5 Secrets To Hosting a Successful Holiday Open House

 Your social calendar is filling up but you promised yourself you would make the time to host a Holiday Open House this year. What is a hostess to do?? Not to fear. My 5 Secrets to hosting a successful holiday open house is here to get you through with ease. Simply set the date, send out the invites and follow my 5 tips for hosting a Holiday Open House. #HolidayGoals coming true!

Secret #1 to Hosting a Successful Holiday Open House :: Plan Ahead

I know… I just told you that you can do this with only weeks left in the holiday entertaining season,  and now I am talking about planning! Don’t worry. You’ve got this but you still need to put in a little planning time. Believe me, an hour planning makes for an entire night full of a low stress holiday open house.

Set aside 1 – 1 1/2 hours tomorrow to create a quick guest list, a basic time-line and easy menu. With it on paper you now have a guide for planning your holiday open house.

Secret #2 to Hosting a Successful Holiday Open House :: Show Them the Green Stuff

NO, I am not talking anything illegal or even about money. I am talking about live greens, evergreens, boxwoods and other cuttings from either your own garden or purchased at the local market.

I have been hosting, planning and decorating holiday gatherings for over 20 years so take it from me, live greens go a long way. It must be something to do with bringing nature inside, the scent of pine filling your home, their intense texture or the variety of colors that is an immediate WOW factor. Use live greens at your entranceway, on your tablescape and mixed with cut flowers placed in a vase – they will transform your space into a winter wonderland guaranteed. 

Secret #3 to Hosting a Successful Holiday Open House :: Bring Out the Bling

Decorating during the holiday season is all about metallics, glitter and using “the good stuff” so don’t be afraid to mix metallic serveware and your favorite flatware for your open house, or for the entire holiday season.

My new obsession…  this hammered copper flatware by Argent Orfèvres  for Hampton Forge. Seriously. I am completely in love with this pattern and it is now my must-have for my holiday season. It actually makes me smile when I open my flatware drawer – no joke!

Copper pairs perfectly with all metals especially the latest trends in kitchen hardware – gold, black metal, rose gold and copper. Have you seen all the copper small appliances hitting markets these days? Get a jump on the trend with your own set of Argent Orfèvres Paris Hammered Copper flatware.

Secret #4 to Hosting a Successful Holiday Open House :: Serve Punch!

One of my best friends is all about bringing retro back and what is more Retro Rad around the holidays than a big bowl of punch!

This year I am serving up a wintery spice Wassail at my holiday open house. Make up a big batch and let guest serve themselves. It looks incredibly festive on your bar and taste just as good!

Secret #5 to Hosting a Successful Holiday Open House :: Set It + Forget It

Secret #5 could be my number one secret for hosting a successful holiday open house – set it and forget it. Ok, maybe don’t completely forget about it but you get my gist.

By selecting menu items that can stand being at room temperature during the span of your party, you allow your self time to mix and mingle in between refreshing and replenishing your apps. Serve a cheese + charcuterie platter, mini quiches and a lovely seafood bite – it is the holidays after all, splurge a bit on one or two items then fill in with less pricey and more filling options.

I hope these tips help you feel more comfortable + confident hosting your own holiday open house this season. 

If you have ANY questions or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out to me via email, Instagram, Twitter or your favorite social media platform with questions – I am more than happy to answer them all!

Happy Entertaining!!




A little more about my favorite new flatwareArgent Orfèvres Paris Hammered Copper .

Created in premium 18/10 stainless steel with an artist’s eye and jeweler’s attention to detail, Argent Orfèvres Paris Hammered Copper  surprises with precious metal finishes, sophisticated textures and inspired forms that elevate the experience of fine dining. The lux Argent Orfèvres brand’s expressive design is perfect for this holiday season! We hope everyone who invites Argent into their home and on to their tabletop this season will feel as decadent and magnificent as the flatware itself!

Disclosure Statement: This post is sponsored by Hampton Forge in conjunction with a social media campaign. Although I was compensated, I truly am a HUGE fan of their beautiful flatware – all opinions are my own.

