One of the best parts of transitioning into January from the hustle and bustle of the holidays is getting a preview of the upcoming spring inspirations. Mary Tuttles, a floral shop in Chesterfield, MO, is a great place to do just that! The designers at the store create beautiful spring vignettes and floral arrangements that exude creativity, no matter the season.
Today, I want to showcase some of the beautiful floral arrangements and vignettes created by the talented designers at Mary Tuttle’s.
If you are from St. Louis, you may be familiar with one of the most beautiful stores in the area, Mary Tuttle’s. Located in Chesterfield, Missouri, it has become one of the “must see” retail establishments in the area. Why, you may ask? Because the people who work there, sales associates, designers, and floral artists, have created a home decor oasis that is unlike anything you have ever seen.
This fall, they did not disappoint with a table dedicated to a garden harvest theme.
The designer who created this table was Michael. He’s sort of a living legend at Mary Tuttle’s. He’s worked at the store for many years and has truly created a legendary flair.
Micheal’s creation has WOWed everyone, including myself. As someone who has enjoyed and studied table scapes for many years, I can truly appreciate the creativity that went into this design. Here are my top five favorite design tactics which Michael has incorporated into this table.
As you can probably tell, this table is a retail display, so it may not be designed to fit a realistic table setting. However, I love Michael’s concept of layering. He has used serving platters as placemats. Which, in and of itself, is a unique approach to setting the table. I also love how he layered the centerpiece. With olive trees for height, and the green leaves for fullness at the base. Within the leaves, he added another layer of pumpkins, gourds, and acorns to mimic a garden where you would harvest your favorite items.
STICK WITH A LIMITED PALETTE
Michael used green as his dominant color and brown as his secondary color. Perfect to elicit a feeling of earth and nature. Also, these colors tend to be soothing and relaxing. He infused additional fall colors but only slightly, in the most interesting way, to draw your eye around the table.
BRING IN A FUN SURPRISE
Incorporating a “surprise” element is always welcomed! I love this concept with interior decor, food preparation, and all aspects of entertaining. Guests love it when they “discover” something on the table. Michael used a whimsy surprise by incorporating these adorable wool lambs at every place setting. Each lamb carries a pumpkin and is covered in fall leaves. They were hand-crafted by a local artist who creates these lambs throughout the year.
ADD THEMATIC ELEMENTS
Of course, you cannot create a “fall” table without incorporating decor that is reflective of fall. Michael did that by bringing in Plush Pumkin (R) pumpkins to the place settings.
These pumpkins are soft and beautiful and would be perfect as gifts for your dinner guests to take home. Or, they can remove them from the plate and set them on to the center of the table, adding to the centerpiece.
DO SOMETHING OUT OF THE ORDINARY
Although we’ve already covered the “element of surprise” I do love it when the host or hostess take something that we are very accustomed to and think out of the box. With this table, Michael took the napkins, which we are accustomed to seeing somewhere on the table, and placed it hanging off the chair. So CLEVER!!
If you would like to see more beautiful entertaining ideas. Stop by Mary Tuttle’s, in Chesterfield Missouri. No matter the season, they are sure to have beautiful inspiration from Michael and the entire design staff.
I truly enjoy working with Mary Tuttle’s, a beautiful home décor and fresh flower retailer in Chesterfield, Missouri. I’ve worked for them for over seven years creating their marketing campaigns and developing their marketing strategies. Walking into their store is like walking into a magazine. Every nook is filled with inspiration on interior design and entertaining.
Each year, they are part of a tabletop event for a local St. Louis publication. This year, they chose to create a holiday table with the centerpiece that didn’t include a Santa, Christmas Wreath, or Christmas Tree. This year, their centerpiece was a bunny. A cute stone bunny that was tied with a burlap bow, wearing a necklace of cranberries, nestled inside a tartan napkin filled punch bowl… and I’m not done yet…sitting on top of a cake plate covered in pine clippings. Yes, that was the centerpiece and it was DIVINE!!!
The tablecloth was a simple burlap and the place settings were all different, with primarily holiday themed Juliska plates in Country Estate Winter Frolic. Even the wine glasses were different which added a casual feel to the table which still looked festive and holiday themed.
I love the new tartan napkins and beautiful napkin rings. And of course, a gold votive at every pacesetting is such a wonderful touch.
So for your holidays this year, step out of the box a bit and bring out those bunnies to create something unique and unforgettable! Oh, and most importantly, if you live in St. Louis, stop by Mary Tuttle’s and get inspired with a lot more creative ideas.
I also had to post one of her favorite Halloween pumpkins. Sandra calls herself the Queen of Halloween and she LOVES bling!! This pumpkin, encrusted with rhinestones, gold sequins, and a myriad of other stones, is one of her favorites. She posts it every year on her Facebook feed.
Okay… so I don’t typically take photos of myself in a bathroom, but I had to share some photos from a wonderful bakery I visited in Downtown Overland Park called the The Upper Crust. The owners did such a great job on the design and ambiance. But the bathroom was my favorite. This place will make you feel like you just got a big hug. Oh, and the pies are yummy too!
My husband and I had the pleasure of spending the day at the Wynn and Encore in Las Vegas during the winter holidays. I can’t tell you how beautiful both these hotels are. There are literally visual surprises behind every turn. These are some of my favorite photos of our hotel room as well as some vignettes from their “Home” store. The silk butterfly bedding was my favorite!
I love this houndstooth wallpaper!(above) This stunning elevator lobby at the Wynn is breathtaking!!(below)
This 3-D wallpaper at the Encore makes every other wallpaper seem… boring! (below)
Gorgeous lobby at the Encore! (below)
Love, love this floral carousel and hot air balloon in the Wynn lobby. It was created by the famous wedding planner, Preston Bailey. (below)
Gorgeous “zen” nook at the Wynn Home Store! (above). In love with the living room seating at the Wynn Home Store. The artwork are bird feathers… strange… but beautiful! (below)
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, the silk butterfly bedding and the stunning black accent wall! (below)
In the full spirit of Vegas, this swarovski crystal bathroom mirror… YES!!!! (below)