Entries by Jessica Swagman

Growing A Garden

“My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece.” Claude Monet For those of you who are dying to see my garden, here’s a little sneak peek at it. With over 5 acres of land, there is always something growing. Whether that be the hydrangea bushes that seem to be different every year, the succulents that we bring inside during the winter, or the […]

DIY Gift Box

“May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness, and tied with love.” L. O. Baird Over the past year, gift boxes have become more and more luxurious and stylish. Gone are the straw baskets with the generic and mass produced items and in their place are locally curated, […]

Designing A Tablescape

A few months ago, Lisa and I held a small event at West Elm Grand Rapids where we taught how to design a tablescape and I thought it would be fun to share those steps, as well as some tips, with you over the next couple of weeks. There are 4 easy steps to designing a tablescape. […]

Spring Tablescape Class

Earlier in May, my friend Lisa and I hosted a spring tablescape styling class at West Elm in Grand Rapids. We started the evening going over some basic floral tips and then guided them through the process of designing and arranging a centerpiece. We then educated them on designing and styling a tablescape for a few different occasions. We […]