The Gift She is Sure to Love …

I am Hunter Boot deep in my busy home + event decorating season and it hit me just this morning that Christmas is only two weeks away. OK … as of today we have 16 days left to be exact, but take away today, any traveling days you need to reach Grandmother’s house, plus that day you need to spend getting yourself ready for the upcoming neighborhood / corporate / client holiday party and we are down to 2 weeks.

And yes, I had that moment of panic + anxiety.

With nothing under our tree, except a tree skirt and the pine needles that have already fallen, I sat down to create my holiday list.

Please tell me I am not the only one…

As I created my list of loved ones, I realized I have several newly weds and/or new-ish homeowners on my list this year. It occurred to me that you may have a few as well. Perhaps a good friend, a daughter, a niece or a daughter-in-law who is still trying to pull her home together, still collecting + searching for the perfect pieces.

A lightbulb went off above my head – my Seasonal Home Box would be PERFECT for these lovelies on your list!

What could be better? Let me spend my time shopping for the perfect items for their homes and let YOU look like the hero {insert best aunt, mother-in-law, boss, mentor, etc.. as it pertains to you}!

So let me do the work for you? I am pretty sure you have other things to cross off your holiday checklist – most likely things you are better at handling than running from busy parking lot to busy parking lot.

Let me search for new home decor trends, shop for the best brands and spend the time waiting in line while you simply press a button to send a box filled with speciality seasonal items ready to be unwrapped.

My seasonal home subscription box is an effortless home styling service to make sure every home looks it’s best every season without you having to deal with spending hours searching + shopping for those perfect pieces.

Click HERE to send either a Holiday Home Box or a take advantage of the specially priced Annual Seasonal Home Box Membership, or keep reading to learn more…



Each limited release box is unique, hand-picked with you in mind and delivered to your {or your recipients} door – available quarterly for the season or for the entire year, a new box shipping each of the four seasons. While the products inside vary, I promise to select quality items I have brought into my own home for the season.

Examples of items included are seasonal candles, kitchen accents, accent pillow covers, tablescape decor, a favorite book, seasonal entertaining must have’s or gifting trends. Many will be items I find my self replacing or swapping out each season now. Don’t let Christmas sneak up on you too!



Send either a one Season Gift {you pick Winter 2016 or Spring 2017} OR select to send a Full Year Membership including 4 shipments. Buy yours HERE.

After purchase you will receive an email requesting further details on shipping + welcome card wording. Find out more HERE.

P.S. ~ or perhaps… press “forward” and let someone make YOUR holiday dreams come true when they purchase my Seasonal Home Box for YOU. A little hint never hurt… right?

Metallic Inspired Thanksgiving Tablescape

Looking for Thanksgiving centerpiece ideas on Pinterest boards and home decor magazines can be as overwhelming and time-consuming as planning a wedding! Give your brain a break this Thanksgiving and create a Metallic Inspired Thanksgiving Tablescape with an easy but elegant mixture of metallic and natural elements.

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The metallic trend is here to stay but don’t believe this means you can’t also use some of the traditional nature inspired Thanksgiving decor, such as gourds, wheat and Indian Corn, on your Thanksgiving tablescape this year as well.

One of my favorite looks is mixing the two decor trends together. Look for faux gourds in rich metallic tones like bronze, matte gold and copper which naturally complement the gold tones of wheat and the deep reds and browns of dried Indian Corn. 

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Place textured chargers under your china, then top each Thanksgiving placesetting with a linen napkin tucked into a grapevine napkin ring – then add a placecard if you like. One of my top tips for setting a Thanksgiving tablescape is to keep the decor low and tight, this allows guest to speak to each other over the centerpeice.

For this tablescape I am mixing and matching my glassware… we have “lost” a few to kitchen tragedies and I have more than enough. So why buy more when they all look so festive mixed together.

Entertainers Tip :: when mixing glassware have one common variable. For instance here they are all clear glass with a stem. 

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Bring all the tones and textures together on your Thanksgiving table by tucking in a few sprigs of my favorite foliage Eucalyptus. The leaf color and shape looks great with metallic seasonal decor and perhaps even a bit of the calming energy to your gathering.

