My favorite place.
Step 1. INSPIRATION PIECE/ PLACE.
Choose your favorite destination.
Step 2: CHOOSE 3 COLORS.
Green, light green, ivory. Wood and natural accents. Simple. Easy.
Step 3: CHARGERS OR PLACEMATS.
This one was a difficult decision, You can really go without for this theme, but I'm sticking with placemats from my personal collection, with a little bit of tlc to make them pretty again. ;)
Step 4: ADD A PERSONAL DETAIL.
Sweet little wooden bowls from Cost Plus World Market. Loved them and never knew how I was going to use them, but couldn't resist!
Step 5: LOOK FOR ITEMS AROUND YOUR HOUSE.
Glass cylinder vases to capture my "rainforest in a glass." Looked inside the fridge and found some mangos and mineolas. Although I loved this vessel to start, I didn't like it for the overall look, so I switched it out!
Step 6: REPURPOSE ITEMS.
Bracelets. Napkin rings. Done.
Step 7: GO OUTSIDE.
Costa Rica is known for awesome coffee. My "outside" or "connection to nature" will be coffee beans for this one. I started out scattering them, then had an inspirational moment and ended up writing "Pura Vida" using the beans!
Step 8: STAND BACK AND TAKE A LOOK.
This design really challenged me to stay simple and trust in it.
Costa Rica. Simple. Beautiful. Pure life!