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Chinoiserie Chic

Lord knows we love a little Chinoiserie (ok, a LOT) on our lives.  So you’ll always see a bit of it here and there on Trellis Home.  Another fave of ours is decor in blue and white.  Simplicity and elegance at it’s best.  So here’s a spotlight on some pieces we have in stock right now that give you the best of both worlds!  Blue and White Far East Chic pour vous – enjoy!

There is NOTHING better than a monkey to brighten your decor. This helpful guy can go anywhere – on your desk holding business cards, on your bar politely holding your citrus or at your next cocktail party for an oh-so conversational nut bowl. $55. Click pic to shop.

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Since we’re talking some great accent pieces, all hail the emperors!  This wonderful porcelain set of dignified yet whimsical emperors comes in two sizes.  They look great on a console, fantastic on bookshelves or a mantle.  small $98, large $135.  Click pic to shop.

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Looking for a softer touch? These divine Canton pillows from Dana Gibson add instant color and conversation into your living room.  $185. Click pic to shop

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And, of course, what table isn’t made a little more elegant with a touch of blue and white china?  Well, we have that with a modern spin!  These fantastic melamine pieces from Kim Seybert are just the thing  – classic and contemporary in one.  Serving platter shown below, but we have trays, napkins and plates too!  $35. Click pic to shop.

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LIVING WELL

Divine Dining

Who doesn’t love a relaxed evening, enjoying good food, great friends and lively conversation?  A beautiful and welcoming table will encourage those memorable evenings, lingering over conversation, sipping wine and sharing stories and lots of laughter.

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Yummy easy recipes featuring the bounty of the early Fall harvest paired with a beautiful table is just the ticket for success as a host.  Our chinoiserie melamine table settings are the perfect element that brings together polished but contemporary table.  It’s the perfect combination of sophisticated traditional design but modern-day functionality.

As for dinner, make sure it’s easy to to prepare and full of all the wonderful, seasonal selections that the early Fall has to offer.

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We just love the quintessential dinner-with-friends that was featured a few years ago in Elle Decor by Daniel Boulud in his column, “Daniels Dish”.  It has a divine iceberg salad followed by steak and ‘creamless’ corn as a simple, delicious seasonal supper.  Take a look below for a link to his perfect menu.

http://www.elledecor.com/culture/daniels-dish/grilled-rib-eye-iceberg-salad-creamless-creamed-corn-recipe-65754


We like to even bring a bit more color into the meal by changing the corn side up a bit.  Go to your local farmer’s market and grab some delicious ears of corn, cut off the kernels and sautee them with scallions, butter and salt and pepper.  Then after just cooking it al dente, toss in quartered cherry tomatoes and and the chopped green stalks of your scallions.  Delicious, simple and beautiful!

And….let’s not forget dessert!!!  Strawberry rhubarb crisp is pretty perfect for a delightful dessert this time of year.  We love Ina Garten’s recipe below.  Scoop it out and add serve it with a some vanilla ice cream in one of our faceted goblets – delish!

http://www.barefootcontessa.com/recipes.aspx?RecipeID=806&S=0

Bon Appetit to all!!!

xo Allison + Liza