Favorite Trend: Imperial Trellis Pattern

A favorite trend that I’d like to share today is one that has really lit up the design world over the past year. Kelly Wearstler’s contemporary pattern covers everything from throw pillows to hallway walls (that’s Chloe Sevigny’s green entry way above).

What’s special about the design is that even in small doses the imperial trellis print adds just enough modernity to update a living room that’s feeling dated, it’s amazing what a super-trendy fabric, wallpaper or stencil (check out that dining room wall just below) can do for a room!

Kirsten over at 6th Street Design School even made her own trellis fabric for a recent pelmet box project – see the process here. And there’s my update for today! Images from DecorPad (more great imperial trellis inspiration over there, too).

{Vintage Nesting} DIY Linens & Book Art

Here are two more quick projects from the Vintage Nesting shower I threw a couple of weeks ago. The first is a quick tutorial on handmade tablecloths and napkins – it’s so easy to take a basic fabric remnant and turn it into themed linens for your entire party.

I found these teal damask prints at Joanns and used a spray adhesive to quickly hem them. *In retrospect I would use iron-on hem tape as my no-sew solution because my lovely linens did not hold up so well after multiple washings.*

For the entire step-by-step directions, check out the ‘read more’ button at the bottom of this post.

End result!

The second DIY project involved star shaped book bunting (unfortunately I didn’t get the best picture of the bunting – which was connected via tiny vintage brads – but here are a couple of shots where I used the book art on the various shower tables and pin board). It’s a vintage decoration that can be added anywhere.

Battle Cry of Freedom sacrificed itself for this project… I used the pages to make a multi-point star template that became table top decoration added amidst pictures of the mom-to-be and even connected at the points for a bunting that could be strung between doors, windows, on tables and behind a dessert buffet.

More step-by-steps for the handmade linens after the jump! …

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{Teal, Purple & Lime} Delicious Dessert Buffets

Oh yummy. And pretty. There are so many handmade & DIY finds in each of these lovely tables that Amy Atlas recently designed and created for Bride’s Magazine. Here are all of the details!

The Vintage Table: “We incorporated aqua and magenta birds and blooms throughout the design of this table.  We made feed sacks by sewing vintage fabric, made homemade preserve favors, and created a bird and bloom bunting banner.  We included a birds and bloom ruffled wedding cake, nostalgic candy such as salt water taffy, maltballs, ribbon candy, an old fashioned buttercream cake and dahlia cupcakes.  We also made favor boxes with handmade fabric dahlias.”

The Chocolate Spice Table:
“We incorporated spiced chili and naga curry infused truffles, rosewater malban, pyramid-shaped chocolates, sesame candy and a macaron tower, all on bronze and rattan vessels filled with whole spices. For decorative elements, we included Moroccan lanterns and a pussy willow branch display. We also sewed together burlap fabric to create spice sacks to give the table a “Moroccan-market” feel and filled up Moroccan tea glasses with spiced hot chocolate and cinnamon sticks.”

The Citrus Chevron Table: “For this table, we incorporated a bright citrus color palette of tangerine, lemon and lime with a modern chevron zig zag pattern.  We created a ribbon garland, clementine centerpiece, as well as chevron patterned popcorn cups and favor bags.  We included a modern chevron cake, which we placed on zig zag vessels.  Other great treats included passion fruit marshmallows, chevron patterned cupcakes and citrus meringue buttercream sandwiches.”

Photos by Andrew McCaul.

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