I coordinated a “Delano Hotel-Inspired” White Holiday Party this past Friday night and can’t wait to share pics soon! Above is a peek at the inspiration board {click here view it larger}. This was a holiday party at a Manhattan Beach residence, and we ended up going a little more modern minimalist with the florals […]

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Here’s a peek at the Cravings baby shower theme that I worked on for Parents.com last year. I have yet to actually put this to use for a friend, but am hoping to bring it to life one of these days… don’t you think this would be as much fun for the guests as for […]

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Ready to update the Thanksgiving table this year? Check out today’s HWTM post over at Real Simple: mini inspiration boards for 3 Contemporary Thanksgiving Tablescapes. (Tables 2 & 3 would actually transition nicely for Christmas as well!)

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{Click image to view larger} First things first – apologies for the missing post yesterday. I was just straight-up wiped out after the Berry Sweet Baby Shower for Judy Reyes (Scrubs) up in Santa Monica on Sunday. Everything went great though! I can’t post anything until after it comes out in Life&Style on Thursday… but […]

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Here’s a peek at the inspiration board for a baby shower I’m styling in November. As you can probably guess, mom-to-be is having a girl! Chocolate-dipped strawberries and a pink & red palette were requested for the event, so I’m tentatively calling this theme “Berry Sweet“. Pictured at top: Camellia Tissue Paper Pom Set; Boughs […]

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In continuing with the Woodland Forest party theme ideas, here are a few cute critters, scrapbook papers, and embellishments that would make for great “guest stars” and party decor! Pictured at top: adorable tweet & felt plushies by Etsy shop SleepyKing… Butterscotch Tweed Fox ($18), Belchick – The Mischevious Squirrel ($22), and Douglas Fir – […]

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I’m in the midst of planning a Woodland Forest themed baby shower for a friend next month, and I gotta tell you this theme ha been so much fun to brainstorm! There are tons of different elements that fit with a forest theme – from nature-inspired elements such as wood, bark, moss, acorns, rocks and […]

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Is this Cookie Monster cupcake by Nick^D & his friend Abby the cutest thing ever, or what?! I’ve been inspired to throw a Cookie Monster themed party every since stumbling upon it earlier this summer. This would be such a fun theme for a kids birthday party – or even a baby shower for a […]

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Today over at Simply Stated – check out some colorful garden party ideas to help inspire your summer celebrations! {Three stylish, floral-inspired partyware collections, plus coordinating drinks, favors, and decor ideas…}

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I’m co-hosting a baby shower for a friend next month and having a hard time deciding which way to go with the theme, so I thought would be fun to see which theme YOU guys would most like to see all done up & photographed for future inspiration. Ginny is having a boy (Max) – […]

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What’s black and white and ridiculously cute all over? Well, this adorable Cow Penguin Plush and Penguin Pillow for starters! These cute little creatures from MyDearDarling are charming enough to inspire an entire baby shower or kids birthday party theme all by themselves, don’t you think? (Yes, that IS a penguin disguised as a cow!) […]

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How many of you have ever been to a “Sip and See”? A Sip and See is basically a casual type of baby shower that’s held AFTER baby arrives instead of before. Friends and family are invited to drop by “open house style” within a certain time frame to meet the baby (see) and enjoy […]

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Looking for some inspiration for your Easter table? Here are a few of my favorite ideas from BHG.com that are not only chic and contemporary, but also approachable (a.k.a. not overly time consuming – hooray!). Pictured above: Who would’ve predicted that Eggs and Carnations would make for such a hip & modern centerpiece? (And I’m […]

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Ready for some seriously cute eye candy? Check out the yumi yumi shop over on etsy…it’s so fun! I’m completely smitten with their whimsical & contemporary illustrations… especially the Owl Prints (a few of which are pictured here) – and the Berry Monster Prints – which have a bit of an animé flair. (Giclee prints […]

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This “Big Top Baby Shower” is another one of the baby shower ideas that I worked on for Parents.com – and it’s also the one that I’m dying to actually try out the most! Chicken fingers and cotton candy at a baby shower? Why not?! You can still make the shower look chic… it’s all […]

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Hi, I’m Kati Driscoll, author of The Finer Things, an entertaining and design focused blog for FineStationery.com. Although stationery is the primary influence for many of my posts, the trends that I see in runways, in shops and on the streets play a big part in inspiring many of my posts – especially Tuesday Trends. […]

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These make me so very happy just looking at them! Wish Come True Mini Figurines…$9 each at Fred Flare. Work them into your party decor (maybe sitting on upside down bowls or votive holders all the way across the table or placed next to colorful blumebox vases filled with lollipops), and turn them into a […]

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I recently stumbled across these these adorable “Thing 1 & Thing 2″ twin onesies (based off the characters in The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Suess), and thought they’d be the perfect inspiration for a baby shower for twins! The colors are spunky and fun, and I love the idea of incorporating a “wild […]

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