Hello? Where are you pretty table decor???
Since I've been back from vacation I've been touring around in search for the perfect table elements for my sister-in-laws shower. And naturally I had to do a site visit to see what I would be working with. Upon visiting the home of the shower hostess I was presented with a slight design challenge.
You see originally I had envisioned this:
Clean, white, and bright minimalist with Pom Pom bursts of color to create a celebratory mood. Martha, I love your pom poms, but not everyone has a plain white dining room, squared drinking goblets, and gold chiavari chairs laying around ok?
The home of the lovely hostess just doesn't seem to jive with this vision. Her walls for one thing are various shades of pink. Mauve Pink. Carnation Pink. She has many, MANY, floral paintings hung about and an eclectic collection of antiques. No nook and no cranny has been left undecorated. I don't know what one word best describes this venue, however I do know that contemporary is not it.
So, I have new inspiration, seen here:
It's eclectic, feminine and still has a sense of continuity. I only wish this shower could be out doors!
My new shopping destination went from Ikea to our local Thrift and Antique store in a snap and I generally prefer it like that anyway.
The photos above were style by JOY di VIVRE events. I think I could spend all day on her website ooooogling over her positively gorgeous wedding designs. Can I move to Santa Barbara and get married to my husband again, pretty please?