Happy Thanksgiving from my home to yours!  


Easy Pumpkin Placecards

Pumpkin Placecards are super easy to make and add a festive fall accent to your Thanksgiving, Friendsgving or Harvest Celebration Tablescape. Use either kraft paper cut outs or chalk paint to give each placesetting a personalized touch.


I don’t know about you but I LOVE mini pumpkins and gourds of all kinds so while I have the chance to decorating the table with Autumn gourds I take every opportunity to do just that! 

Start setting your Fall tablescape by lining the center of the table with mixed gourds, Indian Corn and a Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece or two. There really isn’t a wrong way to group them. Pick out a variety of shapes and sizes ~ I promise they will all look perfect together!


Once I have my centerpiece in place I like to add a textured charger, a main serving plate and a fall leaf plate at each placesetting. Continuing adding seasonal elements  like a grapevine napkin ring around a natural linen napkin.

The stress of hosting can be overwhelming. No matter if it is your first time hosting, Or your 10th. My ULTIMATE Thanksgiving checklist is HERE to make you look like an entertaining pro. Download yours for all my seasonal entertaining must-haves.



For a step-by-step demo how to make your own Pumpkin Placecards, you can watch my  recent segment on WFLA Gayle’s Guide to Pinterest.

 Subscribe to my YouTube Channel and never miss a recipe or design idea! {It’s free!}

Thanksgiving tablescape with pumpkin placecards by Krayl Funch




  • mini pumpkin
  • chalkboard paint
  • foam paint brush
  • chalk marker
  • leaf stencil
  • scissors


For Chalkboard Pumpkin Placecard – 

Using a foam applicator simply apply a stroke of black chalk paint to the side of mini pumpkin. Allow to dry and apply a second coat.

Once dry, use a chalk marker to write your guest’s name on the card. Repeat for all guests.

For Kraft Paper Leaf Pumpkin Placecard –

Using a Maple leaf form, trace the edges onto kraft paper, Cut out shape and write your guest’s name on each card.

Carefully slice a slit in the top of the pumpkin stem. Insert paper placecard into stem and place on table!

Not the DIY type… Did you know I offer services tailored to meet the needs of busy women. They are especially valuable during the holiday entertaining season. Learn more on HERE on KraylFunch.com


#FALLFLEA Home Decor Favorites + New Additions

The Fall Flea is now in it’s second week and the feedback has been really great! It is hard for me to say what my favorite Fall home decor items in the shop are. However if I had to pick, the Wood Cake Stand with Metallic Pumpkin accents, the Faux Cotton Wreath or the Metallic Leaf Candle Holder would make the list this week.



According to you, the shoppers, the most popular items in the shop to date have been the Burlap Runner, Gold Leaf Thankful pillow and the Gold Fall Acorn Decorative Dish


Have you had a chance to shop the #FALLFLEA to pick your favorite Fall decor item for you home, kitchen or Fall gathering table?

If not, this is the perfect time to stop in the virtual pop-up market because new items have been added this week AND doors will close Sunday October 16th for the season and your opportunity to shop from my favorite Fall Decor items for 2016 will be like a leave blowing in the Autumn air…


Ready to see a few of the new additions? I have added items to the home accent category, the kitchen collection and of course the entertaining collection!





Hammered Copper Cheese Knife Set – Set of 3 Cheese Knives are a must have item for every well equipped host. The Hammered Copper handles on this set easily transition from rustic to modern tables, giving any style a touch of urban craftsmanship.






Give + Gather. Harvest Kitchen Towel

Give + Gather Harvest Kitchen Towels feature script give and gather lettering set around a fall foliage pattern. Enjoy in your kitchen or give them as a gift to your favorite hostess.






Amber Glass Apothecary Bottle

Fall decor is all about warm colors and textures. Bring both this season to your kitchen, or bathroom, counter with Amber Glass Apothecary Bottles.





Faux Golden Apples – set of 2

I love to place faux fruit everywhere around my home these days. You will find Faux Golden Apples lining shelves, down the center of dining room tablescapes and dozen or so together in a bowl on my kitchen island.




