It’s spring and my house is filled with guests every weekend! I like to plan ahead and stock up on paper plates, utensils, serving dishes and napkins throughout the year. If I see something while traveling or on a regular shopping trip I purchase it and then store it away for when I need it. Party planning or even having a small dinner party can be so much fun, as long as you’re going about it the right way! Make like a Girl Scout / Boy Scout and “be prepared”!
It's no secret I'm a HUGE fan of fall! If fall were to have a cheerleading team, I'd be captain. There something so fresh about the air, it gives off the warmest feeling, not in temperature but a feeling for the soul!
Styling a dining space is the beginning to a great meal! A neutral base is my go-to: I like to start out with a more monochromatic palette using neutrals in the bigger pieces - table and chairs; then, depending on each meal, I'll add in a theme or color to jazz things up with the tabletop details - placemats, napkins, flowers or seating cards...
Where do you look to find inspiration? In my opinion, it's all around. I find the smallest of details to spark ideas, passion and design inspiration. Recently, I took a trip to Louisville, Kentucky, a place filled with old wooden beams and rolling hills lined by white houses with black shutters I was nothing less than (southern) charmed and inspired to recreate my own entryway to make it a little more farmhouse inspired and inviting.
It's no secret we are all about the details around here! Unfortunately, classic details can cost a pretty penny! If you're anything like me, you are looking to transform your existing pieces from super drab to oh so fab in a budget friendly way! Read on to learn our favorite way to DIY a white farmhouse table!
I love hosting friends and family... My number one rule for having guests over is - keep it simple. Prepare as much as possible ahead of time. Let's face it, no one wants to watch you rush around the kitchen - they want to spend time with you. Prep the table, place settings, or buffet before the party.
Lighting is vital to any space you can use farmhouse lighting dining room or farmhouse lighting for kitchen. A great way to achieve that industrial lighting look is to use farmhouse lighting Different styles and light sources are essential so you can see the yummy dinner you cooked, the pretty faces of your babes sitting next to you or enjoy a good book. It is suggested that each room has multiple sources of lighting.