Pack a basket with a blanket and a few favorite snacks and head outdoors for your next date night! Nature-inspired flatware and a few twinkle lights in the trees can turn even the blandest backyard into an enchanting forest.1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
From account executive Stevi Jackson: “Too Cute! What a great way to spruce up a traditional craft…and my 6-year old’s playroom.” (“Crafty Mumsy” from Sundry Mumsy)
From editor in chief Diane Carroll: “Love, love, love this pretty tabletop, with all the summery blue and crisp white. Great entertaining ideas!” (“Do You Rue? David Stark for West Elm” from The City Sage)
From associate editor Paulette Pearson: “There’s a wall in my office that’s just begging for something cute like this. Best part is, it’s DIY!” (“A Watercolor Garland is my Fave” from You Are My Fave)
From marketing/special projects coordinator Lauren Strother: “Love the imperial trellis wall paper!! For a less expensive route I recently purchased the stencil to add a little pizzazz to one of my rooms.” (“Wallpaper on One Wall” from View from my Heels)
From advertising coordinator Laura LaRue: “Love this photo. I have always wanted a lucite coffee table of my own!” (“Lucite Loon” from The Goods Design)
Art director Mandy Keener styled French Metro owner Renee Hunt’s miniature silver collection for our November issue. Mandy was quite taken by the striking silver/gray color combo, which inspired her to find a few holiday wares for her casa and closet in the same palette. Her picks? A whale ornament for a bit of Christmas whimsy. Sparkly shoes & dress to shimmer around town in. A mirror with a touch of triangles…sold! And her current obsession: “Perfect Storm” nail polish from Estee Lauder.