Here are my top 3 tips to make the most of The Fall Flea Pop-Up ::

#1 – Be sure to sign up + open your emails over the next two weeks to learn about new + featured items.
#2 – Join the Facebook Event Group for daily updates and community conversation about their favorite items.
#3 – Follow along on Instagram to see new + featured items first. And share your favorites using #FALLFLEA

Happy Fall! Shop the Fall Flea here now.

FALL FLEA – a virtual pop-up home decor market


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Fall Flea :: Monday October 3rd through Sunday October 16th

Seasonal decorating of private homes + gatherings is my passion. I have even been told that creating personalized environments is my “special gift”. I LOVE it and intend to keep creating these for my clients but I started thinking…

Why keep all the good stuff to myself?

Why not share my seasonal finds with my online community so you can add personalized touches to your home too?

Well you have by now I am sure, heard about my Seasonal Home Box which is available 4 times a year ~ that will continue to be available, not to worry. But I wanted more. I wanted another opportunity to share my finds, especially my one of a kind finds, with you each season. For you to benefit from the hours I spend scouting seasonal trends and in the stores.

I am excited to announce my first virtual pop-up market, the #FallFlea!

For two weeks this Fall – Monday October 3rd through Sunday October 16th – you can shop the virtual pop-up market from your desk, train or couch! For two weeks only you will be able to purchase fall decor items from my personal collection, recent finds and new arrivals. There will be items for your home, table, and gatherings – all decor that I use in my own home, on client projects or simply a piece I couldn’t resist!

Sign up here for your special invitation to community member only offers and announcements. SIGN ME UP

Items will be very limited, with some only having one in stock, so if you see something you must have add it to your cart ASAP before another market goer grabs it.

What do you have to do to be a part of the #FallFlea virtual pop-up market?

Mark your calendar and get on The List for updates and announcements leading up to and during the Fall Flea.SIGN ME UP

And of course be sure to share your #FALLFLEA finds on Instagram + Facebook for a chance to win a $50 gift card that can be used during the #WINTERFLEA! 

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September 2016 Printable Calendar + Seasonal Inspiration

My September 2016 Seasonal Calendar is now available for your to download, print and add to your personal day planner or iCal, simply click here to grab yours and sign up for special updates.
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This month we celebrate Labor Day, Creating Fall Entranceways to Welcome visitors, Pumpkin Everything, Apple Dumpling Day, the First Day of Autumn and the always popular Elephant Appreciation Day!

Click on the image above and you will receive yours in your inbox asap! Plus you will begin to receive special updates I share with my newsletter community – sign up here.

Labor Day 2016 is Monday September 5th, 2016

Summers final celebration! See How to Create a Hot Dog Bar, my favorite Beach Party Must Haves, and make a refreshing Spiked Agua Fresca to welcome guests.

labor Day Weekend #Anappealingplan

Decorating with Pumpkins on Pinterest!

I have pulled together my favorite ways to decorate with pumpkins and am sharing them on Pinterest – check out my “Decorating with Pumpkins” board as I add more daily!

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Apple Dumpling Day 2016 is Saturday September 17th, 2016


First Day of Autumn 2016 is Thursday September 22nd, 2016

Celebrate the season by decorating your entranceway with fall planters and decor, try new recipes including warming spices and all my favorite ways to celebrate Autumn!

Goodbye-Summer-Hello-Autumn on @KraylFunch


Elephant Appreciation Day 2016 is Thursday September 22nd, 2016

Elephant Appreciation Day September 22 on @KraylFunch

Weekly Recap :: Krayl On Instagram August 13th

Happy Weekend!! 

This week behind the scenes on Instagram is full of images celebrating my favorite season and month! I hope you are celebrating as well and will come on over and follow along on Instagram

This time of year people start talking about the end of summer and how they are ready for the sweaters and scarfs of fall…

Me? I’m trying to hang on to every bit of summertime. I just love everything about this season- morning coffee on the porch, neighborhood bbq’s with fresh corn, dips in the lake and sandy toes from the day at the beach.⚓️

So while I appreciate every season and will get on board when autumn arrives, right now I am happily savoring summer.☀️

Looking for more ways you can celebrate the seasons? Sign up for my updates and get my monthly calendar filled with seasonal celebrations and reminders! Simply click on the link in my profile or go to AnAppealingPlan.com/free-updates. See you there!

