Newport Cottages Giveaway

This giveaway has now ended. Congratulations to Amy S.!

Newport Cottages Hilary Daybed from Layla Grayce Newport Cottages Devon Drawer Bookcase from Layla Grayce Newport Cottages Hilary NIghtstand from Layla Grayce Newport Cottages Hilary Tufted Bed from Layla Grayce
Infusing rooms with the romantic air of French Provincial artisans, the new Hilary Collection from Newport Cottages captures attention with Old World-inspired design. This elegant line features charming mirrors, inviting bedroom furniture, and inimitable accent pieces with on-trend, show-stopping style. Achieve this dreamy look in your own home with a $1000 shopping spree to Newport Cottages, plus a design consultation from our blog experts!

To enter, browse Newport Cottages on Layla Grayce and leave us a comment below detailing your absolute favorite, must-have item. Be sure to include your email address so we can reach you! This giveaway ends at midnight on June 28th, 2015. We’ll be announcing the winner shortly after. Good luck!

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Ain’t No Rest For The Stylish

Free Bella Notte Pillowcases from Layla Grayce

Say goodbye to pillow fights with Bella Notte’s exclusive promotion! Create a luxurious haven for slumber with craftsmanship linens, duvets, blankets, and more. Complete your retreat by spending $500 on this sumptuous collection and receive two free pillowcases with your order. With this oh-so-soft set, you’ll never want to leave your bed!

Summer Gift Guide

Step into the summer Gift Shop, our ode to the blushing brides, gracious hostesses, bookworms, and nature lovers that light up your life!
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MaLi Beads Valentina Gold NecklaceGold Confetti Paper Personalized PlacematsWine Basic Personalized Glass Set of 4

Going to the chapel! Here come the best gifts ever guaranteed to perfect her big day. Charm her with “something new” that features her “mrs” prefix with the MaLi Beads Valentina gold necklace, or make it personal with elegant wine glasses customized with the initial of her new last name.

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Times Two Design Acrylic Rose Quartz Bookend SetKashwere Seasonless White RobeEiffel Tower Book Set of 5

Glasses on, pretty lady! Encourage an afternoon of cozying up in a reading nook with these delightful treasures for the classic bookworm. Kashwere’s plush Seasonless robe offers the perfect ensemble for tucking in and plucking a favorite novel from a stylishly organized bookcase accented with on-trend earthy Times Two Design bookends.

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Jamie Young Savannah Hexagon Small HurricaneFlower Shell Picture FrameMaLi Beads Jennifer Gold Necklace

Down-to-earth describes this unique gal in your life in more ways than one. If you’ve run out of eclectic granola recipes, surprise her with a Jamie Young Savannah hurricane in Alabaster or a Flower Shell picture frame to proudly display pictures of her bestie (you!) or more likely, a snap of yet another hiking trip!

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Times Two Design Golden Glam Napkin Ring Set of 4Regina Andrew Decor Indigo Strip TrayTimes Two Design Antler Tray

By all means, cherish the woman in your life who throws the best parties. There may be nothing she can’t do, but there’s plenty she needs to put together all of those swanky gatherings. Wrap up something she’ll love with natural-inspired Times Two Design Golden Glam stone and acrylic napkin rings or a chic antler tray for punchy presentation.

Get the look: Editor Style

Straight from the CEO’s desk: obsessions run rampant in our collection of new arrivals, and our boss lady, Wendy Estes is graciously sharing her picks. Whether you’re adding personal flair or a statement-making piece to your home decor ideas list, she’s got the inside scoop on what’s hot for interiors now. Prepare yourself for statement-making starburst mirrors, tabletop accents, European-inspired finds, and more all below!

Get the look: Editor Style from Layla Grayce
1. Mosaic Glass Mirror 2. Honeycomb Antique Mercury Glass Bottle Set of 4 3. Times Two Design Agate Chocolate Coaster Set of 4 4. Bulbus Seaglass Table Lamp 5. Natural Shell Flower Patterned Round Mirror 6. Brownstone Marcel Natural Chair 7. Pom Pom at Home Layla Pillowcase Set of 2 8. MaLi Beads Paola Gold Necklace

Garden Party

Garden Party from Layla Grayce

Photo Credit: House BeautifulLayla Grayce

Escalate your average barbecue by adding unique decor and swanky treats—guaranteed to create the backyard bash of the season! Here are a few pro tips to get your party on:

  • Find chic invitations that include a fun dress code like sundresses and Kentucky Derby-style hats (yay!) Who doesn’t love to dress up?
  • Assemble an array of artisan hors d’oeuvres arranged beautifully on the John Acrylic Serving Tray. Summer recipes focused around watermelon, cucumber, and fresh tomatoes make for festive treats.
  • Serve up style with a vintage-inspired bar cart complete with signature cocktails. Try mint juleps with a twist or a refresher with fruit-infused ice cubes in a personalized monogrammed glass such as the Rocks Basic Personalized Set.
  • Add a cigar bar for a level of sophistication alongside freshly grilled crab cakes for the main dish.

