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Farewell 2017…Hello, 2018!
This will be our 4th year celebrating NYE at home. We have a fun tradition (similar to a date night), we get all dressed up, cook up a fabulous meal and dance till midnight! Oh, the benefits of not having to travel in the frigid cold weather, and being able to just walk up the stairs when it’s all over to get in comfortable pj’s and climb into bed!
I wanted to quickly pop in and share with you a snippet of my black and blush New Year’s Eve tablescape. Cue the sequins and glitter!
I went to my table linen rack and pulled out my black sequin fabric to use as a tablecloth…hey, it doesn’t feel like New Year’s Eve without a good dose of sparkling sequins, am I right?! If you caught my holiday home tour blog post, I used the same faux pink snowed roses that I had used in both our Christmas tree and the fireplace mantel and used it to create a floral table runner. For some ambiance, I nestled two large confetti pillar candles and placed several glittered tea light candles in clear glass votive candle holders. To break up the dark black sequins table fabric, I coordinated my dinner plates, flatware, and champagne glasses in a crisp bright white color. To bring out the pink roses, I used our blush colored salad plates. I found these festive Ten Second Countdown New Year’s Eve beverage napkins from Laura Hooper Calligraphy. Alongside the bev naps, let’s not forget the confetti poppers to use at midnight – a time-honored ode to ring in the New Year!
To see how I styled our bar cart for NYE, click over to my instagram!
Wishing all my wonderful readers a very happy and healthy New Year!!
-Photos by Rose Angel Lopez
Last night we hosted our first holiday dinner party. We are normally the ones finding gifts for the host/hostess but this time, it was the other way around. One of our guests is a florist so we received a beautiful floral bouquet that complimented the holiday color scheme in our decorated living room. Another friend gifted us with a personalized gift that I was so touched by, I had to share with you in today’s post! After pulling out this Yankee Candle from the gift bag, I noticed the image and I automatically thought to myself this picture looks so darn similar to my Christmas tablescape...I quickly realized, it was my tablescape!! I text our friend right away to thank her for such a thoughtful gift. She knows how much I LOVE decorating and styling tablescapes and since I just posted the dining room, from our holiday home tour – it was perfect! I have to say that seeing this image on the candle with the message that reads: ‘At Christmas, All roads lead home’ was so fitting with the ceramic house I have on my tablescape!
The candle’s delicious fragrance smells like a combination of peppermint and vanilla. I have a feeling I won’t want to light up the candle too much to the point that it burns out because this is a definite keepsake I will want to treasure for years to come! If you’re looking for a personalized gift for a friend, co-worker, or family member, use a photo you know they love and have it printed on a candle…I’m sure they will love it as much as I love mine!
*This post is not sponsored by Yankee Candle.
-Photos by Rose Angel Lopez
Welcome friends to our holiday home tour!
I’m happy to share with you Part 1 of our holiday home tour! Today, we are featuring our dining room that is all decked out in a snowy winter white theme. The inspiration for this room was our new flock tree that was purchased last year when we thought we would have a chance to be home by Christmas. If you are a follower of Design by Occasion, then you know my partner and I did not get a chance to celebrate last year for the holidays because I was in the hospital due to an emergency surgery to remove a recurrence of cancerous tumors – if you would like, you can read all about that, here. So needless to say, we were both thankful and very excited to be able to decorate and be home for the holidays this year! Our friend and talented photographer, Autumn Stankay of SkySight Photography has shown such support and we were thrilled that she could capture not only how we decorated our home for the holidays but special moments between me and my sweet love! This is our absolute favorite time of the year!!
Enjoy the tour! I’ve listed all the sources to some of the items you see around the room and on the table at the end of this post.
I have to say, Target really did good this year with their wonderful selection of holiday home decor! How adorable are the ceramic white houses?! Got a little creative and placed mini fairy lights inside each house so that it glows when the lights are dim.
The color palette for this room has a primary color of a snowy white, with accents of black, forest flocked green, and silver for that added sparkle.
In the cold season, it’s all about layers when getting dressed. I used the same concept here on the dining table by layering tone-on-tone dinner napkins and cloth placemats on top of the table linen. I think it gives the table a soft, cozy look. I also love the different holiday phrases on each dinner napkin – a festive reminder of the season!
I created festive DIY holiday wreaths made out of paper-wired garland from Target’s dollar section. I cut and folded the garland in a circular shape, twisted the wire together and accented each one with a grey ribbon, tied in bow. I then printed out the name tags and folded each corner to give it that scroll look and placed the name tags on the top of each wreath. It’s a special way to welcome your guests to their seats and a perfect decorative accent to each place setting!
It’s all about the details – even with the holiday treats! Resembling snow balls are these cinnamon meltaway cookies bites.
A cozy seating corner by the window in our dining room.
It was pretty magical to open the front door and see snow flurries after we shooted this home tour!
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have enjoyed viewing today’s dining room holiday home tour! Check back on the blog tomorrow for part 2 of our holiday home tour, where we will be featuring our decorated living room!
See below for a list of everything on our table and some of the decor items around the room!
