Home Decor Inspired By The Oscars

Motion picture award season comes to a glorious golden crescendo Sunday, February 9th with the broadcast of the 92st Academy Awards.

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Hollywood glitz and glamour arrives at The Dolby Theater in regal manner on Oscars Sunday to celebrate Hollywood artistry.

The Dolby Theater The Dolby Theater

Actors, artists, producers, directors, set designers and their memorable movie sets, locations, sound, and scores that produce legendary moments in film will capture the evening.

“I live for old movies. You can learn all about decorating, table manners, chic dressing, and stylish living from old black-and-white films!”

— Hutton Wilkinson

I love the design and decor aspects and intrigue of the Hollywood motion picture, and the glamour of Oscars stage decor.

This video from Architectural Digest highlights the best Oscars stage decor of all time.

Town & Country Magazine takes us back to what the Oscars looked like through the years.

On the Monday morning after the Oscars night before, the buzz will build around talented fashion and decor designers who will translate Oscars best to accessories, accents, and home decor inspired by the Oscars.

Salutes to the splendor of classic Hollywood, today’s pop culture, red carpet fashions, costume design, and visually impressive cinematic color palettes serve as an artist’s muse in the design concept of accessories, accents, and home decor inspired by the Oscars.

Suzan Fellman LLC

Suzan Fellman LLC

Classic elegance.

Glamour and glitz.

Timeless sophistication.

Avant-guard style with give them something to talk about overtones.


Reine Sconce

There is a distinct correlation between the allure of the beauty created on the silver screen and home decor inspired by the Oscars.

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Jack Nicholson Helen Hunt

Helen Hunt – Jack Nicholson – Oscars 1998

Hutton Wilkinson

Hutton Wilkinson – One Kings Lane

Dining Room by Ken Fulk2017 Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dining Room by Ken Fulk

Who can forget Angelina Jolie’s gorgeous fashion statement emerald earrings from the 81st Academy Awards?

emerald green drop earrings

Hollywood excels in the art of color with its influence emulated in design and decorating through a technicolor infused palette divine.


Climbing Leopard Rug by Diane von Furstenberg

Round Cocktail OttomanRound Cocktail Ottoman

Emerald green received a rave review, and hit the fashion runway and design world with a vengeance.

Scott Living Luxe Emerald Green Storage Box Table Decor

Scott Living Luxe Emerald Green Storage Box Table Decor


Joni Modern Chic Trays – Green – Set of Two

Color, pattern and texture deliver a stellar performance on both the big screen and in an intimate space.

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"Extreme Romance" Limited Edition of 20“Extreme Romance” Limited Edition of 20 – Rimi Yang

Hollywood films, much like design styles, are categorized by genre.

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Brass Hildebrandt Palm 12-Light Unique / Statement Tiered ChandelierBrass Hildebrandt Palm 12-Light Unique / Statement Tiered Chandelier

Where drama, suspense, horror or mystery is the favored choice of one, romance, adventure, musical, and documentary is the favored choice of another.


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Cansler 2 Door Accent CabinetCansler 2 Door Accent Cabinet

Tastes vary from genre to decade to design style, making it necessary to produce pieces that broaden audience appeal.

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Rossetti Upholstered Dining ChairRossetti Upholstered Chair

Tiara Silver Granello Chandelier

Tiara Silver Granello Chandelier

Denys Console TableDenys Console Table

Riegel Ribbon-Inspired 2 Door Accent CabinetRiegel Ribbon-Inspired 2 Door Accent Cabinet

A modern take on the designs of classic Hollywood style and crystal wall sconces in gold gilt glitz both capture the essence of Hollywood opulence.


Jessica Lagrange Interiors


Brass and Crystal Sconce With Peacock Motif

Brass and Crystal Sconce With Peacock Motif

Mario BuattaMario Buatta

1980s Vintage Gold Leaf Fleur De Lis Vanity Chair1980s Vintage Gold Leaf Fleur De Lis Vanity Chair

Safavieh Lighting Darby Adjustable 3-light Small Brass Pendant

Safavieh Lighting Darby Adjustable 3-light Small Brass Pendant

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home decor inspired by the Oscars

2 Door Accent Cabinet


Kim Smith Photo

Art Deco Peacock Maidens Lamp

Art Deco Peacock Maidens Lamp

Caracole Classic Neutral Cream Gold Bullion Barrel Accent ChairCaracole Classic Neutral Cream Gold Bullion Barrel Accent Chair


Feathers Pattern Wall Mirror

Feathers Pattern Wall Mirror

2 Piece Art Deco Dancers by Pierre Le Faguays (1892-1962) Figurine Set

2 Piece Art Deco Dancers by Pierre Le Faguays (1892-1962) Figurine Set

Alexandra Naranjo Designs

Alexandra Naranjo Designs

Scala Murano Chandelier

Scala Murano Chandelier

Raymond Mirror

Raymond Mirror

twiggy mirrorFrederick Cooper Twiggy Mirror

Potts 2 Drawer Nightstand

Potts 2 Drawer Nightstand

Simpatico Murano Glass Chandelier, Gold

Simpatico Murano Glass Chandelier, Gold

Halle Berry – (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)

floral rose pillowRose Throw Pillows

Lorenzo Castillo for The Rug Company

Lorenzo Castillo for The Rug Company

Wiggle Chair MerlotWiggle Chair Merlot

Taufner Green Beige Area RugTaufner Green Beige Area Rug


Nicole Kidman in Balenciaga 

Vintage Roche Bobois Acrylic AccentVintage Roche Bobois Acrylic Accent

fabric table lampFabric Table Lamp


Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Couture – PopSugar Fashion

Steilish-Interiors-Architecture-photo-credit-Nickolas-SargentSteilish Interiors & Architecture- Photo Credit: Nickolas Sargent

Stockport Curved LoveseatStockport Curved Loveseat


Plumerville Velvet Swivel Barrel ChairPlumerville Velvet Swivel Barrel Chair


Mermaid Rug

Mermaid Rug


Barry Dixon for Arteriors Aramis SconceBarry Dixon for Arteriors Aramis Sconce

Sunray PinkSunray Pink

Uttermost 5032 Destello Starburst Rounded Mirror

Uttermost 5032 Destello Starburst Rounded Mirror


Ashli Mizell 

Glossed and glamorous ebonized walnut walls reflect the light of the center chandelier from Thomas Grant Chandeliers located in Dallas, Texas.

