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Happy Earth Day!  In honor of this day to remember the beauty of this planet we share, and more importantly how to keep it beautiful, I just wanted to share some plantspiration.  My fave florist Putnam & Putnam collaborated with West Elm earlier in the season for a couple of their catalogs, putting Putnam’s expertise in all things flowers and plants to good use, sharing their take on the terrarium.  West Elm is a longtime lover of the terrarium, as seen in various posts on their blog Front + Main.  They’re really so simple to make, and can be as simple as a single lady slipper orchid surrounded by moss, or a cactus planted in layers of varying shades of sand.  Spend your earth day creating terrariums for yourself, or better yet, spread the joy and make some for all your friends and family to keep the earth green and beautiful!

Putnam & Putnam for West Elm

Putnam & Putnam for West Elm

Putnam & Putnam for West Elm

Putnam & Putnam for West Elm

Putnam & Putnam for West Elm

Putnam & Putnam for West Elm

Putnam & Putnam for West Elm

Putnam & Putnam for West Elm

Putnam & Putnam for West Elm

Putnam & Putnam for West Elm

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via West Elm

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This week my love of flowers and fruit got even stronger, as well as my passion for setting a beautiful holiday table, which was greatly inspired by West Elm’s “12 Days of Christmas” table settings on their Front + Main blog.  Other things that I loved this week were modern Tudor spaces, pre-fall 2016 fashion, vintage furniture from 1stdibs, pretty textiles, textural shearling, and a perfect sofa for my next apartment!

Putnam & Putnam for Brides

Putnam & Putnam for Brides

Putnam & Putnam for Brides

Putnam & Putnam for Brides

a modern Tudor bedroom

a modern Tudor bedroom

Jennifer Shorto textile

Jennifer Shorto textile

Robert Passal

Robert Passal

via Front + Main

via West Elm’s Front + Main blog

via Front + Main

via Front + Main

via Front + Main

via Front + Main

Elizabeth and James pre-fall 2016

Elizabeth and James pre-fall 2016

sofa bed from Ikea

sofa bed from Ikea

Zak + Fx and Lawton Mull via 1stdibs

Zak + Fox and Lawton Mull via 1stdibs

Paco Rabanne pre-fall 2016

Paco Rabanne pre-fall 2016

faux bamboo stool via 1stdibs

faux bamboo stool via 1stdibs

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For this Christmas, my vision for setting the table is more wintry than Christmassy.  I had already had visions of marble and marbleized pieces like dinnerware in my mind before seeing Apparatus’s Thanksgiving table via Instagram (@apparatusstudio) in their dining room with walls covered in their geode-inspired wall covering in collaboration with Zak + Fox.  After seeing that I went even further with that idea, finding beautiful linens, serving pieces, and more inspired by or made of marble.  I of course wouldn’t do everything in marble, but would choose one or two touches, with tons of white (or black), gold/brass, and plenty of winter greens and white flowers.  Apparatus set their table with white dinnerware with a big gold circle in the middle made in collaboration with ceramicist Alice Goldsmith (hopefully available to purchase soon), neutral table linens, and simple glassware.  Their brass candle blocks complete the look.  It’s the perfect holiday table!

Another idea I’m loving is pink with metallic touches, mostly gold, and a little mercury glass.  I’d even add a little silvery blue in linens inspired by the walls at the winter wedding of Calvin Klein Home’s creative director Amy Mellen.  I’d take that hint of grey-blue further by adding plenty of eucalyptus and evergreen boughs.  Her wedding also featured some of my favorite blooms, like anemones, thistle, and winter berries.  The glass cloches I’ve been loving so much all fall would be added to this table story too.  Putnam & Putnam still does them best with flowers, but even filling them with pine cones, fruit, or twinkle lights would be stunning.  Pieces from both the marble and pink themes could easily be combined.  Just have fun with it, and keep it clean and simple.  Oh, and don’t forget plenty of candlelight!

Simple Life Istanbul dinnerware

Simple Life Istanbul dinnerware

marble, brass, wood, and ceramic

marble, brass, wood, and ceramic

dinnerware from One Kings Lane

serving pieces from One Kings Lane

Zak + Fox and Apparatus Studio 'Strata Study'

Zak + Fox and Apparatus Studio ‘Strata Study’

Rule of Three runner

Rule of Three runner

Apparatus

Apparatus

The Pursuits of Happiness

The Pursuits of Happiness

Apparatus candle blocks

Apparatus candle blocks

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via West Elm’s Front + Main

CB2 glassware

CB2 glassware

runner from West Elm

runner from West Elm

napkins and flatware from West Elm

napkins and flatware from West Elm

a winter wedding

Amy Mellen’s winter wedding

my favorite flowers

my favorite flowers

winter blooms and statuary

winter blooms and statuary

Putnam & Putnam

Putnam & Putnam

vases from West Elm

vases from West Elm

Putnam & Putnam

Putnam & Putnam

Sarah Sherman Samuel

Sarah Sherman Samuel

Apparatus Studio

Apparatus Neo-Marble vessel

Putnam & Putnam x Apparatus Studio

Putnam & Putnam x Apparatus Studio

Putnam & Putnam's shop at Club Monaco

Putnam & Putnam’s shop at Club Monaco

cloches with lights

cloches with lights

Putnam & Putnam at Club Monaco

Putnam & Putnam at Club Monaco

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It’s already December…when did that happen?!  With this being the first almost full week of the month, my mind is definitely turning to thoughts of winter and the holidays of the season, from Hanukkah to New Year’s Eve.  My favorite things this week found on Pinterest, Instagram, and beyond are definitely nourishing these thoughts for holiday entertaining and decorating.  Table settings by Athena Calderone of Eyeswoon and Duet Weddings via Green Wedding Shoes are giving me plenty to think about for my own holiday entertaining, a cozy wintry bedroom by Jersey Ice Cream Co. would be the perfect guest room, Aerin Lauder’s Colorado home is what I want my home to look like for winter, I want to deck the halls with pretty things from West Elm and Terrain, and the pre-fall 2016 collections so far are inspiring me for holiday outfits.  Beyond that, I’m loving textiles by Rule of Three, rugs by fashion designer Paul Smith, and the ever-chic home of artist Cy Twombly.  Hope you’re staying warm!

