Tips & Ideas

Sep 19

A Fall Tabletop Look to Steal

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A fall-inspired table with wood chargers and blue and white dinnerware

In three days, it’s officially Fall which means the start of the entertaining season. While that may give of you a chill, we love this time of year when we get to spend time with friends and family in our homes that we’ve spent all year working on. So it should come as no surprise that we love dreaming up new tabletop looks to celebrate the season! Inspired by the colors and textures of fall, we pulled together this dining table featuring our Wood Bark Chargers and Bunny Williams’ Campbell House Dinnerware.

 
Sep 9

Fall Outdoor Entertaining Tips from Jana Bek

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Outdoor entertaining during the Fall

Jana Bek is an interior designer with a fantastic eye for color and an even better sense of style. Through Bek Design, she works with clients all over the country to design spaces that suit her clients’ needs and budget. Last Week, she’s shared how she turned her small, outdoor balcony into an inviting space to relax and entertain, and today, she’s sharing her tips for entertaining outdoors during the Fall. 

 
Jul 25

Architect Bill Ingram Shares His Inspiration for the 2016 Southern Living Idea House

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Architect Bill Ingram in his space designed for the 2016 Southern Living Idea House

This year’s 2016 Southern Living Idea House is a celebration of the magazine’s 50th anniversary. Set in Southern Living’s hometown of Birmingham, AL, and built from the ground up by a team of designers with roots in the south, this year’s house celebrates traditional southern design with modern detail.

We chatted with the mastermind behind the home, architect Bill Ingram, to find out how the history of the iconic magazine inspired his designs.

 
Jun 21

10 Ways to Serve Drinks at Your Next Outdoor Party

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10 ways to serve drinks at your next outdoor party

Send out an evite, pull out your favorite cocktail napkins, and crank up the music. We think it’s time to throw a backyard party! The first order of business? Set up the bar — or at least figure out where you’re going to serve the drinks. After all, it’s the first place people gravitate towards when they come over. We’ve got 10 ideas for setting up a drink station … and no, it doesn’t include a plastic cooler on the back porch.

 
May 3

Video: How to Create an Edible Centerpiece

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According to entertaining expert and style editor, Eddie Ross, creating a mouthwatering crudité platter is all in the presentation. “People eat with their eyes,” he says. “It’s about the wow factor of how it’s served.” So we challenged Eddie to make us a centerpiece-worthy vegetable tray using our Giant Clam Shell.

 
May 3

Video: How to Create a Living Arrangement

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One of the easiest (and most affordable) ways to make a home feel more lived-in and loved is with plants. Even if you don’t exactly have a green thumb, you can create a living arrangement for instant decor anywhere in your home. Or so says author and style editor, Eddie Ross. Watch the video above to learn how, or read the step-by-step instructions below:

 
May 2

Video: Create a Modern Mix with Eddie Ross

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If you think your space has been feeling a little lackluster, you are in for a treat. We asked style maker and East Coast Editor of Better Homes & Gardens, Eddie Ross, to be our guest stylist and design three rooms for our Spring catalog. He brings his eclectic sense of style, on display in his recently published book, Modern Mix, to every room. In the video above, Eddie shares his secrets to creating an exciting room bursting with personality.