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Easter Bunny Approved Tablescape

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The Easter bunny would approve of this tablescape with the most adorable carrots for the napkin โ€œringโ€. I must say that my favorite holiday home decor location is Pier1. They have the cutest and most unique items. I wish this was ad, but it is not. I just love shopping there! As always, try shopping a few days right before the holiday to get the best prices. If you must have an item, I absolutely recommend that you just purchase it because it will sell out.

My son, Liam, loves playing with the little carrots and since they are not made out of glass, this momma is okay with it. They come in a pack of 3 as decor accents. They are not sold in the napkin ring section.

One of the reasons I enjoy and have to love even more decorating for the holidays is because it makes our home feel festive and reinforces the seasons and stories Liam learns in school. Yes, it can be a little extra work, but in my eyes it is totally worth it.

Everything else from this table is pre-owned. Always buy pieces that you can reuse for different occasions. Iโ€™ll link the items for you below.

Happy Easter friends!

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Soft Pastel Pinks for Easter Tablescape

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Easter is a joyful timethat brings peace and happiness, especially to me. For some reason, of all the holidays, I love waking up to Easter Sunday knowing that we are going to spend a beautiful family day together and enjoy a delicious brunch. Some years we go out and others we stay in. This will be our first Easter in the new house and I am so excited to sit at our fluffy-pink decorated table and take a moment to enjoy family time. Although I love Thanksgiving, cooking is an all day affair. So when it comes to hosting a holiday, I must say that Easter is a little bit easier on the stress radar. 

As you all can tell, I am a sucker for all things blush pink. So, yes, I did have to create a pink look for this tablescape! You really can't go wrong when decorating for Easter with all the options in the stores. The best part is that most of it can be used throughout Spring! I usually purchase just a few items with bunnies and the rest neutral items like a tulip reef that can last a few more weeks in the house decor.

The best time to purchase holiday decor items is a few days right before the holiday or right afterwards. So if you have your eye on a neutral item, wait till the day before the holiday. With smaller holidays like Easter, I wouldn't suggest going after it because most likely it is sold out or has been already moved off the shelve. Since it is a smaller holiday compared to Christmas, the stores do not tend to have small quantity of products on the shelves. Now, I do recommend that if it does have bunny ears or you absolutely love it (like those bunny napkin table ears) that you do get them immediately! 

I was able to link all the tablescape details for you on my Shop link with the exception of the egg platter. The platter was from Kirkland and is already sold out. I did share another link for an egg platter that is full of character and adorable. 

The gold silverware from Bed Bath and Beyond is on-sale right now, so hurry up and purchase it. These are a classic item for any tableset! 

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Thank you loves for reading and share with me your designs using hashtag #dashofblushdesigns !

Our New Home

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Our first home was a beautiful two-story house in a suburban community. I really enjoyed afternoon walks with a beautiful view of the lake in the backyard. But once little Liam was born, we realized a two-story home was not for us! The trips up and down the stairs along with our two puppies, Scooby & Daisy, was just too much. 

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We decided to build our dream home and down-sized a bit. The cleaning and maintenance along with a baby adds up. I'm a full-time working mom and a bit OCD when it comes to cleanliness and organization. Those who know me personally are probably saying, "little bit?!" 

We decided to build with Laram Construction and we are so happy with Eric and his team! He was there for us through entire process, from picking the best lot to meeting with us late at night to pick colors for the house. All in all, with a pool, construction took about 9 months. We went with a modern look and straight/squared lines on the house instead of the standard colonial look that is very prominent in SWFL. The house flows just right and the high tray ceilings brighten up every room and make everything feel more grandeur. 

Although open floor plans seem to be in, I am a sucker for formal sitting areas. My husband tends to control the TV in the family room during football season and I love sitting in the living room reading a book or catching up with friends on the phone. My mother always likes to have the formal living room perfectly styled for visitors and that is exactly what I did!  

The house interior design still has a long way to go to provide a cozy home feel and more character. Since I am a planner and have so many ideas for the property, I promised the hubby that I would do one room at a time. I wish I could have all my design visions turn into reality overnight, but the truth is that you have to be patient and wait for sales! 

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For now, I am sharing the formal living and dinning room, our den and kitchen, and the office. For the most part, the design is contemporary with a dash of mid-modern pieces and traditional/glam feel. In our new home I wanted a bright look and used white and light grey colors as the base. In our old home we had cream tones and I have to say that my mood every morning feels more lively. I am typically not a morning person at all and can see such a huge difference in me just by having different colors in the house. I know it may sound crazy, but trust me, it is real!  We also chose large square windows and sliders, rather than french doors, because the large glass lets more light in. My favorite photographer, of all time, Beatrize Arronte Photography, loved shooting in the interior decor pictures featured in this blog because external lighting is just right!  

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For now, the master bedroom, guest bedroom, laundry room and patio have a while to go before I share. But stay tuned...I will provide you details of each room as they are completed. 

Thanks for reading and check out my Instagram or Shop My Style frequently for details on all design products I incorporate into the house.