Autumn in the Dining Room

October 3rd, 2011

Hey y’all!  I’m very excited to be hosting the Fall Craft Link Par-tay tomorrow!  Over the weekend I added a few fun seasonal touches to the dining room.  And I made soup.  Because we all know soup and fall go hand in hand.

Last week, I brought home a bunch of gourds and pumpkins and scattered them across the table, then hung a few festive corn husk pom poms because don’t we all need more pom poms in our life?  Yes, thank you, we do.

kate's fall dining room with pom poms

 

I played around with a few vignettes on the table watching the 49ers win (yes!).  This one includes vibrant viburnum leaves from my yard in a vase full of white cannelloni beans (the stems are placed in water in a more narrow glass inside…) which also made me crave soup.

fall leaves on table

 

There is no such thing as too many white pumpkins in my book, this beauty is garnished with a few faux berries.

fall tablescape with pumpkins

white pumpkin on table cg

 

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Holiday Magazine – Available Now

October 3rd, 2011

I’m so excited to share some big news with you!  A few days ago I received an email letting me know that Holiday Magazine is now available!  Perhaps you recall that day in July I spent shooting with Matthew at my house. You can see all of our styling and the feature revealed on the pages of the new Holiday.

Holiday Magazine with Matthew Mead will be sold on newsstands later in the season, however there is an expanded keepsake issue ready right now for purchase. The keepsake edition is bigger and contains additional pages of beautiful holiday ideas, recipes, and projects.

holiday cover matthew mead

The expanded issue can be ordered online to arrive directly in your mailbox before the newsstand edition is available.  Expert stylist Matthew Mead creates a simple yet spectacular holiday for you with creative ideas for handmade crafts, unique gifts, elegant decorations, and scrumptious edibles. This special issue includes so much inspiration from the Christmas cookies to seasonal home makeovers to exquisite paper crafts. Inside you’ll find contributions from bloggers including Stephanie Nielson (The NieNie Dialogues), Tricia Foley, Living Locurto, Savour Fare, Brooklyn Limestone and me! 

I was so honored to be included in this issue and to work side by side with Matthew. For the magazine, I recreated our New Year’s Eve buffet table in a fresh color palette of vivid pinks paired with lime green. You’ll read about our New Year’s Eve traditions and a party that’s incomplete without the three C’s: cheesecake, chocolate, and champagne.   

champagne and cheesecake on table

 

 

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BOTB 10.2.11

October 2nd, 2011

Hello hello, happy Sunday to you!  Amanda and I rounded up some of our favorite links from this past week, enjoy!

We’re smitten with these bamboo orb pendant lights made from bamboo shades by Craftynest – an organic twist on a high end chandy. 

 

How pretty is Holly’s painted geometric rug (featured over at Design*Sponge). This is such a great way to use paint and fabric medium to create a statement underfoot. 

painted geometric rug design sponge

 

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