- ‘Be Merry’ Marble Tray, Flock Wreaths, Hearth & Hand Scented Candle, Table Linen, White and Silver Chevron Stripe Tablecloth, Paper-wired garlad, White Ceramic Houses: Target
- Holiday phrases dinner napkins, white and silver ombre taper candles, silver-glittered tealight candles, ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ decorative pilllow: Home Goods
- Tall white taper candle holders, White Glittered Cone Tree: AtHome
- White Deer Head: ZGallerie
- Food Network Black Flatware Set: Khol’s (no longer available online)
- Flock Christmas Tree and Table Garland: BALSAM HILL
- Navy Blue Wrap Dress (that I wore): H&M
- INC Rhinestone bow heels: Macy’s
- Large White Glittered Pinecones (nestled in the tree): Joann Fabrics
**The silver-rimmed dinnerware, glassware, and the vintage gold bell were items I purchased years ago while antiquing. The placemats were purchased years ago from Marshalls.
-Table Styling by Rose Angel Lopez | Photography: Autumn Stankay, SkySight Photography
It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving day is only 3 weeks away! With all the preparation involved, if there’s one thing you can prepare ahead of time, that’s your tablescape. If you will be hosting Thanksgiving this year and need some tablescape inspiration, keeping reading!
Give thanks in style and see how you can create this white & gold Thanksgiving tablescape. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have already seen a sneak peek of the video I posted of this tablescape. Today, I’ll share how you can bring the unexpected elegance to the table by combining simple elements that sets the festive mood as you welcome your guests to the dinner table. Best of all, you may already own most of the items needed to recreate this table look!
Get the Look…
Infuse your thanksgiving table with a sense of glamorous sophistication! The clean and crisp white gave the table a classic feel and adding gold, gave a touch of shine and twinkle to the table – the duo color palette accentuates the elegant look.
Table Linen & Dinner Napkins:
- To help set the scene for a gathering with friends and family, I kept it simple, yet classy and elegant. Start off by dressing your table with a white tablecloth (I purchased mine from, here) and use coordinating dinner napkins. I placed the top portion of each dinner napkin underneath each dinner plate and let the remaining gently hang over the table.
- For your table setting, you will want to coordinate your look with gold-rimmed dinnerware, flatware and glassware. Let’s start out with the dinnerware. I found these stunning dinner plates and bowls from Home Goods. Guys, it was love at first sight!! If you don’t own gold-rimmed dinnerware, check these out from Dollar Tree! They sell them in a bulk of 12 which is great when hosting a large crowd!
- This past summer, for my birthday present, my mom, sister, and significant other, each purchased me these beautifully designed Lekoch white and gold flatware from Amazon, so that I can have a set of eight. When pairing these two items together, it gave off a sleek and luxurious look!
- For the wine and water glasses, I used my antique gold-rimmed ones I had for a while now. If you are looking for vintage gold-rimmed wine glasses, hop on over to Etsy, many sellers have a variety of styles available to purchase. Otherwise, you can find them here or here.
- Creating this table requires little tasks that can help you tackle! No flowers required on this table…no need to stop at the grocery store or the florist. If you want flowers, save those arrangements for other common areas in your home. If you’re one who loves white pumpkins (like I do) you may already have a few decorated around your house. Depending on the length of your table, grab a bunch of pumpkins in assorted sizes from medium to mini.
- For a glowing arrangement, add a few off-white unscented pillar candles (I purchased mine from Ikea). Place the candles on glass candle holders (similar ones found, here). By arranging and grouping the assorted sized pumpkins and candles down the center of your table, you will create a striking display that becomes a focal point on the dining table.
- While I did add white linen dinner napkins, I had to add these ‘Wine Turkey Pie’ – Rose Gold Foil Thanksgiving Napkins from Laura Hooper Calligraphy. Sometimes guests like to have a handy paper napkin available (wink, wink) and these are not only festive but pretty too!
- Put on the finishing touch to your Thanksgiving table by adding personalized place cards. I used the forks as my place card holder to display guest names. To coordinate with the color scheme, I went into my party stationery stash and used white place cards with a gold border.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you’ve enjoyed my inspiration for preparing your Thanksgiving tablescape!
-Photos & Table Styling by Design by Occasion
When it comes to door decor, we typically find the most popular are wreaths hung on the front of people’s front door. Other areas where wreaths are commonly seen hanging are walls, windows, and above fireplaces. But I would like to share with you that wreaths also make great table decor too! It’s a simple and great way to accent your dining table! Whether you have a small dining table or a large one, you can place your perfectly sized wreath on the center of your table. Faux or real…anything goes!
Remember this post, where I shared how to create this DIY Tri-color Eucalyptus wreath? Well, I dug this fall wreath out of my storage bin and decided to decorate our dining table with it. I nestled three clear glass votive candle holders in the center of the wreath, for an elegant ambiance. Since we have dining for eight, the size of this wreath is plush and brings a pretty fall festive touch to the table.
Give your dining table a makeover and brighten it up by accenting it with your favorite fall wreath!
-Photos by Rose Angel Lopez