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These fun, DIY centerpieces can be customized with your own favorite flowers, shapes, and papers to create a look that’s uniquely yours… and tailored to any occasion! The example pictured above is for our Easter table this year, but this look would also be cute for a baby shower or “love birds” bridal shower… YOU’LL […]

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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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When you think of a St. Patrick’s Day celebration, I’m guessing the word “chic” isn’t the first adjective that comes to mind, but these smart & stylish ideas from ’round the web prove there’s another side to St. Patty’s Day festivities that’s sans the all-you-can-drink green beer and rowdy pub crowds! 1. Chic St. Patty’s […]

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One of my favorite parts of Everyday with Rachael Ray magazine is their fabulous Centerpiece of the Month segment, where they invite different people – usually with very recognizable names – to create a centerpiece design to share with readers. Luckily, these ideas are archived online, so if you’re looking for some tabletop decorating inspiration, […]

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Carnations seem to get a bit of a bad rap when it comes to the floral “status quo” – but the truth is that there are plenty of beautiful – and even cool – looks you can achieve with this budget-friendly flower. Because of the price point and shape of carnations, they allow you to […]

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If you’ve got a wedding to plan, a big party coming up, or just love looking at gorgeous design, the artfool events website is full of amazing inspiration! Click here to check out their online portfolio…this should keep you busy for a while! Professional event design portfolios are always a great place to gather ideas […]

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Here’s some more event design inspiration from The Special Event… These images are from the Exhibit Gallery we walked through after the Wedding Lunch. The first room was a contemporary silver & white design and seemed to be the “star” of the show… judging from the oohs and aahs heard whenever people entered! The centerpiece […]

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I just uploaded some pictures from the “Wedding Lunch” event I went to this week at The Special Event 2009 – which was luckily held in San Diego this year! Talk about inspiration overload – I was like a kid in a candy store at this luncheon! It was almost dizzying…  There were 16 different […]

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Today over at Simply Stated: Celebrations – check out some fabulous manzanita centerpiece ideas! P.S. I went to a “Wedding Lunch” at an event planning conference in San Diego yesterday and will have tons more centerpiece inspiration for you soon! There were so many amazing designs to see, and I should be getting a disc […]

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I’m loving these non-traditional – and super chic – red, white, & green floral arrangements for an elegant holiday party. The white stones and monochromatic blooms create such a serene, modern minimalist vibe… The top and lower left images are from Pottery Barn and originally intended to showcase these platinum vases (which do happen to […]

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If you haven’t been to Once Wed yet – prepare yourself for creative overload once you get there!  One of my favorite things they produce is a bi-monthly “Table Trends” post featuring beautiful and unique wedding tablescapes – and all the details on how to recreate them – on a budget of $250 or less! […]

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If you’re looking for an easy & affordable way to dress up the Thanksgiving table in a pinch – just head to the scrapbooking aisle of your favorite craft store! The best thing about this concept is that you can tailor the look of the table to whatever your favorite paper pattern might be… • […]

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Will there be pint-sized guests at your turkey day table? Big holiday meals like Thanksgiving feasts and Christmas Eve dinner often take up a lot of time, and little ones can get antsy sitting at the table for so long. Luckily, kids party planning expert Lisa Kothari has shared some fun, easy tips with us […]

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I’m loving these super colorful and unique fall centerpiece ideas from BHG.com… perfect for a modern thanksgiving table. Pictured above: • Bountiful Basket: several colorful dried fruits and veggies displayed in a linen-lined basket • Zen Gourds: large red mums and golden gourds displayed in modern rows on a sleek square tray • Sunflower Runner: […]

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Even though weddings are usually done on a much larger scale than at-home parties, the level of creativity that goes into the receptions makes them a wonderful resource for drawing inspiration & ideas from for everyday celebrations & holiday parties as well, even if you just emulate a few of them or modify the ideas […]

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