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Tiepolo 16 Light Chandelier, Firenze Clear

Tiepolo 16 Light Chandelier, Firenze Clear

Inspired by the chandeliers of the Baroque Ca Rezzonico Palace, this Tiepolo 16 Light Chandelier somewhat resembles the chandelier in the image.

Maxim Chantilly 6-light Single-tier ChandelierMaxim Chantilly 6-light Chandelier

nuLOOM Thomas Paul Power Loomed Zebra Area RugnuLOOM Thomas Paul Power Loomed Zebra Area Rug

Hand-tufted Black White Zebra Animal Print Glamorous Wool Area RugHand-tufted Black White Zebra Animal Print Glamorous Wool Area Rug

gallery-1456426623-gettyimages-140071094Harpers Bazaar

Inspiration is everywhere, and the legendary red carpet showcasing Hollywood on parade style inspires fashion mavens and decoristas alike.


Safavieh Mid-Century Modern Glam Mira Leather Black Club ChairSafavieh Mid-Century Modern Glam Mira Leather Black Club Chair


Juliet 12 - Light Unique / Statement Globe Chandelier

Juliet 12 – Light Unique Statement Globe Chandelier

Judy Garland Canvas Art

Clara Chandelier

Clara Chandelier

3 Drawer Half Circle Accent Chest3 Drawer Half Circle Accent Chest

Fashion influences align with interior design, and the result is a smashing  production scripted by icons, legends, and design stars of the industry.

Eva Mendes in Christian DiorEva Mendes in Christian Dior

Coats Homes

Coats Homes

Howard Elliott Chelsea Antique Silver Starburst MirrorHoward Elliott Chelsea Antique Silver Starburst Mirror

Cosme 11 - Light Sputnik Sphere Chandelier


One-of-a-Kind Batton Garbo B Hand-Knotted Wool Silk RugOne-of-a-Kind Batton Garbo B Hand-Knotted Wool Silk Rug

The golden era of Hollywood interiors lives on through marquee chandeliers, lavish ceiling medallions and gold leaf ceilings.

gold leaf ceilingGold Leaf by Zuber Inc via Traditional Home 

And the Oscar goes to…

Decorative Storage Solutions

Getting your house in order and neatly organized is a necessary all things house that make a home activity.

Today’s post is a popular read- one refreshed for the new year.

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We accumulate scads of stuff in a 365 day period, and organizing it all can be quite the task.

The upside to this sometimes dreaded, always necessary task is decorative storage solutions.

Putting the spaces and the places in your home on a diet will help to get the job done. 



Declutter by definition is removing unnecessary items from an untidy or overcrowded place.

Decluttering is a physical and mental activity.

You stretch, you reach, you bend, you lift, you give thought to.

When you live in a clutter free (or greatly reduced) environment, you can find things easier.

You can get from point A to point B without having to negotiate an obstacle course of stuff.

Decluttering restores order, reduces stress and anxiety, and gives instant visual results.

If you haven’t used or admired it or over the last year, the time is now to part ways with it

If you haven’t used, admired, or simply lost that loving feeling for a particular item, the time is now to part ways with it.

Of course, exceptions to this suggestion exist.

Family heirlooms, inherited collections, and items steeped in sentimental value, but not your present day decor choices, may better fit your decor tucked away in a keepsake storage box-container.


Editing allows you to clear the canvas so you can see the space in a new light.

Taking away from can add to the comprehensive appearance and flow of a space.

Transferring from Within

Transferring furnishings and decor accessories from one room to another puts a new spin on things.

Groupings with the emphasis placed on cohesiveness will balance the scale of the room.

Absolutely play with the look.

Give placement to each and every “that will never go together” idea.

Some of the best looks I’ve put together began just that way.

If the look doesn’t land you’re keen eye will know it.

“What if I fall?

Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?”

― Erin Hanson


House Beautiful

As smart and savvy ideas for decorative storage solutions go, baskets, boxes, compartmentalized organizers, racks, and dividers continue to lead the way in stylish options for honing our home storage and organizational skills.


The Scout Guide

Antique armoires, sideboards, cupboard cabinets, new or vintage display cases, bookcases, crates, and trunks make great housing for just about everything we need and use while feathering our nest.

Antique Carved Pine English Imported Armoire Cabinet Louis XVI Baroque StylingAntique Carved Pine English Imported Armoire

Farreli Display Stand

Farreli Display Stand


Airelle Console Table

Tyler Square Tall Tote Basket with HandlesTyler Square Tall Tote Basket with Handles

woven square basket set

Woven Square Basket Set

Walnut Solid Wood Console TableWalnut Solid Wood Console Table

McGrath II

McGrath II


Pottery Barn

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Safavieh Sidonie Grey Natural Rattan Storage TrunkSafavieh Sidonie Grey Natural Rattan Storage Trunk

Trunks, chests, benches, and coffee tables make excellent 2-for-1 storage options.

19th Continental Scrubbed Pine Blanket Chest with Ball Feet

19th Continental Scrubbed Pine Blanket Chest with Ball Feet

Southern Living Idea House - Crane IslandSouthern Living Idea House – Riverside Homes

Palm Estates Coffee Table

Palm Estates Coffee Table

Dannerville Antique Lift-Top Storage BenchDannerville Antique Lift-Top Storage Bench

Domiteaux ArchitectsDomiteaux Architects

Sapphire Round Storage OttomanSapphire Round Storage Ottoman

Storage options need not be plain, boring, or lacking in decorative oomph.

Household Essentials® Collapsible Storage Boxes with Lids in Orange (Set of 2)

Household Essentials® Collapsible Storage Boxes with Lids in Orange (Set of 2)

hat boxes

Fabric Storage Bin with Tassel, 2-PackFabric Storage Bin with Tassel, 2-Pack


European Grain Pantry Box

European Grain Pantry Box

Lindy 2 Piece Decorative Trunk SetLindy Decorative Trunk Set


Fresh Home


Antique American Empire Flame Mahogany Bookcase Curio Cabinet 

Lexington Black Glass Door BookcaseLexington Black Glass Door Bookcase

harvest-wire-basketHarvest Wire Storage Basket

Mainstays Medium Round Wire Copper Basket - 4 Pack

wire storage basket set of 4

Mainstays Medium Round Wire Copper Basket – 4 Pack


Vintage French Market BasketVintage French Market Basket

Albin Rattan BasketAlbin Rattan Basket

A vintage dish, box, or mug becomes a handsome holder for cuff links, change, keys, phone, jewelry, or sunglasses.

