aaron And Jillian Photography | Coordination: Pure Luxe Bride | Event Design: Pure Luxe Bride | Floral Design: Coastal Creations | Brunch & Donut Tower:: Cannon Green | Invitation Suite: The Silver Starfish | Rentals: Eventworks | Restaurant: Cannon Green | Wood Laser Cut Gold Place Cards:: LH Calligraphy

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Create The Perfect Girl’s Oasis with Three Simple Tricks


I could wax poetic about Kendall Simmons all live long day if you let me and it has a lot to do with her gorgeous interiors, print mixing abilities and enviable kids spaces. But you know what else I love about Kendall? She gives killer advice. Case in point, this wallpapered gem that comes baring 3 simple tricks to crafting the ultimate girl’s oasis.

This sweet blue and white girl’s room belongs to Lila. She’s 8 years old, and was in need of an upgrade from her previous little girl space. Lila’s mom reached out to me to help create a retreat fit for a big girl, with the goal of longevity in mind. We set out to design a room that feels perfectly comfortable for an 8 year old, but can easily transition for an 18 year old with only a few tweaks.

The following are three easy methods to create the perfect space for any little girl, no matter the age.

1. Make one big statement

Choose an item to splurge on. You only need one, but make it a good one! For Lila’s room, we decided to go all out with a wall of Rebecca Atwood wallpaper behind the bed. The watercolor floral pattern is whimsical enough for a child, but at the same time it’s sophisticated enough for a young adult. Actually, now that I’m typing that sentence, I think it’s perfect even for a not so young adult!

2. Mix and match your textiles

Add layers and interesting combinations of fabrics. So often, children’s rooms fall into the trap of everything being perfectly matched. Avoid that urge! Don’t buy the bed-in-a-bag kit! The mixture of fun, unexpected bedding and fabrics add visual interest and help a room feel like it’s been collected over time. For example, in this room I mixed completely different fabrics for sheets, coverlet, quilt, shams, and accent pillows. I also added textured drapery with fun tassels, and a big mixture of unmatched pillows on Lila’s window seat.

3. Create contemplative space

In 2017, everyone is inundated with screens and technology. For children, be sure to carve out a little bit of space just for reading, drawing, thinking and relaxing. For Lila, the beautiful window seat with new cushions and pillows is her contemplative space.

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Photography: Catherine Truman | Interior Design: Kendall Simmons | Bedside Tables: Wisteria | Bedside Lamps: Wisteria | Bench: Ballard Designs | Drapery Panels: Anthropologie | Quilt: Anthropologie | Floral Quilt: Pottery Barn Teen | Throw Pillow: Urban Outfitters | Throw Pillow: Urban Outfitters | Throw Pillow: Urban Outfitters | Throw Pillow: Urban Outfitters | Throw: Urban Outfitters | Accent Lamp: Urban Outfitters | Artwork: Urban Outfitters | Artwork: Urban Outfitters | Wallpaper: Rebecca Atwood | Rug: Dash and Albert

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Beat the Wintertime Blues with a Party that Fully Embraces Cozy


We’re still in the thick of Winter here in Boston; snow and all. But our saving grace is indulging in the coziest of details until Spring decides to make an appearance and this party is just that. It’s a mix of winter greenery, comfort treats like milk and cookies and a celebration of a baby on the way all crafted by NE Occasion and captured by Love & Light Photographs. Head to the vault for even more and beat those wintertime blues!

From the planner…This shower was designed to represent a childhood favorite snack; cookies & milk. Jessa, the mama-to-be and owner of Love & Light Photographs, came to me with a swaddle blanket from Little Unicorn and that set the tone for the event’s style. Clean, modern & crisp.

 Since her little boy’s shower was in December, we wanted to incorporate winter but not Christmas. We utilized felt green and white trees as décor accents. Every detail from the bespoke invitations to the custom candle favors did not get overlooked. We created three signature cookie scented candles for favors. Oatmeal raisin, sugar cookie and almond biscotti candles burned throughout the event creating the warmest and inviting atmosphere.

 The best place for the most intimate baby shower is at home, where the heart is. The catering from Cardinal accurately captured the nostalgic feel by serving grilled cheese sandwiches, tomato soup and chocolate chip pancakes.

