Written on June 12, 2013 at 4:00 pm , by Kate
Oh there’s nothing quite like dining alfresco is there? Those longer summer nights beckon us outdoors where the air is pleasant and the barbeque is ready for dinner! Eating outdoors is a break from the ordinary, and a chance to watch the garden grow while you linger with friends and family over delicious seasonal preparations.
Alfresco dining gives you the opportunity to set a table outdoors among the botanicals and nearby vegetable garden. Make it formal with glassware and dishes brought out from your china hutch, or keep it casual with melamine dishes and a few linen napkins.
I went virtual shopping over at BH&G shop for melamine plates and pretty napkins and gathered some new ideas for setting an outdoor table this summer, here are a few favorite pairings sure to brighten your summer table too!
From top left: Red Vine, Kohls; Red & Orange Chevron Napkin, Target; Foulard Napkin, Anthropologie; La Med Plate, Williams Sonoma; Venice Napkin, World Market; Kiwi Plates, Bed, Bath & Beyond; Watercolor Floral Napkin, Target; Bright Shapes Plate, West Elm; Pine Cone Hill Napkins, Wayfair; Zig Zag set, Hayneedle; Floral Napkin, World Market; Magenta Melamine, Casa.
Written on April 1, 2013 at 12:00 pm , by Kate
Hello all, it’s April at last, so exiting! Spring has officially arrived and with it, nature comes to life again. I love watching the branches bud and the flowers bloom as they do each year, don’t you?
Over at BH&G Shop, I rounded up a group of spring inspired picks that will bring a touch of the outdoors in with natural textures and botanical themed motifs.
See the full Shopping Guide here!
Written on February 14, 2013 at 11:00 am , by Kate
I’m crushing on cheerful patterns lately, those fresh geometrics and vibrant florals that when mixed together bring a dose of playfulness into the home. Spring is just around the corner and I can’t help but feel invigorated by layers of pattern in bright hues.
Head on over to BH&G Shop where you’ll find my Pattern Panache Picks for the month for bringing some bold and bright patterns into your home!
Written on December 10, 2012 at 7:00 pm , by Kate
Winter is upon us! With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, the changing of the season can escape us until all of a sudden it’s January and we’re in the middle of the coldest season.
Many people detest winter but I’ve grown to like it as I’ve gotten older. Winter is a time of rest, renewal, and an opportunity to bloom and grow with a fresh start in a new year. I embrace the chill in the air by bundling up in warm winter coats and scarves. I welcome the warmth of a home filled with cozy textures and firelight and I love to curl up with a great read and a hot beverage, don’t you?
Once a month, I curate a collection for BH&G Shop, and the focus this time is Cozy Finds for Winter. Warm blankets, candles, slippers, linens and a cup of hot tea are essential! Hop on over to see my picks for the month.
Written on November 20, 2012 at 1:00 pm , by Kate
Hello friends and readers of BH&G, I’m excited to announce that Better Homes & Gardens has just launched a convenient one stop shopping spot for online purchases for all things home! Introducing BH&G Shop!
You’ll find dozens of your favorite brands and retailers gathered up together and the convenience of shopping categories such as “kitchen storage” or with the helpful room by room guide.
The layout is clean and user friendly so you’ll love the easy browsing capabilities on one page. As part of the team, I’ll be adding a new Shopping Guide every month. November’s theme is all things tabletop so hop on over to see my holiday picks in four categories that will make a spectacular style statement on your table, especially when grouped together!
Be sure to check in often to see the latest collections of accessories and furnishings recommended by the BH&G style spotters team – happy shopping!