We asked Mary Carol Garrity, Owner of Nell Hill’s, to share her favorites – tables, beds and bringing the outside in. Listen to the show here. Keep reading for visual inspiration!
Stacking a variety of plates – colors, shapes and sizes – will create an amazing look for your table. But, what if you don’t have a variety of dinnerware? Mary Carol suggests using a white table cloth, white dishes and a few white flowers to create a stunning table.
Find a set of salad plates or add a napkin or charger for that pop of color. Try taking a yard and a half of fabric thrown diaganol across your table. Fresh and beautiful. Nell Hill’s has the best selection of fabric.
Splurge on a set of salad plates and colored napkins.
Trays are in. They were a beautiful touch throughout the store. If you love trays as much as Nell Hill’s read 5 Terrific Ways to Use Trays on their blog.
Loving navy. Add a simple salad plate to your white dishes!
Add a simple centerpiece on your table. These vases are perfect – no creating complicated floral arrangements, just grab simple, virgin flower stems at the grocery store and drop them in these vases. Mary Carol suggests choosing 3 size vases and getting 2 of each size. Group them down the center of your table. Fresh and crisp (her favorite words!).
These vases were Mary Carol’s “one thing” that she felt every home needs! The best part…they are inexpensive! Fresh flowers without having to buy an entire bouquet! Nell Hill’s ships so if you are not from the area give them a call.
You can do the same thing with some beautiful pots. Place 3 or 5 down the center of table. Drop in potted plants from the grocery store and cover the top with moss or drop these artificial “chunks” into the pots.
Mary Carol’s recent post, 5 Tips for Setting a Stunning Spring Table, gives additional tips on setting your table…and, as always, amazing pictures!!
The secret to Nell Hill’s amazing looking beds: A duvet, coverlet or fluffy comforter draped across the bottom of the bed! Check out these photos for a little inspiration. Notice the mix of patterns with the pillows. LOVE it!
I (Tracy) was thinking of our dog sleeping on our bed while we are away during the day and love that this coverlet is navy blue! I definitely was inspired! Loving navy at the moment.
Read this step-by-step over at Home by Heidi to learn how to make the perfect bed.
Bring the Outside In
Mary Carol says, “If it is good enough for the garden it is good enough for the dining room!” Bring in statuary, urns and greenery in the fall. Stack them up. Fill pots with potted plants.
Nell Hill’s sells these great chunks of greenery that you can drop into a pot.
Which photo is inspiring you today?