Gather Round the Thanksgiving Table

Wow! I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner. It’s one of my favorite holidays because it allows me to gather all of my favorite people around my dining table and to fill an afternoon/evening with great conversation, delicious food, and awesomely autumnal style. At the same time, prepping your dining room for this holiday can be a bit overwhelming. It’s often hard to figure out where to start. That’s why I’m sharing my dining room styling tips for your Thanksgiving Table.

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DIY Tips:

Think Outside the Box (Literally OUTSIDE)

As a designer, I’m always inspired by nature—and there’s no time of year that offers more than fall. When you’re deciding on what décor to bring into your dining room, don’t be afraid to think outside the box. And I literally mean outside. For example, fallen leaves can be strung on a simple string for a beautiful banner and a selection of branches can make a charming centerpiece.

Use Dishes as Decor

Another alternative to traditional décor is the dishware you use to serve your food. Mix and match metals with raised serving platters and silverware and feature dishes with pops of fall decorations.

Spell it Out

What better way to capture the Thanksgiving spirit than by actually saying Thank You. One of the easiest ways to add autumnal flair to your dining table is by featuring cut out glittering sayings like “thankful” and “grateful” and “family.” Best of all, this is great way to get the kids involved. Cutting out felt shapes and letters, you can have them glitter, glue, and color each one to give the overall style a family-friendly touch!

When in Doubt, Texture it Out

Part of the fun of Thanksgiving is the cozy feeling that the holiday stirs up within us. Your dining table can help accentuate this feeling with a warming mixture of textures. Rustic cloth napkins on the marble surface of a table with a wooden cutting board, ceramic dishware, and a cast iron skillet make for a homey and inviting tablescape.

Want more dining room inspiration? Don’t forget to check out the Revive section of my portfolio. Happy Turkey Day!!!!!!!!! xo



3 Affordable Ways to Spruce Up Your Bath (via Refinery29)

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As a designer, I often opt for high-end custom pieces that are tailored to fit the exact specifications of each project—aesthetically and functionally. But, I also understand that not everyone has the budget for these luxury items. So, when Refinery29 challenged me to dress up a bathroom for under $100, I was excited to give it a try.

Below, find my retail picks that are sure to make any bath spectacular!

1. Sferra Rima Bath Towel, $49, available at Neiman Marcus

Plush, monogrammed towels is a small luxury everyone deserves. These towels will not only keep you dry after a well-deserved bath, they will also look super stylish on your towel rack.

2. Dash & Albert Denim Rag Diamond Ivory Woven Cotton Rug, $34, available at Dash & Albert

There’s nothing worse than walking into a puddle of water after a shower. This stylish woven rug will help get rid of slippery floors.

3. Anthropologie Glass Bubble Knob, $8 to $10, available at Anthropologie

For a small price, you can switch out your cabinet knobs to something really sexy. Anthropologie has lots of great options, such as these playful bubble knobs.

Want more bathroom design? You can find my favorite projects here. You can also see what other designers picked when decorating rooms for under $100 on Refinery29 here.