Warmer Weather? Take Your Dinner Party Outdoors

March 24, 2017

I always get so excited when the weather warms up enough to move lunches and dinners outside. With Easter egg hunts and spring time soirees on the agenda, it is a perfect time to go to HomeGoods … Continue reading




Party Essentials to Celebrate the New Year

December 29, 2016

Invite a few friends to ring in the new year at home. It’s not too late to plan your New Year’s party. Photo by Ivy de Leon A few bar essentials and simple festive decorations are … Continue reading




7 Tips for Holiday Table Styling & Entertaining

December 12, 2016

Tis the season of twinkling trees covered in pretty baubles, Christmas carols and all things merry and bright. It is also a time when there may be a lot of entertaining and party going on the … Continue reading




How to Create Ambiance with Candles

November 3, 2016

Doesn’t a room of full of candles sound cozy and calming? This time of year, especially as the weather starts to chill, I love to use candles in our home to create a sense of romance … Continue reading




6 Ways to Add Style to Your Thanksgiving Place Setting

October 26, 2016

I’m always searching for ways to make my home look pretty and festive. Thankfully, a trip to HomeGoods usually does the trick. I am sure to find something beautiful to change things up or set … Continue reading




Get Set for Your Thanksgiving Table

October 21, 2016

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It’s a day where we’re reunited with close friends and family, and give thanks for all of the great things life has given us throughout the year. I’ve started thinking about … Continue reading




Transition Home Decor with the Textures of Fall

September 20, 2016

This week’s guest blogger is Amie Freling-Brown of Meme Hill Studio. She is also a regular contributor to our Happy by Design Pinterest page. As the weather gets chillier and the leaves start to turn colors, I look to make changes … Continue reading




One Table, Four Ways with Elegant Autumn Centerpieces

September 16, 2016

Simple and elegant for autumn entertaining? Yes, please. Simple elegance is always a perfect choice for table settings. It is charming without being too fussy, and welcomes your guests to sit down and enjoy a wonderful … Continue reading




Simple Centerpieces for Spring Settings

May 3, 2016

With two dining room tables in my home (one in my dining room and one in my office), I’m always trying to think of unique and beautiful ways to style them. I like to switch … Continue reading




5 Trends to Mix & Mingle for a Touch of European Charm

April 25, 2016

I am a huge fan of mixing different stylistic elements to get a unique look, and one of my favorite relaxed and easy elegance styles, European countryside, has a charm that goes far beyond basic. … Continue reading