December 17, 2010


If you're still looking for tabletop inspiration for that holiday dinner party, look no more. Last weekend Leila Khalil of Be Inspired PR produced this gorgeous party with the help of her talented friends in the events industry in their native Los Angeles.
A slight departure from the predictable yet classic red and green holiday color scheme, stylists Cortnie of Canvas and Canopy and Carissa of JL Designs decided to put a California twist on their palette using mint green paired with beachtown accents: succulents, coral, balsa wood flowers, and tillandsias. The result is festive not stuffy.
And of course no party is complete without a stationery suite to help graphically brand your event. Leila enlisted the help of Rachelle of Wiley Valentine to create the invitations, name plates, menus, and various signs throughout.
A designated drinks table decorated with the most adorable Christmas trees made of succulents. This is an idea I'm immediately filing away in the inspiration pile. It doesn't get more creative (or cute) than that!

Leila's party got me thinking actually. We should all throw parties like this more often! Why wait for a wedding or a birthday? Let's try and bring a little more beauty into our everyday lives - after all, nothing is more beautiful than the satisfaction we get from entertaining the ones we love or the look of their happy faces.

Have a beautiful weekend, loves. See you Monday!


*photography by the talented Leo Patrone


Just Cherish Today said...

so stinkin' adorable! :) I love those ideas!!

The Iconic said...

I saw this on! So fun!xx

quintessence said...

Love this fresh take on holiday style!!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

love it! I was thinking on pink for Christmas eve table setting, but this one leaves me thinking.... xo

Karena said...

Crystal, reminds me of the holidays when I lived in San Diego! Gorgeous.

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Blondie said...

Great post! Kori xoxo

La Maison Fou said...

I like the difference from R & G. Looks like quite a great little soiree....
silver, white and the succulants are fabulous. I also like the horizontal pickets in the fence from behind.
La Maison Fou

Dream & Dress said...

Wow, beautiful, and great images as always! I definitely want to try something like this!

Rebecca@Harmony and Home said...

Wow. Very simple, natural and beautiful. What a great idea for a holiday tabletop design. Thank you!


Splendid Sass said...

Just perfect! I especially love the decorated brances.
Have a nice weekend.

Canvas and Canopy said...

Thanks you for the lovely layout :) xo, C

classiq said...

it all looks so wonderfrul!

Mobile Discos Preston said...

The tea lights and drink holders look fab.

Well done :D

Keep up the good work.

Vero said...

Wonderful ideas!

Anjela said...

oh the ornament cookie-looking decoration on the branch=ADORABLE!:)
Happy Holidays!

Camille @ Style Notes said...

Love this chic & modern spin... and succulents are such a welcome surprise on a holiday table!

Ola said...

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La Feem said...

I totally agree, glad you are embracing our beloved state, it's magical here.

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