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How-to: Style our Elegant Étagère

When it comes to styling an étagère (or anything for that matter) there are no rules, only suggestions. However, there are a few style tips that we’d like to share on how to style our Elegant Étagère. Elegant Etagere Wisteria

Keep it Simple

First things first—when styling an étagère, keep it light and airy. Too many visuals or bulky objects can muddle its presence in a space, taking away from the aesthetic value.

The Right Scheme

Use colors and patterns that will complement each other. The neutral tone and texture of our Roman Bowl or Lil’ Elephant Statue visually complements the stark white hue and smoothness of our Beijing Vase Collection. It’s important when using neutrals to add a few pieces of color to make the space pop. Incorporating our Gilt Branch Sculpture is a great piece to highlight the hand-applied gold leaf finish of our étagère.

Layering is Everything

When deciding on what to showcase with your étagère, it’s important to keep in mind how each piece will fit. Layering objects with various heights throughout the series of stages is key. Whether it’s layering our Small French Paintings alongside our Blue and White Pottery or using a stack of books as a riser, varying heights (with the right pieces) caters to a very curated look.

One definition of style is: a distinctive appearance, typically determined by the principles according to which something is designed. An in-house design, we’d say this sums up our take on étagère.

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A Tabletop Worthy of Cheers

It's the time of year again where we're eager to entertain. The sun is shining bright, the weather is perfectly warm, and everybody's feeling refreshed. We know you're thinking "bring on the backyard barbecues and pool parties!" So, we've got a few ideas of how to set the stage for a bright and impactful soiree that's centered around every get-together's highlight: your tabletop.

We're all about a bold palette this season. Set your foundation with a solid tablecloth in your favorite color. Keep in mind, a good tablecloth is a staple for every entertainer, so select one that you can imagine living in other areas of your home. Check out our sturdy Burlap Tablecloth that's available in 7 versatile colors.

Burlap Tablecloth

Why not throw down an additional layer of interest with a geometric or ombre table cloth? These textiles are sure to catch your guests' eye!

Get Geometric Tablecloth

Ombre Table Runner

Now let's bring in some texture. People typically pay a lot of attention to the color and design of their chargers. We like to suggest a neutral option, like these Rattan Chargers, to introduce an organic texture to your tablescape. These chargers are perfect for any casual get-together and versatile enough to live on your everyday dining table.

 Rattan Chargers

While we love the idea of timeless white plates for every other occasion, your party deserves something fun and fitting for the season. We're crazy about plates with fun patterns and colors for so many reasons. They add a playful aspect to your tabletop whether you have a neutral setting or one that already has pops of colors and designs.

Scallop Plates

Polish off your tabletop with a couple brightly colored bouquets (we love hydrangeas) and maybe even a hurricane or two—and cheers!


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Acrylic Trunk

It’s the warmest time of the year, and we’re drawn to anything and everything light and airy—including our new clear Acrylic Trunk. Functionality meets modernism with this stunning, multipurpose piece. Rope handles encased with brushed stainless steel, at each end, ensures mobility and durability!

Here are just a few of our favorite uses for this gorgeous trunk, which is sure to be the heart of any stylish space.

Acrylic Trunk | Wisteria

Utilize the ample storage and a svelte physique. Store extra pillows and throws during hot summer days.

Acrylic Trunk | Wisteria

This trunk begs to be the center of any room—use as a unique coffee table and showcase your treasured belongings.

Acrylic Trunk | Wisteria
We love seeing this piece in a guest bath. Beautifully organize towels and toiletries without the bulk of common storage pieces.


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How To Style a Coffee Table

There are many ways to style a coffee table to make it both functional and beautiful. Here we will break down three different (though common) shapes of coffee tables and how to style them to suit your needs!

Marble Woods Coffee Table - Wisteria

Square Coffee Table

It’s easy to break down a square coffee table like our Marble Woods Coffee Table into four even sections. In the upper right section we used the Armillary Votive Holder. The candles add a lovely glow in the evening. as well as height. Always remember to vary height when styling! In the bottom right, we used the classic stack of books topped with the accoutrement of choice. We decided on the Glass Fishing Float to go with our coastal theme. However, you’ll notice on the left side we used a tray. It still has two sections, but the tray gives it some unity. It helps to ground the sections, otherwise things can feel like they’re floating with no purpose. Here we went with the Parisian Bistro Tray—the indigo stripes are trending right now. The bottom left section is our Trellis Bone Box. Boxes are especially great on coffee tables to help hide small things like remotes and matches for your candles. And no coffee table is complete without a little greenery, so we used two potted succulents in the upper left. Succulents are perfect because they need little watering!

Mughal Coffee Table - Wisteria

Round Coffee Table

Again it’s best to think about styling in sections! Here we divided the Mughal Coffee Table like a pie into three sections. The Chinese Flower Pot gives great height and a beautiful vase for flowers. It looks good empty, too! Next we used a simple Wonki Ware Bowl filled with Gesso Fruit. Bowls provide a great opportunity to change your styling seasonally with small glass floats, shells, fresh fruit, or anything that strikes your fancy! In the last section, we again used a great stack of coffee table books. Top it with a small bowl or decorative plate like our Ming Plates to corral candles or matches.

Rectangular Parquet-Top Coffee Table - Wisteria

Rectangle Coffee Table

Our Rectangular Parquet-Top Coffee Table is an all time best-seller for good reason! Its size and sturdiness is great for any home and the parquet surface is literally the cherry on top! We divided this one into five sections. Three stacks of coffee tables books topped with our San Vincent Santos and Fossil Study for height, and Acrylic Box for sleek storage. The Big Iron Tray grounds the last two sections. The Large and Small Nautical Rope lanterns add candle glow, while the Small Scalloped Planter filled with succulents add a natural element.

In conclusion remember these 6 things:

1. Divide into sections

2. A stack of books is a decorative accessory

3. A candle element

4. A vase or planter for a natural element

5. A tray, box, or plate for storage and organization

6. Remember to vary your heights!


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5 Spring Spritzers

As the warm weather blows in, our palettes thirst for something fresh and crisp. Here are a few easy beverages, with and without booze, that are just what you need for entertaining, brunch, or just an evening apéritif.

1. Carrot Mimosa


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How to make it

Simply mix one part carrot juice with one part prosecco and garnish with a sprig of parsley. It looks like a carrot!

2. Strawberry Spritzer

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How to make it

  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen sweetened sliced strawberries, thawed
  • 2 liters lemon-lime soda, chilled
  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed

Place the strawberries in a blender; cover and process until pureed. Pour into a large pitcher; stir in the soda and lemonade concentrate.

Makes: 2-1/2 quarts.

3. White Wine Mint Spritzer

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How to make it

Muddle a small bunch of mint leaves in the bottom of a glass with about 2 oz of lemon-lime soda. Add 2 parts white wine with 1 part lemon-lime soda. Garnish with a spring of mint.

4. Maple and Grapefruit Mocktail

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How to make it

  • 2/3 ounce real maple syrup
  • 3 ounces freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, strained
  • 3 ounces ginger ale (or ginger beer if you like things stronger)

Combine grapefruit juice and maple syrup. Stir or shake until syrup is dissolved. Pour into glass and add ginger ale, stirring gently to combine. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge.

5. St~Germain Sipper

How to make it

  • 1 cup St~Germain Elderflower Liqueur
  • 1 (750-ml) bottle cold white wine
  • 2 cups cold club soda

Stir ingredients together and serve chilled in champagne flutes. Garnish with an edible flower.

Makes: 6 servings

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