We absolutely love to entertain here at Coral & Tusk and from throwing studio shindigs to large dinner parties, we wanted to share our our favorite ways to celebrate with friends and family. For our fall festivities, setting a beautiful table helps to create an inviting space for good conversation and delicious food.


Feathers Table Runner

Choosing the menu and the atmosphere of the party is a perfect place to start because it makes the larger decisions for how to set your table fall into place. For any table setting, we like to first spread out the table runner or table cloth and keep layering until it feels good! Begin with your linens, then decide your dinnerware setting layout depending on what you’re serving. If you’re sharing appetizers and drinks, keep it simple and buffet style with dessert plates, vintage cheese knives, serving spoons and cocktail napkins.


Homecoming Collection


After our amazing team Wyoming Adventure, we wanted to share Coral & Tusk’s new Outpost and exciting new fabrics and upholstered pieces with the rest of the West at the Western Design Conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming! This 4 day conference is an incredible exhibit of furniture makers, fashion design, and an amazing large scale Designer Show House where interior designers and architects create individual rooms of a house, all within the conference space. Wanting to venture into more upholstery and debut new ways to use our embroidered fabric by the yard, we really wanted some “WOW” factor for the booth!

Designer and owner Stephanie Housley got inspired by the gorgeous master bedroom makeover that Emily Henderson designed where she used Rebecca Atwood’s marbled fabric to upholster her bed in. We decided to tackle this gargantuan upholstery project and since we have an amazing builder on the team, our Director of Operations Aggie Armstrong, we enlisted her to make the wood structure base along with other structures to hold our fabrics and pillows for the conference. The amount of upholstering knowledge we had done between was minuscule, and did we mention the 3 day time frame we had to accomplish it?


At left, our original inspiration from Emily Henderson of a wrap-around cushy headboard and footboard.


Left: Stephanie’s work studio. Right: Aggie measuring and scheming.

For the bed, Stephanie had a vision of what she wanted in her home to be able to use after the Western Design Conference, a versatile yet striking combination of our Quill Slate Striae Linen and a new custom colorway, Quill Fog Striae Linen. This combo is a perfect starting point for layering many of our bedding and pillow options.


Left: The custom Quill Fog Striae Linen colorway next to the Quill Slate Striae Linen.This sumptuous fabric was inspired by a Lakota garment that had used quills in the adornment and patterning. Shown on right: Lynsey, who heads the Fabric Division wanted to sew these fabrics together to look engineered in a perfect mirror, so straight pins were key!!


Left: Sewing the big pieces for the headboard and footboard. Right: Coming together!!


Here’s Aggie with the bed frame completed! Now we’ll take this apart to upholster each section piece by piece with the fabric we’ve just sewn together.

Coral & Tusk dolls at Grand Teton National Park and Sacred Rim in Wyoming


The Coral & Tusk team just returned from a magical company retreat to Wyoming to visit founder and designer, Stephanie Housley at her new home! It was an experience of a lifetime and we couldn’t have been more thrilled to explore the landscape that is such inspiration for Stephanie, especially when she was designing our western themed collection.

We joined Stephanie at her new home in Bondurant. Adventures included exploring the Tetons, horseback riding, river rafting and an overnight in Yellowstone National Park! We spotted some amazing wildlife and were in total awe of the beautiful landscape. Bondurant is also near Jackson Hole, where we are delighted to have opened up our new Coral & Tusk Outpost!

We are so excited to share more of our daily activities and photos with you through this journal and guide, and are wishing a very Happy Birthday to our National Parks as they celebrate their 100th year this week!

Coral & Tusk Pocket Dolls

The entire crew of C&T pocket dolls joined us for the fun! See all of their travel photos on our instagram #coralandtuskretreat  |   Shop and collect all 10 dolls HERE

Coral & Tusk Wyoming - Stephanie Housley home

Stephanie’s beautiful home and view

Coral & Tusk Embroidered Feather Bedding

Guest room with Pheasant Feather Left and Right Pillows, Large Feathers Lumbar Pillow and Plumes Yardage

Stephanie’s big move this summer to her new home in Bondurant, Wyoming was inspired by a trip that she took with her family when she was a child. They visited the national parks and Stephanie knew then that Wyoming would always hold a special place in her heart. She visited many years later with her now husband and then again when they were married. The search for a home of their own became a reality last year when they visited Wyoming again and fell in love with the small town of Bondurant. In fact, the Wolf Cabin Gunsmith pocket pillow is inspired by a cabin Stephanie saw while looking at houses during that very trip!

Stephanie Housley Wolf Drawing and inspiration - Coral & Tusk in Wyoming

Stephanie’s Drawing for Wolf Cabin Gunsmith pocket pillow

Stephanie Housley Drawings Process and Inspiration - Coral & Tusk

Stephanie’s drawings, inspiration and process for Habitat series    |    Photo by Martin Scott Powell

Stephanie’s move to Wyoming has also grown to include a new Coral & Tusk location, the Jackson Hole Outpost! It opened in June and we are so excited to share this space with Susan Fleming of The Workshop! She is a longtime wholesale customer of Coral & Tusk’s and she’s made us feel so welcome out west!

Coral & Tusk Outpost, Jackson Hole Wyoming

Coral & Tusk Outpost located at Workshop   |   180 East Deloney Avenue   |    Jackson, Wyoming

After Stephanie’s big move out West this summer, the entire Coral & Tusk team was fortunate enough to visit her on our very first retreat! Each day was filled with fun, exploration, and one of a kind experiences that will last a lifetime! We’re excited to share our daily journal chronicling each part of this amazing adventure!

_MG_3901_1birthdaypartyfunHip Hip Hooray! It’s birthday party time at Coral & Tusk!

We love a celebration and these spirited gift ideas are sure to turn up the fun at your next summer birthday bash, bbq, or cocktail party!

Our new Birthday Parakeet pillow, assorted animal cake toppers, framable embroidered stationery, and keepsake gift and wine bags are perfect party additions no matter the setting! Whether you’re looking for festive party decor or favors for your guests, we have some great options!


EMBROIDERED STATIONERY: Birthday Party Fox  //    Trumpeteer   //    Birthday Hat   //  Paco With Balloon   //   Birthday Party Bear

Coral & Tusk Summer Hostess Gifts

Coral Forest Tablerunner    //   Coral Forest Dinner Napkin    //    Sea Horse Love Tea Towel    //    Narwhal Love Tea Towel    //    Whale Love Tea Towel    //    Sea Turtle Cocktail Napkin    //    Hermit Crab Cocktail Napkin
Top and bottom left photograph by Kate Lacey

We love a summer get-together and what better way to thank your favorite party planner than with a Coral & Tusk hostess gift! Whether you’re going to a sunny beach BBQ or a dreamy weekend retreat in the country, our gift ideas say thank you to a special hostess!