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May 25, 2010

What Inspires: Hostess with the Mostess


I get so inspired by the Hostess with the Mostess blog. I just love looking at it for daily party inspiration! And now that I am a new home owner I can really get into becoming a better hostess! I’m so excited to see what inspires them!

Inspired By This is always full of gorgeous eye candy, and I’m honored to be contributing here today! I chose the topic of “Inspired by… Designer Gift Wrap”.

The first thing I do when designing a new party or wedding theme is search for a key piece of inspiration to set the tone for the entire party. This can be anything from a cool cocktail or beautiful flower arrangement to a fabulous piece of jewelry, but stationery products are almost always my first go-to place. There are so many fabulous patterns and colors to be found in stylish gift wrap & decorative papers… and with new designs popping up all the time, the sky’s the limit when it comes to inspiration!

Here are a couple examples of wedding themes inspired by designer gift wrap: a romantic-meets-glam Pink/Yellow/Gold theme based on Hello Lucky’s chic Chairs wrap, and a contemporary Yellow/Gray/White theme inspired by Egg Press’s bold Blip and Yellow Rocks designs.

INSPIRATION BOARD 1: PINK/YELLOW/GOLD

Row 1: “Chairs” Gift Wrap – Julia Rothman for Hello! Lucky, Cotton Candy – Martha Stewart Weddings, Rose Cocktails – Brides.com
Row 2:
Bridesmaid Dress – Project Wedding, Centerpiece – Brides.com, Wedding Cake – Martha Stewart
Row 3:
Pink Bouquet – Martha Stewart, Yellow Heels by J. Crew, Tasteful Table Invitations – Wedding Paper Divas

INSPIRATION BOARD 2: YELLOW/GRAY/WHITE

Row 1: Blip” and “Yellow Rocks” designer gift wrap by Egg Press, “Fields” Wedding Invitation – Elum Designs, Wedding Attire – Victor Sizemore Photography,
Row 2:
Yellow Orchid Bouquet – Brides.com, Lemon Macaroons – Paulette,  Pom Pom Cones – The Knot
Row 3:
Flower Cookies – My Sweet and Saucy,Greek Mystique Wedding Cake – Brides.com, Mum Pomander Centerpiece – The Knot


  • http://www.sandyalamode.com/ Sandy

    *SWOON* I absolutely adore both of these boards!! seriously, love them!!! i’m a huge fan of pink and yellow!!!

  • http://megansgarden.net Tara Wheaton

    Thats the way to do yellow and gray!!! Love this inspiration board!

  • http://pizzazzerie.com Courtney Dial

    This is gorgeous! I love both of them so much!

  • Carly

    The first board is incredible!!

  • http://www.thegiftedblog.com Charissa – The Gifted Blog

    I write a blog about gift wrapping (http://www.thegiftedblog.com) and I’ve never thought about pulling so much inspiration from a wrapping paper design! Really cool. And of course, she chose some amazing papers as a jumping-off point…I’m off to take a closer look!

  • http://www.redvelvetconfections.com Teresa

    It’s so amazing how you make these colors work together so elegantly. They’re absolutely beautiful!

  • http://www.mygoodgreetings.com Rene Bross

    Gorgeous combo and photos! I’m completely obsessed with the gray and yellow combo right now. My dream living room would be in these colors!

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