Four Links on a Friday

I thought I would share four links to love this weekend.  Enjoy!

1.  Barbara Barry’s new book is exquisite.

2. Have you seen West Elm’s new Market line?  So many fun items and just in time for the holiday gift giving season!

3.  I’m having a hard time deciding on my favorite detail in this beautiful kitchen.  Too many to choose from!

4.  The perfect fall market centerpiece.

Have a fabulous weekend and don’t forget to enter our giveaway by today!!

Palm Papers

Have you thought about your holiday card yet?  May I suggest one option that I promise you will not be disappointed with?  Palm Papers.  Lauren Chism is the owner and designer of this lovely Dallas stationery shop and she is as delightful as her designs.  Everything she creates is eye-catching and fresh.

Lauren recently was honored with being one of Minted’s Holiday Top Ten for her Ombre design above.  You can find more of her holiday cards and much more on Minted.  She also designs custom cards and invites, which are sure to be the favorites of all your family and friends’ mailboxes this holiday season.

I also love Palm Papers for any special occasion.  I’m a bit partial to the adorable baby announcement above.

The perfect choice for party invites.

A BABY-Q Baby Shower?  Yes, please.

Palm Papers also has an elegant wedding collection that is sure to win you over.

I really do love this sweet stationery shop and I’m pretty sure you will too!

ESD Turns 3 + a giveaway

We are starting this week out by celebrating our 3rd anniversary at ERIN SANDER DESIGN and I wanted to share all of our excitement with you lovely readers!  The last three years have been pretty amazing and I just wanted to find a way to say thank you—so, I’m giving away one of my favorite necklaces from EmersonFry.  It is her dragonfly gold coin necklace with the inscription: “AUT VIAM INVENIAM AUT FACIAM” — “I shall either find a way or make a way.”  LOVE.


To enter to win, please leave a comment below with a design topic you would love to hear more about on the blog.  I always love hearing what interests you!  For an extra entry, tweet about this giveaway!  Please include @erinsander in your tweet and leave an additional comment on the blog.  The giveaway will close on Friday, October 26th at midnight.  Good Luck!


Happy Monday!

Lighting with Lanterns

I thought it was about time for an inspiration post.  Great lighting has such an impact on a space and I’m loving all the lanterns I keep seeing everywhere.  The kitchen may seem like an unexpected place for two lanterns, which makes it all the more inviting.

A lantern in the entry way is always a perfect fit, but try playing with the scale or shape.

Lanterns can also be painted to compliment the room’s color scheme.

Don’t be afraid to group them and create an even more impressive lighting display.

A lantern in a guestroom can bring an element of charm to the space.

Even simple lanterns in the right color can be all you need.


Tomorrow I will share some of my favorite lanterns at the current moment.  Stay tuned!


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