Sock Hop Birthday Party

 So, this is my third party post on my Embellish blog.  While it's a bit of a departure from my regular decorating blogging, I so love decorating for a party, and I love to be able to share my ideas for the decor and celebration.
Thanks for indulging me!

 This year, our theme was a sock hop.  
Here's a look at our dining room, come "diner" for the evening:
 I created the chandelier centerpiece with my fabulous Cricut, making 10's from record-like shapes. 

 Old 33's were melted in the oven to create the plates and old fashioned cups in fun pink and turquoise await chocolate milkshakes.

Here's a view of the "dance hall" with 45's and tissue paper flowers hung from the ceiling.  Circle skirts are ready for the guests on the back of the sofa.

Amazing birthday cake by Maliha Creations

 Adorable details!
 Miniature cookie hamburgers and cake french fries for snacking.

The girls added vintage kitties on their circle skirts made by the birthday girl's Grandmother.
Finished skirts drying on the sofa.

While we waited for the glue to dry, the girls learned some 50's dances -- the hand jive, the bunny hop, the stroll and of course, the mashed potato and twist.
 The skirts were a real hit!

To fuel up for more dancing, the girls had old-fashioned bottles of coke, hamburgers, french fries,
And milkshakes, of course!
I made the embellishments on the straw with the Cricut -- so cute!
Another fun party!!

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Enticing Entry

This home has a nice entry area from the front door.  The homeowner contacted me to give it a little more personality.

This was just about accessorizing and layering.  I added large baskets under the table to house gloves and scarves and things that tend to pile up at the entry.  A mirror with an iron scroll detail, artwork the couple already owned, vases in golds and greys and a beautiful lantern make the entry more inviting.
We also added photos up the staircase.

Before, this gorgeous bench was dwarfed by the two-story wall behind it and the wood looked uninviting.

A large weathered metal tile fills up the wall and feed sacks turned into throw pillows add softness to the bench.
I love how the entry rug pulls everything together!

 This beautiful cabinet from the client's grandmother got accessorized inside and above.
Makes a great first impression!

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Different Dining Room

My client inherited a red dining room when she purchased her home.  She contacted me because she was tired of seeing her dark walls.

I lightened the walls with a taupey-grey color, added a rug in gold and grey and recovered their dining chairs.  A mirror was relocated to reflect the light from the windows and gorgeous sconces were added for light and a little drama.
By hanging the drapery higher on the wall, the windows appear larger and give the room more height.

Before, low curtains on red walls:
Now, they are light and bright.

I neglected to get a good photo of the sconces -- love the rustic iron and delicate crystal combination!

A new dining room, perfect for entertaining!

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Mod Master

This couple contacted me to help their "blah" master bedroom.  I loved their modern bed, beautiful photos and custom paintings and used them as a catalyst for their new decor.
This modern room is about textures and contrast of dark and light.  
The white on the walls and simple curtains hung on modern grommets brighten the space.
The white fur rug adds amazing texture.

 I painted the dark brown background to showcase beautiful white orchids displayed on simple wooden boxes and to coordinate with the bedding.

This corner got a little refresher too.
The rocker was replaced with a cool white leather chair and ottoman.  Family photos were rearranged to fill the walls.

Blah before
 Newly Embellished!

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