Momentarily pull yourself away from the flamingo pool floats and pineapples to shop our Memorial Day over this long weekend and plan your garden party now!

Garden Party from Layla Grayce
1. Arteriors Wade Vintage Silver Bar Cart 2. Fresh American Mingled Tangerine Indoor/Outdoor Pillow 3. Quatrefoil White Indoor/Outdoor Garden Stool 4. Pine Cone Hill Honfleur Linen Napkin Set of 4 5. Rocks Basic Personalized Glass Set of 4 6. Pom Pom at Home His/Hers Apron 7. Pigeon & Poodle Montauk Ice Bucket Tong Set 8. John Acrylic Serving Board

The Editor’s Guide to: Mixing Prints

The Editor's Guide to Mixing Prints from Layla GraycePhoto Credits: Dimples and Tangles, Life On Virginia Street

We’re noticing a pattern. Literally. Almost every time we see lust-worthy interior design photos (check out some of our favorites on our Pinterest!), you can almost guarantee an eclectic blend of prints in jazzy colorways and unique styles. Straight from the editor’s desk, founder Wendy Estes drops in to share her industry insight on one of the trickiest tactics in interior design: mixing prints.

The Editor's Guide to Mixing Prints from Layla Grayce

Mix your prints effortlessly by choosing a theme that represents you. This nautical mix would be the perfect pairing for a maritime lover or to bring your vacation spot home with you. Balance a perfect mix with stripes in coordinating colors with nautical-themed patterns and designs that share similar hues for foolproof style.

The Editor's Guide to Mixing Prints from Layla Grayce

If you’re designing a room by color, start with a bold statement-making piece in a fun print or bright shade and use it as a focal point for the rest of the space. For example, this bold Sugarboo Designs art print’s abstract print lends fanciful flair with blue, green, yellow, and pink—the perfect palette for inspiring the rest of your space.

The Editor's Guide to Mixing Prints from Layla Grayce

Here’s where your favorite color makes its debut. Insert your personality with a soothing neutral like gray, black, or tan and go bolder with patterns. Never fear mixing stripes with abstract prints and dimensional patterns—each item will coordinate by color in their own unique way. Five to ten shades of gray? Totally encouraged!

The Editor's Guide to Mixing Prints from Layla Grayce

What’s your style? French country? Art deco? Globally-inspired bohemian? Chinoiserie chic?

Offer up your personality by mingling statement-making prints by style for lighthearted appeal. Think of leopard print as a neutral or pick unexpected pieces in two-tones instead of a print with many differentiating colors. Go daring or keep it simple–after all, the beauty of this decorating style is that it’s all about you!

Top 10 Spring Essentials

That ‘70s style

The Flora Play Tent by Layla Grayce
The Flora Play Tent by Layla Grayce

Farrah Fawcett’s hair, disco fever, and leather everything. Our wistfulness for ‘70s style has us rallying for the revival of the grooviest of vibes. This far-out trend was recently featured in Elle Decor, showcasing one of our favorite spring items: the Flora Play Tent. With a hippie floral print and room for fun, this space effortlessly delivers playful panache!

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Photo Credits: Better Homes and Garden, Aimee Wilder

The ‘60s and ‘70s are back! We’re totally nostalgic for this endlessly cool era and the return of hip colors and bold flower prints. In fashion as well as home decor, this trend reemerges with bright trippy wallpaper, fabric accents, and full floral outfits with huge statement-making blooms. Get your groove on with these styles and revive the serene yet attention-grabbing energy of this era that’s making a major comeback for 2015.

That ‘70s style by Layla Grayce
Photo Credit: My Domaine

To master this fun trend, try laying a bold foundation with the Goa Pink Hand Tufted Wool Rug by Surya. With an eye-catching retro pattern and a swirl of spirited blooms in a vivacious colorway, rooms get a major revamp with a decade-centric pop of groovy style. To accent more subtly, try a mirror with a unique shape or texture, a brightly-hued side table, or an evocative chandelier with floral touches.

That ‘70s style by Layla Grayce

1. Stray Dog Designs Abby Mirror 2. Stray Dog Designs Tilda Accent Table 3. Canopy Designs Lulu Chandelier 4. Petunia Pickle Bottom Wistful Weekender Organic Succulent Garden 5. Surya Goa Pink Hand Tufted Wool Rug

Host the Perfect Holiday Cocoa & Cookies Gathering, Plus a Giveaway!

