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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.

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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.

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Homecoming Collection

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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?

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

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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.

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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!!

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

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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.

_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!

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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!