via Eyeswoon

via Eyeswoon

via Eyeswoon

via Eyeswoon

via Eyeswoon

via Eyeswoon

Rule of Three pillows

Rule of Three pillows

Rule of Three table runner

Rule of Three table runner

Rule of Three pillow

Rule of Three pillow

Jason Wu pre-fall 2016

Jason Wu pre-fall 2016

Jason Wu pre-fall 2016

Jason Wu pre-fall 2016

Jason Wu pre-fall 2016

Jason Wu pre-fall 2016

Aerin Lauder

Aerin Lauder

ornaments from Terrain

ornaments from Terrain

West Elm

West Elm

Chanel pre-fall 2016

Chanel pre-fall 2016

via Front + Main

via Front + Main

via Front + Main

via Front + Main

via Front + Main

via Front + Main

via Front + Main

via Front + Main

via Green Wedding Shoes

via Green Wedding Shoes

Cy Twombly

Cy Twombly

Paul Smith for The Rug Company

Paul Smith for The Rug Company

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Fall and winter are my favorite seasons for so many reasons, and as the months progress, even more things layer on to make it even more beautiful.  The palette I loved from October and November gets richer, but with a good dose of crisp white, my favorite flowers like hellebores and forced bulbs start blooming, and spaces get cozier with throws and blankets scattered about.  Veranda magazine was a huge source of inspiration for the month, with the home of Shawn Henderson, Aerin Lauder, and a project by florist Putnam & Putnam filling the pages.  From those pages and beyond, I’m full of inspiration.  I’m loving the dried flowers and ceramics in a bedroom by Jersey Ice Cream Co., and fresh amaryllis and paperwhites found throughout other rooms of the season.  I’ve also been inspired to use citrus this year as my holiday decorations.  Shawn Henderson, and Putnam & Putnam both created vintage inspired trees with dried fruit.  Elle Decor also featured a tree covered with dried orange pomanders on their cover.  Bowls of fruit, tons of greenery, and flowers everywhere are all I want for Christmas.  Other things inspiring me now are blue and white Delft, a table inspired by geodes and rock crystals, layers of texture and color, and so much more!

Ice Cream Co via Front + Main

Ice Cream Co. via Front + Main

Duet Weddings via Green Wedding Shoes

table setting by Duet Weddings via Green Wedding Shoes

Veranda, December 2015

Veranda, December 2015

throws from West Elm

throws from West Elm

Veranda, December 2015

Veranda, December 2015

Amaryllis from Terrain

Amaryllis from Terrain

Veranda, December 2015

Veranda, December 2015

Aerin Lauder via Veranda, December 2015

Aerin Lauder, Veranda, December 2015

Putnam & Putnam

Putnam & Putnam

Veranda, December 2015

Veranda, December 2015

Putnam & Putnam, Veranda, December 2015

Putnam & Putnam, Veranda, December 2015

Veranda, December 2015

Veranda, December 2015

Putnam & Putnam, Veranda, December 2015

Putnam & Putnam, Veranda, December 2015

 Veranda, December 2015

Veranda, December 2015

Putnam & Putnam, Veranda, December 2015

Putnam & Putnam, Veranda, December 2015

Veranda, December 2015

Veranda, December 2015

Putnam & Putnam, Veranda, December 2015

Putnam & Putnam, Veranda, December 2015

Elle Decor, December 2015

Elle Decor, December 2015

Putnam & Putnam, Veranda, December 2015

Putnam & Putnam, Veranda, December 2015

 

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It’s the final countdown before Thanksgiving, and the last thing I do is get my flowers ready for the table.  Once again I’m inspired by the work of Putnam & Putnam, and the idea of arranging flowers in unexpected vessels that you can find around the house.  Putnam often uses a specific style of bowl for table arrangements, and that got me thinking about the containers I could find in my kitchen cabinets, and even out in the garden.  Antique silver bowls, pitchers, soup tureens, mixing bowls, and even garden urns would make for the perfect fall flower arrangements.  My favorite has to be the idea of turning a pretty brass and glass candle hurricane into a cloche, stacking fruit and flowers inside.  Just open your cupboards and get inspired for your own unexpected flower arrangement!

Putnam & Putnam

Putnam & Putnam

Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn

Putnam & Putnam

Putnam & Putnam

Crate & Barrel

Crate & Barrel

Putnam & Putnam

Putnam & Putnam

Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn

Putnam & Putnam

Putnam & Putnam

Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn

Putnam & Putnam

Putnam & Putnam

West Elm

West Elm

Putnam & Putnam

Putnam & Putnam

Williams-Sonoma

Williams-Sonoma

Putnam & Putnam

Putnam & Putnam, BRIDES

Crate & Barrel

Crate & Barrel

Putnam & Putnam

Putnam & Putnam, BRIDES

Terrain

Terrain

Putnam & Putnam

Putnam & Putnam, BRIDES

Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn

Putnam & Putnam

Putnam & Putnam

Terrain

Terrain

Putnam & Putnam

Putnam & Putnam

Terrain

Terrain

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Terrain

Terrain

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