Rustic-Glam Winter Tablescape

Christmas may be over, but winter is still in full force! So before Spring-ing up the home or bringing in splashes of pink and red for Valentine’s Day, I’m enjoying every minute of our winter-y rustic-glam tablescape for the next few weeks! I’m thinking pinecone everything, sleds, and cozy white fur! Still wintery but doesn’t scream Christmas!

I always have an internal battle of whether I want a rustic or glam look during the winter, but this year I thought – why choose?! We can marry these two looks by adding some traditional deeper hues of browns in our pinecone decor, chargers, and adorable little sleds to my favorite gold patterned place settings. The combination creates a perfect blend that ties the whole look together perfectly.

My vision was inspired by these pinecone planters from Ballard Designs. They are supposed to go in little pots on your front door, but who says they can’t double as a table centerpiece? And when paired with this gorgeous faux-fur white table runner…😍Now we’re talkin!

I’ve been eyeing these gold patterned plates, white velvet napkins and agate napkin rings for months now and finally decided to splurge! They bring in the glam touch I wanted for this tablescape, but can be used for all formalities and themes for years to come! I mean come on….I could literally wrap myself in these napkins, they are so lush and gorg!

To tie the whole winter vibe together, I found these adorable little sled ornaments (currently on sale for $3 at Ballard), cut off the ornament string and decided to use them as placecard holders in front of each placesetting!

I could not be more thrilled with how this whole look came together and perfectly brought my rustic glam visions to life! How do you all decorate between Christmas and Valentine’s Day?!

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Christmas Tablescape

When I’m all snug in my bed, visions of glam-y tablescapes dance in my head. And, literally, that’s not a joke! Most of my tablescape ideas come to me while I’m sleeping 🤦🏼‍♀️and this year’s Christmas tablescape is no exception!

What better way to host family and dear friends over the holiday than around a statement tablescape filled with special pieces for all to enjoy!

I designed this glittery and glam tablescape to coordinate with our Christmas tree and mantle that we shared here. I love to put a spin on the traditional holiday colors by incorporating the palette used throughout our house during the rest of the year and pairing it with traditional holiday themes like reindeer and nutcracker sculptures to bring a magical and festive feel to our home during the holidays. So that means gold everything with touches of silver, champagne, white, seafoam and as much glitter as I can get my hands on! (Roomba has her hands full for the next 6 months – ha!

On Comet, on Cupid, on Donner and GLITZENNN! This table would not be complete with out the cutest glitter reindeer, which helped bring the entire look together! Enjoy and happy tablesetting!

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Holiday Gift Guides 2018

Hello my favorite little shoppers! Our holiday gift guides are all ready to go just in time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday this year! 

Cyber Monday is my real time to shine in the Christmas shopping world. This is the day that I mega-shop (online, of course) for all my friends and family. So with any luck, I am done shopping for the season when the clock strikes midnight, and I can enjoy the rest of the season without any gifting stress!

We’ve up’d our gift guide game from previous years, and have all the top gifts for her, for the beauty lover, for the hostess, for him, for the jettsetter, for the homeowner and for the fitness fiend! With these comprehensive gift guides you are sure to find the perfect present for the loved ones on your list!

Happy Shopping!

For Her

 

For the beauty lover

 

For the Hostess

 

For Him

 

For the jetsetter

 

For the Homeowner

 

For the fitness fiend

Holiday Home Tour

Happy Holidays, y’all! We are so excited to share our holiday home tour this year! Having our own house for the first time has given the holidays a whole new meaning for us. Its given us the opportunity to open our home to so many friends, family, neighbors and colleagues over the past few weeks that my heart could just burst! So many shared meals, memories and laughs has constantly reminded us why we are so thankful.

Of course, with all the holiday celebrations and dinner parties, a decorated and festive home was very important to me. If you’ve seen our previous home posts or design inspo, you know we went for a sophisticated glam look with vintage and traditional touches and a color palette consisting of gray, seafoam, white, gold and dark brown accents. 

I wanted our holiday decor to coordinate well with the style of our home, so we brought these same colors into our Christmas tree, mantle and garlands. I found the perfect velvet d.Stevens ribbon (I highly recommend working with high quality ribbon like d.Stevens in your holiday decor) at Holiday Warehouse (my absolute FAVORITE holiday decor store in Plano, Texas) that brought in our signature seafoam color with platinum and gold accents that just screamed me. So, of course, I designed our entire holiday look around this ribbon and I could not be more thrilled with how it turned out! We invite you in and hope you enjoy this tour of our home this season!

Merry Christmas!

P.S. Be sure to check out previous years Christmas styles if you’re looking for a more metallic look, winter wonderland, or traditional wintery rustic look (my personal favorite)!

Holiday Decor: Holiday Warehouse

Photography: Luisa’s Secret Photography 

Styling: The Everyday Hostess

 

Thanksgiving Tablescape

We are getting all ready for Thanksgiving over here in the Haaf household! This year we are hosting Thanksgiving dinner at our new home with my husband’s family and then hosting a sips and sweets open house for all our friends and family to join after everyone enjoys their feast (and watches the Cowboys game)!

