Giveaway: Holiday Tabletop with CB2

It’s time to kick off the holiday season with one of my favorite things to decorate for during the holidays – beautiful tabletops! The holidays are my favorite time of year. I feel like there is a little magic in the air. When CB2 reached out to me this season to collaborate on a holiday tabletop I jumped at the chance to work with them once again – I worked with them on the CB2 Apt a few years ago. This season, CB2 is partnering with influencers across the country to have them design a holiday tabletop that will be displayed in their local CB2 store.

One of the best parts about this partnership – this entire tabletop for eight will be given away to one local reader here in the Bay Area. Details on how to enter are below! The winner will be announced the next day and everything will be shipped right away to enjoy for the holiday season.

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TO ENTER


Visit the CB2 store in San Francisco’s Union Square location any time between today and Wednesday, November 29 and ask an associate where you can enter!

You’ll see this entire tabletop displayed in store.

Also, join me this Wednesday, November 29th for a holiday party in store! More details to come.

This post is a partnership with CB2. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.

Photo by Andrea Posadas for Sacramento Street

Guide to the Best Holiday Sales

It’s the weekend many of us have been waiting for when it comes to holidays sales – I have a love, hate relationship with it. But ultimately, who doesn’t love a good sale? Plus, you can sit back on your sofa with a big cup of coffee and avoid the lines. Some of my favorite places to shop are have HUGE sales now through Monday and I’ve round all of them up for you. So here we go!

SHOPBOP


Shopbop is place to shop for ALL wardrobe essentials is having one of their biggest sales – up to 75% off with code MORE17. I’ve been loving this puffer jacket, these jeans, and these booties.

20% off orders of +$200, 25% off orders of +$500 and 30% off orders of +$800 code: MORE17

NORDSTROM


Who doesn’t love a little Nordies damage? I’ve had a list of pieces I’ve been waiting to go on sale for myself and loved ones. My FAVORITE boots are on super sale – they are the best winter boot!

JENNI KAYNE


Each season I buy a few key pieces for my wardrobe from Jenni Kayne – I adore their sweaters and I’ve been eyeing their new slippers. Now is the time to invest in a pieces because they are 20% off with code BLK20.

J.CREW


J.Crew is one of my go-to spots for gifts each holiday season – I love their socks and small accessories as stocking stuffers! Everything is 40% off with code THANKU

MADEWELL


Need I say more? We all need a little Madewell in our lives. They are offering 25% off with code DONTSTRESS.

ANTHROPOLOGIE


Each season I head into Anthro for the dose of holiday magic. Don’t their store displays give you the holiday fuzzies? They do for me. Every item is 30% off!

Photo by Andrea Posadas for Sacramento Street

Blooms in Season: Thanksgiving Hues

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays – probably because it’s the official start to the holiday season. House start getting festive and there is magic in the air. One thing I love about the Thanksgiving holiday is the ability to play around with the tabletop – there are so many different branches, flowers and objects you can add to a table that are unexpected. Natalie and I came together to put together a simple, yet striking arrangement anyone could do – just snip some branches from you backyard, add in a few dried pieces and some roses from the store. Read on to see how Natalie was inspired for this stunning arrangement!

When it comes to pulling together an arrangement for Thanksgiving what should people look for?

The first point of inspiration I find is to coordinate with the other elements going on the table. Whether it is a family heirloom table cloth, your blue willow place setting, or even your beeswax candles, finding a color palate jumping point from the table is an easy way to start. My other tips are, keep your arrangement low if it is on the table you are eat at, or skip the table arrangement and do a statement piece on a side table and let the food be the main show of the table.

What did you use in this months Blooms in Season?

quicksand roses
rosehips
rainpod
dried grasses

I feel like texture and color play a huge role in a Thanksgiving centerpiece – what are your thoughts on that?

I love something that feels very seasonal and isn’t overly floral. Using elements that are dried and non-floral remind us of the changing season.

With each arrangement you design you tend to have an element of surprise. Is this something you try to do to make them unique?

I love hearing that because that is something I take into consideration. With every arrangement I make I like to include something simply beautiful (in this case the rose) and either an unexpected element (the dried pieces) or a beautiful line found in the natural shape of the branches or leaves (the rose hips). I find people engage with an arrangement when there is a moment of wonder or surprise.

Any tips for readers that are pulling together their own centerpiece this week?

Use what you have in your garden or is easily accessible to you and then add one special feature bloom. You don’t have to buy a lot of components to make something special.

To get inspired by past Blooms in Season posts – click here.

Flowers by Natalie Bowen Designs | Images by Caitlin Flemming for Sacramento Street

One Room Challenge: The BIG Reveal

I’ve been giddy with excitement to share the BIG reveal of Jackson’s new room with all of you. When Linda from Calling it Home invited to be part of this season’s One Room Challenge with House Beautiful, I knew exactly what room I wanted to design: redesigning Jackson’s bedroom from a nursery to a toddler room. It was a labor of love putting the pieces together for his room – I was my own client! I didn’t want it to look cookie cutter – I wanted to make sure it had layers, depth and texture and I couldn’t be happier with the result! It is a bedroom that shines with Jackson’s personality.

I began with the bed. I wanted a simple upholstered bed that I could spruce up with interesting textiles, pillows and linens. I began with a Helix mattress. It is divine and so easy to install – it arrived in the mail in a box! Nest step was bedding – I worked with SF based Coyuchi on putting together the perfect layered bed with their beautiful bed linens and blankets. It all began with a stripped wool blanket at the end of the bed, a simple white bedcover, and a gray striped pillow. The sheets are the softest flannel I have ever felt. A total enticement to sleep in his big boy bed!

To add dimension to the simple bed frame, I draped a stunning hand-loomed wool bedcover from Hollywood at Home. I also adorned the bed with a world map pillow by Peter Dunham Textiles – hopefully I will pass my love of travel on to Jackson!

Next, I knew I wanted the artwork to be made by Jackson. He is so happy when he is painting – especially when it’s a dance party with paint. He was fortunate to be able to create the paintings for his room at Heather Day’s studio. He is so proud of his paintings and points it out to anyone entering his room.

Moving to the wall color – I also chose Farrow & Ball paint in All White. Jackson’s room is darker than the rest of our apartment and the white has brightened the room considerably. I also lightened the room with an off-white and slate gray rug by The Mine. I added a table in the center of the room for creative activities, which is actually a coffee table. Jackson loves to read his books, draw, and of course play with his trucks on this table! I added a small stool and two pillows from Hollywood at Home to create seating for Jackson and his friends.

The lighting update in the room transformed the space in a major way! The overhead lighting reminds Jackson of a helicopter and the globe and brass bedside lamp creates a soft glow to read books by prior to bedtime! I couldn’t be happier with all of my lighting choices from Hayneedle.

Finally, the pom-pom basket from Pehr Design is perfect to store all of Jackson’s basketballs. I had a custom basketball hoop installed on the wall. The recycled barn wood blends perfectly with the grey and blue tones of the room. And I am crazy about the pendants by McGee & Co. They add a festive spirit to the room. The small shelves next to the closet house a few heirlooms – old books, Jackson’s favorite stuffed animals, and his silhouette from a few years ago. Honestly, what makes me happiest about this room is that it is the perfect reflection of Jackson!

Be sure to check out the other ORC participates big REVEALS today! Each and everyone of these participates put in tireless hours designing, executing and putting the final details to share with all of you. I promise they won’t disappoint!

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

 

CHECK OUT THE ENTIRE PROCESS


Week One | Week Two | Week Three

Week Four | Week Five | Week Six

 

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Photos for Caitlin Flemming Design by Spotted SF

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