Are you ready for Fall?

As much as I love Summer, I love Fall even more. The weather is much nicer, there are fewer mosquitoes here in DC and I love the bright colors of leaves.

Over at Bright Bazaar I spotted 6 beautiful Fall party themes created by the immensely talented creative team of stylists over at BHLDN. These tablescapes got me instantly excited for Fall entertaining. Each features several quirky, whimsical and pretty party supplies which you can mix and match to create a totally unique look for your party.

While they are all lovely, dreamy and sure to put any guest in good spirits,  I was especially drawn to these three themes.


A real party starter, this look brings out the romantic bookworm in me. Easy to create too. Buy vintage/old hard cover books from thrift stores, I get them as low as 10 cents, and tear pages to create one of a kind placemats, menu cards and more. Add glitter + sparkles and voila!

printed lumire votives | black eyed susan tablecloth



Arent these favors adorable? I do something very similar with my business cards: insert into clear velum sleeves and ink stamp them with pretty designs. Once, for a client I used these sleeves to insert recipe cards as favors.

banded guest diary | champignons favor bags


Dont forget to create a sip station. Guests feel instantly at home when they can help themselves to beverages. How fun are these chalkboard planters? I would love to use these at a sip station to jot down the name of cocktail and fill with herbs (such as mint) that are part of the recipe.

How would you use these?

chalkboard planter | crinkled wheel set

Tell me how are you getting ready for the new season? Or are you sad Summer is almost over?

ps: dont miss the beautiful collage that Will created with all six looks.

images: bhldn

Tablescape looks from design camp party at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams DC

Hellooos! Sorry for being MIA from here this week. If you follow me on twitter and Facebook, you might know that I was in Las Vegas for furniture market. I had a great time and met so many lovely bloggers and designers. Will share more about the trip next week.

Many of you have been emailing me wondering when I am going to post the looks from my tablescaping design camp party held at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams showroom in DC recently. I thank you for your patience, my dears, and am excited to let you know the wait is over! Finally here are the pics with product sources/tips to help you recreate the looks for your next social gathering. Happy entertaining!


I used wallpaper to line the inside of blank envelopes to create invitations.

Get the look:

Gold flatware: DvF Home

Invitations and menu cards: handmade using Graham and Brown wallpaper

Dinner plates: West Elm

Salad plates +  dipping bowl: Rosanna

Salt + Pepper shakers: Jonathan Adler

Tablecloth fabric: Quadrille

Stemware: Steuben

Napkins and napkins rings: Bed, Bath and Beyond

Flowers: Flowers on 14th


Use leftover wallpaper to create one-of-a-kind table runner.


Get the look:

Flatware: Bed, Bath and Beyond

Table runner: Graham and Brown wallpaper

Dinner plates: Bed, Bath and Beyond

Salad plates + Chargers: Z Gallerie

Bread plates: Kate Spade

Napkins + napkin rings: West Elm

Metallic tumblers: West Elm

Tablecloth fabric: Ralph Lauren from Home Store

Stemware: Steuben

Cake stand: Rosanna

Moss Balls: my own

Main centerpiece: Flowers on 14th

Cupcakes: Hello Cupcakes

Macarons: MacaronCafe


Craft paper circle cut-outs add more visual interest and fun to the look.


Get the look:

Flatware: Nicole Miller

Table runner: Quadrille fabrics

Dinner plates: Kate Spade

Salad plates: Home Goods

Napkins: Jonathan Adler

Napkin rings: Dvf Home

Stemware: Steuben

Main centerpiece: Flowers on 14th

Cupcakes: Hello Cupcakes

Macarons: MacaronCafe


A {thrifted} champagne bucket repurposed as vase and wallpaper as table runner.

Get the look:

Flatware: Bed, Bath and Beyond

Table runner: Graham and Brown wallpaper

Dinner + salad plates: Bed, Bath and Beyond

Napkins + napkin rings: West Elm

Stemware: Steuben

place card holder: DvF Home

Flowers: moss balls in west elm bowl, ornamental oregano in champagne bucket

The design camp was so well received/attended and I have had several requests inquiring about the next one. Feeling blessed with all the support. Thank you. I am planning another one soon and also have plans for an online tablescaping design camp.. for those of you interested in attending I will have details here soon.

Thank you to Kim and Jo for featuring my looks over at Desire to Inspire last week and Anna for this lovely post about my designs. Thank you also to Will for the sweet mention about the AphroChic soiree.

If any of you have featured my work, please drop me an email { mochatiniblog (at) gmail (dot) com} so I can thank you here on mochatini.

Have a super weekend friends and THANK YOU SO SO MUCH for the love and support you have given me and my work. Muah!