Entries by Jessica Swagman

Brett and Stephanie

July 23, 2016 From my very first phone call with Stephanie, I knew she would be a dream to work with and that her wedding would be one of my absolute favorites. Not only did she have impeccable taste and style, but she trusted me completely when it came to design. With her love of all things mid-century modern, and a […]

DIY Housewarming Gift

I stumbled upon this colander at the World Market in Grand Rapids and fell in love. Pure love. I tend to fall in love with housewares a lot. I stood in the aisle admiring its flawless curvatures, the beautiful copper luster, all perfectly accented by those golden toned handles. I definitely stared at it longer than one should stare at a colander, all the while knowing I […]

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. […]