How lovely is the woody wallpaper in this Los Angeles dining room? "Our dining nook is in a small space so I decided to wallpaper it to truly create a little cave-like area," says owner Sonja Rasula in a recent post on Design*Sponge.
As you may remember from my dinner party last spring, I like to share the evening's menu with my guests. To do this, I've been tearing off an individual sheet from a roll of brown packing paper and hanging it on a blank stretch of wall. But then I saw this photo, and I thought it was absolutely brilliant:
I love the look of oversized art, particularly in the kitchen or dining room, but they're too often cost-prohibitive. That's why I was so happy to come across these posters from Chicago artist Debbie Carlos. They're really big, and the black-and-white versions come in under $50!
You've heard countless times that we eat first with our eyes, but how often in our kitchens do we take the time to make that first impression really stand out? With a few simple tips, you can give your next meal that wow factor we all hope to achieve — the kind that causes someone to pull out their phone and Instagram it.
I love a nice tablecloth, the perfect way to brighten up a table, protect it from scratches and cover those mismatched leaves I use to make my tables big enough for a crowd. My tablecloths have to be durable, because the children aren't the only ones who are messy eaters, and I have to wash them often (the tablecloths, not the children, who wash themselves, with varying degrees of success). The more stylish the linens, the greater the cost, in my experience, but I recently found a great inexpensive option.
This week I'm giving a behind-the-scenes look at the latest Gathering from The Kitchn, an outdoor movie party I hosted for about 25 friends, full of homemade snacks and fun details. And today I'm sharing something you can use for your own movie party: two movie-themed printables that you can download (for free!) and use to personalize popcorn bags and your party menu.