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Naturally Elegant Holiday Table Inspiration

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Holiday Tablescape Giveaway from Layla Grayce
Photography and styling by Kate Landers

Pom Pom at Home Olivier Napkin SetPom Pom at Home Lily Table Cloth, Pom Pom at Home Crown White Plate SetStemless Basic Glass Set of 4, Personalized Eclectic Place Setting Set of 5

Kate Landers here again, excited to share with you a lovely rustic and elegant holiday tablescape. As so many of us are planning gatherings with family and friends this time of year, I thought this would be an ideal opportunity to provide you with inspiration for your holiday entertaining! Styling this table with so many gorgeous products from Layla Grayce was an utter delight, and I can’t wait to share. Read on for more details on how to set your table in a sophisticated yet understated way this season.

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

1. Long & Low Centerpiece:

This centerpiece was chosen because it is conducive to conversation. Keeping it long and low allows everyone at the table to have something beautiful to enjoy, without obstructing views, keeping the table open for all to engage.

Here I opted for natural elements, including birch pillars, a mix of muted greenery, and faux antlers coated with clear glitter for a festive look. This blend creates a striking look that is perfect from fall all the way through winter. If you wish to add a bit more sparkle, I suggest mercury glass votives filled with white candles for minimalist glam.

 2. Natural Table Linen:

I have been a big fan of Pom Pom At Home’s beautiful table linens for years. Their Olivier napkins present crisp white linen, a stunning trim and generous size. I think any guest would be delighted to wear one in their lap! The Lily tablecloth is a true work of art. With natural linen and a ruffle trim, this generously sized table covering adds incredible warmth to not only the table but also the entire room. A mix of natural and white linen gives a soft yet stunning contrast. Linen itself is an exquisite fabric that feels comforting and inviting while maintaining luxurious look.

3. White Place Settings:

I have always believed that white tableware is a tremendous investment. It is incredibly versatile and works for any event with any color scheme, casual or formal. From appetizers and salads to the main course or dessert, serving on white allows the meal to take center stage. The white crown plates from Pom Pom At Home look more beautiful in person than I could have imagined. The generously sized chargers with scalloped details really give each place setting just what you need for a polished look—you won’t miss the fussy extra details of more complicated fabrics.

4. Classic Stemware:

Another great investment is traditional and classic stemware. Again, these are incredibly versatile for a wide variety of occasions. These thick, substantial glasses used for this table pleasantly surprised me—they are not made of glass! I am in love with them. They have a clean look, weighty feel in your hands, and best of all, are friendly for children and adults alike. As a mother to a toddler, I have started wondering where these glasses have been all my life—family gatherings simply seem more complete with them!

5. Eclectic Flatware:

Who knew that your flatware could bring so much style to a table? Don’t be afraid to mix various sets of silverware or flatware, so long as they are all made of the same material. With these eclectic place settings, you’ll see a mix of a variety of patterns, shapes and designs (even a monogram!) for a look that is sure to strike up conversation among your guests. I envision even a fork will remind someone of their grandmother’s silver or cause them to reminisce on that set they wish they registered for before their wedding. This set gives your table loads of style and a relaxed yet refined finish to a perfect place setting. If you can’t tell, I’m personally in love with these.

It was a sheer delight working with so many natural elements for this tablescape. The muted colors allowed for the variety of textures and patterns to really shine. It keeps the look stunning yet simple—very easy to recreate, allowing you to focus on what matters most.

Shop This Tabletop:
Pom Pom at Home Olivier Napkin Set: Layla Grayce
Pom Pom at Home Lily Table Cloth: Layla Grayce
Pom Pom at Home Crown White Plate Set: Layla Grayce
Stemless Basic Glass Set of 4 Personalized: Layla Grayce
Eclectic Place Setting Set of 5: Layla Grayce

Enter to Win Kate’s Holiday Tablescape!

Bring gorgeous holiday inspiration into your home! Impress family and guests when you enter to win Kate’s dreamy tablescape, including Olivier napkin set, Lily tablecloth, Crown plate set, personalized stemless glasses, and eclectic place settings. Here’s how to win:

*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 November 14, 2014, at midnight PST. Winner will be selected at random and announced by November 18, 2014. Click here for official Layla Grayce contest rules.

Holiday Giveaway Series Day 3: Gorjana

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We’re bringing a touch of glitz and glam to this week’s Holiday Giveaway Series! Blending classic forms with alluring details, Gorjana adorns fashionistas with eclectic, contemporary style. To add some extra shimmer to your seasonal wardrobe, we’re offering one lucky winner the must-have Chevron tribal cuff, Taner bar gold necklace and Pristine circle stud earrings! Plated in 18K gold, these dazzling accessories are sure to give holiday outfits a one-of-a-kind look. If you adore this trio as much as we do, follow the instructions below to enter!

