Time to Entertain

Posted By Rebecca-NY | Mar 28, 2012 | 6 Comments | Category: Events

If you’ve got a dinner party or something special on the horizon and you’re trying to decide just how to make it special,  make sure you put some time and effort into the small details including the flowers, table setting and even the cocktail napkins that are being served with your drinks and hors d’oeuvres.  You don’t need to spend a lot to make your evening special, you just need to spend some time doing it!  Take a look at some of my favorite center pieces, bars and party details below.  I’ll definitely be using some of these ideas for my next shindig!


I love how this bar is fully stacked with beverages and a bowl of candy for an extra treat as you refresh your drink

Throw a sprig of lavender or something sweet from your garden onto your place setting

Pre mixed drinks are always a hit because it’s less work for the guests.  The mason jars add a special summery touch

Use a simple color scheme and find less expensive flowers that look absolutely stunning once you arrange them on the table

Don’t forget to add flowers to the bar – they’ll get noticed for sure!

Get creative with your votives and use seashells as candle holders

Be sure to serve something that’s fun and tasty and will be talked about for days like these fried raviolis!

Use the flowers from your farm to create a natural fresh arrangement

Use a variety of pretty cocktail napkins that are collecting dust in your closet or shop for something extra cute that might even have a personal message on it

Use your leftover chevron fabric and create a fun table runner

There are a million ideas out there and these are just a few.  It’s a reminder to put a little extra effort into your party decor.  If you’re gonna throw a party you want it to be a success so spend a little extra time on the details 😉


Posted By Rebecca-NY | Mar 06, 2012 | 2 Comments | Category: Bed and Bath, Color, Decorating, Uncategorized

There are so many amazing fabrics out there it’s hard to decide how exactly you want your bed dressed every day.  Do you choose a fun and colorful fabric for your headboard and keep the bedding on the simpler side?  Or do you keep the headboard simple and solid so you can mix and match with your bedding and easily swap it out when you need a change?  This is a battle that a lot of my clients have until one day they make the decision to just go with what they love.  Which way would you go?

This bold and colorful headboard is that of Michelle Adams from Lonny Magazine and I think it was a great choice!

photo via effortless style

The shape can sometimes speak for itself so the simpler the fabric, the better

While the headboard has some flare, this room is still very soothing

It’s almost like a puzzle piece

A whole lot of bold thrown in one bedroom for the daring

The height on this headboard adds an element

Simple headboard, splashes everywhere else

Whatever you decide, i hope your bed allows you to sleep well at night!

50 Shades of Grey

Posted By Rebecca-NY | Mar 01, 2012 | 1 Comment | Category: Color, Paint, Trends

I have to admit that when I first heard people talking about the book 50 Shades of Grey I was excited to see that someone had finally come out with a book that highlighted the best shades of grey for everyone to use in their home.  It was about time that we were given a guide on what shade to use (where and when) because we all know how difficult it is to get that perfect shade of grey on our walls.  Sometimes it comes out a little too blue or has a hint of purple when all we wanted was straight up grey!  Well, the book wasn’t exactly a guide to grey paint but more of a romantic thriller that explores new love and the complexity of human connection.. and while it’s supposed to be amazing and a MUST read, it has nothing to do with decorating!  So, with that being said, I still plan on reading the book 50 Shades of Grey and I’ll continue to narrow down my favorite grey paint colors until I can create my own guide on 50 shades…or maybe  just 25.  This is where I’ll start:

Benjamin Moore 859 Collingwood

Here’s how Collingwood might look on your walls but this is obviously a room with a lot of sunlight so it’s reading as a very soft and neutral grey.  It might turn out slightly darker in your space depending on the amount of natural light you get

Benjamin Moore 2125-60 Marilyn’s Dress

What can I say other than it’s the perfect soft and subtle hint of grey

Benjamin Moore 1465 Nimbus

Nimbus is more of a greige so it has that slight beige undertone that will keep your space perfectly balanced and calm

Benjamin Moore 2133-70 Tundra

Tundra is a perfect soft grey that will keep things light and bright

These are the greys I’ve used on recent projects and been very happy with – I know I have a long way to go to complete my 25 shades of grey but It’s a start.