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Extending Your Living Room To Your Events

We’ve covered home decor extensively on Style Bust. The topic of decor and furniture trends come up frequently since the home environment is an extension (or reflection) of our personal style and fashion. Like fashion, home decor has 4-5 seasons per year. So there is never a shortage of new and exciting colors and prints to add to your home. Home decor and furniture also has its short lived fads, like in fashion, that we need to steer clear of. Otherwise we’ve broke the bank on something that’s ‘so last season’…it’s embarrassing when that happens. Luckily furniture retailers like IKEA, West Elm and cb2 make affordable, modern, fashion-forward furniture and decor. These retailers allow us to properly furnish and accessorize our apartments and homes with pieces in the correct sizes, colors, patterns, textures, etc. for our personal style. And now we can all live comfortably and within our personal style at home.

But what happens when big events in life come along that we are accountable for styling? The big events I’m talking about are weddings, dinner parties, charity events, fashion shows, and so on. How do we properly furnish and decorate event spaces to meet our personal style aesthetics? There are a plethora of furniture rental companies that have us covered. Whether it’s chair hire for fashion events, table decor, rugs, or lighting that we need; nowadays with an easy google search we can find event rental companies to hire. You can find rentals, like the ones shown below in nearly every major city around the globe. Tip: Be sure that the furniture and decor you rent goes with the color palette of the venue.

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If you are unsure what type of decor suits you, or your event best. Read up on leading decor and furniture trends in 2012 in Interior New York Magazine.

Centerpieces made of Vintage Lace

Since getting engaged on 11/13/10 I’ve been overwhelmed by the amount of wedding decor ideas I’ve found online. I made my August wedding a little difficult to plan when I decided on colors indigo (really navy, indigo just sounds so much cooler), ivory, cappuccino and small hints of gold. I was dreaming of a Fall – Late Fall wedding and that’s where my dark color story came from.

Finding table decor accents in ivory, cappuccino and gold has proven to be a pretty simple task. Though I’ve learned that there aren’t many accents that come in indigo. Flowers don’t naturally bloom in this color, and it’s difficult to find indigo vases or candles. Luckily I decided to put my three bridesmaids in indigo, they will be the major contribution to the indigo of my color story.

I’ve researched ways to make the dark colors of my wedding seem lighter and less dramatic. I’ve found a couple of ideas worth sharing. Sewing a trail of vintage lace ivory dollies together adds a bit of whimsy to the table, even when a table is fairly bare (although I doubt my tables will be bare). Cake platters filled with lace swatches make for an unusual centerpiece or accent at the place card table. Lastly, covering clear glass bowls with lace add a nice touch of creativity.

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Images from Ritzybee Blog

Let me know if you like these ideas.

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