Whether it is a girl's night in, a family get together, or a dinner party, just knowing that company is coming makes me look at our home with new eyes.
I can go months and months and just not "see" what needs to be changed, updated, or removed. I have had winter decor up past Memorial Day. For shame. :D
So this past week, knowing I would be hosting an event here at the house, I started to look around at what could be spruced up or changed up quickly and inexpensively.
So I hit some of the local furniture and design shops but really didn't see anything that called out to me.
I did like these plaid paper flowers though, pictured above. I found them at Von Maur of all places. I liked how they gave a bit of height to the table and how the lighted branches I added in made for a fun touch at night.
Remember the turquoise accent pieces that I had added to the entertainment shelves earlier this year? Well they didn't look quite right with this deeper coral wall so I opted for more of a green and white palette this time around.
I tried out a wonderful over sized charger here but it wasn't quite right and at $149.00 I wanted to love it. Instead I went with this twenty dollar platter from Pier 1. Is it perfect? No, but it fills the need for now.
I wish I had remembered to take a before picture of my peacock vase. This nod to the Art Nouveau period used to be a less than lovely shade of teal. I found it at Hobby Lobby and as luck would have it, the ceramics were 50% off that week. Thank you very much.
So I brought him home with me, whipped out a can of white gloss spray paint and went to town. Voila, my take on this plumed out favorite.
Chances are that nobody else noticed my little updates but somehow knowing they were there gave me a little boost of confidence that the space looked a little more pulled together than it had earlier this week.
Add in the amazing job of de-weeding that Jeremy Hyneck and his stellar team did on our yard that day and the place was definitely standing taller.
I only wish that before our little soiree I had seen this amazing idea via Cathy Little. She painted flower pots in Rustoleum's Glow in the Dark paint for this awesome effect. They absorb the sunlight during the day and then glow in the evening! Who am I kidding? I'm still going to do this. It is just too cool.
Have a great weekend everyone and thanks for stopping by.
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