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11.06.14

LOS ANGELES BLOGSHOP

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we held our last blogshop of the year over at the unique space! our friends over at gather events came by to get us all set up with decor and florals. this cool hanging backdrop added some flair to the space.

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also, did you hear? we just announced big news about blogshop last week! you can sign up for blogshop anytime now here.

psttt: use this code for $50 off until november 9th! BlogshopHeartsFriends

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we got our last fill of summertime with these ice pop prints by julie song ink. the great team over at library of flowers brought us these great bath products to check out and our students went home with the awesome forget me not field kit full of samples!

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10.28.14

FALL INSPIRED TABLETOP

i definitely get my love for tabletop decor from my momma. she is literally obsessed with themed tables, so i always grew up watching her work her magic. this season, we were asked to create a fall-themed holiday tabletop incorporating some of our favorite target items. i found so many items that i loved from the line and we went to town….

i kept imagining greenery floating over the table in this all white space and luckily kristen and amy from moon canyon made it happen for me with some string from the ceiling. we bought a bunch of linen for the tables to keep it very simple and elegant (tip: you can buy linen at your local fabric store for under $5/yard), added the bentwood chairs and let the table decor stand out.

i was able to stop by my friend emily henderson’s video shoot (see the final one here!) set for target a few weeks before i started on my table ideas. first of all, i love seeing my powerhouse lady friends in action! there was like a 75 person crew there, and she rocked it. it’s also fun to see them recreate these rooms from scratch and how real they look once you are in them. it’s all pretty fascinating. so i hung out there for a while, got inspiration from their styled tables and picked out a few of my favorites to use in our shoot.

i think my favorite product from the target collection are those threshold cement + gold and polkadot vasesi love the varying heights to create the perfect fall centerpiece, which i find a little more interesting than just one larger arrangement.

the perfect cheese plate has a lot of variety and textures. colorful fruits, nuts, and olives in small containers to keep things separated. salami, pre-made crostinis, and lots of cheese options. we always have fun putting together new variations! we used this agate tray, which blended perfectly with our fall colors.

shop this scene: above: Threshold white hurricane and Threshold serving tray. below: Threshold wood center piece trayTarget rose gold flatwareCB2 drinking glasses, and Threshold cake stand. 

try a simple white cake with greenery around the bottom. it looks so stunning and it’s so easy to create at home. we added little floral bundles and watercolor place cards on each plate. and how great is that rose gold flatware and modern cake stand?

shop this scene: Threshold dinnerware, Target wooden salad bowl, and Threshold hostess set for serving. 

my mom always taught me to pay attention to every last detail. even something as simple as drinks that fit the color theme make such a difference in the look of the table! also make sure to think about your textures! we mixed simple white linen with wood bowls and rustic bread to complete the scene.

persimmons look amazing in the moon canyon arrangements, and also just laying around on the table to add an outdoor vibe.

what did you take away from these table ideas? are there any you would like to recreate for your home? we hope you are feeling inspired for the upcoming holiday months!

styling by designlovefest
photos by brittany wood
 florals by moon canyon 

(this story is sponsored by target, thank you for supporting the sponsors that allow us to create original content for you.)

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10.27.14

9 FAVORITE PINS RIGHT NOW

I’m falling for a soft airy pastel palette these days. It’s good for the soul. I threw a few not-so-spooky ideas in the lineup. Are you guys celebrating Halloween this year? -stephanie

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via momtastic

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 via make me cake me

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artwork by rebecca atwood

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picture by jasna janekovic

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gordon tait of tait via the design files

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via the slowpoke

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diy by a subtle revelry

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via mamie boude

You can follow designlovefest on pinterest here & stephanie here!

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10.24.14

SHOP / COATS!

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my favorite time! COAT SEASON. coats are one of those items you splurge on because if you pick the right one it can last you years and years. here are some of my favorite from around the internet right now…what’s YOUR coat style??

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shop above: Lauren Moffatt hooded peacoat, Need Supply navy parka and plaid jacket

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shop above: Topshop pink faux fur coat, Shopbop alice + olivia emerald jacket and Wow varsity jacket.

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shop above: Lefties pink and mint coat, Anthropologie blue tuxedo coat.

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shop above: Madewell quilted satin coat and color block coat, Opening Ceremony pink wool coat.

shop more here! top photo source here.

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10.22.14

HAND-DRAWN LOVE / 13

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“this warholian quote is inspired by the colors backstage at trager delaney.” –maddy

ps, bri here. i LOVE THIS ONE, maddy!

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(photo source and hand drawn type by maddy nye for designlovefest)

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