house beautiful tablescape

We couldn't be more excited to share with you our Tablescape feature from the new June issue of House Beautiful. So honored to be included in one of our very favorite magazines!

We thought it would be fun to share some behind the scenes of our shoot with my dear friend Tec Petaja and tips on how to get your garden ready for summer entertaining!  

1.  The first step in creating a beautiful table setting is to start with an overall color palette.  As you know by now, we're huge fans of blue and white and absolutely love this fabric by our friend Mark D. Sikes, which was the jumping off point for our tablescape. 

2. We always like to mix and match patterns to add visual interest and a touch of whimsy...a fun way to achieve this look is with a few of our favorite napkins from Serena & Lily plus our signature "geo dinner" and "zag salad" plates from our recent collaboration with Jill Rosenwald

3. You know we're huge fans of rattan and bamboo...these chargers from Serena & Lily and this flatware (currently on sale) add the perfect amount of texture. 

4.  We love a little element of surprise and these cocottes are perfect for serving individual baked eggs. They are also the perfect holder for custom place cards by our incredibly talented friend Chelsea Petaja.  

5. A tablecloth is the perfect way to add a touch of softness and a pop of color

6.  Comfortable seating is always important for any lunch or dinner party...we're huge fans of the sculptural quality these metal and wicker chairs add - plus, they're super fun to customize with a fabric cushion!

1. The key to a great lounge area is a sofa that's both beautiful and comfortable. We love our Pacifica Corner Sectional. Perfect for an evening cocktail...and just as great for an afternoon nap! 

2. Pillows are one of our favorite ways to quickly update any space. We often mix a combination of both custom and "off the shelf" pillows. Our current blue and white pillows are from Mark D. Sikes' Signature Collection. We also love these classic blue and white striped pillows from Pottery Barn and these from One Kings Lane...or you can see more of our favorites here

3. To make a space visually interesting...it's all about the mix.  This sculptural coffee table is the perfect modern surprise in an otherwise traditional space. 

4. We love using a relaxed sisal in indoor/outdoor spaces. This "wicker sand sisal" by Dash & Albert is one of our favorites...shop more of our rug picks here

1. We love layering in blue and white ceramics to make our bar area feel special.  We used the "Small Geo Cocktail Tray" from our collaboration with Jill Rosenwald and a mix of traditional blue and white chinoiserie vessels

2. This classic "champagne bucket" from Serena and Lily is the perfect size (and it's on sale now!) We also love this one

3. Our favorite styling tip is a mix of beautiful fresh flowers paired with potted herbs (perfect for garnishing summer cocktails). Bowls of citrus are the finishing touch for a bar area that's both functional and pretty. 

Wishing you a Happy Memorial day with lots of outdoor entertaining!  

photography by Tec Petaja

blue and white: classic fashion

We love how effortlessly chic a classic blue and white combination is both in decorating and for "Warm Weather Dressing".  This summer we'll be making life simple..... by pairing our wardrobe back to classic blue and white! But remember to keep it fresh and modern, by pairing different shades of blue together (we especially love navy and pale blue) and of course you can never have too many blue and white stripes!!  Add a statement earring and your Summer Dress Code is complete!

1. All Posters is one of our favorite resources for affordable art and lately we've had our eyes on all of their amazing Calder prints!  Simply type "calder" in the search bar to see our favorites!  

2. We are obsessed with this lucite chair we just ordered for a client and we love the idea of customizing it with a patterned fabric.

3. How darling is this blouse from Ann Taylor? (It's got everything...ruffles, stripes, AND off-the-shoulder!) Plus...it's also the perfect time to scoop up some of our favorites from last week because they are having a GREAT sale!!! 

4. We have been on the hunt for the perfect new bathing suit and we are in LOVE with this floral one piece from Madewell!  They also have SO many cute blouses and how great are these woven leather slides?

5. Loving this blue floral caftan from Tory Burch paired with these fabulous slides ...we are living in slides these days and never shy away from a pop of color...we just picked these up in yellow! 

6. How sweet are these blue and white striped lounge shorts from Nordstrom?? Perfect for a cozy night in.  

7. We always love a good pillow update! One Kings Lane has some gorgeous ones to choose from...we think this vintage cutie would be fun to mix with a classic toile or this darling blue and white linen option. We love this block print too! 

8. Need a last minute Mother's Day Gift?   We think this is ADORABLE and we think just about any Mom would love this and...it's currently 20% off!

9. Wisteria is having a sale, up to 40% off pieces they love!  We just so happen to love this classic scalloped front chest, these rattan placemats, and here's a great little dose of chinoiserie

10. World Market is currently having a buy more save more sale...which to us is the perfect excuse to buy their amazing outdoor furniture