This giveaway has now ended. Congratulations to Brenna N.!
Host the Perfect Holiday Cocoa & Cookies Gathering, Plus a Giveaway from Layla Grayce

Photography and styling by Kate LandersIce Milk ApronPom Pom at Home White Mug SetPom Pom at Home Serving Plate SetRosanna Dessert Pedestals; and Rosanna Mini Domes

Host the Perfect Holiday Cocoa & Cookies Gathering from Layla GrayceHost the Perfect Holiday Cocoa & Cookies Gathering from Layla Grayce

Photography and styling by Kate LandersIce Milk ApronPom Pom at Home White Mug SetPom Pom at Home Serving Plate SetRosanna Dessert Pedestals; and Rosanna Mini Domes

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Photography and styling by Kate LandersIce Milk ApronPom Pom at Home White Mug SetPom Pom at Home Serving Plate SetRosanna Dessert Pedestals; and Rosanna Mini Domes

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Photography and styling by Kate Landers; Ice Milk Apron; Pom Pom at Home White Mug Set; Pom Pom at Home Serving Plate Set; Rosanna Dessert Pedestals; and Rosanna Mini Domes

Kate Landers here again! I can’t wait to provide you with inspiration for your holiday gatherings. This month, I had the tremendous pleasure of styling some of the gorgeous products from Layla Grayce. The linen tablecloth, oval platters and mugs from Pom Pom at Home totally stunned me with their timeless beauty, and the “Frosty Tin Marshmallow” full apron from Ice Milk Aprons is beyond fabulous (The packaging alone is striking!). I have been a fan of the cake pedestals from Rosanna for years, and these absolutely darling petite pedestals with mini glass domes are no exception. Using these favorites from Layla Grayce, I’ve shared some ideas for hosting a Cocoa and Cookies gathering with your neighbors, family and friends below.

P.S. Scroll down below to learn how you can win all of the Layla Grayce products featured in this post!

1) Creating A Rustic and Sophisticated Style: I wanted to create a simple, nature-influenced dessert table inspired for the winter season. Products such as the natural linen tablecloth and classically elegant white crown platters and mugs were a fantastic way to create this look. A rustic wood planked backdrop, burlap ribbon attached to a dreamy green wreath and custom printables with a hand-painted feel added a variety of texture and style. Even desserts were created in warm earthy tones. Clean, pure, and sweet!

2) “Snow-covered” Desserts: Mounds of mini marshmallows look like snow on dark chocolate hot cocoa, and classic gingerbread cookies adorned with sugar crystals and white icing also showcase a snow-kissed look (snowflake shaped cookies only help provide a beautiful visual for this theme). To complement with extra sweetness, mini baked gingerbread donuts are blanketed in a white “snowy” frosting—how festive! Re-create the creamy white chocolate coating on the divinity puffs using icing, marshmallows and white chocolate drizzled over your desserts to add to the entire theme.

3) Dessert Presentation: I kept the desserts for this table very simple. Offering three desserts is the perfect amount to provide choices and a lovely look to your guests without overwhelming them. I opted for easy-to-grab desserts such as the mini baked donuts and divinity puffs stacked on pedestals and platters. One of my favorite details of this table (and perhaps the easiest to create!) are the mini dessert pedestals covered in clear glass domes, creating a “dessert snow globe.” To get this look, simply place your favorite sweet on a pedestal, coat with powdered sugar if you wish, and cover with the dome!

4) Hot Beverage Station:  Creating a hot cocoa toppings bar allows your guests to sweeten their cocoa with mint, caramel, whipped cream or marshmallows (among other sweet or salty treats!). I recommend also serving hot apple cider, coffee and tea to give your guests a variety of warm beverages to select from in addition to the cocoa.

5) Recipe Card Exchange: I absolutely love finding new recipes for the holidays, and cookie recipes are always a favorite! When mailing your invitation, include 3-5 recipe cards for the guest to bring filled out with their favorite cookie recipe. Then everyone at the party can go home with at least one new recipe to try at home. Share the yummy love!

6) Hostess Gift: I am completely smitten with the Ice Milk apron featuring that gorgeous large crisp bow front and center (though you could tie it a variety of ways). Packaged in an oversized Mason jar, it has such a beautiful presentation, and offers the perfect gift for the hostess. Another favorite detail: the apron colors are so neutral it can be used year-round!

Vendor Credits:

Design, Styling & Photography: Kate Landers
Printables & Backdrop Designs: Anders Ruff Custom Designs
Backdrop Printing: Print My Picture Online
Cookies: Flourish Sweet Shop
Baked Mini Donuts: Green Mountain Mini Baked
Divinity Puffs: Sees Candies

Enter to Win Kate’s Holiday Tablescape!