Gorjana Jewelry Giveaway from Layla GrayceChevron tribal cuffTaner bar gold necklace and Pristine circle stud earrings

To Enter:

1. Like Layla Grayce on Facebook

2. Sign up for our Newsletter for more Layla Grayce giveaways!

3. Leave a comment on this blog post (and be sure to leave your email address so we can contact you).

*Limit one entry per person. You must have a Facebook account, like Layla Grayce on Facebook, and sign up for Layla Grayce newsletters in order to enter this giveaway. Giveaway closes Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at midnight EST. Winner will be selected at random and announced on Wednesday , December 18, 2013.Click here for official Layla Grayce contest rules.

Gorjana Jewelry Giveaway from Layla Grayce

Love today’s Holiday Series Giveaway? Be sure to check out the entire Gorjana jewelry collection! Offering a fabulous mix of geometric shapes, innovative accents and novelty designs, each piece in this fashion-forward line adds instant energy to your everyday wardrobe. Shop Gorjana here.

Holiday Giveaway Series Day 2: PSA Essentials

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Let the Holiday Giveaway Series continue! Today, we’re offering one lucky winner a PSA Essentials personalized stamp and personalized embosser! We love the fresh, signature touch PSA Essentials delivers to stylish stationery for the office and home. The perfect gift for a friend or coworker, this custom set features optional interchangeable ink cartridges and icons for a variety of unique designs. To win this fabulous duo, simply follow the instructions below for entering. Once we select the winner, we’ll help customize your prize!

PSA Essentials Giveaway from Layla GraycePSA Essentials personalized stamp and personalized embosser

To Enter:

1. Like Layla Grayce on Facebook

2. Sign up for our Newsletter for more Layla Grayce giveaways!

3. Leave a comment on this blog post (and be sure to leave your email address so we can contact you).

*Limit one entry per person. You must have a Facebook account, like Layla Grayce on Facebook, and sign up for Layla Grayce newsletters in order to enter this giveaway. Giveaway closes Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at midnight EST. Winner will be selected at random and announced on Wednesday , December 18, 2013.Click here for official Layla Grayce contest rules.

PSA Essentials Giveaway from Layla Grayce

Give invitations, thank you cards, envelopes and scrapbooks a personalized update! Offering custom text and creative designs, each stamp and embosser delights with contemporary style.

PSA Essentials Giveaway from Layla Grayce

PSA Essentials offers amazing design possibilities for your favorite stationery! From beautiful bouquets to classic crowns, these office accessories provide a dazzling assortment of optional icons for an unforgettable look.

Top 10 Gifts for Her

Top 10 Gifts for Her From Layla Grayce1. Drops of Jupiter Aqua Gold Earrings 2. Macaron Soaps Gift Box 3. Bedhead Womens Faux Fur Boot Snow Leopard 4. Pine Cone Hill Pajamas Snowflake Lace Crimson 5. Beveled Glass & Brass Box 6. Sefte Kantu Snood 7. Rosanna Portico Coral & Grey Bag 8. Jessie Steele iPhone Case Pink Rhinestones 9. Waxing Poetic Boutique Collection Scribbler Necklace Believe 10. Stephanie Johnson Accessories

Looking for the perfect present for your sister, mom, daughter, coworker or best friend? Just in time for the gift-giving season, we’ve curated a collection of women’s jewelry, iPhone cases, pajamas and more that are sure to please for the holidays! Shop our entire selection of gifts for her! Plus, November 27th through December 3rd, you’ll save 20% sitewide during our holiday sale event! (Some exclusions apply)

Get The Look: A Tiffany Blue Holiday

Tiffany Blue Holiday Decor From Layla Grayce
Featured On: Country Living Photographed by: by Tria Giovan

Still searching for the perfect color scheme for the season? Follow Country Living’s lead and indulge in the time-honored shade of Tiffany blue! We absolutely adore the effortless elegance of this gorgeous 19th century New York City brownstone, which perfectly balances Tiffany blues with soft, buttery yellows and neutral creams for a fresh take on a traditional holiday look.

Tiffany Blue Holiday Decor From Layla GrayceFeatured On: Country Living Photographed by: by Tria Giovan

Simple touches of Tiffany blue create a stylish contrast against the home’s creamy yellow interior. The classic color makes a delightful pop against the crisp, white hue of the entryway bookshelf, while beautiful blue ornaments and gift-wrapped presents evoke the yuletide spirit. Maintaining a subtle tone, exquisite tapered candles and decorative napkins deliver hints of Tiffany blue to the the living room.

