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Rifle Paper Inspired Shower

Not only is this shower from 100 Layer Cakelet a study in amazing outdoor feting but it’s inspired by one of the prettiest paper studios around. From the desserts to the favors, the table decor and the faux tattoos too; this is a party infused with that signature Rifle Paper Co. flair. Hand crafted by Miss Multee + Layered Vintage along with photography by Michelle Kim, there’s so much more right here!

From 100 Layer Cakelete… This shower, ladies, has to be one for the pinterest boards. Tina of Miss Multee pulled out all the stops to host this Rifle Paper-inspired shower for her good friends. She called in the talents of some of our favorite industry vendors and created this insanely detailed backyard shower full of floral details and a little bohemian sparkle.

He friends kept the sex of their baby a surprise so she used a color palette mixed whites, peaches, greens, and periwinkle blues, with a sprinkle of black to to represent the boy side.

Photography: Michelle Kim Photography | Invitations: Minted | Calligraphy And Signage: Miss Multee | Design And Planning: Miss Multee | Dessert Bar: Sweet And Saucy Shop | Floral Design And Styling: Layered Vintage | Furniture: Found Vintage Rentals | Laser Cutting: Nic. Roc. Designs | Organic Ice Cream: Sweet Lucie's | Originally Published On: 100 Layer Cakelete | Tabletop: The Hostess Haven

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DIY Copper-Dipped Candles

Copper dipped anything is my jam; especially if it’s a DIY that costs mere dollars. This ikea hack spotted on Lark & Linen and crafted by Sugar And Bash can easily be turned into a hostess gift or twinkling home decor; you’re pick! I say dip all the things in copper. Who’s with me?


Candles in Glass Jars (I got mine from Ikea)
Copper Spray Paint
Chalkboard Spray Paint (for a super matte finish)
Cream Colored Spray Paint
Gold Liquid Gilding
Dotting Tool
Painter’s Tape


step-1 First off, I LOVED these candles for this DIY project, so if you can get your hands on them it’s a good idea. If you wiggle the candle around, the entire thing will pop out! I was able to remove the candles from the glass jars prior to painting, which simplified the process. If yours don’t come out as easily, just cover the wax in painter’s tape to protect it from the spray paint.

step-2 Using the cream spray paint, slowly rotate your candle and evenly spray every side in thin even coats. Repeat the process a few times so no glass peeks through.

step-3 Once the base coat has dried, use the painter’s tape to cover the top half of the candle (this portion will of course stay as your base color once complete)

step-4 Flip your candle over and spray paint the bottom half with the copper. This should only take one, maybe two coats.

step-5Once dry, remove the painter’s tape and use the dotting tool and gold liquid gilding to make your snowflakes! Simply dip the tool in the gold and dot away.

step-6 Repeat with remaining colors, playing with chalkboard paint, dipping the bottom portion in the gold gilding… the works!

Photography: Sugar And Bash | Design And Styling: Sugar And Bash | Source: Lark & Linen

Cozy Cottage Retreat in the City

Cottages aren’t just for sprawling country landscapes my friends. Homepolish designer, Bonnie Gonsior, proved that you can create a little oasis right smack dab in the middle of an urban jungle. With rich colors and textures and a kitchen so pretty and classic, this apartment was totally transformed into a sea of cozy. Find the full tour captured by Dustin Halleck in the VAULT.

From HomepolishSometimes we can’t help ourselves. We start on a small project, let’s say changing the knobs on our kitchen drawers. But then this becomes refinishing the cabinets. And then we realize that we need to redesign the kitchen. And then, well, there goes the apartment. That’s what happened in the case of Kathy and her Homepolish designer Bonnie Gonsior. Recalling their initial consult, Bonnie says, “Kathy knew she wanted to update the kitchen, especially finding a way to maximize her space so that she could entertain dinner guests.”

But when they began to finish the complete overhaul of the kitchen, the aesthetic started to fill the rest of the apartment. Kathy had a pretty clear vision of a small urban retreat, and soon paint colors were chosen, chairs were reupholstered, and lighting was switched out.

Bonnie’s favorite piece is the custom credenza. “We completely customized this piece from scratch. The contractor we worked with had a great carpenter, so the quality is superb. The left side has a hidden laptop tray, filing system, and workstation so that it can double as a home office by day, and extra large credenza/media stand by night. I love the color, which works great with the brass hardware.” Sounds like more than just a credenza.

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Photography: Dustin Halleck | Design: Bonnie Gonsior For Homepolish