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Is it me or does it feel like it was JUST June…..and life has somehow just fast-forwarded through to Thanksgiving?

While tomorrow will be dedicated to prep and gluttony, I wanted to focus on presentation today. Most Thanksgivings start for me with mental images of a grand tables such as the below, but in reality it ends up being a paper plate and plastic utensil, eating marathon. This will most likely ring true for me again this year, because when Friendsgiving goes down, sometimes presentation falls to the way-side. However, here is to the hope that I can get it together next year and have something more adult-like.

Thanksgiving table setting ideas

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Thanksgiving table setting ideas

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Thanksgiving table setting ideas

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Everyone needs more gold and black inspiration for their home. Nate Berkus has an amazing collection at Target full of fun decor, bedding, and bath needs.

Goodness gracious my husband is lucky we don’t have a house my shopping cart would be FULL! Now how to convince him we need a decorative gem…. I believe that phrase is “Do first. Ask for forgiveness later.” Happy Friday!

Nate Berkus

//Decorative Gem Figural//Wood and Metal Vase//Decorative Box//Earthenware Faceted Platter//Stoneware Vase //Oblong Gold Foil Pillow//

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How about some beautiful interiors to brighten up your Monday morning?

In my next house I am set on making our bedroom an oasis of neutrals. Doesn’t it look so calming and peaceful? While I am usually drawn to insanely bright colors, I think this is a compromise that both me and the Mr. would enjoy. I especially love the chandelier over the bed for a touch of glam.

http://www.atticmag.com/2014/01/neutral-bedrooms/

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Here is my own creation, if I had an unlimited budget of course.

neutral bedroom//PAINTING//CHANDELIER//SIDE TABLE//CURTAINS//BED//FAUX FUR BLANKET//COW HIDE RUG//CHAISE LOUNGE//FAUX FUR PILLOWS//MIRROR//LAMP//WOOD END TABLES//

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Restoration Hardware is now offering contemporary art work. The artists are amazing, and today I am sharing a few that are now on my wish list. While it is out of my price range, it is still fun to ooh and ahhh and imagine what these pieces would look like in my future house. The cow hide oil paintings below are my favorite. I showed them to my husband and he said, “Wouldn’t it be cheaper and easier to get a framed cow hide rug?” Well yes, it probably would be. But these are so cool because they are paintings….Anyways, enjoy!

Cow hide oil paintings by Yan Bing.

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 Nathan Baker.

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Tom Owen.

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Chris Succo.

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I cannot even believe that the Holidays are practically here. Isn’t so crazy how they come so fast and then like that, they’re gone? I’m stating to get excited and was inspired by some images, and wanted to share!

I am not a holiday decor person. I like using seasonal colors as a pallet for making things festive, but I am not a hang witches at Halloween or cornucopias at Thanksgiving, and I actually dread going in Christmas themed stores. The holiday settings below are beautifully seasonal and right up my alley. If only I had a dining room table… How do you decorate for the holidays?

If you are looking for some new pieces to spruce up your dinner table or home try West Elm, Pier One, Pottery Barn, World Market, or etsy.

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We all need a brush up on our table setting etiquette. The holidays are a great excuse to bust out your fine china. Get creative and mix and match with new and vintage pieces.

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I will try this someday.

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I’m a bit obsessed with navy these days, can’t you tell?  It goes with EVERYTHING.  Here is some navy inspiration for your interiors.  Doesn’t it just make you want to paint your whole house navy?

Side note I was able to get through online to the Endless Summer Sale at Lilly Pulitzer and went a little overboard (shhhh don’t tell my husband).  There is still some great stuff left and the prices are unbeatable.  Unfortunately all of the dresses I snagged up are no longer available, but I’ll be sure to IG them once they are in. Follow me @meljparrish or @bhahb.

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All Images via pinterest

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While chevron stripes have been a hot fashion topic in recent history; today I am going to talk about these bad boys in your home, and no I don’t mean painted on your walls. For a long time now I have been fascinated with older homes that have chevroned hardwood floors, and recently this has expanded to tiling (floors, walls, showers, etc.). To me there is something so elegant and stunning about the detail, the fact that it  can add an element of drama or a bit of a historic touch to any home just astounds me. Here are some great examples of how I would incorporate them into my own home (once I actually own one).

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Chevron hardwood kitchen floor

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black and white chevron bathroom floor

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Chevron bathroom floor

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