I have to admit that I’ve never been a huge poinsettia fan, but after seeing these images from Domino’s “reconsider poinsettias” DIY feature…I have definitely reconsidered! Update 12/13: Whitney from blumebox sent in a couple more beautiful pictures of contemporary poinsettia arrangements yesterday after seeing this post. One is pictured below, and you can click […]

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Don’t forget about the little ones tomorrow! Here are a few of my favorite table decorating ideas from Martha Stewart’s Thanksgiving Tables for Kids gallery….

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The holidays are right around the corner… and here’s a little preview of 4 of the new holiday themes that will be posted on hwtm.com this December…

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Here’s a super easy way to dress up your Thanksgiving cocktail or wine glasses: do-it-yourself drink tags made from scrapbooking coaster tags! For the “charms” pictured here, I used the contemporary, autumn-themed Madera Island mini coaster tags by SEI. The mini coasters are made of chipboard and ready to go as-is, so all you need […]

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Michelle Gainey of Lemiga Event Management recently sent over pictures from an open house event featuring some of her bridal shower and themed party designs, which are super cute! Here are a few of the designs I’m especially loving: Sweet Sixteen party , featuring bright orange and fuschia tones, adorable "sweet 16" beverage holders, pink […]

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I’m so excited to tell you about this special deal for HWTM readers – because it comes from one of my very favorite magazines – Blueprint – and if you like the style of products & ideas we showcase here, then I can pretty much guarantee this magazine will be right up your alley too! […]

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Hi Everyone -We’re in New York & Chicago all week, so the timing of posts might be a little sporadic for the next few days because our schedule is all over the place – so please bare with me! We’re going to an event at Martha Stewart Living tomorrow – (so excited!) – so hopefully […]

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One of the images on Design Public featuring the Chinoiserie placemats pictured above demonstrates a great concept for tablescapes: use decorative home accessories to create an interesting (and convenient!) centerpiece – rather than the traditional flower or candle arrangements. Look how great these artsy vases and figurines look lined up down the center of this […]

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Photo display stands are a great way to create a truly custom centerpiece that perfectly matches your theme and occasion! A few ideas include: clip on photos of bride-to-be or couple-to-be for a bridal shower/engagement party; baby pictures of famous celebrities for a hollywood-themed baby shower; for a birthday party, hang different cards or gift […]

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These very modern – and very adorable – mini mobiles would make the perfect party decór for your little one’s birthday party or for a modern mom-to-be baby shower! Just hang one or more in an entry way, over a table, etc. And after the party’s over, you can use them to decorate a kids […]

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Father’s Day is this Sunday – so a lot of you are probably gearing up for some sort of family celebration – which more often than not will include a special meal…which of course deserves a special table! Chances are that Dad might not get quite as excited about those stunning floral centerpieces as mom […]

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Everywhere you turn lately, the talk of the town seems to be all about “going green”. We’ve heard about daily habits to change – switching out lightbulbs, turning off water, carpooling, and recycling those soda cans – but the buck doesn’t stop with daily habits… there are also opportunities to be “earth friendly” at special […]

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This crafty home decor idea from Martha Stewart arrived in my inbox yesterday – and it immediately looked like the perfect concept for a graduation party centerpiece! You could even recover the stacked books with cool, modern gift wrap in various prints & colors to coordinate with your party’s color scheme – and then decorate […]

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Went exploring on flickr for some centerpiece inspiration yesterday, and boy did I find it! These unique creations – which feature simple florals and greenery encased in minimalist glass displays – are both ultra-modern and gracefully elegant at the same time. This idea would look gorgeous at your own dinner party or Mother’s Day brunch, […]

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Now here’s a fun way to add a splash of color to your party…the blumebox enables you to (affordably!) dress up your tabletop, floral gifts, wedding decor…even your appetizer display! These stylish & functional boxes are available in 2 sizes (6″ tall and 10″ tall), 18 radiant colors, and are made of 100% recycleable paper. […]

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Planning to host a fancy-schmancy holiday dinner party? Don’t stress! Here’s an elegant, yet surprisingly easy-to-pull-off tabletop idea…mix your good china with a few shimmery, sparkly, affordable holiday decorations, add a little candlelight…and voila – easy modern elegance! Click here to download the detailed pdf.

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Here’s the second official HWTM™ holiday tabletop! We just hosted Thanksgiving dinner at our house and this is the theme that I used…my family seemed to love it – hope you enjoy it too! This design works well for Christmas parties or non-denominational holiday celebrations too…click here to download the detailed pdf.

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Hi Everyone – We’re still working away on the main hwtm.com website…It’s proving to be more of a daunting task than I anticipated as the workload seems to just grow and grow – but the progress is exciting and can’t wait to share it with you when Phase 1 is ready! In the meantime, I […]

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Looking for some holiday centerpiece ideas? Here’s some inspiration from the folks at REAL SIMPLE magazine, using easy-to-find elements and just a few key pieces for each design. This goes to show how beautiful simplicity can be! Who knew produce could make such a great centerpiece? The key is in the way you display it: […]

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