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Creating a Cocktail Bar at Home

I have a cocktail bar set up in my home so that guests can mix their own drinks whenever they want.  Whether you find a great bar cart, or you use a dresser or a console table creating your own this holiday season will make it super easy to entertain.  Here are a few of my favorites!

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Cheers! 

Fall is here - September 22nd!
The thing I love most about this time of year is that people begin to invite friends over for game nights, and long dinners that seem to last for hours around the dining room table. When I think of entertaining I immediately begin to think of the resources that I have around me to use as decor. This pic was taken last Fall in Connecticut - I threw a brunch for a group of friends and pulled in fall flowers and pumpkins.  SO easy.  I also added some of the hydrangea that was drying inside a lantern or two. 
Mums aren’t my favorite flower but here, with the branches in this contemporary space. I love it. Mums are truly inexpensive and when they are grouped by color it works.

via Unique Designs
Of course, orange is an amazing color (I love it even more now that I am at Joyus!), and with the changing of the leaves, it is also prominent outdoors. The pairing of the blue vases with the orange = super fabulous.

via Martha Stewart 
This is a bit rustic for me, but it is an interesting way to display your flowers with your favorite seasonal foods (hello pumpkin pie).

via I Love Lolli
I adore plaid, and this vintage tin is the perfect companion to the arrangement of fall leaves.

via Nic Nac Maniac
Here’s a creative way to use grapevine…

This is a fun harvest dinner I put together while living in Seattle - the centerpiece: clear acrylic containers with fresh fruit and veggies.  At the end of the party everyone took the fruits and veggies home. 

via Seattle Magazine
Each place setting had folded card stock under the plate in a copper tone - loved this DIY idea. Burlap bags that I labeled with each guests name held the flatware…

via Seattle Magazine
So inspired to kick off this long season of entertaining! 

Fall is here - September 22nd!

The thing I love most about this time of year is that people begin to invite friends over for game nights, and long dinners that seem to last for hours around the dining room table. When I think of entertaining I immediately begin to think of the resources that I have around me to use as decor. This pic was taken last Fall in Connecticut - I threw a brunch for a group of friends and pulled in fall flowers and pumpkins.  SO easy.  I also added some of the hydrangea that was drying inside a lantern or two. 

Mums aren’t my favorite flower but here, with the branches in this contemporary space. I love it. Mums are truly inexpensive and when they are grouped by color it works.

http://blog.uniqueuniquedesign.com/simple-fall-decor/

via Unique Designs

Of course, orange is an amazing color (I love it even more now that I am at Joyus!), and with the changing of the leaves, it is also prominent outdoors. The pairing of the blue vases with the orange = super fabulous.

http://homedesign.marthastewart.com/2009/11/thanksgiving-arrangements.html

via Martha Stewart

This is a bit rustic for me, but it is an interesting way to display your flowers with your favorite seasonal foods (hello pumpkin pie).

http://www.ilovelolliblog.com/2009/11/fall-into-a-fabulous-frock-fete/

via I Love Lolli

I adore plaid, and this vintage tin is the perfect companion to the arrangement of fall leaves.

http://nicnacmaniac-nicnacmaniac.blogspot.com/2009/09/autumn-inspiration.html

via Nic Nac Maniac

Here’s a creative way to use grapevine…

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This is a fun harvest dinner I put together while living in Seattle - the centerpiece: clear acrylic containers with fresh fruit and veggies.  At the end of the party everyone took the fruits and veggies home. 

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via Seattle Magazine

Each place setting had folded card stock under the plate in a copper tone - loved this DIY idea. Burlap bags that I labeled with each guests name held the flatware…

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via Seattle Magazine

So inspired to kick off this long season of entertaining! 

Fall is Around the Corner
September is an exciting time of year for me because it kicks off the season that I love the most - the holidays! But, before the big holiday decor transformation of my place I begin by looking for easy ways to change up my space for the Fall.  It’s nice to give your space a little facelift the way you do your wardrobe each season.  Here’s what I’m thinking…







How do you transform your home Fall?  Post a pic to my Joyus Home Facebook Page - I would love to be inspired by your spaces too! Of course, all of the above you can find on Joyus under Home.  Happy decorating!

Fall is Around the Corner

September is an exciting time of year for me because it kicks off the season that I love the most - the holidays! But, before the big holiday decor transformation of my place I begin by looking for easy ways to change up my space for the Fall.  It’s nice to give your space a little facelift the way you do your wardrobe each season.  Here’s what I’m thinking…

Joyus Fall Board

How do you transform your home Fall?  Post a pic to my Joyus Home Facebook Page - I would love to be inspired by your spaces too! Of course, all of the above you can find on Joyus under Home.  Happy decorating!

Craftsmanship Makes all of the Difference
Although I am the Home & Lifestyle Host at Joyus I love to look at fashion and watch how interior design is inspired by what comes down the runway.  I also appreciate well made things.  I am a huge fan of Hermes, so when we were able to attend the coolest event called Hermes’ Festival des Metiers; A Rendez-vous with Hermes Craftsmen I couldn’t wait. It was absolutely incredible to see the amount of care, pride and handwork that goes into each and every Hermes product. We were able to chat with the Artisans themselves and watch as they worked, the intricacy and precision with which they handled each detail was fascinating…


This silkscreened scarf is printed with 10 different colors and each layer must be printed perfectly in line with the last or the scarf is thrown out


One artisan will work on an entire bag from start to finish to ensure quality, there is so much attention to detail he finishes less than 2 bags in a
week…




Of course, I am partial to this bag but since I have an extra “e” in my name I think Kelly Sparks (our Fashion Guru) needs this one.  He was working on a gorgeous cobalt blue bag while we were there.
 
So much of fashion inspires interior design - and when great craftsmanship comes together with great design I’m all in. 

Craftsmanship Makes all of the Difference

Although I am the Home & Lifestyle Host at Joyus I love to look at fashion and watch how interior design is inspired by what comes down the runway.  I also appreciate well made things.  I am a huge fan of Hermes, so when we were able to attend the coolest event called Hermes’ Festival des Metiers; A Rendez-vous with Hermes Craftsmen I couldn’t wait. It was absolutely incredible to see the amount of care, pride and handwork that goes into each and every Hermes product. We were able to chat with the Artisans themselves and watch as they worked, the intricacy and precision with which they handled each detail was fascinating…

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This silkscreened scarf is printed with 10 different colors and each layer must be printed perfectly in line with the last or the scarf is thrown out

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One artisan will work on an entire bag from start to finish to ensure quality, there is so much attention to detail he finishes less than 2 bags in a
week…

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Of course, I am partial to this bag but since I have an extra “e” in my name I think Kelly Sparks (our Fashion Guru) needs this one.  He was working on a gorgeous cobalt blue bag while we were there.

hermes+post+ties hermes+post+watches

So much of fashion inspires interior design - and when great craftsmanship comes together with great design I’m all in. 

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