1975 New Orleans Attractions Ruffled Glass Trinket Dish1975 New Orleans Attractions Ruffled Glass Trinket Dish


Butter Cheese Dome Under Plate Vintage Silver Plated SmallButter Cheese Dome Under Plate 



Toby Mug


1950s Vintage Tortoise Bakelite Jewelry Box

Items that make one pretty look polished and organized when housed in vintage silver tea set pieces.

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Never underestimate the organizational power of dollar store storage hacks.


The quickest way to clutter up the top of your desk is to let the mail stack up on it.

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Not all of us have gone paperless or digital (e.g., bills and magazines).

As much as I love receiving greeting cards through the USPS, they do tend to stack up.


Wall hanging letter baskets solve the problem, free up valuable desktop space, and look smashing.

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New for the storage resort season, natural caning boxes are sizing up to be a smashing storage solution choice.

natural caning boxes

Natural Caning Boxes

Organizing in style doesn’t stop at the desktop.

clear drawer storage organizersDrawer Organizers

Glitter 4 Tier TrolleyGlitter 4 Tier Trolley


Vintage pitchers, containers, and crocks make a charming choice of housing for kitchen utensils.

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vintage pitchers


Once upon a time function and style was an either-or situation.

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Bracey Decorative Metal Wall Mounted Coat Rack1

Bracey Decorative Metal Wall Mounted Coat Rack

Fortunately, designers and retailers got the memo, and the decorative storage solutions in today’s market offer both.


Metal Wall Decor With Hooks

Waterpipe Metal Wall Decor With Hooks

Waterpipe Metal Wall Decor With Hooks

gold-hanging-utensil-holderHanging Utensil Basket

Decorative 3-tier display servers remain a super popular storage and display option.

3R Studios Wood 3 Tiered Shelf Server3R Studios Wood 3 Tiered Shelf Server

Galvanized Cloverleaf 3-Tier Display StandGalvanized Cloverleaf 3-Tier Display Stand

Giving the Dog a Bone


Beau, the wonder Shepherd, loves his afternoon treats.

Each afternoon at promptly 3:00 p.m. he appears at the French doors ready for his afternoon snack.

Anchor Hocking 3 Qt. Heritage Hill JarAnchor Hocking Heritage Hill Jar

The Ziploc bag I presently store the box of bones in gets the job done, but isn’t exactly what one would deem stylish storage solutions.

Pet Woven Rattan Bone Toy Basket

Pet Woven Rattan Bone Toy Basket

Taylor Madison woof jute binTaylor Madison Woof Jute Bin


DII Bone Dry Small Hyacinth Bone Shape Storage BasketDII Bone Dry Small Hyacinth Bone Shape Storage Basket

Towels, keys, leashes, coats, backpacks, messenger bags, purses, jewelry,  scarves, and robes hang in style on decorative wall hooks.

leopard-name-plate-wall-hooksLeopard Wall Hooks

Lion Wall Hook - GoldLion Wall Hook – Gold

Houser Dog Wall Hook

Houser Dog Wall Hook

Boxer coat hookBoxer Wall Hook

Decorative storage solutions bring style to the job of getting organized by offering options big on both function and style.

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Home Accents Today Show and Tell

The May issue of Home Accents Today arrived this week which means it’s home accents today show and tell time.

Home Accents Today Show and Tell

The customized Mosaic welcome mat collection by Spicher and Company immediately caught my eye.

Mosaic Customized 8th Avenue 24x36

These customized mats remind me of the shop entry and restaurant foyer  Mosaic decor seen throughout New Orleans.


Napoleon House Mosaic 

The consumer spotlight is on the best social media platforms for info about home furnishings.

Facebook leads the way with 38%.

Pinterest captures 23% of the pie.


Rounding out the numbers:

YouTube:   16%

Instagram:  10%

Yelp:  5%

Reddit:  5%

Twitter:  3%

Strategic Insights, March/April 2018 Furniture Today Study

Now for the good stuff we turn the style spotlight on selected items currently catching my eye in the feature Best of Market 2019.


Vail Chandelier

Vail Chandelier – Arteriors



Demoiselle Crane Watercolor by Edward Lear – Celadon Art


Vivi Swivel Chair

Vivi Swivel Chair –  Hancock & Moore


John-Richard Antique Gold and Blue Enamel Table Lamp

John-Richard Antique Gold and Blue Enamel Table Lamp


Infinity Cocktail Table

Infinity Cocktail Table


mystic forest Orian rugMystic Forest Soft White Rug

I enjoy being in the know when it comes to new and exciting products, home decor accents, and purchasing information.  Luckily each month Home Accents Today arrives to my mailbox keeping me in the design and decor loop from cover to cover.

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Home Bar Styling Ideas

Home bar styling ideas reach beyond a portable card table or kitchen countertop.

Jenn Feldman DesignsJenn Feldman Designs

A home bar serves up more than just cocktails when the spirits, wine, glassware, decor finds and beverage accouterments are stylishly displayed on a bar cart, accent cabinet or table, bookshelf, inside a media cabinet,  antique armoire, or atop a mid-century modern credenza.

gold mirrored media bat cabinet

House Beautiful

The mix and the marvel is in details, proportion and placement.

Silverwing Interiors

Silverwing Interiors

Styling a home bar works off the same principle applied to styling a coffee table.

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Blakely Interior Design

X marks the center spot which is the prime location for a medium or low height object placement.

Metal Mirror 2-Tier Bar Cart, 34"x34"

Metal Mirror 2-Tier Bar Cart, 34″x34″

The outer areas balance the method with graduated heights to continue the flow and engage the eye.

Emma J Shipley Des Animaux Coaster

Emma J Shipley Des Animaux Coaster

Accessorizing the bar cart, cabinet, tray, or tabletop proves an entertaining and easy endeavor when you have a theme to build upon.

Play it up with whimsical finds and unique additions.

Ginger Barber Interior DesignGinger Barber Interior Design

Tudor Rattan Ice Bucket

Tudor Rattan Ice Bucket

Cape Coral Collection Shell Vase Utensil HolderCape Coral Collection Shell Vase Utensil Holder


Take the party and the home bar styling ideas outside.

Silver Hammered Beverage Tub

Silver Hammered Beverage Tub

a-weathered-sea-captainA Weathered Sea Captain Oil Painting Reproduction Print

1940s Vintage Lobster Dish1940s Vintage Lobster Dish

A vintage lobster dish makes a great dish for cocktail garnishes, stirrers, or nuts.

