Friday, October 4, 2013
Happy Weekend! We're hoping Fall weather will actually happen this weekend, but either way, we're excited about the Texas State Fair and a few new items that are making it to our home and showroom. What are your plans for the weekend?
1. Table Talk: Modern monograms and hand-embroidered elephants for linens? Definitely. The fine-linen couturier Julia Berger collaborated with super society calligrapher Bernard Maisner on these beautifully detailed napkins that beg a place at the table this month.
2. Fashion Forward: Every girl loves Matthew Williamson for fashion, but now we can add his bold patterns and colors to our homes with ten vibrant prints designed for Osborne & Little this fall. Even if you don't add it to your walls, then at least grab this seriously cute umbrella.
3. Wall Love: We love everything from Deborah Bowness, but this glass tableware wallpaper takes the cake. It just might deserve a place in our showroom.
4. Take Note: Taking the time to read blogs and newspapers is just fine, but especially with cooler weather to keep us bundled up and reading on patios, it's time to find a really great book. Stone Fox Bride, which we featured this week on the blog, has a reading list that we find quite refreshing. Get those Kindles fired up.
5. Warm It Up: The best thing about Fall is reintroducing warm soups and chilies to our family dinners. We've pinned several of our favorites to our Autumn Ardor Pinterest board.
6. Southern Tradition: If you live in Dallas, you can't help but notice the arrival of the Texas State Fair. Bigger and better than ever, with more friend foods and a new, improved Big Tex, we can't wait to get out there with the fam.
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
|The Stone Fox Bride Sarah led down the aisle (left) and her bohemian tabletop (right). Photography by Stacy Newgent.|
|Love the autumnal mix in the floral runner. Get the look with POSH with a white hemstitch overlay and jute linen with our new crossback cafe chairs.|
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
The glitz and glamor of the 30's Golden Age has made a major comeback in terms of event styling. Bringing in theatrical elements and luxe details, Emily Clarke channeled the look and feel of Hollywood Regency for Brides of North Texas in this polished and plush tabletop. Art Deco influences show up in the place settings with and crystal stemware with rich black and white hues mixed with gold while a geometric element in the linen. Perfect for the modern bride who wants to put a spin on tradition or tastemaker with a flair for the dramatic. Jean Harlow, eat your heart out. (To see a behind-the-scenes look by When It Clicks, visit here.)
|Place Setting: Scalloped Black Charger with Sparkle, Barcelona Gold Charger, Black Banded Dinner Plate, Black + Gold Salad Plate, Dynasty 24 Karat Flatware, Elise Cut Crystal Red and White Stemware, Onyx Champagne Flute. All POSH Couture Rentals.|
|A close up of the geometric details of the Barcelona Gold Charger - a perfect choice for the Art Deco look.|
|The drama continues with sweets luxuriously stacked as true confections should.|
|Boxwood walls create an added wow factor which tease guests arriving with the concept about to great them.|
|Beautifully lush florals add depth and drama to the tabletops.|
|To top it off, tent the head table with fabulous bold colors.|
Design, EMILY CLARKE WEDDINGS AND EVENTS / Photography, JOHN CAIN PHOTOGRAPHY / Venue, FOUR SEASONS DALLAS / Florist, LUSH COUTURE FLORAL / Tent, boxwood wall, FAUXCADES / Sweets, THE HOSPITALITY SWEET / Linens, LA TAVOLA / Invitations, paper elements, EMILY CLARKE WEDDINGS AND EVENTS
Monday, September 30, 2013
|Champagne Coups get the Fall treatment with fresh apple cider and stacked champagne towers.|
It's time to toast our favorite time of year, and there is only one thing to remember - PRESENTATION IS EVERYTHING.
We asked Jami and Laurel to give us insight into the top tabletop trends for the upcoming season, and one thing continues to catch everyone's eye - bright and shiny additions like crystal and cut glass. Bring in luxe details that stand out, like bubble bars with coups rather than flutes and stacked champagne towers to really set a celebratory scene. Laurel loves Fall ciders, which we see making an appearance in October with our champagne coups.
For tabletop, go with Jami's favorite look - a mix of bone and ceramic china with crystal pieces. You will instantly upgrade the most simple place setting to a plush tabletop in no time. For parties pass drinks in a combination of vintage crystal coups, cordials, flutes, and goblets for a Gatsbyesque feel that is making a huge mark this Fall. If all else fails, pick a piece of crystal to show off, and toast the season in style.
|An array of POSH Vintage crystal champagne flutes, cordials, and compotes for toasting the season.|