Entertaining: New Traditions for the Holidays

This post is a partnership with World Market. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.

Thanksgiving holds a special place in my heart. Growing up as a child in Mexico, it was always a challenge to put together the traditional Thanksgiving meal. We usually had a gathering with other ex-pat friends, and the gathering was always packed with interesting and diverse people. This year, we plan to travel to Oregon to visit family. The table will be bursting with our growing families, so I offered to set up our first table set-aside solely for the kiddos!

I partnered with World Market to put together the perfect table that the kids will enjoy. I tried to keep the table in a style that would go well with the main table, but also have some special items to keep them entertained. The little place marks have colored pencils inside, along with cards to draw on. Beautiful orange napkins against a simple square white plate, add a festive spirit to the mix. Probably my favorite item on the table, are the copper mugs. No worries about breaking their cups, and they can be used later for adults to enjoy a hot beverage! Finally, I nearly did a backflip when I found poppers to give add a festive spirit. We have always had poppers at Christmas, but why not bring them out for Thanksgiving too?

Let me tell you, I can’t wait to get back to World Market for the holiday décor. There were so many great things and I have such a soft spot for this time of year. Family, friends, and gatherings of the heart, make this my favorite time of year.

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This post is a partnership with World Market. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.

One Room Challenge: Week Two

One of the first things I like to decide when I design a room, is what treatment and color to use on the walls. In Jackson’s bedroom, I was trying to decide between white and grey. This is a tricky room for color, as there is little natural light so it tends to be a bit darker than the rest of our house. I had Jackson as my helper, which quickly got out of hand! In the end, I am planning to use white in the room. It will be lighter and brighter with this choice!

 

THE PAINT COLOR CONTENDERS


Plummett
All White
Manor House Gray
Wevet

I’m thrilled with Farrow & Ball as a sponsor for the paint. The quality of their paint is unsurpassed. In addition, the depth of color is unmatched. I have always felt their colors have such deep and rich pigmentation, that the difference is without a doubt, is substantial. I want the room to be clean and bright, yet it has to stand up to my son’s active rough-and-tumble lifestyle. I made the decision to use their estate eggshell for easy clean up, since it’s washable. This is a must with a toddler obsessed with basketball – even indoors!

Farrow & Ball has 132 incredible colors to choose from. I’ve gone with All White for the room. I believe this will be the perfect blank slate for the décor. I can’t wait to show you the finished product after we paint. Now on to countless other decisions in the next few weeks!

I’ll keep you posted. Keep track of the other designers involved in One Room Challenge – I’ve listed them below.

 

THE ONE ROOM CHALLENGERS


Boxwood Avenue | Coco & Jack | Design Manifest | Dwell with Dignity

The House That Lars Built | Little Green Notebook | The Makerista

Making it Lovely  | Old Brand New | Old Home Love  | The Painted House

Megan Pflug Designs | Pink Pagoda | Erica Reitman | Simply Grove 

Jill Sorensen | Sugar & Cloth | Vintage Rug Shop | Waiting on Martha  

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Images by Caitlin Flemming

October Moodboard

Today was the first day that had a hint of autumn in the air. Especially first thing in the morning, there is a crispness outside that makes my heart sing. I always look forward to being able to bundle up in a warm sweater while I take a brisk walk in the neighborhood.

October conjures up images of pumpkins (I’m loving the white and green ones this year), warm wool blankets, and hot beverages. I’m putting away all my sandals and pulling out my boots – even if there are still a few warm days left!

Photos: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

One Room Challenge: Kicking Off Week One

Last week, I announced that I’m participating in the Fall 2017 One Room Challenge, which is being sponsored by House Beautiful. I’ve been hoping to make the time to makeover Jackson’s nursery into a big boy room and now I’ll be doing it as my room for this fun challenge! Time flies, I feel as though I just finished his nursery but as kids grow up, their rooms need to evolve with them.

THE BEFORE


While I still love aspects of his room, there is definitely a running list of what needs to be done to make it work for Jackson now:

Goodbye Crib, Hello Twin Bed

Adios Daybed (or as Jackson’s calls it “his sofa”), Hola Crafts Table

Au Revoir Changing Table, Bonjour New Accessoires

 

THE INSPIRATION


 

My dream for two twins beds isn’t an option in Jackson’s room asit comes with some challenges. For the size of the room it has some obstacles – 1) It has THREE doors and 2) It has a random window on one wall that has been painted over (ugh!). Therefore, there isn’t wall space for much. As a result, each piece selected has to be carefully selected.

As I tackle this room in the coming weeks I’ll be pulling inspiration on ways to keep it playful, select pieces that can transition with him as he gets older, and most importantly, do something with a wow that knocks your socks off.

Who knew that joining this six week challenge would bring me butterflies, but I’m also incredibly excited at the same time! I can’t wait to bring all of you along on this journey.

If you are a design junkie and love to follow along on makeovers – follow all of the twenty influencers that have joined this seasons One Room Challenge. I am humbled to be included in such a talented group of designers! I guarantee you’ll be inspired to tackle a room of your own!

 

THE ONE ROOM CHALLENGERS


Boxwood Avenue | Coco & Jack | Design Manifest | Dwell with Dignity

The House That Lars Built | Little Green Notebook | The Makerista

Making it Lovely  | Old Brand New | Old Home Love  | The Painted House

Megan Pflug Designs | Pink Pagoda | Erica Reitman | Simply Grove 

Jill Sorensen | Sugar & Cloth | Vintage Rug Shop | Waiting on Martha  

Media Partner House Beautiful | TM by ORC

Before Images by Caitlin Flemming | Inspiration Images 1 | 2 | 3