#SummerLovin #LiveInTheMoment #CelebrateEveryday

It’s #friyay !!! Spotted these chairs on a recent mini beach getaway. ⚓️

Anyone want to join me for a beverage and some people watching? 

Oh cabana boy…I will have another please.

#weekendgoals #cabanalife #anappealingplan

I have to admit, the first time I heard about a spiked Agua Fresca I was watching Shahs of Sunset on BRAVO, yes it’s true. #bravoholic

Reza had just arrived at MJ’s house and she greeted him with an Agua Fresca spiked with Tequilla. If you are a fan of the show you can image it was most likely heavy spiked however, it looked refreshing, super pretty and sounded exactly like something I would love to offer my guests this summer when they stop by.

My version has watermelon + basil and is just as tasty as it is pretty.

Making your own is easier than you think learn how here

{ps @rezafarahan if you are reading this, you are always welcome to knock on my door for a cocktail… just saying}.

#bravosuperfan #bravoandy #mjmademedoit

Apparently I was too busy reading to realize it was #nationalbookloversday yesterday!

I’m taking the opportunity to post the cover of my own book for those of you who are new around here and may not know about it!

Learn more about it here! http://bit.ly/AAPBook or click the “buy the book” flag at the top! .

An Appealing Plan : A Year of Everyday Celebrations was written with my goal of encouraging everyone to celebrate everyday. It’s part cookbook, part decorating, with menu and tablescape ideas for every season! .

I hope you will enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating it!

#anappealingplan #celebrateeveryday #bigmagic

The birthday celebration continues.

Feeling blessed to have wonderful friends to toast with.

@emily_ellyn @michaelrizzo69 #gingeraleoverchampagne #theshowmustgoon #epiccheftb #epicchef

“Don’t count the days, make the days count.”

It’s a rainy Monday here which makes me want to stay in bed and watch movies under the covers… But not today. My to-do list is long and I need to get them all crossed off early this week. Productivity is a key word for me this month so please pass the coffee. ☕️

What’s getting you motivated today? 

{grab your own motivational quote from my Pinterest board! }

#mondaymotivation #coffeetime #bosslady

Missing this two little faces on #nationalfriendshipday !

What a great time I had visiting with them recently. We hardly left the house all week {or even the pool for that matter}. ☀️Time with friends and family is so important our souls. It nourishes me and gives me memories to last until the next visit.

In the comments, Tag a friend you are thinking about today and wish them a happy #friendshipday2016

#friendshipgoals #anappealingplan #sundayfunday

Krayl’s August 2016 Printable Calendar + Summer Seasonal Inspirations!

The  August Calendar is here! This month we celebrate by hosting  a BBQ with a gourmet hot dog bar, staying hydrated with herb infused water and creating a pineapple centerpiece to welcome a new neighbor. 

Just a few of the special days in August 2016 are :: My Birthday!  National Friendship Day, National S’mores Day and so many other reasons to #CelebrateEveryday! So come along let’s get the summer celebration started!

Click here to get your August 2016 calendar sent to you + to automatically receive new updates.

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Click here to get your August 2016 calendar sent to you + to automatically receive new updates.

Celebrations + Happenings In the month of August ::

National Friendship Day is Sunday August 7th, 2016

Celebrate National Friendship Day by inviting a few of your besties over for a glass of bubbly!  Here are my picks! Champagne Selecting Tips , My Champagne Sisters Picks, and my interview on Bubbly Talk Radio!

#ChampagneSisters #ClinkandChat

National S’mores Day is Wednesday August 10th, 2016

Celebrate National S’mores Day by making your own! Here are a few of my favorites ::

Cook Butter S’mores Dip by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Gluten Free Chocolate Brownie S’mores Tarts by Fearless Dining 
S’mores Ice Cream by Tara’s Multicultural Table

National S'mores Day


National Hot Dog Day is Friday August 26th, 2016

Celebrate by creating your own Hot Dog Bar and invite the neighbors over!

