Weekend To Do: Wanderlust

Friday, May 17, 2013

From city treasures to travel tips, this weekend's links will leave you with major wanderlust.

1. Whether you're in Dallas or NYC, you have something spectacular to see. Herm├Ęs is showcasing just how their iconic craftsmanship comes to life with a workshop with their talented artisans. Details here. If NYC isn't in your travel plans, have no fear. You can still see some acclaimed work. Only at the Dallas Museum of Art can you see Eliel Saarinen's precise and bold tea urn. We love a great entertaining piece that doubles as art. See it here.
2. Leave it to Oscar de la Renta to design the most beautiful virtual paper goods for Paperless Post. For us, it's a match made in heaven. Our favorite? This floral and ikat print are a wonderful modern invite that promises you will transport guests with a festive fete. We'll take them! See more of the designes here. Likewise, we love the Michael Aram's Black Orchid five-piece setting. Who says black isn't just punk enough for Spring? This is a pattern that can easily be used throughout the year and deserves as spot on our tables. Get it here
3. What to wear when doing hostess duties this Spring? Koch, of course. We love this local bohemian brand with it's perfect warm weather threads for travel and home. Shop the brand here.
4. Just to further inspire your wanderlust, Assouline is releasing second editons of Gypset Style. Pure inspiration. 
5. Planning your weekend trips? Design Sponge has your East Coast cheat sheet here.

Playlist: Hands on the Wheel

Thursday, May 16, 2013

We may be in the middle of May, but we're already planning our first long summer weekend. Memorial weekend can't get here soon enough. So many places to go, people to see, and things to do! What are plans for the first road trip of the season? Whatever they are, you'll want to download our posh_preference Spotify playlist; it's sure to make you want to get out of town and start cruising. 

Wedding Wednesday: Vows that Wow

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Ivory chiavari chairs with ivory tufted cushions for sweet and chic seating.

Brides of North Texas is giving us a sneak peek on this Southern belle wedding with its chic spin on rustic tablescapes at Maria Gabrielle. What really caught our eye is the ease of the tablescapes even with couture china. The floral arrangements by Bows + Arrows coupled with our classic Sevres china transport this tablescape from downtown Dallas to romance of the French countryside. Brittany and Jamie unique picks set the tone for a truly picturesque evening. And how adorable is the sweet couple and their ring bearer and flower girl? We can't wait to see what the rest of the wedding looks like as we patiently await the next issue of Brides of North Texas. Be sure to pick up your own!
Our Sevres China Collection with Silverbead Flatware and blooms by Bows and Arrows.

A relaxed and gorgeous cake table with mini cakes by Layered Bake Shop served on milk glass stands.

Is there anything better than an ombre petal runner surrounded by White Oak folding chairs? Only the stained glass at the end of the aisle - breathtaking!

The gorgeous bride and groom with a close up of the amazing stained glass.
China + chairs, P.O.S.H. COUTURE RENTALS
Florals, BOWS + ARROWS
Images courtesy of BRIDES OF NORTH TEXAS

Tabletop Tuesday: Silver Radiance

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

There is such a radiance to a silver tablescape that rings both modern and elegant. When gold can seem too much and patterns to loud, know you can always rely on this tried and true metallic tone to mirror any centerpiece or accent colors. Designed by Marin Fiske-Rankin for SMU, the elegance of the Meadows Museum is reflected by a place setting that is beautifully traditional without  coming across as stuffy. Layered Sophia and Loren china creates a unique look that can be changed with each place setting at the table for a one-of-a-kind visual experience for the guest that will make them feel royally wined and dined. If you love silver but want to perk up the palette, Chloe goblets (available in a variety of colors) are the perfect addition to toasting in style. This is a great look for a traditional wedding, important corporate dinner, or holiday.

Design + Planning, Marink Fiske-Rankin
Photography, Tamytha Cameron
Floral, The Garden Gate
Venue, Meadows Museum

If you're thinking bohemian rhapsody

Monday, May 13, 2013
While perusing Pinterest for Spring moodboards, we found the perfect looks for the modern gal with bohemian sensibilities - a tablescape inspired by flora and fauna with a minimalist twist. Go with more textures over more colors and incorporate a few bits of greenery from the outdoors. Inspired by the romanticism of the backless gown on the left, which has just the right amount of skin in the right places to leave you with a wink and a smile, the place settings on the right have just the right mix of metallic and color with natural textures from centerpieces to promote a tablescape with this year's color of the year. It's sweet without being syrupy and the perfect way to dress your table for Spring. // Get the look with P.O.S.H.: Gold Rimmed Glass Charger and Emerald Chloe Goblet. Up the ante with Dynasty 24K Flatware for added glamour. (Images found via Pinterest.)