Latest Trends posted by Holland Mervis

It’s that time to start transitioning from summer to fall and with the change in the weather, comes the season for fall weddings. All brides have their own personal style and taste; there is the classic bride, the romantic bride, the glam bride and even the eccentric bride. No matter which bride you are, there are always trends to look at when planning your big day. Here are some of my favorite wedding trends for the fall 2014 season. 

Metallics:  Who doesn't love a little bit of shine? Add just a bit of glitter to your wedding with hints of metallic gold and bronze with just a bit of sparkle. Metallic invitations, table settings, cake details, and even bridesmaids dresses are giving fall weddings something to glimmer about. You don’t have to overdo it, just a bit here and there will make the day shine. 

Family style: A trend for receptions this fall is family style dining. Let your guests get to know each other more intimately over dinner by passing plates around. Not everyone likes getting up for a buffet-style meal and venues can mix-up who ordered chicken, who ordered fish and who ordered a special vegan meal which can leave a guest upset and hungry. With family style, everyone stays in their seats but still gets to choose what they want to eat. It’s also a great way to get guests of the groom and guests of the bride talking.

#Hashtags: This day in age everyone is documenting weddings with their phones and posting the photos on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Create a personal hashtag for the big day so later you can go back and see the different moments everyone captured! 

Mismatched Maids: Having been a bridesmaid before, I know the stress that comes with getting a group of gals to decide on one dress...so don’t! Pick a color-scheme, fabric, and preferred length and let your girls pick their own dresses. Your bridesmaids have different personalities and body types so allow everyone be comfortable and have fun with it. It also looks great when you take a group photo!

Lace Sleeves: A trend for dresses this fall is one I have a particular liking towards. Lace can come across and matronly and dated, but when done the right way it can look fabulous. Lace sleeves, long and short, are being seen as perfect fall attire this season. 

Color-combos:  Pantones color of 2014 is staying all the way into the fall months. Orchid is the color of this year’s wedding colors as well. It can be done bright or toned down into an almost plum color for more of a warm fall feeling. The color scheme can be matched with deep navies, elegant grays, and even warm burgundies. 

No matter what trends you follow, make your wedding day a day to remember and personalize it as much as possible! Take a look at our Fall Wedding Trends Pinterest board for more inspiration!

-Holland

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Our DesignersOur Furniture posted by Sage Bowman

I love our Comfort Sleeper.  I really could not live without it because it’s used in so many ways in our house. Football (when I don’t want to hear it in the living room), play dates with little girls using the sofa as a “doll apartment”, guests to sleep on, afternoon naps in a quiet room, easy bed to get out of after a c-section, bed for my husband when we get in a fight.  Just kidding.  Oh wait…am I?  

We don’t have guests that often, but when we do, we have a super comfortable and welcoming bed for them.  It’s actually so perfect that sometimes guests don’t want to leave!  But on a more regular basis, our family uses the sofa and bed often.

 It’s in our office, where there is a TV, so it’s my husband’s little “den”.  However, my daughter loves to rest and watch a movie in there too.  It’s so comfortable as a sofa that we all don’t mind being kicked into the office when the living room isn’t available.  And don’t even get me started on the bed.  I was forced to move back to my own bed about 6 weeks after having my baby  and I didn’t want to.  

The Comfort Sleeper is easy to open and close when you need to transform it from couch to bed. Sheets fit perfectly so it’s a breeze when we do have guests who are tired from traveling and are looking to lie down.  There’s no muss and fuss, which makes for happy guests and an even happier host. 

It comes in a variety of sizes and styles too. There are lots of fabric choices, and even the option of leather! It all just depends on your taste! The Comfort Sleeper is ideal for any home.

Need I say more?

-Sage

The American Leather Comfort Sleepers are on Sale now! Lowest price of the season now until September 30th so hurry in. For more information click here.

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Our Home AccessoriesLatest Trends posted by Sara Tofanelli-Barroso

When my mom emailed me the link to this blog post I was instantly intrigued.  I have a blue & white/indigo obsession, as do most of my friends.  And since I think of my love for blue as more bohemian rather than traditional this post was just for me (and again, most of my friends.. K, K & C).


The setting was done by the art director behind designlovefest.com with Epson sponsoring it the project.  In a nutshell, Epson asked designlovefest.com to come up with ideas on alternative uses of a home projector system.  
The art director/author pulled in a few of her trusty food and décor stylists and viola! ... Moon Party Magic. 
On a related note, this email also came through on a day that I texted my brother-in-law (aka Uncle Amazing) asking if he had a projector I could use for my son’s 8 year birthday slumber party… so the timing was perfect.  And while I wouldn’t necessarily choose this theme for my son’s birthday it would be a fantastic baby shower, bridal shower or girl’s night out idea.  Of course, I couldn’t do this alone, but my extremely talented mom could do this in a heartbeat.  You should see the artwork for the grandkids birthday parties, regatta events and the tablescapes for family dinners and holidays that she whips up!

 

So enjoy the photography and the inspiration. You can read the entire post here  (If you're looking for some more Bohemian Blue Moon Inspiration come by the showroom for pieces like these...)


****Bonus **** make sure you go to the link above so you can download some free and fun graphics like this…

Sara

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