I don’t know about all of you, but my husband and I definitely don’t do a big Valentine’s Day anymore. Gone are the years where a dozen roses appeared and a fancy dinner was had. And I’m fine with it. I actually love that we just do cards or small gifts, and sometimes a nice dinner at home.
Last spring, pink was touted as the color to wear. Cut to 2017. And guess what?! Pink is still being talked about as the color trend of the season, most specifically in the accessories department. And whereas last year blush pink was the “it” color, now it’s brighter pinks; from bubble gum to fuchsia. Sometimes it can be overwhelming if someone wears too much of it, but pink can be downright charming in small doses. Especially when those “small doses” are cute handbags and shoes!
Red isn’t a color that works well in most areas of my house as all the blues and greens really throw it off. But since my kitchen is white, I can definitely do it in this room. In fact, one of the things I like best about a white kitchen is the fact that I can decorate easily for every season. Everything goes with white!
Today I am so excited to be joining the most amazing group of bloggers for the Styled + Set Blog Tour: Valentine’s Day Entertaining! This wonderful tour is hosted by Lory of Designthusiasm (thank you Lory!) and features 30 bloggers sharing decorating ideas and inspiration for Valentine’s Day. There will be 6 bloggers a day, for 5 days, so check back during the week to see all the inspiration! And if you are coming here from The French Garden House, welcome! I am so glad to have you here.
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=&
Recently, I was offered the opportunity to write a blog post for the online magazine, Holl and Lane. They wrote me inquiring about the re-do I had done of my daughter’s bedroom, taking it from a toddler room to a teen girl room. And I was more than happy to oblige! If you aren’t already familiar with Holl and Lane, it’s an online magazine and blog, run by and written by women. They touch on all kinds of subjects; decor, food/recipes, parenting, health, and more. So I’m sharing with you the post that I shared with them…..