McKenzie Anchor Ice Bucket

McKenzie Anchor Ice Bucket


House Beautiful

19th Century French Empire Antique Mahogany Commode

19th Century French Empire Antique Mahogany Commode

1900s Art Nouveau Cranberry & Gold Flash Glass Pitcher "Delaware" by Us Glass Art Nouveau Cranberry & Gold Flash Glass Pitcher “Delaware” by Us Glass

Dublin Triangle DecanterDublin Triangle Decanter

Amanda Reynal Interiors

Amanda Reynal Interiors

Goldinger-Dublin-gobletGodinger Dublin Goblet – Set of 4

You can’t go wrong with classic blue and white porcelain vases and accents.

Marbled Swirl Ginger Jar - Blue/WhiteMarbled Swirl Ginger Jar – Blue/White

Plum Blossom Ginger Jar Plum Blossom Ginger Jar

There’s blue and white, and then there’s blue and white.

Antique 3-drawer Duchess ChestAntique 3-drawer Duchess Chest

The Duchess chest is a stunning alternative to a bar cart.

Safavieh Lighting Bodin LED Table Lamp

Safavieh Lighting 23″ Bodin LED Table Lamp (Set of 2)

The secret to successful entertaining is creating an ambiance of effortless elegance.

foyer-bar Martha Stewart – Photography by Paul Costello

This image exemplifies just that as the simple yet elegant touches set the tone and the style for an evening of sips and toasts.


Dorset Toasting Flutes, Set of 2

Dorset Toasting Flutes, Set of 2

Gold Rim Coupe Glasses

Gold Rim Coupe Glasses

chinoiserie-home-barHouse Beautiful

Faron Console - Distressed Copper Base

Faron Console – Distressed Copper Base

Ellis Art Print 23 Beautiful Antique Sea Ocean Red Coral Ellis Art Print 23 Beautiful Antique Sea Ocean Red Coral

Artland Inc. Iris Ruby DOF Glasses - Set of 4Artland Inc. Iris Ruby DOF Glasses – Set of 4


Viv All Purpose Big Wine Glasses, Set of 8

red-lacquer-trayRed Rectangular Lacquer Serving Tray


Red Murano Glass Bowl w/ Infused FlakesRed Murano Glass Bowl w/ Infused Flakes


Rue Magazine

Vintage Stieff Historic Newport Decanter Tags - Set of 4


Antique Silver Sentiment PitcherAntique Silver Sentiment Pitcher

Garnish your home bar with a hint of whimsical.


Mix and mingle classic accents and barware essentials with modern with vintage, metals, colors, textures, and patterns.

Travelodge Sleepy Bear Jim Beam Advertising Whiskey Decanter 1972

Travelodge Sleepy Bear Jim Beam Advertising Whiskey Decanter 1972

Cocktail stirrers, straws, mixology tools and accessories house well in vintage candy dishes.




Dolly Parton Framed Canvas PrintDolly Parton Framed Canvas Print

Stunning glassware and decanters cut heavy with style and pattern.

cranberry glass decantersEBTH

Fabulous, fun, and funky accents and accessories.

What On Earth Great Places Arc De Triomphe Table LampWhat On Earth Great Places Arc De Triomphe Table Lamp

A conversation piece.

I use my vintage Antoine’s creamer as a jigger which never fails to start the “where did you get this?” conversation.

Antoine vintage creamer

This is the way we make a stylish bar cart.

Golden Square Bar CartGolden Square Bar Cart

Console, cabinet, chest, or cart- cheers to the glamorously chic home bar, stylish and responsible entertaining and the holiday sip and social season.

Uttermost Amaranto Gold Serving Tea Cart

Uttermost Amaranto Gold Serving Tea Cart

Rondo Crystal Whiskey/Liquor Rectangular 25 oz. DecanterRondo Crystal Whiskey/Liquor Rectangular 25 oz. Decanter


Real Simple

Pryce Gold Rocks GlassPryce Gold Glassware

vintage-heisey-gold-accent-candy-dishVintage Heisey Paneled 22 kt Gold Accent Candy Dish

neo-classical-Traditional-HomeTraditional Home on Pinterest


Lagasse Bar CartLagasse Bar Cart


Duggins DecanterDuggins Decanter


Anchor Hocking Fairfield Green Glass Pedestal Bowl

Anchor Hocking Fairfield Green Glass Pedestal Bowl

Making spirits bright this holiday social season starts with the well-appointed home bar.

Holiday-Happy-Hour-Bar-cartHouse & Home

Melania 9 oz. Stemmed Wine Glass

Melania 9 oz. Stemmed Wine Glass

toasting cocktails

Better Homes & Gardens

Pimpernel Macarons Set of 6 Coasters

Pimpernel Macarons Set of 6 Coasters

allison elebash interior designAllison Elebash Interior Design

Tadcaster Bar Cart

Tadcaster Bar Cart

Set of 6 Exquisite Bohemian Crystal Style Cut Czech Drinking Rock Glass Cups Tumbler SetSet of 6 Bohemian Crystal Style Cut Czech Tumbler Set

The essential pop of color welcomes style home.

gentlemens bar cartSouthern Living



Poulan Tray Bar Cart

Poulon Tray Bar


Cast Aluminum Wine Cooler


Cast Aluminum Wine Cooler

Rattan Rectangular Tray with Rounded Corners and Cutout Handles

Rattan Rectangular Tray with Rounded Corners and Cutout Handles

S/6 Whiskey Neat Note CardsSet of 6 Whiskey Neat Note Cards – Lana’s Shop

In Spirits of the Holiday Style-


Domino – Photography by Cassandra Monroe

Pulaski Gigi Accent Cabinet with Wine & Stemware StoragePulaski Gigi Accent Cabinet with Wine & Stemware Storage


Gold Sitting Deer Looking Right

Jade 2-Door CabinetJade 2-Door Cabinet


gold swan cocktail picks

Gold Swan Cocktail Picks

Godinger Serpentine Gallery Tray

Godinger Serpentine Gallery Tray

gold trees cocktail glasses

Manor Gold Foil Double Old-Fashioned Glass  

White Stoneware Plates with Gold Rims, 8 in.

White Stoneware Plates with Gold Rims, 8 in.

Belham Living Silver Christmas Wreath

Belham Living Silver Christmas Wreath


silver tumblers

Jewel Silver Glasses


Wilshire Decanter, Red

Wilshire Decanter, Red

Snacks go well with seasonal cocktails, and the clear candy kiss dishes house nuts, pretzels, etc… in holiday fashion.