Looking to decorate your home with this romantic holiday look? We’ve put together the perfect collection of our favorite home goods, accessories and decor. Shop the products below!

A Tiffany Blue Holiday From Layla Grayce1. Rosanna Arabesque Appetizer Plate Set of 4 2. Regis English Bronze Large Chandelier 3. Global Views Decor Trophy Ice Bucket 4. Rosanna Glass Medium Dome 5. Pine Cone Hill Linen Chenille Natural Throw Blanket 6. Global Views Decor Ice Pillar Candle Holder  7. Global Views Furniture Charleston Blue Chair 8. Aidan Gray Decor Oval Long Wire Basket

Entertaining with Kate: Do-It-Yourself Hobnail & Shabby Chic-Inspired Pumpkins

Kate Landers Halloween Pumpkin Decoration Layla-Grayce Photography: Kate Landers

Kate Landers Halloween Pumpkin Decoration Layla-Grayce Photography: Kate Landers

Kate Landers Halloween Pumpkin Decoration Layla-Grayce Photography: Kate Landers

Kate Landers Halloween Pumpkin Decoration Layla-Grayce Photography: Kate Landers

It’s Kate Landers here again, sharing some inspiration for fall and Halloween celebrations. I absolutely love autumn and the beautiful pumpkins and gourds it yields. I also adore all things “shabby chic” (including Shabby Chic designer Rachel Ashwell) and loved the idea of pairing my style with this season’s décor.

I am here to share two beautiful ways to dress up pumpkins. The first is a white hobnail milk glass look, and the second a shabby chic ruffled look inspired by my dear friends of the former Icing Designs.

These would be fabulous displayed on a hearth, mantle or tabletop centerpieces for both Halloween and Thanksgiving. I also love them as decorations for a fall bridal or baby shower, wedding or a little girl’s autumn first birthday.

Supplies Needed:

  • ~ 4″ and 8″ crafting pumpkins (I used ivory ones from Target)
  • ~ White flat-finish spray paint such as this one
  • ~ White upholstery pins (approx. 150 to make 1 large & 1 small pumpkin) like these.
  • ~ Needle, white thread, scissors and 1 yard white muslin fabric
  • ~ Lo-temp glue gun and glue sticks
  • ~ Black paper bat decorations (optional) from Martha Stewart found here

Instructions: White Hobnail-inspired Pumpkins

1. Insert white upholstery pins into pumpkins in vertical lines, each pin approximately 1/3″-1/2″ apart. For 8″ pumpkin, each row should be 1.5″-2″ apart. For 4″ pumpkin, each row should be 3/5″-1″ apart. There is no exact formula to this; these are basic guidelines, so do what feels best to you!

2. In a well-ventilated area, coat pumpkins (pins already inserted) with white spray paint. Allow to dry minimum 4 hours, preferably overnight.

Instructions: White Ruffled Pumpkins

1. In a well-ventilated area, coat pumpkins with white spray paint. Allow to dry completely, preferably overnight.

2. Fold yard of white muslin fabric in half (this yardage includes extra fabric if you want your ruffles wider or fuller).

3. Cut fabric into eight 1″ strips (fabric is folded over so there will be two strips one on top of the other, total 16 strips) for small pumpkin, and ten 1.5″ strips for large pumpkin (again fabric folded over, so there will be one strip on top of the other, total 20 strips).

4. With a simple needle and white thread, use a simple stitch (thread knotted at end opposite of needle) and thread needle through center of strips (having the two strips on top of one another creates a fuller ruffle), each stitch close together for tighter ruffles. After approximately 15 stitches, you can push fabric down thread and see it gather. Continue until you reach end of the strip and push down fabric so it all gathers. I recommend approximately 12″ gathered length of strip for large pumpkins, and 8″ for small pumpkins.

5. After you hold up your ruffled strips of fabric to the dried painted pumpkin to confirm proper length (you can elongate by making ruffles further apart or make shorter by scrunching ruffles closer together), knot thread at end so ruffle length stays in place.

6. Warm up glue gun, and carefully glue ruffled fabric strips onto each pumpkin, top to bottom, one at a time.

Enjoy your pumpkins!

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July @LaylaGrayce

Whether you’re spending the Fourth of July barbecuing in the backyard, playing in the park or watching a fireworks show, we hope you’re enjoying this summer day with your closest friends and family! In honor of this all-American celebration, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite patriotic backyard scenes (with a few decor tips along the way!)

Fourth of July Outdoor Inspiration @LaylaGrayce
House Beautiful Patio, BHG Patio

Independence Day is the perfect excuse to spruce up your porch or sunroom with outdoor-safe throw pillows in vibrant summer colors. These patio spaces also maintain a bright, fresh aesthetic with outdoor planters and vases.

