Spring is here!

Here’s a peek from today’s shoot over at Living Social‘s 918F st offices. We created three tablescapes/ party decor looks for their marketing collateral.They have awesome event spaces which are a delight to decorate. I LOVE how everything turned out. Especially love the pics taken by Lisa Marie of Sweet Tea Photography. I am such a fan of her work and such a pleasure to team up with. Thanks for all your hardwork Lisa Marie.

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Happy Spring, friends.

image: Manvi Drona 

 

 

Happy Friday + Lovely Links

Absolutely inspired by the styling of this table by Lo Bjurulf for next week’s shoot at Living Social. I love the mix of colors, shapes and flowers.

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Sweet Paul Magazines Spring 2013 issue is out and is filled with deliciousness.

Love this cute gold leaf egg DIY. Arrange in a bowl for a stylish centerpiece.

Rue mag’s editor in chief, Crystal Gentilello shared her tips to give your home a Spring makeover on Refinery 29

Helpful tips to living and maximizing small spaces on Remodelista

Would love to vacation at the Ritz Carlton Residences in Lake Tahoe; the decor by designer Jay Jeffers is such a sophisticated blend of modern and casual elegance.

Happy Weekend. xo

 

Oscar de La Renta Gift and Entertaining Collection

Oscar de la Renta, one of my all-time favorite fashion houses, recently unveiled their gifts and entertaining collection. You know how much I love tropical beaches so this island-inspired is just what I want to stock my entertaining cabinet with. Table settings crafted by artisans feature teak accessories, silver-plated flatware and indigo patterned cocktail plates.

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Love the colors of this dip-dyed tray.

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So Summer! My pick from the collection?

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The shell crab condiment server! Makes a fun centerpiece too. See more from the ODLR gifts and entertaining collection here.

Seeing Spots!

Apartment Therapy named polka dots as the interior trend of 2013, and it’s not hard to see why. Classic, contemporary, retro, and whimsical, peppering your walls with these spots can liven up any room while reflecting whatever your style may be. Check out some styles and get sprinkled with inspiration!

Classic: Whether creating a luxurious bedroom for you, a clean and individual space for kids, or a sleek guest bathroom, polka dots take the lead in creating a classy and classic atmosphere.

French style fairy tale

European style fairy tale via

can't decided? do both!

can’t decided? do both! via

retro and glam!

retro and glam! via

Monochromatic: Subtle polka dots can create a contemporary and slightly seductive look with barely any color.

manly and contemporary dots

manly and contemporary dots via

a whisper of polka dots

a whisper of polka dots via

Bright and White: Make an accent wall pop while tying the entire room together

Chic and next to nature

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Accentuating an accent wall

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A Few Freckles: If you’re not able to commit to a full on polka dot room, a few dots to highlight an area of a room go a long way.

Baby's first interior decor

Baby’s first interior decor via

Sprinkle of dots

Sprinkle of dots via

Snowflake-a dots, maybe?

Snowflake-a dots, maybe? via

Whimsical: These imperfect specks are spot on! Create the look of a party that never ends with confetti-style polka dots. Get artsy with water colored, hand painted dots, in your favorite color. Or take it to the next level and bring polka dots to the third dimension!

Like glitter in the air!

Like glitter in the air!  via

Watercolor Polka Dots

Watercolor Polka Dots via

3D Polka Dot Wall

3D Polka Dot Wall via