Bring delicious holiday inspiration into your home! Impress family and guests when you enter to win Kate’s essentials for a Cocoa and Cookies gathering, including Ice Milk’s Full Apron in Frosty Tin Marshmallow, a set of four Crown white mugs and Crown white oval serving plates by Pom Pom at Home, and pedestals and mini domes by Rosanna!

IceMilk Full Apron Frosty Tin Marshmallow Personalized: Layla Grayce
Pom Pom at Home Crown White Mug Set of 4: Layla Grayce
Pom Pom at Home Crown White Oval Serving Plate Set of 4: Layla Grayce
Rosanna Decor Bon Bon Hue White Small Beaded Pedestal: Layla Grayce
Rosanna Glass Mini Dome: Layla Grayce

To Enter:

*Limit one entry per person. You must have a Facebook account, like Layla Grayce, and sign up for Layla Grayce newsletters in order to enter this giveaway. Giveaway closes December 17, 2014, at midnight PST. Winner will be selected at random and announced by December 22, 2014. Click here for official Layla Grayce contest rules.

Custom Deliveries! Shop, Win & Save On Personalized Gifts

These giveaways have now ended. Congratulations to Lindsay E., Susannah A., Robbie T., and Darcie S.

Personalized Gifts Giveaway from Layla Grayce

This year, it’s all about making it personal! The gift-giving season has officially arrived, and if you ask us, the most thoughtful gifts are always those that represent a personalized touch. To get your holiday shopping up and running (they’ll be here before you know it!), we curated our favorite custom keepsakes, featuring everything from monogram mugs to initial necklaces. Reminder: put a bustle in your holiday hustle by checking product pages for estimated ship dates. It takes Layla Grayce’s elves a little bit longer to personalize and deliver custom items in time for Christmas!

In the meantime, see below for four fabulous giveaways and deals on personalized gifts from a few of our favorite brands!

Personalized Tabletop Favorites

Through November 19th, 2014, save 15% on toast-worthy select customizable glassware with promo code DRINKWARE! Plus, enter to win a gift set featuring our Chevron paper place mats and table runner!

To enter our placemat/table runner giveaway:

  • Sign up for Instagram and follow @laylagrayce
  • Share this chevron paper placemat image (see below) to your Instagram, tag @laylagrayce and add #lgtabletopgiveaway in the comment.
    NOTE: If you are private, repost and then email socialmedia@laylagrayce.com with a screenshot of your post.

Placemat / Table Runner Giveaway from Layla Grayce

Ice Milk Aprons

Through November 19th, 2014, save 20% on flattering and functional IceMilk Aprons with promo code APRONSALE. Plus, enter to win a timelessly stylish Rollings of Cinnamon Personalized Apron!

To enter our apron giveaway:

  • Sign up for Instagram and follow @laylagrayce
  • Share this apron image (see below) to your Instagram, tag @laylagrayce and add #lgaprongiveaway in the comment.
    NOTE: If you are private, repost and then email socialmedia@laylagrayce.com with a screenshot of your post.

Ice Milk Apron Giveaway from Layla Grayce

Boatman Geller

Through November 19th 2014, save 20% on patterned and playful, entertainment-essential Boatman Geller personalized Lucite trays with promo code TRAYSALE. Plus, enter to win this smaller, adorably personalized Lucite tray!

To enter our Lucite tray giveaway:

  • Sign up for Instagram and follow @laylagrayce
  • Share this tray (see below) to your Instagram, tag @laylagrayce and add #lgtraygiveaway in the comment.
    NOTE: If you are private, repost and then email socialmedia@laylagrayce.com with a screenshot of your post.

Boatman Geller Giveaway from Layla Grayce

PSA Essentials Stamps

Through November 19th, 2014, save 25% on vibrantly personalized PSA Essentials stamps with code STAMPSALE. Plus, enter to win this personalized self-inking stamp or embosser!

To enter our stamp giveaway:

  • Sign up for Instagram and follow @laylagrayce
  • Share this image (see below) to your Instagram, tag @laylagrayce and add #lgstampgiveaway in the comment.
    NOTE: If you are private, repost and then email socialmedia@laylagrayce.com with a screenshot of your post.

PSA Essentials Stamp Giveaway from Layla Grayce

*You must have an Instagram account, follow @laylagrayce, and share/tag your posts in order to enter each giveaway. If you are private on Instagram, repost and email socialmedia@laylagrayce.com with a screenshot of your post. Giveaway closes November 19, 2014, at midnight PST. Winners will be selected at random and announced by November 18, 2014. Click here for official Layla Grayce contest rules.

*Offers valid from November 16, 2014, through November 19, 2014, at midnight PST. Offers do not apply to previous purchases or to the purchase of gift cards and cannot be redeemed for cash or combined with any other promotion. Limit one promo code per order. Terms of offer are subject to change.