Blue and White Bash: Family Room Sneak Peek

blue-and-whiteI have the pleasure of linking up to the talented The Pink Pagoda for her October Blue and White Bash! If you know me, I love blue and white and have used these elements through out the design in my home.

I shared blue and white pieces from my kitchen on The Pink Pagoda back in the spring. You can find this post here and more details on my kitchen here.

Thrill of the Hunt

Today, I’m sharing a sneak peek of our family room with some of my favorite blue and white touches!

Blue & White Bash: Family Room Seak Peek

This photo has some of my favorite blue and white accessories in our home.  I love this blue and white bowl we received as a wedding gift.  Don’t be afraid to mix and match prints and shades of blue and white as shown here.

Blue and White Bash: Family Room Sneak Peek

One of the first orders of business when we moved in was to paint these built in shelves a grey blue.  Again, having that contrast of different blues is striking.

Blue and white bash Family Room Sneak PeekCan you spot my other blue and white treasures?

Blue and White Bash: Family Room Sneak Peek

Even the gallery wall has blue and white touches!

Blue and White Bash: Family Room Sneak Peek

This white and blue chevron pouf is stored in our family room, but is also used in our patio for additional seating. Plus, this kids love it! It adds a little modern to my vintage and classic look.

I hope you enjoyed a sneak peek into our family room.  If you haven’t already, make sure you pop on over to The Pink Pagoda for more blue and white home décor inspiration!

 

 

 

Festive Fall Decorations

 

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Happy fall y’all! I love this time of year, especially with the upcoming holiday fun with family and friends!

This year I decided to add a burlap wreath to my fall and Halloween décor outside.  I used this as a guide I wanted a whimsical wreath for my kids that I can use year round, changing the ornaments with the holidays and seasons.

Gather your supplies from Michael’s or your local crafts store.  You will need a 20″ wire wreath, 2 rolls of  4″ burlap ribbon,  a letter for your family’s initial, and floral wire, which totals $40.

To personalize the wreath, use items you already own or your children’s arts and crafts.  I used a bat my daughter had made, a scarecrow, and chevron burlap ribbon.  To create a little more pop of color I tied an orange ribbon to the pink chevron burlap bow.

The best thing about the wreath besides the price for supplies, is that it took me 30 minutes to make and another 10 minutes to style!

One of the best secrets about decorating is buying a few staple items and reusing them each year in a different arrangement, while adding a few new items.  In my arrangement I love the contrast of the lanterns next to the pumpkins. Add a little glitter to glam up your décor!

Don’t be afraid to mix and match. I have a few orange and white artificial pumpkins that I arrange next to green and multicolored pumpkins.  I also use pumpkins that come in different sizes and shapes to make the arrangement more interesting.

For more fall décor and entertaining inspiration check out our previous posts here and here.

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Fall Decor

Vendor Credits

Styling and photography – Sarah Sofia Productions www.sarahsofiaproductions.com

Orange, white, and gold pumpkins – Michael’s

Welcome sign – Target

Burlap ribbon – Michael’s

Chevron burlap ribbon – Hobby Lobby

Wire wreath – Michael’s

Scarecrow – Target

K initial – Michael’s

Lanterns – Ikea

Happy Hour Baby Shower: Elephants & Chevron

Happy Hour Baby Shower is a fun, casual way to shower any mama-to-be with lots of love! Katie and Tim, parents-to-be, have been waiting for baby P for a long time and I was overjoyed to plan, design, and be a part of the celebration!

When Katie and Tim decided to wait until the big day to reveal the gender of baby P, I went to work on brainstorming for gender neutral baby shower themes.  Since Katie loves the chevron pattern and had planned baby P’s registry around elephants and blue I was able to use these elements as my theme.

Katie wanted an intimate dinner with her girlfriends and loves Mexican food, and thus the Happy Hour Baby Shower became a central theme with margaritas and a taco bar.  (See previous Cinco de Mayo post for Taco Bar and Beer ‘Garita recipes).  Orange and turquoise are cheery and gender neural colors that made the event pop!   Several of the decor items also served as gifts for the mama-to-be, which will be used for baby P’s nursery.

In addition to margaritas, we served Corona and bubbly, one of Katie’s favorite drinks before she was pregnant.  We also had a chips and salsa station with peach salsa, delicious homemade guacamole, and homemade taco dip.

It was only fitting that we had a beautiful evening for a beautiful mother-to-be and were able to enjoy the outdoor setting of Katie and Tim’s new home.  The turquoise chevron runner from Fantasy Vintage Bridal provided the perfect touch against the rest of the table setting, which was accented by the turquoise chevron baby bib and burp cloth by The Fresh Stitch for baby P!

We had a small station set up outside for guests to write a wish or message on a book-plate and place it inside one of their favorite children’s books as a gift for Baby P!  I had no idea how creative some of Katie’s college friends could be in story telling!

The dessert table was so whimsical with the chevron orange fabric from the Fabric Shoppe, adorable turquoise and orange baby elephant shortbread cookies by Edible Art of Charlotte that served as the party favors, turquoise and orange sprinkled cake pops by Nicole Farrell, and turquoise and orange candy.

We are all so overjoyed for Katie and Tim!  Seeing Katie with her adorable baby bump just gives me a huge smile and makes me so thrilled for their new family!

Vendor Credits:

Event Design and Styling – Sarah Sofia Productions

Photography – Sarah Sofia Productions

Floral and Fruit Arrangements – Sarah Sofia Productions

Elephant Shortbread Cookies– Edible Art of Charlotte

Orange & Turquoise Cake Pops – Nicole Farrell

Turquoise Chevron Baby Bib and Burp Cloth – The Fresh Stitch

Orange Chevron Fabric – The Fabric Shoppe

Turquoise Chevron Table Runner – Fantasy Vintage Bridal

Guacamole – Sarah Parsons

Taco Dip- Julianna Warnick