How to set up a hotdog bar with toppings for your next summer gathering found on AnAppealingPlan.com by @KraylFunch 4342


Krayl’s Week On Instagram ~ July 22nd


Eggs of all different colors live together peacefully in one bowl….🐓
If only we could all take a cue from nature.
#peacebewithyou #learningfromnature

FarmTable Kitchen Seafood Appetizer on AnAppealingPLan.com by @KraylFunch

Dreaming of this tasty bite from a recent visit to FarmTable Kitchen.
Aren’t food memories amazing? A certain taste can bring you back to a vacation spot or to a childhood memory.🍴
For me it is usually seafood or fresh herbs. What is your favorite food memory or flavor?❤️
#foodmatters #anappealingplan#foodforthought

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This week I am collaborating with The Inspired Home who has sponsored my feature on Planning a Gold Themed Bridal Shower. I have to tell you it was a pure pleasure creating a pink and gold tablescape with their lovely brands and products. As you can see, I was in pink and gold heaven!💕💕

As I was thinking about my top tips for creating a pink + gold bridal shower tablescape I knew Peonies would be the star of the table. 🍾

The other stars of this table – gold stemware, rose gold flatware, clean white plates, rose inspired cloth napkins and of course rose wine to be served to all the guests!🍴 What’s your favorite color scheme for a tablescape??

#theinspiredhome #anappealingplan#pinkandgold #peonies

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Anyone else missing the weekend like I am today?😃

Over the last few weeks we have been lucky enough to travel to see friends in some of our favorite spots and find new ones to visit again. Most of our time has been spent outdoors which is my favorite place to be in the warm summer months. I just can get enough of the green of the gardens, blue of the pools, lushness of wooded trails and the feel of pure white sand of the beach!👙

Each has its own special value and I am truly grateful to be able to experience America in all her beauty!🇺🇸

This particular garden bench was spotted at Hortulus Farm in Bucks County on an Art in the Garden tour. If you are in the area be sure to stop into their nursery shop and tour the amazing property. I do it at least once a year and find something new each time.🌳

Where are your summer travels taking you this year?

#summerroadtrip #buckscounty

Some days are meant for relaxing in a shady rooftop garden sharing a bottle of rose with friends.😍

#lifeisgood #roseallday #anappealingplan

Fri-Yay! 🍾

We made it to through the week! Well, one more day of client projects and a meeting with my new assistant {#happydays } to close out what has been a interesting week for me, then off to the beach to relax with friends.😍

Looking forward to some time in the sunshine with my feet in the sand, laughing with good friends. Those are my happy days.👙⚓️

What’s one thing that makes you happy?😃

#happyday #anappealingplan #FriYay

charred toast | lemon burrata | fava beans hummus🌱

Yes I said 🍋 burrata…. Can’t decide which I want to do more, stare at this beauty all day or order another round!

Love it when restaurants get the seasonality of food and serve bright fresh ingredients in the summertime! ☀️

Goes perfect with rose or Chardonnay. Which would you select?🍾

#onswann #hydeparkvillage #anappealingplan

Basil, Basil everywhere! My garden is over flowing with one of my favorite summer herbs. So of course I’m looking for recipes daily in how to use it.🌱

This week I’m mixing it with heirloom tomatoes and burrata as a test run for our local National Night Out gathering.😍

Never heard of the National Night Out? Or perhaps your community already hosts one and you are looking for a few new ways to add to your event. This month I am sharing an heirloom tomato salad that would be perfect to bring to, a little history on the National Night Out program and fun ideas to get everyone involved on the Sunday Supper Movement blog.🇺🇸

Read more about it here and plan your own:: http://bit.ly/SSNightOutBurrataSalad

#sundaysupper #nationalnightout #anappealingplan

Summertime and Beach Parties go hand in hand. ☀️

To make sure that your gathering – intimate or grand – is the hit of the season, I have collected my Beach Party Must-Haves all in one place for you.🍍