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Snacks go well with seasonal cocktails, and the clear candy kiss dishes house nuts, pretzels, etc… in holiday fashion.

 Candy Dish Collection from Godinger Candy Dish Collection from Godinger

All Spruced Up Ceramic PitcherAll Spruced Up Ceramic Pitcher

he sees you when your drinking beverage napkins

bulb light cups

Packed Party Mini Holiday Light Cups Set of 4

festive bar cartSouthern Living – Photography by Kat Teutsch / Big Leo

dark magnolia wreath


Holiday Gatherings Tartan Plaid Appetizer Plates Set of 4   4pk Porcelain Wexford Dinner Plates

Metallic Penguin Cocktail ShakerMetallic Penguin Cocktail Shaker

Metallic Stripes Cocktail Glasses, Set of 4Metallic Stripes Cocktail Glasses, Set of 4

mint julep cups set


bar menu mirror Southern Living

butler console tableRothwell Butler Console Table

console top


faux boxwood garlandBoxwood Garland

HomArt - Long Match Box Set of 2 - Oh, Christmas Tree - Gold Foil - GreenHomArt – Long Match Box Set of 2 – Oh, Christmas Tree 

Britta Optic 3-Gallon Punch Bowl

Britta Optic 3-Gallon Punch Bowl

Dollar store nickel-plated serving trays make a lovely presentation and prove budget-friendly.


I use these trays for everything from serving trays to cocktail napkin holders to coasters.

waiting-on-martha-bar-trayWaiting on Martha


crystal-cut-glass-bowl-honeysuckleRoyal Brierley Honeysuckle Crystal Bowl

The art of farmhouse style courtesy of casually elegant pieces.

Cattle Graze I Hand Embellished Canvas Art Print

Cattle Graze I Hand Embellished Canvas Art Print

Henriksen Coastal Inspired 2 Door Bar CabinetHenriksen Coastal Inspired 2 Door Bar Cabinet

Standing Squirrel Nut BowlStanding Squirrel Nut Bowl

Gildan 2 Door Accent CabinetGildan 2 Door Accent Cabinet

Torched Copper Ice BucketTorched Copper Ice Bucket

Antiqued Copper-Finish Shaker & JiggerAntiqued Copper-Finish Shaker & Jigger

Tuscany Classics - Whiskey 3pc SetTuscany Classics – Whiskey 3pc Set

Prosper Iron Round Accent Tray

Prosper Iron Round Accent Tray

Super cute idea for a farmhouse style home bar shot glass or jigger.

Pewter Cow Creamer

Pewter Cow Creamer


Home Bar FYI:

Shot glasses range in size from 1 to 1¼  to 1½ ounces.

A pony shot equals 1 fluid ounce.

A jigger equals 1½ fluid ounces.

industrial style home barSlesinski Design Group, Inc.

pinecone-base-lucite-lampPine Cone and Crystal Table Lamp

stag-cocktail-shakerStag Cocktail Shaker

Lenox Antler DecanterLenox Antler Decanter

bar-cart-lucite-chair-leopardBliss at Home – Bloglovin’


Ardsley Acrylic Klismos Upholstered Chair

leopard accent plateLeopard Plate

cheetah print napkin

Cheetah Print Napkin

leopard lumbar pillow coverLeopard Lumbar Pillow Cover



Regency Eagle Bevel Mirror

brass-bar-cart-stockedBetter Homes and Gardens

Molly+Martini+Bar+CartMolly Bar Cart

Maddox 2 Door Accent Cabinet

Maddox 2 Door Accent Cabinet

Springhill Traditional Carved 2 Door Accent CabinetSpringhill Traditional Carved 2 Door Accent Cabinet


Jax Double Old Fashion - Set of 4Jax Double Old Fashion – Set of 4


American Brilliant Period Water Wine Liquor Decanter CarafeAmerican Brilliant Period Water Wine Liquor Decanter Carafe

Badash Crystal Chelsea Ice BucketBadash Crystal Chelsea Ice Bucket


bert the peacock gold spoon restBert the Peacock Gold Spoon Rest


Suave Glass Pitcher  ||  Twirl Decanter  ||  Odette Handcut Glass Decanter

Louisiana lagniappe reflects a sense of home state home which reflects a sense of my personal style.

Stainless Steel Leather Console Table

Stainless Steel Leather Console Table


arthur-court-ice-scoopArthur Court Alligator Ice Scoop


Arthur Court Alligator Pilsner Glasses

Set of Two Alligator BookendsSet of Two Alligator Bookends

croco ice bucketCroco Ice Bucket

Southern entertaining and the home bar go together like Tabasco and tomato juice.

holiday-home-bar-outdoor-entertainingSouthern Living

Take the home bar styling ideas outdoors.

Cocktails on the front or the back porch strike a chord of Southern charm.

I love how a bit of imagine results in an outdoor grill becoming a Bloody Mary bar accessorized with vintage serving pieces of silver, crystal, pottery, and porcelain.


Bali Collection Glass Carafe,  All Natural Handwoven Rattan Wrapping

Sea Grass Sleeve Tumblers

Sea Grass Sleeve Tumblers

"Miss Désirée" Double Old-Fashioned Glass“Miss Désirée” Double Old-Fashioned Glass


Libbey Southern Comfort Set of Four 22K Gold and Aqua Riverboat Highball Tumblers circa 1968

Southern Comfort Set of Four 22K Gold and Aqua Riverboat Highball Tumblers

vintage gold setter ash tray 1

Vintage Irish SETTER Bronze Dog Plaque Ash Tray Sculpture

Cane Mixing Bowl by Mason Cash

Cane Mixing Bowl by Mason Cash


Gold+Accent+TraySilver Accent Tray


Glitter Guide

A Mardi Gras mambo always adds Louisiana style to the mix and the mingle.

Louisiana bar themed accessories


Macdougal Gold Accent Tray

Macdougal Gold Accent Tray

Giada Acrylic Wine Glass - Green - Large

Giada Acrylic Wine Glass – Green – Large

Vintage Culver Mardi Gras Jester Glasses

Vintage Culver Mardi Gras Jester Glasses 

Grassingt Clear 14 oz. Acrylic Every Day Glasses

Grassingt Clear 14 oz. Acrylic Every Day Glasses


Glass “Elixir” Bottle

 Emerald Collection Diamond salad plate from Coton Colors Emerald Collection Diamond Plates from Coton Colors

A candle holder is a stirrer holder is a candy dish is a …


Vintage Gold Crown Candle HolderVintage Gold Crown Candle Holder



Everything old is new and in style again.

