FAB HOSTESS - HOST DINNER AT HOME


Hosting is one of my favorite things! 

Having friends over for a small gathering or a big party for the holidays. It's all a reminder of everyday being special and worth celebrating, right? I love taking the time to organize parties at home from time to time. But with work and my personal projects I need to be very practical when having people over, especially during a work day. Today I want to share a quick set up I put together to welcome our guests.

The hubs was cooking some japanese food, but I didn't want to go for the obvious black and red oriental table set up so I mixed and matched pieces to create a colorful dinner table.

These flowers that I had in the bedroom served as a simple center piece and inspired the use of multiple colors and pieces. I used dark purple placemats instead of a table cloth. And because the table is small, I only placed two of them facing each other - I just love the look of the exposed black wood table!

Then I placed purple bowls over pink napkins and yellow plates. Mixed it with silver utensils and petite dishes to rest the chopsticks. I really have no rules for setting up casual tables. So I try to have fun with everything I find around :)

This set up works because I used a purple & pink color palette with the flowers as a focal point. The added pop of yellow breaks the similarity and adds a fun touch. 

Here you have it! A Thursday night casual dinner with friends at home. Add some wine and love and you'll have a fabulous time.

Have a great Sunday and thanks for passing by! xx.

HOLIDAY TABLE SET UP


One of my favorite things to do during the Holidays is to play hostess. Have friends over for drinks, dinner, party times. Anything! This is the time of the year when no one questions if you use your favorite china WITH christmas ornaments, gold accessories, flowers and actually go over the top! Because, you know... WHY NOT?! It's time to celebrate! 

This set up happened in a random morning - maybe a Tuesday at 8ish am when I felt like playing with some pretty stuff and pretend I had a fancy dinner happening that night! - Just having the table set up made me want to throw a party and have friends over. Talking about inspiration... you can always create it yourself! :)  

I put together this table using pieces of my favorite china and the one I use daily over a silk purple placemat.

TIP: Mix and match pieces for a more interesting and personal look! 

Black and white are my go-to colors! Gold and silver accents were added with shiny flatware, a gold napkin holder and jingle bells! Everything accentuated with gold sprigs, and why not? a piece of my favorite chocolate. What do you think?

I can't get enough of the Holidays and its beauty! and I take every opportunity to play with it - I even made my business cards part of this set up - and I really hope you have a WONDERFUL TIME creating, decorating and celebrating the Holiday Season.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS from Splendor Styling! xx!

| 1. Napkins - West Elm | 2. Napking holder - West Elm | 3. Black salad plate - IKEA | 4. Main dish plate - Bed, bath & Beyond | 5. Place mat - Jim Thompson | 6. Silverware - Bed, bath & beyond | 7. Christmas ornaments - Target | 8. Glassware - Bed, bath & beyond | 9. Poinsettia - Home Depot |

Cupcake Toppers - DIY


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Hi there!

These days have been very very busy, so many things to come that I’m dying to share with you :) In the meantime, and on top of everything else I’m hosting a family potluck for this 4th of July. Pot lucks are awesome! they are intimate and a little bit easier on the hostess. Don't you think? But hey! I still have to add my personal touch to the gathering :)

I decided to go for an easy last-minute DIY project and I love the results! Check these cupcake toppers - or in this case muffin toppers - I made. They are cute and colorful and immediately beautified the whole table set up.

You need:

  1. Ribbon (red and blue in this case)
  2. Cake toppers (or sandwich skewers depending on what you want to decorate)
  3. Scissors

Cut some ribbon and tie it to the skewer creating little flags. You can place as many as you want, I only used two, but it all depends on you and your decor :) Get creative!

Once you have them ready, arrange them to be part of your table set up. I used them on the main table and near the drinks to give home a festive ambiance. You can see some pictures of my set up in here. What do you think? :)

How are you celebrating this 4th of July? Are you hosting an event or getting away? The US is now home for me and I’m so happy to share the joy of its Independence day. So, Happy 4th of July, you all! Hope you have a fantastic time! :)

Thanks so much again for reading. I truly appreciate your support. xo.