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Eclectic Pastel Easter Tablescape

With Easter coming up this weekend and Spring fever becoming a full on epidemic, this egg infused tablescape is striking a chord. It’s awash with pretty pastels and eclectic dishes that make for the happiest of spreads. Designed by Gwen Studios and captured by Made In March, this tablescape is packed with pretty egg details to incorporate this coming holiday. See even more in the full gallery.

From Sarah Del Buono of Made in March…  When Jennifer of Gwen Studios contacted me to photograph an Easter tablescape she deigned, I was thrilled. Her work is always well put together with the outcome being nothing less than perfect. I loved the mixture of textures and colors she used – all inspired by Springtime and Easter!

Photography: Made In March | Event Design: Gwen Studios

A $350 Giveaway from Society Social!

Now that we’ve introduced you to all the participants in this years Project Sofa from Society Social, it’s time to get down to business. You can spy all the details of the 10 designers plus their perfect pillow combinations in the look book here. Ready to cast your vote and enter this crazy good giveaway? Have a look at the who, the what’s and the when’s below! Hint, it includes 350 buckaroos towards the pillow shop at Society Social. Oh the damage you could do with that prize.


The Prize: One lucky voter will get $350.00 USD towards the pillow shop at Society Social.

To Enter: Scour the look book then come back and leave a comment letting us know which couch creation you like the best!

To Win: The winner will be announced right here on SMP on Friday, April 3rd.

Terms & Conditions: Can all be found right here.  Good luck my dears! xoxo

Photography: Roxy Te | Concept, Furniture & Accessories: Society Social | Lookbook Graphic Design by Grace Abbott | Sofas Designed by Ashley Brooke DesignsDominique DeLaneyGen SohrKatie SchlossMeredith MillerColor Me CourtneyJacquelyn ClarkJessie MillerRae McConvilleMandy Kellogg Rye

Project Sofa from Society Social

The day has come to celebrate the third annual Project Sofa from the wildly fabulous ladies at Society Social. It showcases 1 sofa, 10 personalities, and 58 pillows + a contest decided by YOU. Have a look at how this talented bunch designed their version of the ultimate sofa and get ready to cast your vote! Plus be entered to win a crazy good giveaway to Society Social. That’s all coming up next! First pour over these sparkling sofa creations:

Project Sofa
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Do you have your leading lady picked out? Mull over your number one while you peruse the look book and get ready for the giveaway coming up next!

From Roxy Te OwensFor the third year in a row, I bring you 1 Society Social sofa, 10 sparkling personalities, and 58 pillows – the most ever! Each individual, all bursting with fearless personal style, has decorated her own Society Social sofa with a fabulous formation of handpicked pillows. Within each sofa story, you’ll see a distinct personality shine through and I truly hope you leave feeling excited and inspired to re-discover your own design endeavors!

Photography: Roxy Te | Concept, Furniture & Accessories: Society Social | Lookbook Graphic Design by Grace Abbott | Sofas Designed by Ashley Brooke Designs, Dominique DeLaney, Gen Sohr, Katie Schloss, Meredith MillerColor Me Courtney, Jacquelyn ClarkJessie MillerRae McConville, Mandy Kellogg Rye

InkShuffle + A Giveaway!

With how often I change my mind when it comes to interior design + decor, I’m all about something that is super easy to put up and take down where I can continuously update and personalize my space. And that, my dears, is why I’m loving InkShuffle. Offering an extensive selection of murals for everything from the nursery to the living room, these fabulous design elements are quick and simple to use.

Unlike old-fashioned wallpaper, there is no messy paste to deal with, instead you just dip the InkShuffle paper into warm water, let it activate and you’re ready to go! During install, you can even move sheets around and re-position until you’ve got it perfect. And when you’re ready for a change? Simply grab a corner and peel away. Should you have a question about the product or the process, InkShuffle offers web chat customer support Monday-Friday from 9am until 5pm. Head over here to start browsing and dreaming up your next decor project! Oh, and there’s more…


What: One lucky reader will win a $400 voucher to be used toward any InkShuffle Easy Off Wallpaper product!

How: Comment on this post with your favorite mural and where in your home you’d love to put it up! A winner will be randomly chosen and announced on Friday, April 3, 2015 in WIUP. Good luck!


A Golden 3rd Birthday

When your mom owns a luxury bridal store and knows all the best vendors in the biz, you best believe your third birthday is going to be stunning and awash in gold. From a golden party dress for the birthday girl to monogram invitations and gold details on that pretty cake too, this is a party that incorporates gorgeous girly details and beautiful film photography from Liz Banfield

When Amanda Kautt, owner of luxury bridal store l’atelier couture bridal in Minneapolis, conceived of a family party to celebrate her daughter’s 3rd birthday, she wanted it to feel youthful yet sophisticated, fitting of a little girl who loves tutus and bunnies. Also it being her “golden” birthday year, she incorporated bits of gold into the the design, including a gold foil treatment of Audrey’s monogram on the pale pink invitation.

Being a busy working mom, Amanda looked to her favorite wedding vendors to execute her vision. First up was a call to cake designer, Robin Martin from Gateaux Inc. who was given free reign to design a cake. Robin created a two-tier “tuxedo” cake of chocolate and vanilla layers separated by chocolate ganache with a fondant bunny, gold sugar pearls, and a sparkly gold “3″ on top. She also airbrush stenciled vanilla cutout bunny cookies in a variety of pink patterns for all the little children who would be in attendance. Patisserie 46 provided gown-up bites of mini bahn-mi sandwiches and savory cheese filled cream puffs for the adults.

To dress up the house top floral designer Munster Rose created a welcome wreath and garland of fresh greens (bay leaf and olive leaf) and a lush double-faced satin ribbon. Also fragrant arrangements of hydrangea, hyacinth, anemones, and ranunculus were sprinkled throughout the house. And to top it all off (literally!) a petite head wreath of individual hyacinth blooms made the birthday girl feel special.

Amanda also had a friend sew a fabric bunting swag in tones of ivory, pink, and pale green. The bits of fabric in different shapes added a festive texture to the wall, providing a focal point for the birthday cake positioned on her historic home’s built-in buffet. Amanda also painted a gold heart on linen stretched around a frame so that party guests could offer their wishes for Audrey on pink monogram paper that coordinated with the invitation which were then pinned to the linen.

Lastly, wanting pictures worthy of the event, Amanda called friend and photographer Liz Banfield to capture the event in lush film photography.

Photography: Liz Banfield | Catering: Patisserie 46 | "Three" Pillow: Oh Baby | Amanda's Dress: Chloe & Reese Custom From L'atelier Couture | Audrey's Dress: J Crew | Cake And Cookies: Gateaux, Inc. | Floral: Munster Rose | Invitation: Paperista

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