Breene 2 Door Accent CabinetBreene 2 Door Accent Cabinet

Jack Nicholson @ China Town Framed PrintJack Nicholson @ China Town Framed Print

Mayton 17" Table Lamp

Mayton 17″ Table Lamp

Zhori-Midcentury-Modern-bar-cartZhori Midcentury Modern Bar Cart – Holly & Martin


Beck Ottoman/Coffee Table Tray

Beck Ottoman/Coffee Table Tray

Man Walks Coasters

Man Walks Coasters


Drake Metallic Double Old-Fashioned Glasses

Drake Metallic Double Old-Fashioned Glasses


burl-wood-rectangular-trayBurl Wood Rectangular Tray


Mid Century Orange Party Bowl

Mid Century Orange Party Bowl


franklin-double-old-fashioned-glassFranklin Double Old-Fashioned Glass

Lion Wine Bottle HolderLion Wine Bottle Holder

Cocktails and conversation take place around unique home bar pieces.

Steven Sclaroff

Steven Sclaroff


Radius Decanter

Hendrick+InteriorsHendrick Interiors


Godinger Wooden Airplane Cheese Board

Airplane 5 Piece Bartool Set

Airplane 5 Piece Bartool Set


Brixton 12-Ounce Rocks Glass

Brixton 12-Ounce Rocks Glass

Harrison Round TrayHarrison Round Tray



Steady-Temp 8 oz. Martini GlassSteady-Temp 8 oz. Martini Glass

pointdexter silver cocktail picks with hat set of 6

Pointdexter Silver Cocktail Stirrers

Alsten Pillow - Ralph Lauren Home

Alsten Pillow – Ralph Lauren Home

Before many of us became smarter and healthier and the laws of the land changed, the ash tray was part of the cocktail bar landscape.

Vintage Military Hats Ashtray

Vintage Military Hats Ashtray

A vintage ash tray repurposed as a cocktail spoon or stirrer holder makes a great conversation piece.

Joker Horse Shot GlassJoker Horse Shot Glass



Biscuit Barrel with Lid

I gifted our nephew the Godinger Rabbit Head Bottle Opener for Christmas, and was so impressed with it I ordered one for the Places In The Home home bar.

Rabbit Head Bottle OpenerRabbit Head Bottle Opener

Hammered Candy Nut BowlHammered Candy / Nut Bowl

stovetop sugar free candied nuts Stovetop Sugar Free Candied Nuts 

Entertain these home bar styling ideas for a finished result that’s one part glamour, one part personal style, and one part fabulous now being served.

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In The Lowcountry Style Of Show and Tell

A pinning, sourcing and swooning eye spy session put inspiration to idea for this in the Lowcountry style of show and tell.

Recently I received an email from Traditional Home which piqued my interest (isn’t that the point?).   As most of us do, I followed through with a click and, Lowcountry and behold, I discovered the feature “Breezy Lowcountry Home by Amy Elbert.”

The image gallery featured fifteen images capturing the charm of the inviting spaces and places of a vacation home in South Carolina’s Lowcountry designed by architect Geoffrey Bray and interior designer Wendy Kirkland.

Even though the article appears to be from the June 2014 issue, it proves classic design and decorating choices rooted in symmetry and proportion stand the test of time and trend.


Designer Wendy Kirkland

I really like this image of the great room vignette, and thought it may be fun to emulate the look in an in the Lowcountry style of show and tell feature.

I can’t tell you how many times a client has started a consultation by showing me an image from a shelter magazine or Pinterest followed up with a request for the completed space(s) to look exactly as pictured in the aforementioned image.

Imitation is the most sincerest form of flattery, and I’ve yet to meet a decorista who hasn’t flattered the heck out of designer or decorator by borrowing from a well designed and decorated space.

Call it a creative compliment.

I don’t participate in, condone, nor suggest taking the work of another and calling it your own.


What I have done, and continue to do, is use the initial presentation as inspiration and from there incorporate my own personal in the Lowcountry style of preferences.


Lowcountry refers to the geographic and cultural region along the coastal region of the Georgia and South Carolina coast.

Lowcountry style combines sophisticated coastal with Southern chic.

Lowcountry style

Sourcing furnishings and decor items in the style of consists of searching sites for antiques, vintage and new pieces that complement the primary style, and then utilizing those finds to create visual harmony, balance and beauty.


Solid Mahogany Rustic Continental Style Server Console

Antique buffets, sideboards, and servers make excellent spot pieces.  I’ve seen them used in foyers, hallways, kitchens, dining rooms, mudrooms, bathrooms- you get the idea.

Antique furniture does not do it for everyone, but when you compare quality, price, patina and presence of an antique piece to a new piece, often there is no comparison between the two.


     Early 19th Century French Server
Antique Louis XV French Country Style Buffet 

The Sir John’s Cabinet is a new piece with antique characteristics.

Turned feet.

Dentil moulded frieze accent.

Parquetry doors.

Okay, let’s move on to the accessories and accents part of the in the Lowcountry style of show and tell.

Sir John's Cabinet

Theodore Alexander Castle Bromwich Sir John’s Cabinet

When I can’t find the exact item or don’t exactly love the piece in totality, I pull from the highlights and work from there.

A large natural barnacle cluster paired with a Rosewood rectangular display stand images the look  while being more in line with my own taste.


Barnacle Cluster

Why no stand under the decorative barnacle bunch?

Try, try as I may, I could not get the stand positioned correctly and adding it to the moodboard threw the entire look off.


Rosewood Rectangular Stand

The landscape painting in the image is by artist Peter Hoffer.

I am sourcing an original work of Peter Hoffer and an in the style of option.


Cameo 39, 2013 by Peter Hoffer 


The Elm Tree Canvas Print by George Inness

The lamp featured in the game room vignette is made from architectural salvage.

The antique reproduction stool/chair is upholstered in a Pearson fabric.

I’ve come up with several in the Lowcountry style of recommendations for your decorating consideration.


Catalina Lighting Oil Rubbed Bronze Two-Light Table Lamp

The wall sconce light used in the moodboard sold out before I could post, so back to the moodboard we go for a selection of substitutions.


Studebaker 2-Light Wall Sconce  ||  Karissa 2-Light Wall Sconce    Colesberry 2-Light Wall Sconce  ||  Williamsburg Lightfoot 2-Light Armed Sconce  ||  Underscore 2-Light Wallchieres



Lanesboro Bar Stool    ||   Unadilla Bar Stool

The all you need is a decorative throw pillow to complete the look option applies here.


