Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Holiday Style Makers at FbDB

This year, FbDB kicked off the holiday entertaining season in an amazing way....by inviting eight of our favorite Phoenix creatives to join us in the store on November 7th for a very special Holiday Style Makers event! Each of these talented ladies brought their own unique perspective to the 'holiday table styling challenge', and was given free rein to use any of the beautiful products on our floor and store room shelves.....the results were absolutely stunning! Each took a slightly different approach, from casual Thanksgiving sit-down to glitzy New Year's celebration and everything in between!

Visions of sugarplums were flying around everywhere, ribbons and pumpkins and glassware and greenery were all a blur as the final tables were assembled before the big reveal at the Holiday Style Makers Meet + Greet on November 7th.

Join the Best of Local!

When it comes to sharing the "local love" and spreading the word about events and happenings, FbDB teams up with our partners at REstyleSOURCE to get things moving! REstyleSOURCE has the nationwide directory of the BEST of local boutiques, designers, and sources for the brands we love. They're all about promoting partnership between creatives and businesses, and we love them for it! Check out their calendar of events to find something happening near you, and explore some of the other ways you can use REstyleSOURCE as a customer or a business. Long Live Local!
* The gorgeous tabletop stoneware dishes you see in these photos are brought to you by our friends at Skyros Designs...and they've got an offer to make your holidays a little brighter, as well. Come in to FbDB and get 20% off any Skyros purchase now through December 24th. Plus, enter to win a $500 credit towards even more beautiful Skyros designs!

Our Style Makers teamed up with local florists Hoot & Holler, Garden Gate and Butterfly Petals to create custom centerpieces for their tables, and Kristin and the creative holiday elves of the FbDB helped to lend the final festive touches to the shop. Finally, we were ready for the big unveiling!

Meet Our Team of Style Makers & See Their Designs:

Thankful Feast

Sarah Hubbell worked with the Garden Gate floral team to tie their stunning, autumn-inspired florals in with her individual place settings. The oversized rustic serving board inspires visions of a holiday feast fit for a family of any size. We love the sprig of real berries and a petite orange pumpkin at each setting….and of course, the darling mini chalkboards. This spread presents a truly stylish Thanksgiving bounty!

See more of Sarah's work here at Emma Magazine!

A Midwinter's Tale

Lush, dramatic greenery dominates the floral arrangements by Hoot & Holler that serve as the inspiration for this wintry table by stylist Fawn DeViney. Envisioning a moody, midwinter book club gathering, Fawn placed elegant black glassware atop a dark table and chairs, leaving the stacks of vintage books and eerie antique mannequin heads to take center stage. Candles and a cozy woven throw help to soften this look and create an atmosphere of welcoming hospitality!

See more of Fawn's work here at fawndeviney.com!

Girls' Getaway

Diamond Troutman was inspired to style her table around the theme of a holiday dinner entre copines (with girlfriends)—the perfect theme for the author of a blog called Paris Elsewhere! We absolutely adore her selections on this intimate and lovely tablescape, from the delicately ruffled pink florals to the ornate placemats by Kitchen Papers…and plenty of good red wine and delicious artisan chocolates within reach, s’il vous plait!

See more of Diamond's work at Paris Elsewhere!

All I Want For Christmas

How tall can a centerpiece be? As tall as your imagination will let it be! Lindsey Holt and Coley Arnold, the fabulous ladies behind Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market, played around with ideas of whimsy and scale on their tablescape. Showcased alongside a variety of Christmas trees in evergreen and driftwood, the addition of a life-sized vintage bicycle is charming and hilarious—it’s kind of like the reverse of finding a bicycle under the tree on Christmas morning! We’re loving their sense of style and fun!

See more from Lindsey & Coley here at Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market!

Winter Wonderland

Kim Stoegbauer created a pristine winter wonderland at her table, envisioning a party with ornaments, oversized jingle bells, spools of festive woven ribbon and sweet treats for all!  Compact and elegant arrangements of classic roses from Hoot & Holler in winter white create a delightful ambiance, while curly calligraphy place cards and snowflakes help to tie up each place setting in a perfectly tied bow.