What cookies and milk party would be complete without cookies and milk? Sweet Bee Bake Shop prepared a custom cookie spread for us featuring a special Hot Chocolate cookie with peppermint marshmallows. Vintage milk bottles were displayed in an antique baby tub for guests to enjoy with their cookies.

The Vintage Cake created the most beautiful naked cookie cake fully equipped with cookie dough crumbles, can you say YUM?! If you were a guest at this shower, I am sure you did not want to leave! The two fireplaces created a warmth and inviting feeling beside the Christmas tree adorned only with blue lights.

 It was such a pleasure reminiscing about childhood favorite treats and snacks while planning this shower. Working with Jessa to curate her dream baby shower was an experience I will never forget and lucky for all of us, we have these stunning images to look at so we won’t either!

Photography: Love & Light Photographs | Event Styling & Design: NE Occasion | Cake: The Vintage Cake | Invitations: Mary Kate Moon | Catering: Cardinal | Custom Candles: Noon Design Shop

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Meet the Best Ever Birthday Theme…Because Everybody Loves Donuts


Donuts are a fast track way to my heart and maybe the most genius theme ever for a birthday. This little cutie would probably agree. For her 1st celebration, Eden Jade’s mom and the event planner behind Swoon Floral Design, went all out crafting a brunch infused soiree. Layered in pink, decorated with bright blooms and tasty breakfast treats, this party captured by Lady & Gent Photography is the perfect way to celebrate the big 1.

As a floral and event designer, I had been thinking about Eden’s first birthday party longer than I’d like to admit. My husband and I also have so many amazing family and friends that supported and encouraged us through our first year of parenthood so I wanted to throw a fun party. Let’s be honest, making it through the first year is a reason to celebrate!

I decided to stick with a fun palette of pinks, peaches and corals, and of course include beautiful florals. The City Hippy Studio created the invitation based around the monthly photos I took of Eden. Each month I would create the number out of flowers and lay her next to it. I loved how the invitation and all the other signage for the party turned out.

Puj baby was gracious enough to use their retail space as our venue. The concrete floors and white walls created a perfect backdrop to the bright colors. Something Borrowed provided the beautiful furniture for the lounge area. Pink chairs, cream sofa, and fun throw pillows created a cozy area for guests to hang out.

Since the party was late morning, we decided to have brunch! Fresh fruit, cheese, crackers, yogurt bar, mimosa’s and bloody mary’s were all DIY by my family. Little Red’s Bakeshop provided yummy pastries, the smash cake, and the sugar cookies that we gave out as favors. Dessert for the guests were Coco Donuts.

 The floral arrangements had a mix of some of my favorite blooms: Peonies, dahlias, garden roses, and cosmos to name a few. Despite skipping her nap that day, Eden had a great time! Ultimately the party was a success because the people who love and care about our daughter were there to celebrate. What a blessing!

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Photography: Lady & Gent Photography | Floral + Event Design: Swoon Floral Design | “Eden Jade” Cutout: ADX Portland | Donuts: Coco Donuts | Eden’s Outfit: Old Navy | Invitations and other paper goods: The City Hippy Studio | Party Napkins and Straw Flags: For Your Party | Pastries, Smash Cake, Cookies: Little Red’s Bakeshop & Café | Rentals: Barclay Event Rentals | Specialty Rentals: Something Borrowed Portland

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A Dining Room Revamp for Former Bachelor Star Amanda Stanton


This dining room revamp so embodies the sunny beach vibes of Southern California and it’s perfect for one of our favorite Bachelor Stars, Amanda Stanton. She teamed up with Lulu & Georgia to infuse her home with bright, kid-friendly decor that still falls firmly in the bohemian chic category. Guess what? They nailed it! Tour the full space captured by Monica Wang right here!

What is your inspiration when it comes to decorating your home?

I feel like my inspiration comes from so many different things. The So Cal lifestyle & having a house full of girly girls definitely influences my interior decorating style. I also follow a lot of amazing interior decorators on Instagram and watch a lot of HGTV (Joanna Gaines is everything.)

How would you best describe your home style and aesthetic?

My home style and aesthetic is very clean, modern, girly and boho-chic.

What obstacles did you have when it came to deciding your dining room decor? How did you come to a happy medium?

