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If there’s one tiny thing I can do to make my space feel more beautiful it’s to add an arrangement of fresh flowers. My home doesn’t get great natural light but having fresh flowers around always seems to make my space feel brighter! Over the years I’ve styled lots of floral arrangements, from photo shoots for editorials and for my interior design portfolio to my best friends wedding and I’ve picked up lots of tips and tricks along the way. Below are some of my best flower arranging tips plus a tutorial on how I created this beautiful lovely heart …

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Spring entertaining season is here and although soft color palettes usually come to mind when you think of designing a spring tabletop, I love the idea of mixing things up to create a look that feels unexpected. Right now I’m loving the look of marbleized accents for your tabletop. I styled this chic place setting for a photoshoot of one of my design projects and picked out a set of stunning marbleized plates as the focal point. To allow the intricate lines and graphic pattern of the plates to stand out, I kept everything else around them simple. The flatware

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I am incredibly honored to have been selected for the second year in a row to design a table for the annual Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Spring Gala. This time around I partnered up with Stark to design their sponsored table featuring beautiful fabrics available through Stark showrooms. The event just took  last week and I’m excited to share pictures of my table as well as a bit about the inspiration behind my design!

Always inspired by fashion and pop culture, I based my color story around an image from Balmain’s Spring ’14 ad campaign starring Rihanna. Above is a …

Nicole Gibbons - Domino - Table Manners

I’m so excited to share my first article for Domino which is now live!! Click here to read the feature where I share five tips for creating an easy and elegant holiday table! I’m so thrilled with this story and can’t wait to share more on the blog next week including outtakes from the shoot, additional tips and info on that DIY tablecloth!

Photos by Marietta Leung

Click to Zoom 	 Chinese Porcelain Square Rimmed 16-Piece Dinnerware Set with Cereal Bowl in Graphite

This Spring Restoration Hardware rolled out an entirely new line of tableware that we’re loving here at So Haute. The full range includes pieces  curated from around the globe which will be sure to add an international flair to your tabletop. You’ll find authentic Chinese porcelain dinnerware, classic English silver fit for the Queen, Riedel crystal stemware from Germany, Belgian table linens, cheese boards and coasters made of petrified wood from Indonesia and even beautiful, all-purpose glassware made right here in America. The line’s classic designs lends itself to work with virtually any aesthetic but still adds plenty of character …

Design by Mr Call Designs for STARK

One of the best parts about working on the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Gala was having the opportunity to witness the creativity on display by all of the other incredibly talented designers involved. It was fun to see how everyone else interpreted the High Society theme and approached their table design. I had so many favorites but highlights included designer Lindsay Coral Harper’s Beverly Hills Hotel inspired table complete with the iconic pink stripes and palm leaf printed fabric and Andrea Stark who collaborated with LMD Floral on a table design  inspired by Diana Vreeland’s apartment complete with a cheeky …