A unique, modern vase is a conversation-worthy centerpiece all on it’s own…and these curvy beauties definitely fit the bill. No need for tons of flowers here – all you need is a single, colorful flower or some simple greenery to act as icing on the cake. Pictured above: Zero Vases in white and grey ($39.95 […]

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In addition to the chic, “notice-me” color palette of this fantastic reception table, it also features one of my favorite ways to create a super cool, easy centerpiece. Just wrap some empty gift or shoe boxes with hip, contemporary gift wrap in coordinating patterns, then display them grouped together. You can use boxes of the […]

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For all of you out there who are planning a wedding, hosting a bridal shower, or just like to look at pretty things in general, the new InStyleWeddings.com has enough eye candy to keep you busy for hours! Chock full of gorgeous imagery and creative details – you can find decoration inspiration , learn expert […]

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Colorful candies can function as great party decor year-round, but they are especially appropriate for Valentine’s Day! These super simple ideas for decorating with Red Hots look especially fabulous… {via marthastewart.com} For a cute and super-easy Valentine’s Day centerpiece , fill clear kitchen canisters with different kinds of Valentine-themed candies. Embellish the canisters with a […]

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I just love this football-themed centerpiece idea from InStyle Parties – which by the way is probably my favorite book on entertaining ever. ;) The centerpiece is created from a flat of wheatgrass (available from florists for about $20) and miniature plastic football players and goal posts. So cute and not the least bit cheezy! […]

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I recently stumbled on this beautiful holiday tabletop designed by Sandy of the sugarpond blog and instantly fell in love with the modern simplicity of it all…not to mention the fact that she’s using the gorgeous Classic Century dinnerware from Crate&Barrel that I’ve been lusting after for quite a while! You could easily translate this […]

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I love this “circle of friends” personalized confetti idea from Martha Stewart, which you can create using photos that have been shrunk down on your computer, vellum paper, and different sizes of circle craft punches. It’s listed as a New Year’s party idea on marthastewart.com (featuring photos of your party guests) – but I think […]

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One of the great things about holiday decorations is that they can often transition nicely from your Christmas celebrations to New Year’s Eve soirées with just a few easy tricks! For example, my mom did a multi-color Christmas tree this year, using the exact same elements I used on the New Year’s Eve tablescape below […]

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I know that Christmas is still top-of-mind for everyone, but if you’re hosting a New Year’s Eve cocktail or dinner party, it’s a good idea to start planning now, or you won’t have much downtime to recover between the 2 celebrations! New Year’s Eve parties are the perfect excuse to break out the glitz & […]

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More holiday decorating inspiration for you! Check out our new easy & affordable Santa, Baby theme – featuring wrapped vases, contemporary patterns from American Crafts™, white boas, swanky cosmos, and more! Click here for full details :)

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Another sweet treat to tempt your tummy…the always-irresistible Peppermint Bark, plus very pretty treat packaging ideas from Martha Stewart.

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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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