When they go cheap, we go chic.

By cheap I mean inexpensive, and by chic I mean fantastic style as it stands, but fabulous with a touch of customization.

Carolina Cottage Remick 30-Inch Barley Twist Leg Bar Stool in Espresso

Carolina Cottage Remick 30-Inch Barley Twist Leg Bar Stool in Espresso


Inside Fabric

When the price point allows, consider upholstering a piece in a striking fabric to add yet another layer of personal style to the look.


Inside Fabric

Coastal design style is a summer natural, and when it is merged with in the Lowcountry style of accents and accessories the result is a serene, inviting, and charming aesthetic.

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The Art Of The Hang: Instructions For Hanging Art

I received an email suggesting a repost of The Art of the Hang: Instructions for Hanging Art may prove beneficial to new readers and decoristas taking spring updating to heart and wall alike.  In the spirit of seasonal updating, this new, improved and updated version is primed and ready to show and tell you Places In The Home instructions for hanging art.


It’s funny how movie titles stick in the impressionable side of my brain, becoming an exercise in conversion to interior design and decorating application.  Let me demonstrate for you how it’s done.

hang 'em high

Hang ‘Em High is a 1968 western starring Clint Eastwood.

It is not the standard instructions for hanging art and decorative accents.


House & Garden

In many cases and in many spaces, exceptions must be made to the general rule of design and decorating.

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”

― Pablo Picasso


Lewis Interiors

Balance, scale and proportion partnered with room size, ceiling height, and intention of dramatic effect become the relevant factors to consider when assessing placement of artwork.


Traditional Home


Traditional Home

Over my career as interior decorator, house to home flipper/stager, and antiques shopkeeper, I have hung my fair share of framed artwork, decorative antique plates, pediments, mirrors, ironwork, and sconces.


House & Garden

Some high, some higher and some at the highest point on a wall.


House Beautiful


Interior designer Rita Konig’s West London Flat

Not all spaces, walls, decorating styles, tastes, and intended results are created equal.

Thank goodness!



How boring it would be to exist in a cookie-cutter world of design and decorating.


Decorating Ideas ~  Trend Spotted: Marble Now

Many homes ago we were blessed or cursed depending on how you look at it with sixteen foot ceilings.   The traditional rule of picture hanging did not apply in this case, and decorative interpretation as well as adjustment blurred all standard lines and rules of placement.


Architectural Digest

I’ve come to believe the concept of the gallery wall was born out of tall ceilings and the decorative pursuit to avoid a void of space.

gallery-wallTraditional Home

Hanging the artwork and decorative accouterments at eye level didn’t flow  and would have been visually boring.   Not all eye levels are created equal.  The exception to the traditional rule applies here.



Back in the late Seventies, my parents attended a starving artist sale.  A buying spree of landscape, floral and architecture paintings ensued.  With  hammer and picture hanging kit in hand, no formal instructions for hanging art to guide, and two sets of eyes fixed for eyeballing measurements and placement, the marathon art hanging session commenced.

Aren’t you going to use a measuring tape?

Don’t need it.

Let me at least get you the yard stick.

No, we’ve got this.

Is it level?

Good enough.

I was fourteen at the time and even I knew this wasn’t the way to go.

macgyverCBS Consumer Products

Dave the Builder is a MacGyver in the name of all things house that make a home.  In his apprenticeship years he mastered the skill of hanging pictures, mirrors, artwork, etc. in both a visually pleasing and design appropriate manner.  He brings his mathematical, architectural experience, and building talents to the table, and I bring a discerning eye and keen supervisory skills.

I’m good like that.

From years of hanging art in our homes, homes of clients, and at Hopefully Classic, we have mastered the art of the hang by following the instructions for hanging art.  

instructions for hanging art

Eye level varies from person to person, height to height.  If it doesn’t look right to you, raise or lower the artwork to accommodate.

After deciding the desired height to hang the picture, measure from the ceiling the distance to one hanger on one side of the picture.

Next, measure from the ceiling to the other side hanger to assure a level picture hanging.   If the frame has only one center hanger, measure the back of the picture from the center of the bottom of the frame to the center of the top of the frame.  Divide this number in half.   That is your center line.

Mark spot(s) on the wall with a pencil.

Pull the picture wire tightly upward as if  hanging on the hook. Measure the distance from the center line to the top point of the wire.  Add this distance to the eye level line measurement ( your pencil mark or marks on the wall).  This is where you put the picture hook.

Two hooks placed 2 inches apart seems to work best for smaller pieces.

If the piece is larger, it is better to use two hooks spaced 8 inches from each side.


Charleston Magazine

Interior design and decorating is a process.  Placing  furniture and deciding on what will be the focal point of the room begins the process.  With decisions reached and furniture placed, I step back and view the walls as the canvas of the room.  It might be that one stellar piece of artwork or favorite painting sufficiently carries the room.


Victoria Magazine

Gallery groupings of different sizes and subjects work to capture the wow effect, deviate from the expected, and create what I call a decorating oxymoron- the off balance balance.

When arranging a grouping of artwork and before hanging, I like to layout the pieces on the floor in front of the wall they will be hung on.  This allows you to get a visual read on the balance and proportion of the layout, and to fine-tune the arrangement.  It also helps to eliminate or at least cut down on putting holes in the wall.

Trick of the Trade Tip:
Plain white toothpaste is as a great alternative to caulk.  Squeeze the toothpaste into the hole and wipe off the excess.  

Use a spirit or laser level to ensure artwork is level.  No level, no problem.  I find the best measure is ultimately trusting your eye.


One Kings Lane ~ Photo by Ellen McDermott

Hanging artwork above a fireplace mantel offers the opportunity to layer artwork pieces.  When hanging artwork over a fireplace, aim to leave as little space as possible between the bottom of the art piece and the mantle unless another item will be placed under artwork or decorative accessory.


Architectural Digest


San Francisco Proper ~ Designer Kelly Wearstler   

Hanging artwork and decorative pieces within the panel area of a wall frame molding design element adds dimension to the space.

Patricia_Altschul_07Architectural Digest

Entertain and embrace a different-out of the ordinary-unexpected way of decorating.   This is rule number one to consider in the art of creating a visual focal point.


The lower the placement the better in most cases.  The frame should give the illusion it is connected to the piece it is hanging above.



Hanging artwork 6 to 8 inches above furniture supports sufficient headroom allowance.


