If you're intimidated by napkin-folding techniques, don't be! I'll show you how to master my go-to: a simple but polished pocket fold (plus three creative ways to style it).
For a glamorous, fabulously eerie table setting, it's all about finding polished pieces with gothic details. Whether you're planning a spooky Halloween get-together or a posh dinner party, these unique picks will help you create the perfect dark, elegant look. Not sure where to start? We've rounded up all the essentials: the table itself, the serveware, and the best decor details. From a skull-embellished marble ice bucket to claw-bottomed candlesticks, these top items will make for a moody, mysterious tablescape.
We're always looking for an excuse to cook up a good meal and throw a dinner party, and Halloween is no exception. Look to details like bewitching barware and a tombstone table set to add a potion-perfect touch to your dinner party come All Saints' Day; your party will be guaranteed to rise to the spooky occasion. Click through to see some of our frightful favorites.
We're happy to present a post from Stephania and Colleen of Thursdays, who will inspire you to get your party decor perfect this Fourth of July!
If you're throwing a Fourth of July get-together for your friends and want your tabletop decor to be more class and less Uncle Sam, then here are some of our favorite suggestions for creating a festive atmosphere without the kitsch.
One of the simple pleasures of Summer is searching for sea glass near the ocean or the Great Lakes. The smooth, weathered look of the glass is a perfect inspiration for seasonal decor and tableware. We've rounded up a variety of pieces that reflect the colors and look of sea glass, all of which lend themselves perfectly to Summer decorating. From highball glasses to table lamps, find something you love in this ocean-inspired roundup.
Planning on staging a dinner party in the great outdoors this Memorial Day weekend? If you need to add a little something — or a lot — to your outdoor dining decor, then we've got you covered. From chic, weather-resistant dining chairs to bohemian-inspired napkins, see what's fresh this season in our roundup. Let's get shopping!
Drawing inspiration from nature, mid-century modern design, and modern art, Huddleson Linens' new collection of top-end table linens are fresh, contemporary, and elegant. Printed on the finest Italian linen, the majority of the prints are from hand-painted artwork created with the format of a table in mind. The collection, which includes tablecloths, runners, placemats and napkins, is absolutely lovely. To discover the design process behind the line, we chatted with Huddleson Linens founder Tim Gledhill about the inspiration for each design. Keep clicking as he walks you through the patterns, and then make sure to shop the Huddleson Linens collection here.
For 35 years, Newton Vineyard has valued sustainability in all of its practices, from estate design to each step of the winemaking process, and to celebrate Earth Day, it's releasing its latest Eco Chic collaboration piece, the Puzzle Tray, developed by Chicago-based designers Bruce and Stephanie Tharp of Materious studio.
I had the opportunity to try out the Puzzle Tray this morning, and its design is both clever and very satisfying in a tactile sense — I couldn't stop touching it and playing with each of the coasters that pops out of the walnut tray base.
Part of a limited run of 112 pieces, each tray has been made from Forest Stewardship Council-certified walnut wood, low-VOC glue, and mineral oil — all of which is food safe. The Puzzle Tray reflects Newton Vineyard's dedication to sustainability and the winery's personal background as well.
The tray's basic shape represents the golden rectangle, a traditional Western concept of harmony and proportion, while the symmetrical crosshatching is based on a Chinese motif, which reflects the Chinese-influenced architectural aesthetic of the estate as well as the specific block-like look of Newton's vineyards. The tray's "puzzle pieces" pop out and can be used as coasters for wine glasses, while the remaining recessed portions of the tray can be used to transport wine and glasses or food pairings — the smaller nooks are perfect for holding nuts or sea salt, while the larger are great for grapes, fruit, cheeses, and bread.
As we welcome Spring and the warmer months, we're also looking forward to picnics in the park, inspired home decor projects, and dream vacations. What's on your to-do list this month, and what are you dreaming about? Click through to see our must haves, and then share your list as well!
The easiest way to celebrate seasonal shifts in your home is by switching out smaller decorative accessories. I'm already fantasizing about setting the perfect Spring table, and for me that means a modern but colorful spread in a sunny breakfast nook.
Instead of the traditional flowers in a vase centerpiece, I like the idea of creating a more sculptural version that becomes the focus of the table. I love the idea of taking a terrarium vase and filling it with shallow water, pale yellow freesia, and green succulents for a fresh take on Spring posies. Make your own or save yourself the time by snagging this Zen World arrangement ($150, top, left).
Known for having exquisitely designed wares for foodies and hostesses alike, Alessi's new 1-cup size Moka Alessi Espresso Coffee Maker ($40, top, center) is just as handy as it is adorable. Breakfast for two becomes even more fun with a pair of these mini espresso makers sitting on the table.
These Arzberg Tric Egg Cups ($20 for two, bottom, left) also double as napkin rings! There's nothing better than tabletop items that can serve double duty, especially when they have sleek, powder blue silhouettes.
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