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I’m sure by now you’ve heard that the 2013 Pantone color of the year is emerald. Described on their website as a lively, radiant and lush green, Pantone shows many options for using this color in your home and wardrobe. I’ve seen it all across Pinterest as well so I wanted to try it out for myself.

Pinterest Image - Emerald TablescapeMy favorite emerald in your home example is this beautiful tablescape from Pinterest that incorporates black, white and gold. I love a decorated table and since it is the first thing you see in our house, I always try to have a set table with fun and fresh elements.

Emerald Tablescape1This is my version that mostly uses what I already had in the house! Since switching out my great-great-uncle’s chairs for gold ones weren’t an option, I brought in a pop of gold with chargers from Bed, Bath and Beyond. The table runner? It’s just two yards of fabric from Hobby Lobby! (I plan on recovering a bench with this fabric once I’m ready to switch over the table to something for summer – yay for double-duty!)

Emerald Tablescape2I always try to start with our wedding china and its holding up quite nicely for being used so much over the past five years. Some people only use their dishes once or twice a year but since its always out at our house, we use it quite often! The flatware is the matching pattern to our china and the green ‘napkins’ are actually a yard of emerald green fabric from Hobby Lobby, cut into six pieces and folded to look like napkins.

Emerald Tablescape3The beautiful green glasses are the only really new thing on this table. I found them on eBay and fell in love with the blown glass. The water glasses are gifts from our wedding and match the china. I would love to have some with a solid band of gold, too!

Emerald Tablescape4Last but not least, beautiful hydrangea. Tables are so much prettier with fresh flowers and I love these big, white blooms! Our local Whole Foods always has great sales on flowers and last week had a really good deal on these. They are one of my favorites!

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Future {dream} Home

So I’ve found my future home. It is a complete dream and only exists in three different homes, as seen on Pinterest, but it is my dream!

Future {dream} home3I would drive up this stunning tree lined driveway

Future {dream} home2To this amazing house that looks like this. Love the colors, love the circle drive!

Future {dream} home1And then I would go out back to a stunning pool and patio that looks like this. Man, I can’t wait until we have a pool in our backyard!

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Mad For Plaid

Right now, I am mad for plaid! It has been creeping up on me and now with the cooler weather, I am head over heels for this pattern.

Like this plaid button-down from J. Crew. I remember this shirt from several years ago and its back again! I’m convinced plaid is forever.

And this shirtdress from Gap…it would look so cute with leggings and boots!

But mostly, I’m mad for plaid for Christmas. I love this picture I saw on Pinterest! It was taken for HGTV’s Christmas and is so chic with the combination of traditional plaid and modern black/white. I am definitely using this as my inspiration for our 2012 Christmas home!

Want to follow along as I gather more inspiration for Christmas? Check out my Holiday Ideas board on Pinterest.

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