Category Archives: Decorating

Winter Wedding Takeover: We’re Swapping Instagrams with Loverly Today!

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Something borrowed, something blue — follow us on Instagram today, we have something special for you!

We’re so excited to swap Instagrams with Loverly today. Follow them to see all of our favorite winter wedding inspiration, and follow us to see their favorite decorating tips, gleaned from their most gorgeous wedding features.

You can see all of our photos at #loverlytakeover and #potterybarntakeover!

Give Thanks: Designers Owens + Davis Tells Us What They’re Thankful For

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Every holiday season, we find ourselves thinking about what we’re most grateful for in life. Isn’t that what’s great about Thanksgiving? It’s the perfect time to reflect on the good things in life.

This year, we’re giving thanks with some of our favorite designers in a new series. We asked them one simple question: What are you most thankful for this time of year?

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We love designer Becki and Nicole of Owens & Davis‘s answer: “We are most grateful at this time of year for the time spent gathered around family meals in our homes.”

With so many dinners, parties and other entertaining events during the holiday season, it’s important to step away from the chaos and spend time with those we love.

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Owens’ spread with our Vintage Wood Pizza Paddleboard and Vintage Wood Oval Tray is a simply tasty (and healthy!) way to kick off the holiday entertaining season. 

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PS: How gorgeous is her all white kitchen? Amazing!

PPS: What are you thankful for this year?

Instant Bedroom Refresh with Julie Blanner of Coordinately Yours

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Sometimes the smallest change can make the biggest difference. That’s what we love about this bedroom refresh from Julie Blanner of Coordinately Yours. Armed with a soft new throw and one of our favorite brass accent lamps, Julie gave her bedroom a mini-refresh without spending too much time (or money!). The cozy throw and warm light are perfect for the cold winter nights to come!

See Julie’s adorable new bedroom here:

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One Gorgeous Greek Engagement Shoot, PLUS Our Top Destination Engagement Shoot Tips

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A romantic, sun-drenched engagement shoot in Greece — we can’t think of a better way to start down the path as a soon-to-be married couple, can you?

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Kristin and Scott chose the talented Eric Kelley to shoot these special photos. We love how the couple embraced the environment’s bright hues and casual style (that coral maxi dress is amazing).

Take a look at their gorgeous engagement shoot in Greece, plus our quick tips for destination engagement shoots, below.

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Our 3 top tips for destination engagement shoots:

1. Find a photographer that both of you are comfortable with. Whether he/she is traveling with you, or you’re meeting them there, it’s worth it to be picky here — your pictures will definitely reflect how much fun (or lack thereof) you were having that day.

2. Make sure either you or the photographer are familiar with possible locations at your destination. If your photographer is a local, make sure you tell him/her what you’re looking to get out of this shoot. If your photographer is traveling with you, do your research ahead of time and map out locations that you’ll want to visit/shoot at in advance.

3. Check the weather and plan accordingly. Weather is an issue for any engagement shoot, but if you’re doing this on vacation, you’ll want to be extra careful. Have backup indoor locations on your list, and plenty of weather-friendly wardrobe options.

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Amazing Autumn Centerpieces from Tulipina

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Text and styling by Kiana Underwood of Tulipina
Photography by Nathan Underwood

Autumn exudes an amazing variety of colorful and textural plants and flowers — the possibilities for the perfect autumn centerpiece are just limitless!

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For this inspirational shoot, I wanted to show the different simple ways one can take advantage of all the beauty that autumn offers using some of my favorite vessels from Pottery Barn: the Vintage Wood Footed Bowl, Voluminous Vases and Recycled Glass Vases.

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Using these simple and lovely glass vases in different sizes and shapes and this beautiful wooden pedestal, I came up with a few centerpieces that can adorn an autumn table for any occasion — from an escort card table for a wedding, to everyday entertaining.

Here, I used dahlia, amaryllis, ilex, pepper, privette, raspberry and artichoke.

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I simply grouped my flowers in a single variety and took advantage of their beauty in their individual vases clustered next to each other.

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This wooden pedestal is so lovely that I decided to create a full floral arrangement in it. It’s pretty shallow, so I placed a wooden bowl on top of it and then created an arrangement inside the bowl using a floral frog. I think this makes for a lovely centerpiece or statement piece for pretty much any occasion — don’t you?

Here, I used garden rose, spray rose, ranunculus, poppy, iresine plant (the red leaves), carnation, eucalyptus, nodding abutilon, dusky bells, fuchsia, and firethorn berries.

What’s your favorite autumn centerpiece?

Perfectly Peach Bridal Shower Bar: Peach Gin and Tonic Recipe

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What do you get when you combine one girly wedding shower theme with one crisp and classic cocktail? Just ask Melina Thompson from Sugary & Buttery. Today we’re featuring the final recipe in her amazing Perfectly Peach Bridal Shower Bar. Read on for her delicious peach gin and tonic recipe!

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Peach Gin and Tonics
(1 serving)

INGREDIENTS
• 3-4 tonic water ice cubes (or regular ice cubes)
• 2 ounces gin
• 1 ounce clear peach schnapps
• 4 ounces tonic water
• Peach wedge for garnish

PREPARATION
• Place the ice cubes in a Martini glass.
• Add the gin, then the tonic water, then the peach schnapps, stirring well.
• Garnish with peach wedge, and serve immediately.

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See the recipes for Melina’s peach petit fours and peach vanilla bourbon cupcakes .

Halloween Gone Mad: Black, Silver and Green Halloween Decorating Ideas

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This month, the uber-talented Karson Butler Events and Laura Hooper Calligraphy teamed up to host a Halloween-inspired calligraphy workshop at Karson Butler’s beautiful studio in Washington DC. We love their unique Halloween decorating ideas!

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The playful decorations (including our Mercury Pumpkins and Periodic Cocktail Platter) go beyond the standard orange and black palette. “Our color palette included blacks, silvers and green,” says Emily Butler. “We wanted to steer clear of traditional orange and do something a bit different.”

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The best part about the mercury pumpkins they used? They work well all season long — Thanksgiving, almost up until Christmas! “We’re already planning an autumnal look of mixed metallics for our Thanksgiving table,” Emily says.

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Stunning flowers and greenery from Victoria Clausen Florals, mixed with some strategically placed dry ice and beakers add the perfect finishing touch.

Take a look at all of the photos + get more tips + learn how to sign up for a calligraphy class yourself on Glitter Guide!

Vendor Credits
Event Planning & Design- Karson Butler Events
Calligraphy- Laura Hooper Calligraphy
Photography- Sweet Tea Photography
Floral – Victoria Clausen Floral
Wine – ONEHOPE Wine
Decor – Pottery Barn
Small Beakers, Purple Apothecary Bottles- Karson Butler Events
Rentals - Party Rental, LTD
Linens- DC Rental
Periodic TableTotebagsCoasters – Laura Hooper Calligraphy
Pies – Pie Sisters