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Aidan Gray Table Lamp Giveaway!

Aidan Gray Lamp Giveaway @LaylaGrayceWin This! Aidan Gray Lighting Pillar of Strength Table Lamp

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, Amanda B.

We’re partnering with our friends at Aidan Gray Home to give one winner this Pillar of Strength Table Lamp! In memory of women who have been the pillars of strength in our homes, this sophisticated lamp was designed as part of Aidan Gray Home’s Pink Campaign to honor the many battles that have been fought due to breast cancer.

“Setting out to design a line of lamps to honor those fighting breast cancer, a friend of my mother once told me how my mother was her ‘Pillar of Strength,'” says Aidan Gray founder Randal Weeks, whose mother lost her battle with breast cancer. “I transformed those three words into this column lamp in honor of her and all women who are the strength and pillars of their families.”

To enter the giveaway, follow these simple steps:

1. Follow Layla Grayce and Aidan Gray Home‘s Pinterest boards

2. Repin the Pillar of Strength Table Lamp to one of your Pinterest boards

3. Make sure your pin is tagged with #laylagrayce and #aidangrayhome

4. Leave a comment on this blog post with your email address so we can contact you

Contest closes Wednesday, May 22. Winner will be selected at random and announced on Thursday, May 23. Click here for our official contest rules

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, Amanda B.

Get The Look: Vintage Glam French Hotel

French Hotel Room Get The Look @LaylaGrayce
Le Royal Monceau Hotel, Paris Featured in: Lonny Magazine Photography: Patrick Cline

Designed by Philippe Starck, the luxurious Le Royal Monceau hotel in Paris, France, is a study in glamorous contrasts, including guest rooms with vintage French chairs and tables (below) featuring metallic finishes.

French Hotel Room Get The Look 2 @LaylaGrayce
Le Royal Monceau Hotel, Paris Featured in: Lonny Magazine Photography: Patrick Cline

In the guest room sitting area, a series of three strategically placed lamps provide height behind a French-style sofa, which is framed by two French doors topped with transoms that allow ample natural light to spill through the space.

French Hotel Room Get The Look 3 @LaylaGrayce
Le Royal Monceau Hotel, Paris Featured in: Lonny Magazine Photography: Patrick Cline

An oversized pink tufted headboard serves as the statement piece in the guest bedroom, which features a blend of soft textures and metallic surfaces to create a welcoming yet glamorous escape.

French Hotel Room Get The Look 4 @LaylaGrayce
Le Royal Monceau Hotel, Paris Featured in: Lonny Magazine Photography: Patrick Cline

Of course, no French hotel retreat would be complete without a bergere-style chaise, positioned perfectly before a balcony view overlooking the quaint Paris streets.

French Hotel Room Get The Look 5 @LaylaGrayce
Le Royal Monceau Hotel, Paris Featured in: Lonny Magazine Photography: Patrick Cline

Not going to Paris any time soon? Get the look of this luxury hotel in your own home with the addition of these products. Voila! Your very own European escape.

French Get The Look @LaylaGrayce

1. Jaipur Hand Tufted Wool Rug 2. Layla Grayce Marengo Sofa 3. Oly Studio Side Chair 4. AFK Hollywood Bed 5. Regina Andrew Mercury Glass Lamp 6. Aidan Gray Distressed Mirror Side Table 7. Currey and Company Wall Sconce

Aidan Gray Tabletop Giveaway

On this third day of our week-long holiday giveaway series, we can’t wait another second to announce our Aidan Gray giveaway: one lucky winner will receive a Lucha Candlestick Set, Metal Plate Stand and French Lace Basket! All exude Aidan Gray’s signature “European Grandeur,” yet each has been carefully handcrafted to represent an authentic and timeworn appeal that we adore for a holiday setting – for traditional, transitional and modern tabletops alike.

How to win: Browse Aidan Gray on Layla Grayce and leave a comment telling us your favorite Aidan Gray product! Must include your email address so we can reach you. The Aidan Gray giveaway closes at 5pm EST on December 20, and winner will be announced shortly thereafter. Click here for the official Layla Grayce contest rules.

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the winner, Leigh T.

California al Fresco Summer Dinner Party

Crostini Recipe from Alfresco Dining Party

Event styling and photography: Marina of Yummy Mummy Kitchen

California Alfresco Dining Party

Event styling and photography: Marina of Yummy Mummy Kitchen

Grilling Vegetables at California Alfresco Dining Party

Event styling and photography: Marina of Yummy Mummy Kitchen

California Avocado Salad for Summer Alfresco Dinner Party

Event styling and photography: Marina of Yummy Mummy Kitchen

Marina, a food blogger in California, is here with a guest post today to tell you all about hosting a summer al fresco party! We are so excited for her first post on the Layla Grayce blog – enjoy!

A few weeks ago, two of my girlfriends and I hosted a backyard dinner party for our dear friends who were moving to the Netherlands. We wanted to send them off with a beautiful table, flowers, delicious California style food and wine, and 12 of their closest friends. We all have young kids, so we arranged babysitters for the evening so we could spend some rare adult time together.

I was in charge of the table setting. For our 13 guests, we set two 6-foot long tables together in the backyard. I chose a simple white tablecloth, homemade burlap runner, and beautiful Pom Pom at Home White Linen Napkins tied with twine and lavender flowers. Our guests loved these super soft linen napkins. I also love the matching Pom Pom at Home White Table Runners, which have a rustic, elegant and cozy feel. For the centerpiece, I used a gorgeous Aidan Gray Decor Metal Plate Stand and filled it with jars and roses from my garden. Its patina is stunning and reminds me of something that could only be found in Europe.

