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Building And Design Trends Shared on Candy'sDirt

What a great year it has been! So many new and exciting products - it's hard to know where to begin.

Candy'sDirt asked Lifestylist® Suzanne Felber to compile a Lifestylist List of her favorites - you can discover them with us here.

The 2016 International Builders Show, Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, Surfaces, and the Window Coverings Show are just days away - be sure to follow the Lifestylist on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to see what she discovers at the shows this year.

Colorful New Home Design

Happy days are here again! Home building and sales are picking up, and consumers are more optimistic about the economy than they have been in years.

As a result of this interiors are lightening up and we are again seeing bright splashes of color in new homes and in model homes.

Lifestylist® Design recently completed this fun model for @home Builders in their Timber Banks community. Especially after the precious Budweiser commercial featuring a rescued dog, nothing sells lifestyle more than a dog. We used impactful artwork full of color to make the home memorable, and really made a statement with the teal leather barstools. The home had been a completed home that the builder decided to merchandise to help buyers understand how furniture would fit in the open floorplan. And it's working - there is now new interest in the homes.

Setting Your Table for Fall

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Fall is finally here and let's face it... it wouldn't feel like Fall without some great home decor pieces that create an autumn festive atmosphere for you and those living in your home. I don't know about you, but I tend to have a lot of family and friends over for dinner parties this time of year and I like to dress up my dining table with gorgeous festive fall tablescapes!

I have been doing a lot of shopping around and I have discovered some beautiful and festive accent pieces which are sure to impress your dinner party guests, as well as create that undeniable fall atmosphere. Check them out below!

Fall tablecloth

I just love this pattern for when I am wanting that country feel. I think of Southern comfort when I look at this gorgeous tablecloth and napkin set.

Harvest Shimmer Tartan Set Pumpkin Plaid - $79.99, 10.49 shipping - Available at Amazon.com Marketplace


Burlap Table Runner

This table runner is perfect to get that great rustic look!

Burlap Table Runner - Natural Tan - $4.49, See Site shipping - Available at CV Linens


Fall tablecloth

This tablecloth is perfect for that traditional Fall feel and a round table is great when you are entertaining a small and more intimate group of guests.

Round Tablecloth - Orange - $12.59, See Site shipping - Available at CV Linens


Fall Autumn Thanksgiving Harvest Embroidered Cutwork Leaf Table Runner

This table runner would create the perfect bit of texture to your tablescape.

Fall Autumn Thanksgiving Harvest Embroidered Cutwork Leaf Table Runner - $14.99, 4.81 shipping - Available at Amazon.com Marketplace


Autumn Waves-Pumpkin Dinner Plate

It is important to mix and match your server-ware when creating your tablescapes. Everything does not always need to match perfectly to look impressive. I recommend mixing and matching different shapes and color shades until you find what speaks to you.

Autumn Waves-Pumpkin Dinner Plate - $23.99, 8.99 shipping - Available at Replacements


Hausenware Dinner Plate Pumpkin

Hausenware Dinner Plate Pumpkin - $23.99, 8.99 shipping - Available at Replacements


Pumpkin Dinner Plate

Pumpkin Dinner Plate - $23.99, 8.99 shipping - Available at Replacements


Williams-Sonoma Botanical Pumpkin Oval Serving Platter

Williams-Sonoma Botanical Pumpkin Oval Serving Platter - $139.95, 11.99 shipping - Available at Replacements


Set of 4 Pumpkin Soup Bowls

Think about serving your guests their soup this super festive pumpkin shaped bowls that come equipped with a cover to keep their food warm.

Set of 4 Pumpkin Soup Bowls - Ceramirupe - $90.00, 10.50 shipping - Available at Neiman Marcus


Tabletops Unlimited Pumpkin Bowl

Tabletops Unlimited Pumpkin Bowl - $25.99, 8.99 shipping - Available at Replacements


Light Golden Branches Candleholder

After choosing the basic setup of your tablescape, the next step is to find the perfect centerpiece! You need to decide if you would like a dramatic centerpiece such as this Mikasa candleholder...

Mikasa - Mikasa 3 Light Golden Branches Candleholder - $79.99, 7.95 shipping - Available at Mikasa


Fall Bouquet

Or, if you would like to go with a more traditional centerpiece such as this gorgeous Fall bouquet.

1-800-Flowers.com - Fall Bouquet - $49.99, -1.00 shipping - Available at 1-800-Flowers.com


Fall Berry Candle Centerpiece

There are really so many beautiful pieces that you could choose. Your goal is to pick a piece that speaks to you. Here are a few more ideas.

Fall Berry Candle Centerpiece - $40.30, Free shipping - Available at Amazon.com


I hope that you enjoyed my Fall tablescape ideas and I am looking forward to hearing which pieces you love best from the list above. Sound off in the comments below.


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Design That Withstands The Test of Time



The Louisville Manufactured Housing Show was held this week, and hundreds of manufactured housing buyers attended the event that had 48 homes showcasing what's new in home design.

It motivated me to revisit the homes that Lifestylist Design had merchandised for Patriot Homes over the years and I came across this one. It's the perfect example of timeless design, or even deign ahead of it's time. Drapery panels instead of fussy valances? Yes. High flat ceilings? Yes again. Soft muted colors accented by fabrics and accessories? Exactly what we are seeing today. Believe it or not, this was a home that was shown 8 years ago!

This is a perfect example why great design will never go out of style. When looking for your new home look for ideas that aren't trendy but are something you want to live with for a long time. By adding color in items that can easily be replaced like fabric, furniture and accessories you'll always be in style.

Celebrating 2013

SE R R Models Dec 13 212013 was a great year for the Lifestylist Brands. We were honored to be asked to speak at some large national conferences, new clients joined our family and we continued to be more active in social media.

Flipagram is an app that lets you choose photos that you used in Instargam and make a flip book movie out of them.

Take a look at our Flipagram movie and see some of the people, events and places that made 2013 a year to remember.