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{Photo Styling & Articles for HGTV} Creating Dessert Tables

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I recently had the amazing opportunity of doing some freelance work for HGTV! I styled several photo shoots along with writing articles for the HGTV website. The first article, which was just published is on “Creating Dessert Tables”. Laura Winslow {photographer} and I went with a yellow and gray color scheme for an engagement party dessert table with a fresh, mod feel! Laura captured every little detail beautifully! This theme would work well for parties, showers and even weddings! I fell in love with this color scheme after seeing the dessert table that Melody of Sweet & Saucy Shop created for Tori & