Summer Bridal Shower

I can’t believe it was almost a year ago that I celebrated my wonderful Cousin at her bridal shower. We threw her a lingerie bridal shower (I’ll share the invites I designed for her in another post — you’ll love them).

I was fortunate enough to find some of my favorite arrangement fillers from Whole Foods. In addition, I always count on Safeway for fantastic roses. They last over a week and are whole sale quality.

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I completed the look with sterling silver vases. These are similar to Mint Julep glasses, which I’m sure you’ve seen, except they are smooth silver.
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This is what they looked like on my striped table cloth. I loved the nautical look for a summer bridal shower. rose-centerpieces-stripe-tablecloth

And I couldn’t not include the matching stripe straws and chalkboard signs. You can see how I made these here.

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Party Ideas: Bridal Shower Centerpieces

Finding the perfect bridal shower centerpieces is no easy task. Especially because all of the most beautiful flowers are those you have to buy at whole sale if they aren’t in season where you live. For example, garden roses, peonies, ranunculus, succulent — all very popular but not readily available at your local florist. With that being said, if you are able to find these popular blooms, here are a few affordable ways to display them. Remember that you don’t have to have a lot in one vase, buy fillers that take up space but still allow the main flower to stand out.

I’m heading out on a search for the perfect flowers for my cousin’s bridal shower this weekend. I’ll report back on what’s available in the DC/MD area in September.

Aren’t these all beautiful ideas?!

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{Photography: Rebecca Amber Photography, Floral Design: Celisa Florist | etsy.com | by Holly Fowler via nicolehill.blogspot.com | christinechitnis.com}

Cozy and Fabulous Fireplaces

It’s freezing outside right now. No, literally, it’s pouring rain and it’s 37 degrees. I am not a January-March girl. In fact, these are the months that I wish I lived in southern California.

However, we live in Maryland, so it’s time to dream about fireplaces. Fabulous, cozy, amazing, fireplaces…

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For the love of glitter!

 

Two things I’m very happy have made a comeback are glitter and neon — in moderation though, of course. What types of things are you incorporating glitter into? Stay tuned for neon decor inspiration – it’s time to brighten up a room!

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Reader Request: DIY Ideas for Teen Bedrooms

I received a lovely request from a reader of our blog to find DIY ideas for a teenagers bedroom. I remember being in high school and just taping everything to my walls, photos of friends, fabric, and Absolut printed ads.

But to dearest reader, here are some more trendy things you can do to your room:

DIY Chevron Painting:

DIY Painted Rug:

DIY Painted Vases:

Fabulous Finds Friday (August 17, 2012)

Today’s fabulous finds are about being cozy, surrounding yourself with fluffy blankets and colorful, plush accents. Incorporating pops of color or a significant item to a room is the key to making it special. Go beyond the normal, everyday designs and add something that has personality; your personality.

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{I Do} Chevron Curtains

I have found the most amazing site for affordable fabric. It is so amazing I am almost scared to share it! Just kidding! You’ll have to wait until the final curtains post to find out where I got the fabric though, but I wanted to share the dimensions of how to sew these draped curtains.

Here is the basic sketch. But the panels start as 108×54, and end up to be 98×52. This is for a 54in window. You always want each of the panels to be the size of the window pane space so that they drape and aren’t taught when pulled closed. You can get a pleated look without having to sew the pleats.

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The sew is for a basic rod drape, the easiest way to sew curtains. Here is the final product:

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Stay tuned for the living room curtains which were a bit more complex but I have some in depth instructions on how to make it easier for you, and get professional quality curtains for $200, that retail for $2,000.

Xoxo, Jeffra