Welcome to this season’s Styled + Set Blog Tour: Easter Entertaining! This is my second time joining this wonderful tour hosted by Lory of Designthusiasm, and I could not be more thrilled! I adore setting tables, especially for any holiday! If you’d like more spring table ideas (as well as any other season), make sure you check out my free e-book which has twelve of my favorite tables (one for each month of the year!)
Today I’m so excited to be joining two of my favorite blogger friends, Cindy of Rough Luxe Lifestyle and Mary Ann of Classic Casual Home, for one of their monthly Project Design challenges. They’ve invited me and 6 other bloggers and designers to participate in an entry way refresh for spring. I have to admit, as thrilled as I was to be included, I was also a little hesitant. My entry way is not very large, and by far the darkest room in my whole house! But, since this is a design challenge, I decided I would challenge myself to see if I could improve this area!
First, I added a few things that just say winter to me, with the primary one being pinecones. They’re appropriate at Christmas, obviously, but I feel like they cross over into “winter decor” as well. In addition, I changed the baskets in front of my mantel and added my vintage French demijohn.
Top Ten Posts of 2016=&1=& =&1=& =&1=&10. Seven Gorgeous Holiday Tablescapes This was a fun post for me since I always love tablescapes! I partnered with a group of some of my favorite blogger friends to present different ways of decorating a holiday table. I focused on neutral Christmas colors and more of a natural look, and I loved the way it turned out. You can see the full post, with all my sources, here.9. Friday Favorites – White Kitchens The next most popular post was a Friday Favorites posts and this one talked about one of my all time favorite things – white kitchens! Apparently you all love them as much as I do! This post has so many amazing examples; lots of eye candy and pin-worthy images! =&8=& =&8=& =&10=& =&8=&Home tours consistently tend to be amongst my most popular, and this year was no exception. This was actually my first ever Spring tour, and I loved being a part of it. Again, I teamed up with some amazing bloggers and there was a ton of inspiration!7. Collected Look Essentials #5- Style MixI was so happy to see that one of my posts from the Collected Look Series was included in the Top Ten Posts of 2016! This series is about how to get a “collected look” in your home decor, and it’s also one of which I am most proud. It’s something that I truly believe in and that I strive to achieve in both my own home and those of my clients. If you click on the #5 post, you can also get to the previous four posts in the series.6. Friday Favorites – The LWD And the first fashion post debuts at the 6th most popular post of the year! This post was during last summer so of course, it’s very seasonal. However, it’s also timeless. A clean, crisp white dress is a classic and always in style! =&15=&
Neutral Holiday Tablescape featuring Silver and GreensI used a silver charger from Pottery Barn and mixed it with my everyday white plates. The small mercury candleholders I already owned, and I added the taller ones from Pottery Barn. I never feel like a table is complete without something natural, so I added greens clipped from my yard mixed with some I purchased. And of course, I had to add my favorite white hydrangeas! They are my absolute favorite flower, and I think they work in any season. I used a flax colored linen napkin and runner from Sur la Table. The runner is not available in this color anymore, but I found similar ones here, and here. And rather than use napkin rings, I decided to continue the natural theme and used a small piece of pine tree clipping and a little green frosted pinecone ornament tied to the napkin with twine. Similar pinecone ornaments here, here, here, and here. I love how it’s casual but elegant at the same time! The silver and green mercury ornaments that I layered over the greens were ones I bought from Pottery Barn a few years ago. I’ve included links for the exact items I used when possible, and I always try to find similar options if the original items are no longer available. (*some affiliate links used for your convenience*)
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Since spring isn’t quite like Christmas, with access to so many decor items, I tend to keep it pretty simple. I adore white flowers, and I try to have them as a focal point. I especially love the crisp green of the leaves mixed with the bright white flowers.