christmas decorating

I have a real problem when it comes to Christmas decorations - particularly stockings. I love them and want new ones every year! When we pull out our Christmas decorations, my husband is always having to remind me that ours are cute and I don't need new ones. But come on! Look at these! I've paired four different styles together to get you inspired for this upcoming season - it's the most wonderful time of the year for decor lovers! I even came up with extra-cheesy taglines for each style. You're welcome.



I think we all know that blue / indigo is a hot trend right now so when I saw these fun indigo stockings from Chairish, I fell hard. How cool are these? I love them because they look like a great accompaniment to go along with your every-day home decor, if you have that boho, trendy vibe going on. And if you do, I want to be friends. 


These embroidered stockings from Harrod's are making my anglophile heart go "pitter-patter". Natural linen, embroidered with traditional Christmas vignettes - I mean, what could be better if you fancy a classical Christmas style? These would look beautiful in a neutral palette home with lots of traditional decor. I also have such fond memories of singing the 12 Days of Christmas with a set of traditional plates around the Christmas table. So, of course, these cute plates are feeling very sentimental. 


Moving on to a classic - buffalo check. Yes, it's all the rage right now but it's also timeless. Plaid / check is a Christmas staple but I love this blue buffalo check because I'm a sucker for all things blue. This Etsy shop has lots of beautiful stockings to choose from as well! Paired with retro pieces like this teak and brass tree stand, it's perfect for the mid-century home. 


And if you're a romantic, Anthropologie-loving, whismsical type... this embroidered owl stocking with pom-poms and trim is a great stocking to complement the home with lots of color, pattern-mixing and an "old-fashioned Christmas" vibe. Who else sang that in Karen Carpenter's voice? Just me? I also adore these little houses and colorful bristle brush trees! Now I'm all jazzed for Christmas!

thanksgiving // two ways

I LOVE fall but I feel like fall decor gets kind of neglected because everyone (cough cough... me) is so excited to whip out the Christmas decorations. So, I've rounded up two ideas for Thanksgiving tablescapes to make your fall feast beautiful! 

I got inspired by a few pins that I've had my eye on. All of these outdoor spaces are so beautifully fall-like with the rustic colors of orange and gold mixed with greens and blues. Each element has some rustic wood touches as well. 

Below I've put together a "Rustic Thanksgiving" for indoors or out. I started with the Stafford Reclaimed Table from Pottery Barn because it's a stunner! I love the arts + crafts style trestle leg. It looks perfectly rustic. How cool are those spindle chairs too? I love them. I have mixed feelings about rugs under dining tables but I feel like, if you do it, it HAS to be easy to clean. That's why I love the indoor / outdoor options from Dash + Albert.

If you're dining outside, you've got to warm up the space so, along with the rug, I also included a couple of pillows in a beautiful floral + a basket of throw blankets for when dinner is finished and everyone is full and happy and sitting around the table talking. The best way to end a dinner, IMO. 

rustic thanksgiving

I've linked all the other items below! None of these are affiliate links, I just think they're cute!

On to Thanksgiving Tablescape #2! The "winter white" Christmas decor theme is pretty popular but white pumpkins are almost as popular as orange these days. With that in mind, I created a "creamy white" fall theme for your sophisticated but classically simple Thanksgiving meal. This one is bright and light with lots of warmth from different lighter shades of cream and linen and just a touch of blue from blue + white patterned china. It's a classy, adult feel without being too fussy. If you like Magnolia Homes style (as you should), then this one is dedicated to you! Here are my inspiration pictures.

I love the base of this Linden table and the Belgian gray finish on it. It's a beautiful shade of natural wood and the legs have a great, classic style. To style it, I'm envisioning these rustic lanterns with candles inside, an olive + eucalyptus wreath laid in the center of the table with a large, ivory pillar candle in the middle - BONUS: you can use the wreath later for your Christmas decor! I also love antler votive holders and, of course, white pumpkins at every place setting. The console / buffet is really beautiful too and has the perfect finish and style that I think compliments the table without "matching". 

creamy thanksgiving

To set the table... can we talk about this amazing tureen? The white cornucopia style would be pretty as a centerpiece itself, but it's a great way to keep those mashed potatoes warm and served up all pretty at your Thanksgiving table! For each place setting, the base of the distressed wood chargers is a unique way to bring interest juxtaposed against sophisticated blue and white patterned plates, natural linen napkins and decorative indigo goblets. This is secretly my dream table. Here are the links to each item.

feminine office

For the last couple of months, I've been working with a client on a few spaces in her new house. She was ready to freshen up her home after years of rich tones and espresso wood, over-sized furniture. She still wanted traditional aspects but wanted to add some modern style to her home. Completing the design for her main living area was a challenge as her husband is an art collector of very interesting pieces. We tried to incorporate as much of the art as we could, while still being true to what she likes. While she was happy with the overall design, she was feeling exhausted with the process of making so many concessions to accommodate his art into the design. I really wanted her to have a space that felt like her OWN. 

We moved upstairs to look at a few other things and decided to make the large landing at the top of the stairs into an office and decided this space would be hers in style and function. I wanted it to feel warm and inviting with lots of feminine touches where she could feel like it was for her

The inspiration for the office started with this beautiful rug from West Elm. I love all the pink and gold tones with the antique Persian style. It felt like the perfect rug as the starting off point. From there, I chose a Magnolia Home paint color called "One Horn White".  Then I added in a small scale desk with a task lamp, feminine curtains with a touch of velvet embroidery on the top that complements the rug design perfectly. Here are a few inspiration images.

My client also wanted a reading nook on the opposite wall with a chair and bookcase. I made it cozy with this beautiful linen tufted chair, a Moroccan pouf, Aztec pink pillow and a gold sunburst mirror. She feels like she has a space that feels personal to her and I can't wait to see it all put together once the furniture arrives. I hope to take some pictures and share them here!