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Style a Coffee Table & Couch for Entertaining in 5 Easy steps

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In my home, we tend to socialize and congregate in our living room, making our couch and coffee table the focal point of our home. Follow these five simple steps to making your coffee table and couch a styled success. 

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STEP 1: Fluff your pillows & add a Throw

A good fluff can breath new life into your couch! It also makes your living room look fresh and inviting. Don't forget to add a throw for an added touch of cozy. I used the Island Vibes Turkish Towel for a pop of summer style. 

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Step 2: beverages & Snacks

Create a well rounded social setting by serving drinks and light bites on your coffee table. Include interesting glassware and serving pieces. I used our Island Vibes Botanical Glasses, and Teak Wood Tray and Tongs to complement the throw. For an easy snack, I included our Island Vibes Key Lime Cookies. I completed the look by setting up our Island Vibes Pineapple Lime Mixer and lemonade for guests to mix as they please with their Island Vibes Pineapple Stirrers. 

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Step 3: Fresh Flowers & Greenery 

Fresh flowers and greenery add height and softness to any space. Be sure to use a low profile vase and trim the stems so the height doesn't overpower the rest of the table.

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Tip: Add greenery to the side of your couch to create more dimension and style to your room!

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Step 4: Coasters

Coasters are not only functional, but they add an extra layer of style to your table.

I used our Party Coasters found in our Mostess Market. Stack your coasters off to the side so guests can easily reach for them. 

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Step 5: Conversation Piece

I always like to have at least one item that catches your eye. To play up the summer vibes, I chose a mini pineapple!

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styled & ready to go!

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Cheers!

Special thank you to the companies who collaborated with Mostess to style our coffee table and couch: Kate Elizabeth Photography, Styled by Kelsey, For Love of Lettering, Genie Mack Designs.

Summer Gift Guide

Welcome to the endless days of summer! The days are long, the weather is sultry, and the ladies, well, we are a little lazy. Am I right?! In the midst of launching our Mostess Market, I realized my list of "gifts to send" desperately needed attention.

To beat the heat, I pulled my personal favorites from our Mostess Market and curated what I'm fondly calling: The Lazy Lady Summer Gifting Guide. All items are available in our new Mostess Market and directly linked below.  All you have to do is point and click. Voila! 

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THE BIRTHDAY LADY GIFT

Party Coasters & Gold Champagne Puller

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Island Vibes Tablescape

 I'm so excited to share our Mostess summer table using the entire Island Vibes Box. Scroll through for decor, hosting tips and a little island inspiration. 

Tablescape Trio

At Mostess we like to keep things simple (but still swoon-worthy!). Every tablescape should have three basic components: Table Covering, Place Settings, Centerpiece. That's it!

1. Table Covering

Our partners at Turkish-T have the perfect summer textile. If you have a modest sized table (like mine) you can use the towel as a tablecloth.  If your table is larger in scale, simply fold the towel (horizontally) and use it as a table runner. The soft natural texture creates small wrinkles and waves that will give your tablescape a laid-back look. Included in every Island Vibes Box.

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2. Place Settings

The phrase "place settings" brings to mind an old, antiquated table. One where you are expected to sit up straight and refer to strict rules of etiquette--but not at Mostess! We like to take a fresh spin on hosting. So for the place settings I used Monstera leaves from my local florist, and layered my dinner plates and Mostess flamingo appetizer plates. The playful detailing keeps both the guests and hostess feeling relaxed!

For glassware, I used the Island Vibes botanical glasses and pineapple stirrers.  Our partners at 8 Oak Lane made a refined, yet whimsicle glass that will be the envy of all your dinner guests.  We love them so much that we included four in each Island Vibes Box!

3. Centerpiece

I used the Island Vibes Box teak wood tray, key limes, and fresh flowers! 

the extras

After the tablescape trio is complete, you can have fun by adding a few personal touches. Our resident calligrapher, Amber, used cream colored tiles to create tropical place cards. For a refreshing pre-dinner treat, we placed out our Island Vibes Box key lime cookies on each plate. For an extra pop of island style, I used utensils with bamboo details. 

Special thank you to the companies who collaborated with Mostess to style our tablescape: Kate Elizabeth Photography, Styled by Kelsey, For Love of Lettering, Genie Mack Designs.

BRANDS AND COMPANIES WE PARTNERED WITH TO CURATE THE ISLAND VIBES SUMMER BOX:

Rosé Cocktail - The Pink Pineapple

This beachy beverage is sure to please any crowd this summer!

Warm days and long nights had me dreaming of the perfect beachy beverage for summer! We worked with our friends at Morris Kitchen to find the ideal mixer that would add a hint of tropical flavor. 

This rosé cocktail is perfect for any crowd this summer. It makes a fantastic al fresco dinner drink and will be the star of the show for a daytime gathering. 

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Frozen watermelon is the new ice cube!

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Instantly bring on the vacation vibes! All items are featured and available in our Mostess Island Vibes Summer Box. 

Mix it Up

Ingredients:

Muddle watermelon and mint leaves in bottom of glass. Use more or less based on your preference. Add in mixer and rosé using a 1 to 5 ratio. Gently stir. Add frozen watermelon in lieu of ice. Instant vacation vibes!

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Watermelon (frozen cubes and muddled)
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Morris Kitchen Pineapple Lime Mixer
Sparkling water or seltzer

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styled with these Island Vibes Box items

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