Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Year's Eve Attire

Whether you're going out on the town or laying low with some friends, I've put together some outfits to inspire you this NYE!

I'm going out here in LA at The W Hotel in Hollywood, which should be awesome!

Happy New Year to you all!


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

NYE Decorations

The last thing most of us want to think about right now is more holiday decorating.  But for those of you hosting a NYE party, you want to have a fun environment for your guests.  So I have a couple easy tips for you to accomplish this with little money and time!

Tip #1: Frozen Cranberries and Champagne.  And that is it.  I did this at a party a few years ago and everyone loved it!  It adds excitement to the #1 drink that you need to ring in the new year.  Plus, since you've frozen the cranberries, they keep the Champagne extra cool while sipping.

Tip #2: Create an easy centerpiece with tinsel.  

Grab some martini glasses, tinsel and ornaments that you have left over from your Christmas decor and pile them in the glass.  It should look fun, like a firework, so it doesn't need to be styled much at all.  If you don't have the supplies, I'm sure Michaels is having crazy sales on this stuff, so for around $10 you could probably create three of these.

Or you could grab a couple alarm clocks at target and place those down the center of the table or around the party space on side tables, etc.  Then sprinkle tinsel around and use the champagne bottles themselves as a decorative element.

Tip #3: Make inexpensive party favors look expensive.  Use your serving wear to display noisemakers or new years crowns.  It will help your guests locate them when they are a little tipsy come midnight and will leave you with less to clean up the next day.

Tip #4:  Give your guests a midnight snack.  You would hate for guests to be hungry after celebrating for hours, but the hors d'oeuvres may have been gobbled up already.  So bake some cookies that you can wrap up and hand out after the new years countdown.

With these tips, you'll be ultimate host!

So, I'm off to LA to ring in the new year and to see our Badgers at the Rose Bowl!!  I plan on posting for the rest of the week, but can't promise since I may be without internet.


*Images courtesy of: Family Circle, Fave Crafts, Martha Stewart.

Monday, December 27, 2010

A Short Break

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and for those of you who celebrate, a lovely Christmas.  I certainly did.  I'm taking a little break from blogging today to get some work done and enjoy extra time with friends and family.  I'll be back here tomorrow!


Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

I hope you all have a beautiful Christmas filled with lots of laughter and love.

And a BIG thank you for checking in here at Attention to Detail throughout the year.  It means the world to me!



Wednesday, December 22, 2010

White Christmas

I know a lot of people who are hoping for a white Christmas this year and those of us here in Wisconsin will definitely have one.  But for those of you who aren't lucky enough to enjoy a little snow this year, how about a white Christmas thanks to Cheryl Krecsy (Interiors store owner) and her British Columbia home.  These images are so bright and light, but without the slushy snow mess!  Thanks to Country Living for this beautiful feature.


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Style Icon, Reese Witherspoon

Over this past weekend my mom and I went to see How Do You Know with Reese Witherspoon.  She was as adorable in the movie as she seems to be in real life.  Reese has been a style icon of mine for some time now, as her style is so effortlessly chic and accessible.  I've put together a couple different looks based on inspiration photos for those gals who also favor Reese's look.





*Inspiration images courtesy of: The Purse PageSweet Fuzz, People Style Watch

Monday, December 20, 2010

Mr. Goodwill Hunting

Some of you probably remember my recent coffee table makeover, which I shared with you here.  

Remember this guy?

Well, as I mentioned, I had recently been inspired by fellow blogger and thrifter, Mr. Goodwill Hunting, so I shared my coffee table transformation with him.  And today he is featuring it on his blog!  So please hop on over here to check it out, along with some other makeovers he has featured over the last few weeks.  Thanks!


Friday, December 17, 2010

Ladies Holiday Attire: Cocktail Party Glam

Tis the season of gifts, giving, cheer and the new year.  And of course some good ole holiday party fun. If you haven't already, I'm sure you're planning on attending a cocktail party or two.  With lots of celebrating and Christmas and New Year's, it's time to throw your jeans on the shelf and kick it up a notch or two.  But how you say?  Well take a is my holiday glam get-up for the ladies...

And I must say, it is pretty budget friendly too.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend full of Holiday cheer!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Amanda Masters Design

I stumbled across Amanda Masters Design the other day and I'm thrilled I did.  Amanda is a British born model turned designer and for the last eight years she has been designing spaces for the Hollywood Elite.  The span of her work is incredible and each project she completes is very unique in its own right.

 I SO love the rug, coffee table and hanging starbursts here. 

 Dark velvet against bright patterned wallpaper - delicious.  

 I'm dying to use dark wallpaper like this in a client's home.  And those sconces are absolutely beautiful.

Can't go wrong with a chaise and a lucite table.

 I especially love this because I'm toying with the idea of creating a billiards room in a client's home and this one is certainly done right.

 This wallpaper with the elegant shape of the chair and the pop of coral is perfection.

 That window is too cute.

 I recently put quilted stools in a clients home and they really cozy up a cold bar area.  The throw pillows and blankets here help too.  The gorgeous lamps and wall mirror don't hurt either.

 Ahhh I LOVE the white space in contrast with the really dark wood.  It's so serene.  

 This space is very glam in comparison to some of the others she has done which goes to show you how diverse her portfolio is.

 Subtle.  Very masculine. 

Love the neutrality and lovely detail here.

Definitely check out her portfolio if you're inspired by this preview because there is so much more to enjoy!