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  Flat styling is definitely an art, which means it takes practice. At the live online class, “Styling 101: What Every Creative Needs to Know to Style Like a Pro,” I will be diving deep into the fundamentals of design as related specifically to product and paper flat lay styling. Today, I’m sharing three tips for […]

April 17, 2018


  Whew! This series of posts may be my longest to date. Why? Because so much goodness happened over the course of the three days we spent in Richmond. And it was so beautifully captured by Rachel Linder of Blue Barn Photography! Each workshop is so unique, and this was no different. The energy of this […]

October 3, 2017

TSOS Richmond: Day One

  Kaleb Norman James is the founder of Kaleb Norman James Design, a full service event design firm that specializes in wedding planning, floral design and event decor. Today he shares his top four tips on how to style a beautiful table! Whether you are throwing a fancy dinner party for a few close friends […]

February 21, 2017


  Happy Holidays everyone from the my home, the #MiaChateauFH! This Holiday season I couldn’t wait to create a beautiful gold table complimented by festive cocktails, and glittery details. To create my table, I picked up beautiful plates and stemware from Z Gallerie. The plates are the Luna Dinnerware and the glasses are the Avelina glassware […]

December 20, 2016

Home for the Holidays with The Fashionable Hostess

  There’s not much I love more than Christmastime. With twinkle lights, cozy blankets, hot cocoa by the fire, and sweet time spent with family and friends, what’s not to love? Sometimes decorating your home can feel overhwelming. I firmly believe you don’t need a whole lot to make your home feel warm and inviting […]

December 13, 2016

Three Ways to Decorate for the Holidays

  Today, we’re sharing the beautiful student work from TSOS Chapel Hill! Grab a cup of coffee and peruse these gorgeous creations! Photography: Ally & Bobby Photography // Instruction: Stephanie Scholl Events // China & Glassware: Southern Vintage Table // Details: Paisley & Jade // Venue: Parlour at Mann’s Chapel  

December 2, 2016

TSOS Chapel Hill Student Work

  It’s seriously amazing how quickly our workshops feel like home to me. Twice a year I nervously enter a room full of strangers. After the first night we are all comfortable with one another, but by the end of day three I’m begging for the whole group to move to NC so we can […]

December 1, 2016

TSOS Chapel Hill Day Three

  This week I’m recapping our time in Chapel Hill! In case you missed it, catch up on Day One here.  We woke up to a chilly fall morning on Wednesday, which was perfect because we had a coffee truck waiting on our attendees when they arrived! I had the most amazing pumpkin spice latte […]

November 30, 2016

TSOS Chapel Hill Day Two

  Writing these blog posts is always a daunting task. Why? Well, because so much happened. So many great conversations, amazing “ah-hah” moments, and too many beautiful moments to count. Writing them down seems to never quite do our experience justice, but I will try! First, we have to say a BIG thank you to […]

November 29, 2016

TSOS Chapel Hill Day One

  I have over 120 AMAZING tabletop designs in my possession after six workshops. And to be honest, I just wanted a fun excuse to round up a few favorites. I hope these amazing creations from past attendees will inspire your Thanksgiving table! Remember, you don’t have to spend a lot of time or money […]

November 22, 2016

Thanksgiving Tabletop Inspiration Featuring TSOS Student Work