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Party Style – Spring is here….

13 Mar

Today I want to start another series on my blog! Simply called Party Style.

My big passion lies in setting a scene for an event and I decided to pursue it more.

In this series I will feature some “teasers” for table settings which will hopefully inspire you when you host a little get together of your own. When you put a little passion into preparing for the next party, it will surely shows.  It is always nice when friends know that you took a little extra care preparing for the time you share.

Today we kick off the series inspired by SPRING.

Spring is here…..Winter is gone (well, supposedly !).

Why not celebrate by inviting a few friends over for a casual chat and dust off the winter blues with a bright, cheerful setting that will certainly invite the sun out !

I used the fresh flowers that I got from the market to inspire the rest of my color scheme.

Candles always add in creating atmosphere –  be it day or night when you entertain. Light a candle – especially if it has a lovely fragrance complimenting the fragrance of the flowers.

Color coördination is key to make visual impact. Make sure everything matches perfectly. It pleases the eye. Detail will make the difference ! When you have a table-cloth that has a design, try to stick to plain color napkins, plates and glasses. It gets too busy if you put cups and plates with a design on a table-cloth that has a print already. The same goes vice versa – you can use printed plates or glasses or pretty napkins when you use your table-cloth as an undertone of color.

Napkins always provide great opportunity to add a little something extra if you have time for a little effort and attention to detail. Make your own “napkin rings” with any small, inexpensive ornament and a ribbon.

If you are in my area, and you need help or a consultation on planning and preparing the space for your next elite event..be it a special birthday, a baby shower, a dinner, a business reception or any elite occasion that needs a bit more brainstorming than you feel capable of, contact me via e-mail for help at ioblog@me.com.

Hope the weather will allow us all to have a happy Spring-inspired celebration with the beautiful colors that are awaiting us all this Spring despite all the devastation brought upon us in the world over the last couple of days! Our thoughts are with all those who suffered tremendous losses and chaos and our hopes are for speedy relief !


Time Out

5 Oct

Today I needed a little “Time Out”.

It has been a busy, busy month with many hours in front of the computer and lots of turmoil going on.

I went to the Flower Market. We have an AMAZING market in Namdaemun, Seoul.

The market was in parts already closed so I did not really have much choice.

…but I still got  a colour scheme that always speaks to me!

It was not exactly what I was looking for ….. but sometimes it doesn’t matter whether it is the right colour or not…whether it is  the right type of flower or not…..

Those details  are not important when it is about…

The process putting it together….deciding how many of which kind…..focusing on the thorns that so brutally get in the way of my creative thinking…. It takes my mind off things

The ideamy friend invited us for brunch tomorrow. Her beautiful home was the subject of a photo shoot for an interior magazine. She does not need any more flowers as she still has loads from the shoot..but it feels right to add a little freshness to the hostess gift I got her. Just because…..

The purpose I wanted to put together a thank-you bunch for our nanny who is so hardworking and a real gem in the house. And I managed to do this bunch.


The pleasure I even had enough leftovers to bunch some together in these little vases I got the other day – so I will put them around the house.

It will bring me great joy tomorrow.

The detail did not matter.

What mattered was that I could feel myself unwrap some of what has been all wrapped up inside the moment I started unwrapping these at home…..

Do you also like  fresh flowers to fill up when your tank is running a little empty ?

What are the things you do as a little retreat when you need to refresh a little?

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