Archive for Tag: pattern board

September 12, 2012

Macaron Tower Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
Tanya and Lara of Mudgee Made in Australia created this sweets table to celebrate the opening of a hair salon. We love that people are creating dessert tables for events like this. A macaron tower with macarons on their side {love that!} was ten tiers high with over 200 macarons. Other sweet treats on the dessert table included cupcakes, apricot, meringue, cake pops, and chocolate cake. Small thank you boxes containing macarons were handed out…
June 28, 2012

Chevron Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Chevron pattern was a big trend this year. So much so, that is one of the elements on the cover of my book. This party was sent to us by Helen from Kiss My Cakes in Australia. She styled this party for a little boy’s first birthday. We love the color palette. One of my sweet styling tips is to limit colors on the table to three or four (at most). Helen used four, but…
May 11, 2012

Pattern Study: Beautifully Bamboo

  1. bracelet 2. china 3. flatware 4. napkins 5. butler tray 6. cake 7. chair 8. chaise card holder Today we are studying Bamboo from our design board. Bamboo is the Chinese symbol for longevity and we can understand why. You can never tire of the designs above. We love the strength of bamboo and how it is perfectly translated into everything from furniture to jewelry. My favorite is that Banda Chaise. How…
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 29, 2012

Proud as a Peacock Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Last year we showed you how we are “Passionate for Peacock”.  When this table from Joanne of Oh Goodie Designs came our way, it reminded us why. Joanne styled this party for her creative assistant’s daughter’s birthday party. The bright colors are playful, yet could easily be used for an adult soiree as well. Joanne used an antique door that had legs added as her dessert table. Sweet treats included that beautiful cake, peacock sugar…
February 24, 2012

Pattern Study: Iconically Ikat

If you know me, you’ll know that I’m a sucker for an Ikat print.  So today we’re studying the ethnic Ikat print from our pattern glossary board.  I have the impressionist print in lots of bold colors nestled in my home, like my Louis XVI armchair above.  Bright coral and hot pink Ikat prints from one of my favorite fabric shops adorn custom benches in my home as well. The print screams resort and…
November 02, 2011

Amy Atlas’ Pattern Board for Design & Styling

  Did you ever walk into a store and see a pattern on a tunic, rug, or lamp shade, but didn’t know the name of the pattern? That used to happen to me all the time {and still does sometimes} and it would really frustrate me, especially when I wanted to incorporate a similar style onto a party or sweets table. What was the four-sided design that looked like a clove called?   Eventually I learned…