Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Memorial Day Retreats: Modern Blue Ridge Mountain House

As Memorial Day approaches, we are all looking forward to spending that time on the lake, at the beach, or even your mountain retreat!  So I wanted to check out the beautiful architecture and interiors we have to offer here in North Carolina and I stumbled on this fabulous modernist mountain house in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Architect Peter Gluck and his son designed their family retreat and I have to say, I would love to spend my Memorial Day here!  Here is a peek at the stunning house from an Architectural Digest spread.

Do you have plans to head out of town with the family this Memorial Day?  Hoping these will get you excited for the weekend or inspire a last minute reservation!

Have a great day,

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

May Party Prep

May is here and the schedule of celebrations, graduations, and weddings is already jam packed for us all! With so many holidays and parties in the making, take hosting to the next level! This month, we are dedicating ourselves to tips and tricks that will make your party the most memorable on the block. From setting a beautiful table for your Mother's Day luncheon or customizing your graduate's celebrations, we have ideas to bring a beautiful look to your home. With a firm vision and quick refresh, you will truly make the event sing!

Event planner and wedding coordinator, Morgan Martyn gave us some easy, stunning ways to make your table top pop!

Season Florals

Add seasonal flowers to bring fresh color and texture to your table.  Soft tones like white, pink, and blue create a sophisticated and polished look.  Consider fuller looking flowers like hydrangeas and peonies where one flower truly goes a long way, saving you from large costly bouquets.

Don't Forget Your Greenery

Once you've selected your featured florals and colors add a few stems of greenery to bring more fullness and to create a total look.

Have Fun With Your Vase!

Mason jars, tea pots, pitches, lanterns, and cloches can bring an unexpected, elegant touch to your table setting.  Harmonize your vase with your other table selections.

It's The Little Touches

The details are truly what make your setting special.  To take your table arrangement to the next level, place a single flower on top of your folded napkin and wrap both in a ribbon instead of a napkin ring.  Every guest now has their own pop of spring at their seat!

And check out our own Cinco de Mayo Table setting for tonight's National Association of Women's Business Owner's event!

Have a great day,