Americana Outdoor Living and Decor Inspiration @LaylaGrayce
Lonny Table

Hoping to dine alfresco more often this summer? The best way to ensure you’ll bring dinners to the patio or lawn is to choose decor you love. A tabletop decorated with patterned dishes and bright linens makes the perfect setup for grilled meals, refreshing drinks and hours of relaxation.

July 4th Outdoor Party Inspiration
BHG Patio Table, Southern Living Table

To create your ideal backyard sanctuary this summer, shop our Outdoor and Made in the USA collections! Happy 4th of July to you and your loved ones!

Fourth of July Outdoor Living Inspiration @LaylaGrayce
Elle Decor Pool

Treat Your Mom To Our Favorite Mother’s Day Gifts

Top 10 Mothers Day Gifts @LaylaGrayce
1. Jessie Steele Floral Apron 2. Antique Rose Blue Tea Pot 3. Rosanna Portico Pink & Grey Bag 4. Lollia Relax Shea Butter Handcreme 5. Tocca Beauty Eau De Parfum 6. Hot Rocks Green Onyx Bangle 7. Drops of Jupiter Early Grey Gold Earrings 8. Jessie Steele Floral Rubber Gloves 9. MOR Cosmetics Tea Cup Candle 10. Damask Bedhead Pajamas

With Mother’s Day quickly approaching (May 12 this year!), we’re all in pursuit of thoughtful, heartfelt and ultra-feminine gifts for mom. Just in time, our team created a list of ten of our Mother’s Day faves. Whether you’re seeking the best kitchen couture for an aunt, some relaxing bath and body products for a sister or a stylish handbag for mom, these top picks will surprise and delight the special women in your life. For our entire Mother’s Day collection, shop our carefully curated boutique!

Editors Love Rosanna Alphabet Studio Trinket Trays

Rosanna Alphabet Trinket Trays @LaylaGrayce

Rosanna consistently delivers enchanting home decor items and these Alphabet Trinket Trays are no exception. Consider one as a gift for mom this Mother’s Day. If you’re feeling especially generous buy her a special new “trinket” to go along with it so her tray doesn’t have to sit empty for long. Each letter features its own unique design, so snag several and spell out something sweet!

Celebrate With Kate: Valentine’s Day With Loralee Lewis

Loralee Lewis @LaylaGrayceKate Landers here, thrilled to share Valentine’s Day dinner party inspiration and free exclusive printable gift tags courtesy of the incredibly talented designer, Loralee Lewis. It is with great joy that I can take this opportunity to introduce you to Loralee (whose favorite holiday happens to be Valentine’s Day!) and her latest collection, debuting right here on Layla Grayce. Loralee is founder of her self-named business, Loralee Lewis, a company specializing in event paper and fine stationery for special events. She also serves as the party editor of Babiekins Magazine. When she isn’t designing wedding suites or styling photo shoots, you will likely find her trying to keep up with her four small children.

Loralee Lewis Paper Boutique @LaylaGrayce
Design, Styling & Photography by Loralee Lewis

I asked Loralee if she would design a few free printable Valentine’s Day gift tags exclusively for Layla Grayce readers, and she said yes! I wanted a sophisticated yet simple design, using soft pink and another color such as grey, gold or emerald green. I knew with very few guidelines, she would create something absolutely perfect. Two of the gift tag designs feature sweet love phrases, which Loralee suggests can also be use yearlong attached to favors for weddings, baby showers or a girl’s first birthday.

Loralee Lewis Paper Design for Valentine's Day @LaylaGrayce
Design, Styling & Photography by Loralee Lewis

In her own words, “Paper gives hosts and hostesses the chance to express themselves and their personalities beyond flowers and a table setting. When done correctly, paper can bring an event to life! Each paper item is adorned with cheeky phrases, such as ‘Take Me. I’m Yours.’ to keep guests on their toes. My goal is to create paper people will cherish for a lifetime, tokens of happy memories.”

Loralee Lewis Valentine's Day Paper Suite @LaylaGrayce
Design, Styling & Photography by Loralee Lewis

Much like other admirers of Layla Grayce, Loralee values quality and exceptional design. She is always innovating and creating new paper items for that “wow” factor. Stay tuned as Loralee will be releasing a digital Summer Party Resource Book in the coming months, and the expansion of her event paper products, including her newest item, the personalized favor boxes you see here in this shoot. I look forward to printing these tags myself, adding some silver german glass glitter and raw silk ribbon to attach to gifts for my loved ones. Click here to download the gift tags.

Loralee Lewis Valentine Paper Suite @LaylaGrayce
Design, Styling & Photography by Loralee Lewis