If you’re tired of using the same Christmas decorations every year, then it’s time to think outside the old ornament box. To freshen up the look of your tree or holiday spaces, turn to your favorite pastime or profession for inspiration. We’ll show you how to use old trinkets, knick-knacks, collectibles, or the tools of your trade to add style and personality to your usual holiday decorating tradition.
Just a few weeks have passed since fashion week, so it’s not surprising if you’re still experiencing a “fashion hangover.” The deluge of design inspiration and fashion-themed ideas from this world-famous event is a wonderful resource for home décor schemes and party themes that will help you bring the world of fashion into your home. If you’re planning to throw a stylish fall party, you’re in luck. With just a few fashion-themed tips and tricks, this post will show you how you can recreate the excitement of fashion week at home with your very own “fashionista party.”
From Elsa Schiaparelli’s 1937 lobster dress to Lady Gaga’s iconic meat dress, food has long been a visual treasure trove for designers hungry for inspiration. Lately, fashion shows have been a smorgasbord of culinary-oriented clothing and accessories, with Moschino serving up fast-food styled dresses and Kate Spade models toting bags shaped like Chinese take-out containers.
You’ve got everything prepped and ready, and your home is a bastion of autumn décor, but what are you planning to serve your guests? Your magazine spread-worthy pumpkin and pinecone display notwithstanding, a party isn’t a party without some stomach-filling, sweet tooth-satisfying, and thirst-quenching treats. If you’re clueless about what to serve your famished guests, don’t lose heart. Preparing a satisfying and beautiful autumn feast is not as daunting as it sounds.
Whether we realize it or not, as guests, we all seem to follow the same rules to ensure the host of a party will welcome us back with open arms. For example, criticizing the choice of food and wine is a mortal sin at the dinner table, and arriving unannounced or with an unexpected companion is a definite no-go. But how about playing the part of a perfect party host?