See more of Kim’s work here at The TomKat Studio!

Auld Lang Syne

This casual New Year’s Eve dinner tablescape styled by Leah Theodosis perfectly encapsulates the rustic elegance she also showcases at her event rental space, Tremaine Ranch. The stunning floral arrangement by Sarah’s Garden brings together a variety of greens accented by subtle pops of wintry blues, a theme echoed by the lovely blue glassware at each place setting. We can never resist a set of natural linen napkins and simple woven placemats, and the organic lines of these Cantaria dishes by Skyros are the perfect accompaniment.

See more of Leah's work here at Tremaine Ranch!

And a Happy New Year!

Ibie Falcusan’s festive party table is picture-perfect and ready to celebrate a glamorous New Year’s Eve. We’re especially loving the way those exuberant florals by Garden Gate almost seem to explode from their container like a firework, perfect for one of the sparkliest nights of the year! Rows of gold-wrapped sparkling wine stand at attention behind classic gold-rimmed champagne coupes, all ready to ring in the new year. Count us in, Ibie!

See more of Ibie's work here on Instagram!

One-day-only popup shops by local faves See Salt and Chestnut Fine Foods + Provisions also helped to make spirits bright with their sweet treats & savory goodies!

We're so thankful for REstyleSOURCE and our Style Makers, and everyone else who loaned their talents and time to make this day special....we can't wait to get started on the holiday season now! With so many beautiful ideas for inspiration, and so many new friends made, the weeks ahead are sure to be merry & bright!!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Come Join Us at our Table!

We're kicking off the entertaining season in a BIG way at FbDB......with a holiday table styling extravaganza! Want to have the loveliest Thanksgiving spread this year? Need some unique Christmas decorating tips, but lost for ideas? Or maybe you're planning ahead for a chic New Year's Eve party? Whatever the occasion, FbDB has your answer. 

Join us in the store all day on Saturday, November 7th for our Holiday Style Makers event!

We've invited eight of our favorite local style makers to each put together a unique holiday table, complete with custom floral designs by Hoot & Holler, Butterfly Petals, and Garden Gate

Stop by FOUND by domestic bliss from 11 - 2 pm and enjoy a special meet & greet with our style makers, including:

Leah Theodosis, Tremaine Ranch
Kim Stoegbauer, The TomKat Studio
Sarah Hubbell, Emma Magazine
Lindsey Holt, Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market
Diamond Troutman, Paris Elsewhere
Kristin Alber, REstyleSOURCE
Ibie Falcusan, @ifalc
Fawn DeViney, fawndeviney.com

Enter to win a $500 credit with Skyros Design to set your table in style! We'll also have sweet treats and lovely goodies offered by our favorite local vendors and makers, available all day long as part of our roundup of pop-up shops....so come spend the BEST DAY EVER of shopping and design inspiration with us! We'll see you on November 7th!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

And the Winner Is.......

Photos: Jessica Downey

....this metallic trend we're loving at the moment: decorating with trophies! Scoop up these vintage silver cups (above, at left) at FOUND by domestic bliss now, or get into this winning trend by scoring some trophy-inspired decor like this sweet double-handled gold cup (above, at right). Nothing gives you a bit of a championship buzz like walking into a room and seeing a trophy--or two, or three, or five!--displayed proudly on a shelf. Use them as bookends, floral vases, kitchen utensil holders, a catchall for office odds & ends like paper clips or pencils, or even an elegant container for small soaps. Don't be afraid to mix your metals here, because whether you take home the gold, silver, bronze, copper or platinum......this look always wins major points for style!

Can't make it into FbDB at the moment? Scout out antique stores or estate sales for some vintage silver, and bring this trend home! Check out some other examples of this look that we're loving at the moment:

[ Photo c/o Cedar Hill Farmhouse ]

[ Photo c/o HeatherBullard.com ]

[ Photo c/o Ruffled ]

[ Photo c/o Antique Farm House ]

[ Photo c/o Green Wedding Shoes ]

[ Photo c/o Houzz ]