An obstacle I faced with my dining room was making sure it was kid friendly. I loved the idea of white upholstered chairs but knew it wasn’t practical with kids. Haha! I needed something that was sturdy and easy to clean, but also pretty and stylish. The white table and wood bench are perfect!

What is your number one brunch rule?

Always have sweet and savory options & a 90/10 champagne to OJ ratio.

If you were to choose a group of gals to brunch together, who would it be?

My group of girl friends! They’re the best!

Describe in one word how you would want people to feel when they walk into your home.

Happy! Natural light is very important to me. I love how bright my home is. And the pops of color & fun prints put me in a good mood. I hope it does the same for everyone else!

Dining Room Sources

Sarala Blue Rug | Adina Oval Dining Table | Enya Dining Chair | Williams Dining Bench | Amundson Brown Bowl | Adelise Glass Pitcher | Cornelia Gold Plates | Pacifica Serving Tray | Metallic Dipped Horn Vase | Adelise Glasses | Lex Octagon Presentation Board | Marina Del Ray Beach Print | Venice Beach Roller Skates Print | Sunset Palms Print | Albany Fur Pillow | Dekla Faux Fur Pillow in Blush | Cristiana Woven Throw | Masika Pillow

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Photography: Monica Wang | Decor: Lulu & Georgia

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Crazy Beautiful Interiors in Every Shade of Pink


Pink may be the unofficial mascot of Valentine’s Day but Alyssa Rosenheck is here to show you that it is a gorgeous addition any day of the year. From a touch of the palest blush to vibrant and bold hot pink, check out crazy beautiful interiors that aren’t afraid to let their pink hues fly. And if you’re as obsessed with those pink velvet sofas as we are, you can take the full tour right here. It’s a good one!

Pretty in Pink Interiors

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Alyssa Rosenheck is a nationally recognized Architectural and Interior Design photographer known for her crisp imagery and stylistic eye. Alyssa travels from coast to coast and is sharing some of her favorite soft pink hues from around the country to kick off this Valentine’s Day. Long before Valentine’s Day was all red roses and pink hearts, there were scholars and writers worldwide who waxed poetic words about their undying love. For me, the thought of going back to basics is as romantic as it gets. Figuratively, and quite literally, love used to be a lot more black and white (ink and paper) than these days of Hallmark cards, chocolate kisses, and chromatic bouquets. I’m all for grand gestures, but more often than not, I prefer the simple things in life and letting the walls do all the talking in my world as an interior photographer and stylist.

Whether you’re celebrating this holiday of all things love with your one and only or your trusty group of fabulous gal pals, here’s a way to infuse a little bit of sugar-free sweetness to the day. Each of these gorgeous sherbet-hued rooms—from a marbled wallpaper in a subtly gilded historic Tennessee bathroom to a pair of perfectly peach velvet sofas in a California living room—feature a sweet, and pared-down, nod to the color of love. These sophisticated shades prove the old adage is true, sometimes less is more and simplicity is love.

Photography: Alyssa Rosenheck Photography | Alyssa Rosenheck’s Profile Image: Jane Kim | Brass Laundry Room : Lori Paranjape | Living Room with Paired Blush Couches: Amanda Barnes Interiors | Pink + White Hermes Office: Laura Burleson Interiors | Pink BunkBedroom : A Beautiful Mess | Pink Ceiling Master Bedroom: A Beautiful Mess | Pink Entry Door : A Beautiful Mess | Pink Floral Dining Room : A Beautiful Mess | Pink Light Fixture Kitchen : Laura Burleson Interiors | Pink Marbled Powder Room : Sarah Hill Interiors | Pink Oushak Bathroom : Amanda Barnes Interiors | Pink Planter: A Beautiful Mess | Pink Sunset Painting : Ed Nash | Pink Velvet Drape Bathroom: A Beautiful Mess | Pink and Blue Figure Painting : Teil Duncan | Sink Filled with Roses: Amanda Barnes Interiors | Soft Pink Book Shelves: Sarah Hill Interiors | Sophisticated Boutique : Taylor Anne Interiors | Traditional Kitchen: Sarah Hill Interiors | Traditional Master Bedroom: Katie Gibson Interiors

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Let this Inspiration be your Guide for the Best Ever Brunch Party


Blending bright florals, modern prints and a yummy signature cocktail, this brunch party celebrated friendship, birthdays and really good food. Masterminded by Amber Weir along with blooms and corsages by Stella Bloom Designs and lots of gorgeous flower-filled shots courtesy of Lavender & Twine, get the low down on hosting your own perfectly brunchy soiree.