Needless to say, the stress level is a bit high since this will be our first time hosting a holiday at our home – not to mention, our first time ever making a turkey! Therefore, we are in full practice and early set up mode to make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible! Keep Reading!

DIY Outdoor Glam Pumpkin Display

Please pardon these terribly unprofessional photos. This was a last minute project that we did and thanks to all your sweet requests, we decided to share!

Since we purchased our house in March, I’ve been heads down focused on home decor, curtain selection, and how the heck to organize my study, and I completely lost track of the seasons. So when I finally looked at my calendar last week and realized we have over 7 different dinner parties at our house over the next month, all fabric stalking had to pause and I majorly needed to add some fall festivity to our home and spruce up our front porch to welcome all our upcoming guests!

If you’ve been following the blog for a while now, you know how I love to add a touch of glam to everything – and that includes our fall decor. I’ve had my eye set on these gorg Hot Skwash pumpkins from my inspo board, but, of course, time got away from me before I ordered them and I needed a festive and budget friendly porch display ASAP. So I went the DIY route with these metallic spray painted pumpkins and I’m SO glad we did.

This project cost less than $60 and I’ve been receiving so many sweet compliments on them from you all and our neighbors! So as promised, here is my quick and easy DIY tutorial for a festive and glam pumpkin display. Keep Reading!

Halloween Tablescape Inspiration

I love a good costume party as much as the next person and can’t wait to hand out candy to the kiddos (especially now that we are in our new home!), but I have to admit, Halloween isn’t my favorite holiday. Sometimes, I find that it’s hard to class up the ghouls, dragons, and witches look, but this I’ve been on a mission to find cute and trendy ways to bring Halloween into our home and I think this tablescape inspo does just the trick! 

Check out all of our favorite Halloween tablescape decor above, or shop below, to bring a little extra somethin’ to your spooky and scary look this year!

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Custom Furniture on a Budget

Confession. I’ve been watching a LOT of Grey’s Anatomy lately. For those who haven’t, I highly recommend. I can’t stop watching (I’m on my second time through), A) Because the show is so dang good and B) Because I am in love with the new custom chairs in my living room and can’t stop sitting in them!

As most of you know, Landon and I bought our first home this year and have been balancing the budget vs. splurge spends while furnishing our home. When designing our living room, Landon and I knew we wanted a show-stopping set of custom chairs – something that perfectly complemented our décor and style but was also unique and one of a kind. Only problem is, a custom designed chair from some of my favorite retail stores can be upwards of $2k, and when starting from scratch in furnishing this home, that was a little out of our budget.

Luckily, Landon and I discovered Debra at One of a Kind Transformations and were able to add a pair of dream-come-true chairs to our new home with her help! Coming from a small apartment with just one couch, we spent so much time pondering how to fill the added seating space that came with a house. What color would they be? What type of fabric? How could we pull it off without breaking the bank?

The fabulous mother daughter duo at One of a Kind Transformations allowed us to turn a bargain buy into a statement piece and bring our visions to life! We tracked down two vintage wingback chairs on an online resale site and used one of our older chairs that has followed me from apartment to apartment for years with the intention of getting them recovered.

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Fall Tablescape Essentials

Fall is finally here! There is something so refreshing with the start of fall. Maybe it’s the crisper air or the changing of the leaves or just the anticipation for the holidays. This is by far my favorite time of year and my absolute favorite season to decorate for. 

This year’s tablescape will feature a classic fall color palette of winter whites, gold, maroon, and shades of orange and burgundy, which was inspired by my favorite Hot Skwash velvet pumpkin set. I’ve put together the perfect inspiration board that I will be using for my own table and can easily be replicated in your own home! This collection can easily be amended to suit any color palette with a simple swap of your napkins and Hot Skwash pumpkins!

Enjoy and happy decorating!

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How to Paint Your Home

Huge thank you to Sherwin-Williams for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.

Repainting your home or even a single room in your house can feel like a daunting task, but with these simple steps, this overwhelming process easily melts away and quickly becomes a rewarding and extremely exciting process!

Step 1 – Select Your Paint Brand

Between all the different home improvement stores and specialty brands, there are quite a few different paint options you can use to refinish your home. At the start of the home design process, Landon and I did more than our fair share of research and are so glad we decided to use Sherwin-Williams paint and products to give our home a fresh look. The paint itself is a ultra-high quality, which allows for richer colors, as well as better bonding and coverage. And, whether you’re dealing with the folks at the store or the online ColorSnap Visualizer, deciding on a paint is a hands-on, informative process.

Seriously, I could talk about this for hours. I never thought it was possible to know so much about paint!

Step 2 – Select your Paint Color

If you’re painting your house, you probably have an idea in mind for what color you want (or at least what color family) but this part of the process can be a bit more overwhelming than you may expect. Sherwin-Williams has dozens and dozens of shades of each color and each one will have a different impact on your home and its ambiance – especially in different lighting. Hop on over to our post about how to select the perfect paint color to help make this tricky decision a bit easier! Keep Reading!