'Colors'

NYC Dining: The Monkey Bar, Buddakan & Vaucluse

April 26, 2017

By Tab Byrum

I LOVE to eat, I love good food and I think that’s because I was raised by people who love to cook and take great pride in what they create and that was passed on to me in my love for good food and cooking. Part of the fun of a vacation for me is where we are going to eat and on this recent trip I took to New York City we ate at three restaurants that are new to us. I’m going to share some images of each restaurant and tell you a little bit about our dining experience at each place. As much as I love good food I also love a great interior in a restaurant, it doesn’t have to be over the top with everything gilded, but just have a definite direction or theme and do it well, the three restaurants I’m going to talk about today all have a distinct look to go with their menus and the looks are all done beautifully. So, join me as we tour The Monkey Bar, Buddakan and Vaucluse, Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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New York In Spring

April 19, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Today I’m heading to New York City with my friend Donna for our kind of annual trip on or around her birthday on April 20th. This year we are going to be there from today, Wednesday the 19th, until Sunday the 23rd. New York City, like most cities, is really pretty in the Spring, there are flowers blooming in Central Park and on the High Line, the weather is usually still cool enough to be comfortable and the crowds aren’t too bad since it’s before school lets out. Some of our plans this trip are to see a few Broadway shows, we’re seeing Sunset Boulevard with Glenn Close, The Little Foxes with Laura Linney, Cynthia Nixon, Richard Thomas and Michael Mckeon and the new show War Paint starring Patti Lupone and Christine Ebersole. Of course, there will be lots of shopping, wonderful lunches at The Monkey Bar and Balthazar and pre-show dinners at Polo Bar, Rooftop Haven, and Buddakan. I’ll try to get lots of pictures and share reviews with you of the shows and food after we get home. During the trip,  you can follow me on Facebook at Tabulous Design or on Instagram at tabulousdesign. I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week and here’s a few pics of NYC in the Spring. Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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Lilly Pulitzer Wallpaper From Lee Jofa

April 17, 2017

By Tab Byrum

The Lilly Pulitzer brand has long been known for their fun and bright clothing collections made up of fun color combinations like pink and orange or blue and green and using motifs of palm trees, plants, coral and anything tropical. Now the iconic clothier has teamed up with fabric and wallpaper producer Lee Jofa to create a gorgeous and FUN wallpaper line. The collection is inspired by hand-drawn artwork and is made up of 13 patterns, perfect for a young ladies bedroom and bath, or perhaps a big girl’s bathroom and dressing area. I can also see these prints bringing life and fun to a powder bath or a hallway. Today I’m sharing some of the prints and colors with you and to see more head over to Lee Jofa’s website here. Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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Lovely Lilies

April 14, 2017

By Tab Byrum

This time of year one of the easiest flowers to find to buy and work with in home arrangements are Lilies. I personally love lilies, I love all the colors they come in, the beautiful colors from white to pink and some in-between and I enjoy the scent of Lilies. I know some people don’t enjoy the scent of Lilies and I have a couple of clients that really sneeze when Lilies are around. Lilies have a lot going for them, in addition to their color and scent, they also are a great flower to add height to any arrangement and drama and Lilies are one of those flowers that you can create smaller and more simple arrangements by using a couple of Lilies in a small vase, or mix them with other flowers in a shorter vase, like Hydrangeas, and you have a great centerpiece. Today, as we head into Easter weekend, we are going to take a look at Lilies in their natural environment as well as floral arrangements using Lilies. Have a wonderful weekend and Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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Vintage Easter

April 14, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Hello and Happy Good Friday everyone, I love anything vintage, especially when it comes to the holidays. I thought today we would take a look at vintage Easter images as we prepare to celebrate the biggest holiday of the Spring season. I can never quite put my finger on why I like anything vintage, I suppose it has something to do with memories, a lot of these things remind me of grandparents and great-grandparents. I hope you enjoy what I’ve put together today and have a very Happy Easter. Check back later this morning when I’ll share ideas of using Lilies in your Spring and Easter arrangements. Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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Spring Flowers ~ Delphiniums

April 13, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Today we are looking at Delphiniums or you may know them better as Larkspur, another tall flower to add height and drama to your arrangements. Yesterday we talked about Bells of Ireland, but unlike Bells that only come in green, Delphiniums come in a variety of bright, beautiful colors. To learn and see more on Delphiniums click here to see a post I did in July 2014. Enjoy!!!

Easter Tablescape Ideas

April 13, 2017

By Tab Byrum

This week kind of got away from me and I didn’t get the tablescape done that I had planned but I wanted to share table decorations that I came up with a couple of years ago for an Easter table. Everything I used in this tablescape was from the Dollar Store, Big Lots, and Dollar General except for the fresh flowers which you can easily pick up at the grocery store. This decoration was quick, simple, fun and full of bright colors. Remember, you can take any of the ideas from the table and use any one or more of them for your dining table at home, buffet table or even a kid’s table. 

To see the whole blog post I wrote in 2015 click here, and as always, Enjoy!!!

Spring Flowers ~ Bells Of Ireland

April 12, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Dramatic, green, and tall are a few of the words we might use to describe Bells Of Ireland, a wonderful flower that will add those three things and so much more to any flower arrangement. Bells are one of my favorites, they work well with lots of other flowers, including Hydrangeas, Lilies, and Tulips. Join me for a look at arrangements using Bells of Ireland, click here to see a more in-depth post I did on Bells last Summer. Enjoy!!!

Pier 1 Bunnies

April 12, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Easter is this Sunday and if you are needing some last minute ideas for decorations around the house or on your dining table then I’ve got some ideas for you. One great place to start is Pier 1, almost all major cities have a Pier 1 and of course, you can order online, although it may be a little late now. Pier 1 always has great choices in Holiday decorations for all seasons and today we are going to take a look at a few of the many and wonderful choices they have in Rabbits and Bunnies. Pier 1 has rabbits that are cute and homey and rabbits that look very high end as well as some that are very “artsy” looking. Any of these rabbits and bunnies can be combined with decorations you already own or you can pick up some of the other great decorating items Pier 1 has in stock. Join me for a trip down the bunny trail as we pay Peter Rabbit a visit, Enjoy!!!

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Spring Flowers ~ Red & Pink Roses

April 11, 2017

By Tab Byrum

I love roses, I know some people aren’t crazy about roses and their scent but they’re one of my favorite flowers. Roses come in every color of the rainbow and add so much a bouquet or arrangement, I have to say I’m not crazy about arrangements made up of just roses but I do like them worked in with other flowers. For a better look at some great uses of Red and Pink Roses click here to see a post I did back in 2015. Enjoy!!!


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