Choose from fabulous wine carriers, classic wood lanterns, trendy Ikat round towels or good for the earth bamboo flatware… or on second hand why choose at all!🍾

Cheers to your next Beach Party gathering!👙⚓️🇺🇸

See all my picks in my Beach Party Must-Haves posts new on the blog! Link in profile or -> http://bit.ly/musthaveBeachParty

 #summerentertaining #anappealingplan #seasonaldecor

Seems I got #NationalMimosaMonth mixed up with #NationalPinaColadaDay 🍍🍾🍍

Guess I’m going to have to start over…

#hateitwhenthathappens #sundayfunday #anappealingplan

Krayl’s Seasonal Home Box – Summer REVEAL + Styling Tips

Imagine the perfect home accents delivered to your door, arriving just in time for each season, to refresh and renew your decor. That is exactly what members of my Seasonal Home Box Membership experienced this past month when the Summer Seasonal Home Box arrived at their door! Let’s take a peek inside the Summer Seasonal Home Box to see what items they are enjoying this season! 

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Is this the first you are hearing about the membership? Head over to learn more about the Seasonal Home Box Membership launch here. Or see the Krayl’s Spring Seasonal Home Box – Spring REVEAL here.

UPDATE :: The seasonal home box is currently “under construction”. The new improved Seasonal Home Decor Box will launch soon! Learn more here + sign up to find out when membership opens again.

This Summer Seasonal Home Box included a few of my favorite items for making the most of  this summer entertaining season ~ White Paint Dipped Wood Salad Servers, Blue + White Guest Napkins, Gold Pineapple Stamped Rug, White Ceramic Fish Serving Platter, Nautically Inspired Cocktail Napkins and Sherpa Pink Himalayan Salt! Yes – everything I mentioned is included in the Summer Season Home Box.

White Paint Dipped Wood Salad Servers 

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Perfect for those big bowls of fresh summer salads, these oversized paint dipped wood salad servers are a functional as they are gorgeous! They look great on the table or in your kitchen.

Blue + White Striped Guest Napkins 

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Perfectly coordinated with the salad servers the Blue Die Striped Guest Towels can function as a dinner napkin at your next summer gathering or as a hand towel in your guest bathroom. Yes, guest towels are a little bit of an obsession for me and I always change them out for the season. Now you can too!

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One of my favorite items in the Summer Seasonal Home Box was this oversized Gold Pineapple Stamped rug that can function as a bath mat or a welcome rug at your entranceway. Members received either a white or navy background rug and love them equally to add a touch of seasonal hospitality to your home.

Ceramic White Fish Platter

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To me summer is all about eating outside with friends. During the week this white ceramic fish platter can hold the summers freshest produce on your kitchen counter, then on the weekends become a serving platter for a cheese plate, cracker tray or a place to put your keys near your doorway when you come home. 

Nautical Inspired Cocktail Napkins 

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I came by my love of cocktail napkins honestly, in fact it might be in my bloodline. 

My grandmother on my mother’s side always had a drawer full or the cutest, most appropriate cocktail napkins in a drawer in the kitchen. Family gatherings always had cocktail napkins… I continue that tradition to this day.

The Summer Seasonal Home Box members each received a summer or nautical themed set to add to their own entertaining collection.

Black + White Striped Cabana Pillow Covers – Outdoor Space Design

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In my opinion there are a few design elements that make an immediate impact, one is paint and the other are pillow covers, I try to include one of these in every Seasonal Home Box. 

Although not true “outdoor” fabric I encourage you to try these outdoors in your covered patio or pool cabana area. No cabana? Simply bring the pillows in or place them in a protected space when not in use to keep their vibrant stripes.

Black + White Striped Cabana Pillow Covers – Interior Design

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Prefer to keep your new cabana pillow cases indoors? Try them on your bed with the Spring Seasonal Home Box  garden inspired pillow or mix things up and add in an embroidered fish pillow to your master bedroom. Remember, the item in the seasonal box are meant to be seasonal pops to mix in with your existing decor. Try it out for a season then get ready for the next box to mix it up again!

Ready to grab your Seasonal Home Box? Check out my shop here.