Apartment Therapy

Consider hanging a grouping in a bedroom lower than standing eye level. The result can surprisingly produce the focal point of the space.


Little House of Four

Better Homes & Gardens

The art to hanging artwork, framed treasures, mirrors, architectural pieces and the like is in the scale, placement and arrangement that best suits the space and optimally showcases your personal style.

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Travel Destination Themed Tablescapes: Turn Your Tablescapes Into Table Escapes

Like the relaxing powers of Calgon, this updated and improved post takes me away on a visual travel adventure through stylish place settings and tabletop accessories of themed tablescapes.  Themed tablescapes set the table for a visual experience of table escape destination presentation.


Kate Jackson Design

More people answer travel when asked what they would do if they won the lottery.  As my hopes for a lottery windfall and the endless travel funds it would bring eludes me, I rely on themed tablescapes table escapes to destinations of sea, ooh la la land, and fabulous Far East to take me away.


Sea Waves

Destination decorating creates a passport to dining adventures, where the dining table top becomes an inspired canvas.  Stylish and affordable ideas run the gamut from elegant to casual, translating to themed tablescapes that visually take your fellow “travelers” on a journey to enchanted places.  The first seating of this three part themed tablescapes series is one inspired by the captivating beauty of the sea.


Scalloped Placemat

themed tablescapes

Jay Imports Alabaster Glass Charger Plate With Silver-Tone Rim

Rimmed Dinner Plate

Denby Dinnerware, Halo Wide Rimmed Dinner Plate


Rosenthal Junto Flat Salad Plate


Ocean Round Sculpted Dessert Plate

Hampton-flatwareHampton Forge San Remo Silverware Set 20-pc.

Blenko-water-bottle  Blenko Ice Blue Water Bottle


TarHong Honeycomb Organic Jumbo Glass (Set of 4)


Martha Stewart


Vintage Fish Platter Set Bavaria Schumann Germany S/12

Victorian Bone Handle Fish Knives - Set of 8

Victorian Bone Handle Fish Knives – Set of 8

Elrene Home Shell Season Napkins (Set of 4)

Elrene Home Shell Season Napkins (Set of 4)


L’Objet Cenote Bowls


Seafood Shell Baking Dish

VIETRI Earth Glass Large Serving Bowl

VIETRI Earth Glass Large Serving Bowl

Threshold Ashwood Round Serving Bowl Set 2-pc.

Threshold Ashwood Round Serving Bowl Set 2-pc.

Pfaltzgraff Expressions Set of 4 Bowls Capri

Pfaltzgraff Expressions Set of 4 Bowls Capri


Sea Escape

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”  Henry Miller



Fitz and Floyd Cape Coral Collection Tall Pelican Figurine

The rule of kiss (keep is seaside simple) applies to centerpiece ideas.  Taper candles weaved throughout a piece of decorative coral placed atop a cluster of oyster shells is a guaranteed centerpiece showstopper.



Isle of Harris Gin


Mikasa® Maria Decanter

Iittala Kastehelmi Tumbler, Set of 2

Iittala Kastehelmi Tumbler, Set of 2

Coastal themed cocktail accessories make a stylish splash as the perfect mix and marvel bar accessories garnish.


Mediterranean Shell Pitcher  ||  Devanna Ombre Hobnail Double Old Fashioned Glass  ||  Shells of the Sea Cocktail Picks  ||  Shells of the Sea Paper Cocktail Napkins  || Murex Ramosus Decorative Shells  ||  Sea Shell Toothpicks


Sea Creatures Bar Tools

Love these Oyster Grillers made by Oysteria exclusively for Mignon Faget.  Made of a red based clay, Oysteria Grillers will withstand the direct flame of a grill.


Mignon Faget Oysteria Grillers


Katie Kime Oyster Cocktail Napkins

shell shaped salad bowl

Coastal Home Shell Serving Bowl


Oyster Shell Serving Bowl

aerin-sea-blue-geometric-platter AERIN Sea Blue Geometric Platter


Starfish Divided Serving Dish


Dessert Server

I could spend an entire afternoon on a dollar store run searching for affordable tabletop accessories that set a place for chic at the table.  


Bulk shells, accent gems, decorative sand and river rocks make a decorative splash as anchor embellishments.  For a small amount of moolah you can create an impressive tabletop focal point or decorative companion piece to build your centerpiece upon.

clear-hurricane-candle-holderAn easy DIY project, coastal themed fabric paired with pearl trim, a decorative starfish, pendant or pin make great custom tablecloth, napkin and napkin ring options.  A seamstress I am not, but I can work a package of hem tape and a hot iron like nobody’s business.  Ornamental starfish tied with natural or coastal color rich raffia results in a tailored napkin ring.  Decorative pearl trim looped through a natural crystal pendant from Hobby Lobby results in a stylish napkin ring and “souvenir” to take home.


Inside Fabric

Other table ideas range from various sized glass cylinders and decorative bowls filled with shells, sand, rocks and/or pillar candles.  


The Seashell Company

I like to use aquarium decor because it is significantly less expensive than full size versions and the smaller sizes work to an individual place setting advantage.  Aquarium coral or dry rock makes a highly decorative and inexpensive place card or individual menu holders-easels.


Reef Saver Dry  Aquarium Rock

The decorative versatility of the dough bowl is the themed tablescapes gift that keeps on giving.


Rectangle Dough Decorative Bowl

From place setting to ambiance, destination themed tablescapes travel well.  Part II of Themed Tablescapes Table Escapes focuses on the très chic ooh la la factor of the We’ll Always Have Paris tablescape.

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A Most Fetching Friday: The Visual Power and Appeal of Animal Attraction in Decorating

Today’s A Most Fetching Friday features spaces that work like a charm to enhance a space accessorized with, fortify the visual power of, and confirm the appeal of animal attraction in decorating.



Charles Spada Interiors

The art of the vignette tastefully executed.


Southern Living

The above image from Southern Living exemplifies the decor hallmarks of the Southern home.  The mix and the marvel of the curated look anchors many a Southern home.



Architectural Digest

Eclectic elegance is alive and well done in Brooke and Julian Metcalfe’s Oxfordshire home.  Funky disco balls, a model of the Titanic and animal head wall decor juxtaposed with grand millwork and signature Florence Broadhurst wallpaper brilliantly work the room.



Animal Attraction in Decorating

Traditional Home



There is something so fetching about the visual power and appeal of animal attraction in decorating.




All in good taste and fetching style.

I hope you all have a most fetching Friday and a lovely weekend.

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