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3 Napkin Folding Ideas You are going to want to try!

Wedding season in is full swing and we are heading into the most popular months. There are many details that go into planning a wedding, and let me tell you not a detail goes unnoticed. An easy detail that can go a long way is how you can fold a napkin. There are a million ways to fold a napkin and each of them are beautiful. I have picked out a few of my favorite napkin folds that I am going to show you how to make.

1. The Bow Napkin Fold

bow napkin

Instructions:

You will need napkin rings for this one.

  1. Start with a square napkin.
  2. Fold the top part down to the middle, then flip the bottom up to the middle.
  3. Fold the left side to the middle, then fold the right side to the middle.
  4. Flip the napkin over.
  5. Pinch in the middle then use the napkin ring you chose.

2. The single Pocket Fold

single pocket fold

Instructions:

  1. Place napkin hemmed side down.
  2. Fold napkin in half.
  3. Fold top layer down.
  4. Flip the napkin over.
  5. Fold it in half from right to left.
  6. Fold in half again from right to left.

You can leave it as is or you can add string or ribbon like that image above. This one is perfect if you are having menus put at each seat.

3. The Dramatic Fan

dramatic fan

Instructions:

  1. Start with your square napkin face down.
  2. Starting from the bottom make accordion pleats all the way to the top.
  3. From one end, start rolling the napkin, leaving a little bit at the end about 2/3”
  4. Set the napkin upright, gently fan out the small section that was not folded.
  5. Holding on the spiraled section, pull up the beginning edge to form a small peak.

There are many more ways to fold a napkin if the ones above are not what you are looking for. You can’t go wrong with any napkin fold to upgrade your table for your next event. As I mentioned before not a detail goes unnoticed and something like a napkin fold can be what your table was missing. Guests will love the tiny detail. You can use different napkin folds for your home too. Whether it is for a holiday or just a family gathering you can elevate your table with a certain napkin fold. (There are some great ones for the holidays!)

 

Enjoy~

Briana

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Summer Weddings Ahead

Summer is among us and we are so excited! Summertime is a popular time for weddings, with that being said what are you in store for when attending a wedding this summer?

Bold bright colors will be showcased with flowers, attire and decor. Decor is really important for a wedding, it brings together the whole event. Usually we use a lot of floral for our decor.

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Photo Courtesy of thefullbouquetblog.com

This rustic barn wedding used bright florals to liven up the venue. The suspended floral arrangements is something new I have seen. I love it! You can see that they used smaller centerpieces on the table.

 Below are some beautiful vibrant color pallets for the summer. (These colors make me want to plan a summer wedding!)

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Photo Courtesy of The Knot

Once you have your venue and date picked out, I think it is very important to pick a color palette. The color palette will get incorporated into invitations, bridal party attire, florals and linens.

Having a theme to your wedding has been more and more popular. The “Rustic Chic” wedding theme has been around for a few years and is still going strong. This theme has evolved each year with new attributes that make it a little bit different year after year. After Pantone released their 2017 color of the year “Greenery” , adding a touch of green has been a must. Brides are opting for more greenery in decor as well as in their flowers.

 

Photo Courtesy of Weddingforward.com

 At last we come to my favorite! Everyone has been loving printed table cloths. Prints are very personal and it shows a lot about the happy couple. Printed table linens can be seen being used at an outdoor wedding as well as indoor wedding. Printed florals, geometric shapes, and stripes are very versatile and mesh well with other accents and decor.

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Photo Courtesy of The Knot
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Photo Courtesy of Wedding Chicks

 

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Photo Courtesy of Wedluxe

 

I hope this post brings you inspiration for the special day you are planning. Another tip I have for you is even if you are not planning a wedding these trends can easily be incorporated into home decor trends.

 

Enjoy!

~ Briana

PANTONE’s color of the year!

With the new year already in full swing, we wanted to take a moment to highlight Pantone’s Color of the Year as well as their Spring 2015 Fashion Colors!

Pantone is “the world-renowned authority on color and provider of color systems and leading technology for the selection and accurate communication of color across a variety of industries … known worldwide as the standard language for color communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer.”¹ Think of them as the official guide for all things color, the official color chemists, whether in fashion, fabrics or manufacturing.

This year, the official color of the year is: MARSALA (Pantone 18-1438).

Source: http://pantone.com/images/COY/2015/pages-Main/Pantone_Introducing_Color_of_the_Year_Marsala_banner.jpg
Source: http://pantone.com/images/COY/2015/pages-Main/Pantone_Introducing_Color_of_the_Year_Marsala_banner.jpg

Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability. Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in
to its embracing warmth.” – 
Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute®

This year, try to find some new and exciting ways to use it throughout your home decor, in your fabric creations, and in your own personal style! It will be a great addition for weddings, sewing projects and more! Pantone’s website provides some great photos of ways to incorporate the color into your life, as well as color combinations that work well with Marsala.

For Spring 2015 Fashion, Pantone offers a unique blend of colors they’ve titled “En Plein Air” (In The Open Air).

Many feel compelled to be connected around the clock because we are afraid we’ll miss something important. There is a growing movement to step out and create ‘quiet zones’ to disconnect from technology and unwind, giving ourselves time to stop and be still. Color choices follow the same minimalistic, ‘en plein air’ theme, taking a cue from nature rather than being reinvented or mechanically manipulated. Soft, cool hues blend with subtle warm tones to create a soothing escape from the everyday hustle and bustle.” – Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute®

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Source: http://pantone.com/pages/fcr/?season=spring&year=2015&pid=11

 

This year’s colors include: Aquamarine (14-4313), Scuba Blue (16-4725), Lucite Green (14-5714), Classic Blue (19-4052), Toasted Almond (14-1213), Strawberry Ice (16-1720), Tangerine (15-1247), Custard (13-0720), Marsala (18-1438), Glacier Gray (14-4102), Dusk Blue (16-4120), Treetop (18-1035), Woodbine (18-0538), Sandstone (16-1328), Titanium (17-4014), Lavender Herb (16-3310).

Fall 2015 colors will be announced soon! For more info, visit the Pantone website. It’s very informative and insightful for all things color! http://www.pantone.com

¹ All quotes, information, and pictures via http://www.pantone.com.