The home of blogger Leslie of The Leslie Style is the stuff of instagram dreams with that gorgeous white kitchen at the center. And when it’s all decked out for Valentine’s Day? Umm, consider our minds officially blown. Conversation hearts, heart decals and cake are just a few of the tricks up Leslie’s sleeve. Tour her modern abode made even prettier for love day festivities with images by Vicki Bartel.
From Leslie… This shoot was all about finding outside-the-box ways to bring in tons of hearts! 6lbs of candy hearts are tied in all over the house in terrarium flower arrangements and then also on the table and kitchen island as confetti. I always try to have a mix of modern elements juxtaposed against vintage. I feel like the candy hearts in the terrariums with roses and orchids really feel modern and nostalgic at the same time.
My signature color scheme of pink, mint, and blue is in full effect through linens, art work, and florals. The blue floral runners were a DIY and made by cutting up a table cloth, I made the remaining fabric into dish towels and napkins to pull the color into other areas in our home.
Cupcakes and a naked cake act as centerpieces on the table and each guest has a super fun Kate Spade dish towel as their napkin, with a dessert idiom on them, as well as a personalized macaron as a place card.
I made the patio doors into a quick DIY “Graffiti backdrop” by covering them in painted hearts.
A super fun and affordable detail are the wall decals that I put on the kitchen hood vent.
My favorite part of the party was how excited the kids got over seeing all the candy on display. I have two little girls, so having lots of different candy displayed on the table added so much whimsy to the party, especially when the kids who attended were given bags to collect the candy to take home at the end.
From the Floral Design House… My inspiration was Leslie’s fabulous collection of kilim rugs & runners, the colors are to die for! Tiny clusters of the most amazing carnations (yes I said the “C” word) brought in the perfect shade of lavender and pink, they resembled little scoops of ice cream. Of course it wouldn’t be Valentines day without roses, a combination of hot pink spray roses and long stem red were used throughout the floral designs, but the icing on cake those Magenta Phalaenopsis orchids! The perfect color to tie it all together.