My friend Holley was in charge of appetizers. Her crostini station was a huge hit with our guests, who nibbled on baguette toast, cheeses, spreads and nuts. Holley, another friend, Ronda, and I divided up the cooking and chose make-ahead recipes that could be served at room temperature. We served dinner family style, which was easy and created a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. Grilled summer vegetables were served using this Eclectic Hostess Serving Set, which has a beautiful patina and vintage flair. I’ll definitely be ordering another few sets of these to give out as hostess gifts. I love that no two sets are identical.

Crostini Station

Ingredients:

  • ~ 1-2 baguettes, toasted and sliced
  • ~ 3 soft cheeses
  • ~ 3 spreads or soft toppings, such as hot pepper jelly, apricot jam, roasted tomatoes or tomato bruschette
  • ~ 3 hard toppings, such as various types of nuts

Directions:

Arrange bread and all toppings in small bowls for self-serving

Grilled Summer Vegetables

Ingredients:

  • ~ 2 zucchini, sliced lengthwise
  • ~ 2 yellow squash, sliced lengthwise
  • ~1 Japanese eggplant, sliced lengthwise
  • ~ 1 large red onion, quartered
  • ~ 1 bunch asparagus, tough ends trimmed off
  • ~1 bunch small carrots, tops trimmed off
  • ~ 1 each red and yellow bell pepper, halved and seeded
  • ~¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ~ 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ~ 3 sprigs fresh oregano, chopped
  • ~2 sprigs fresh rosemary, chopped
  • ~ ¼ teaspoon sea salt

Directions:

Place all ingredients in a large bowl and toss to coat vegetables with oil, garlic, herbs and salt Cover and refrigerate 4-8 hours..

Heat a grill or grill pan over high heat. Lightly coat the grill with cooking spray.  

Place vegetable pieces on hot grill and cook, turning once, until tender crisp, about 2 minutes per side.

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Heirloom Tomato, Cucumber and Avocado Salad

Ingredients:

  • ~ 5 cups mixed heirloom tomatoes wedges
  • ~ 2 small English hothouse cucumber, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • ~2 avocadoes, peeled, pitted and sliced
  • ~ 1 bunch fresh basil, sliced or torn
  • ~ 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ~2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • ~ Sea salt
  • ~ Freshly cracked pepper

Directions:

Place tomatoes, cucumber, avocadoes and basil in a large serving bowl or platter.

Drizzle with oil and vinegar and gently toss to coat.  

Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.

*Can be made several hours in advance, covered and refrigerated.

Layla Grayce Goes To Market!

Twice a year, design professionals flock to High Point Market in North Carolina, the largest home furnishings industry trade show in the world, to showcase and view the latest in home furnishings and accessories. It’s a wonderful opportunity to connect with friends in the design community and also to see what’s in store. Stay tuned for a series of trend posts in the coming weeks! In the meantime, we wanted to give you a behind-the-scenes view of our trip… and let you know that we rounded up our favorite products, which are now available to you on our Layla Grayce web site! See and shop our market finds!

Forget The Writing On The Wall – Now It’s On The Chairs

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Read all about it! Typography in home decor is on the rise, but we can’t help but “note”ice the trend expanding beyond pillows and accents to the world of furniture. We’ve got the look covered from A to Z as old and new favorites Aidan Gray and Zentique, each put their mark on the trend. Medallions and messages grace classical dining chairs carved from recycled elm while scripted linen and burlap occasional chairs embody vintage French charm. The trend, and the entire new Zentique collection definitely gets our stamp of approval.

Express Your Style: Live It, Wear It

Live it, wear it

Everywhere in home furnishings are aged, neutral finishes; furnishings and accessories in muted tones of cream, flax and gray that combine European elegance with something a bit more rustic and well-traveled. Aidan Gray is a master at this look, and updates it this season with typography accents that are completely on trend but still timelessly sophisticated. Take the look on the road by mixing these same colors in one outfit and adding accessories that look like you found them on a trip to a faraway land.

Live it, Wear It
Live it, Wear It

 

Aidan Gray, You Wear Your Age Well

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One healthy heaping of historical inspiration added to the creative minds and craftsmen at Aidan Gray is a recipe for one beautiful interior. Get the look of the moment with their newest collection of furniture, lighting and accessories featuring rusted iron, weathered wood and limed and distressed finishes. Looking aged never looked so good! Shop all our new Aidan Gray arrivals >

12 Days of Holiday Giveaways: Day 12

12 Days of Holiday Giveaways: Day 12
Vote on which one would make your holiday list and you could win it! Leave a comment below to be entered to win. At the end of the day a winner will be selected from all comments posted on our blog or on facebook (and no worries, you can be a winner even if your choice doesn’t finish as the top pick of the day). This is the last day of giveaways – thanks for playing along!

Comment below to be entered for this giveaway!
Giveaway items will ship out within 1-2 weeks.

Congrats to Kimberly Hinkle, our lucky winner who will be seeing things in a new light.

Express Your Style: Live It, Wear It

Express your style: Live it, wear itWho can pass up classics with a romantic, modernized twist? Certainly not us, and we’re torn between which captivates us more, the interior or the outfit. Aidan Gray is masterful at creating furniture and decor with French élan and historical details that are tweaked ever so slightly, here using quirky printed word upholstery. But the traditional leather riding boot with ruffled accents had us at hello. Paired with this season’s hot skinny jeans, a cozy wrap cardigan and embossed python bag, you’ll be ready for fall weather AND for the compliments to come flying in. Instant modern chic.

Express your style: Live it, wear it with Aidan Gray
Express your style: Wear it