From Amber… As a Santa Barbara based Event Designer, I realized that I had never had the opportunity to sit down to a table that I had designed. Having an upcoming birthday, I decided to pull together an all star team of local vendors to treat my girlfriends to a decadent brunch, highlighting local food, drinks, and style.

I wanted my guests to feel pampered the moment they walked in, and gave each a chic floral corsage, Municipal Winemakes Sparkling Shiraz, and a Graperfuit Sage Cocktail. Seasons Catering put together a menu highlighting local farms and fresh seasonal ingredients – vibrant in taste and color.

We sat down to seasonal berry bowls with honey ricotta and homemade granola. We then brunched on a buffet of Grapefruite frisee salad, Dicken’s Bread toast with Pea Puree, frittata of mushrooms, leeks and goat cheese, asparagus with smoked salmon bundles, and rounded out by homemade muffins and scones with marmalade and whipped cream. The food was not only delicious but visually stunning.

For the overall design, I wanted to the space to feel fresh and modern with a balance of masculine and feminine details. I paired leather butterfly chairs with indigo mudcloth, geometrical print tablecloths with rich abundant pink tone florals. Copper, leather, and terra cotta elements rounded out the look.

My design would not have been complete without thanking my guests for their love and friendship. Thank you notes done in hand calligraphy were tucked in each napkin and individual place cards adorned each fork. The brunch was truly a celebration of love, friendship, and the city we call home!

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Photography: Lavender & Twine | Event Design: Amber Weir | Floral Design: Stella Bloom Designs | Catering: Seasons Catering | Calligraphy: Sophia Loves Letters | Baker: Dicken’s Bread Company | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Private Lounge: Seasons Catering | Rentals: Party Pleasers | Wine: Municipal Wine Makers

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Tour a Modern Home all Decked Out for Valentine’s Day


The home of blogger Leslie of The Leslie Style is the stuff of instagram dreams with that gorgeous white kitchen at the center. And when it’s all decked out for Valentine’s Day? Umm, consider our minds officially blown. Conversation hearts, heart decals and cake are just a few of the tricks up Leslie’s sleeve. Tour her modern abode made even prettier for love day festivities with images by Vicki Bartel.

From Leslie… This shoot was all about finding outside-the-box ways to bring in tons of hearts! 6lbs of candy hearts are tied in all over the house in terrarium flower arrangements and then also on the table and kitchen island as confetti. I always try to have a mix of modern elements juxtaposed against vintage. I feel like the candy hearts in the terrariums with roses and orchids really feel modern and nostalgic at the same time. 

My signature color scheme of pink, mint, and blue is in full effect through linens, art work, and florals. The blue floral runners were a DIY and made by cutting up a table cloth, I made the remaining fabric into dish towels and napkins to pull the color into other areas in our home.

Cupcakes and a naked cake act as centerpieces on the table and each guest has a super fun Kate Spade dish towel as their napkin, with a dessert idiom on them, as well as a personalized macaron as a place card. 

I made the patio doors into a quick DIY “Graffiti backdrop” by covering them in painted hearts. 

A super fun and affordable detail are the wall decals that I put on the kitchen hood vent.  

My favorite part of the party was how excited the kids got over seeing all the candy on display. I have two little girls, so having lots of different candy displayed on the table added so much whimsy to the party, especially when the kids who attended were given bags to collect the candy to take home at the end. 

From the Floral Design House… My inspiration was Leslie’s fabulous collection of kilim rugs & runners, the colors are to die for! Tiny clusters of the most amazing carnations (yes I said the “C” word) brought in the perfect shade of lavender and pink, they resembled little scoops of ice cream. Of course it wouldn’t be Valentines day without roses, a combination of hot pink spray roses and long stem red were used throughout the floral designs, but the icing on cake those Magenta Phalaenopsis orchids! The perfect color to tie it all together.

Best Ever Valentine’s Treats

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Best Ever Valentine’s Treats

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Photographer: Vicki Bartel | Desserts: Shelby’s Sweet Shoppe | Floral Design House: CJH Florals | Girls Dresses: Villa Del Sol D’Oro | Home Blogger: The Leslie Style

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