Archive for Tag: Design

August 20, 2013

Great Finds: Tray Chic

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds
Product credits:  1. Bone Inlay Tray  2. Splash Tray  3. Round Brass Tray  4. Color Dots  5. Marbled Tray 6. Neon Tray 17. Kaleido Trays 8. White & Orange Lacquered Tray August is a great month for entertaining. For me, it is the last chance for casual outdoor get togethers and impromptu barbecues before the rush of the school year and holidays. I love using well designed trays for both personal parties and our dessert…
May 28, 2013

Pretty Pantone Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We hope you guys had a great weekend. We have something special to start your week today. This party was styled by Leanne from Sweet Style in Australia for a little girls birthday. The little girl loves art so Leanne created an Art & Crafts party using all the Pantone chips as her inspiration. Art canvases were used as vessels to display the food and pretty pink and green cake stands complemented the backdrop. Sweet…
May 03, 2012

Pattern Study: Heavenly Honeycomb

1. Mirror 2. Cuff 3. Necklace 4. Cake 5. Vase 6. Glass 7. Chair 8. Candle 9. Clock I’m a sucker for a honeycomb pattern so today we’re studying it from our Design Board. It is even fun to include the design like I did here with desserts. The pattern is a mass of hexagonal shapes fit together like pieces in a puzzle. From the Waldman Van Lennep gold cuff to the fantastic acrylic honeycomb…
April 11, 2012

Pattern Study: Tastefully Toile

Today’s pick from our design study is the classic Toile print from our pattern glossary board.  What’s not to love about this beautiful pattern that depicts everything from a British battle scene to beautiful florals and birds. Typically, the Toile pattern is two colors making it perfect to use as a backdrop. Add some pretty florals on your dessert table to give it a feminine feel for a bridal shower or baby shower. Keep…
March 13, 2012

Pattern Study: Marvelous Mandala!

1. Lamp 2. iPhone case 3. Necklaces 4. Cake 5. Tray 6. Charger 7. Sink 8. Knob 9. Pouf Today we’re studying the Mandala pattern from our pattern board. This ornate design found on embroidered tribal textiles of Central Asia is the darling of the interior design world.  It instantly conjures balmy nights on an exotic island. Notice how it looks chic when the design is carved on to your medium like the charger above.…
February 01, 2012

David, Wood You Be Mine?

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
For the entire month of February, our good friend, David Stark and his brilliant team are transforming Nina Freudenberger’s Haus Interior into a concept store simply named WOOD SHOP. We had the pleasure of attending the opening of David’s Purely Paper flower shop at West Elm last May and it was nothing short of spectacular. This installation will showcase sculptural pieces and objects for the home that are signature items from David Stark Design events…
January 05, 2012

Haute Herringbone!

  1. Stationery 2. Toms 3. Cake 4. Blanket 5. Pillow 6. Tray 7. Tumblers 8. Vest 9. Chair The Amy Atlas crew loves herringbone. A close cousin to the wider chevron pattern, herringbone zigs and zags with its sharp jagged lines. As you can see above, this Savile Row-style pattern lends a traditional vibe to baking/party decor, fashion, or interiors.  Whether it’s in monochromatic shades or multiple colors, the small-scaled pattern also gives a…
November 21, 2011

Interview with the Intern: Design & Style Intern Arisara

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest
WHAT IS YOUR ROLE AT AAE: I am the design and style intern. Adobe Creative Suite Guru. WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO US: A friend first told me about AAE back in 2009 and I fell in love with the dessert tables.  Then I started seeing articles about Amy Atlas in different magazines and I knew I had to involve myself in one way or the other.  I applied for an internship twice, and on the…
September 14, 2011

Ask Amy: Maintaining Your Sensibility

By: Amy Atlas, in Ask Amy
It’s been a long time since we posted an Ask Amy post, but starting today you’ll see Ask Amy as a regular column on the site.  I’ll be here to share my design, dessert and business tips with you all.   First up is Susana of Citrus and Orange in Portugal. Susana: Amy, I love all your tips.  When you are asked to do something that is clearly not your sensibility, do you do it and…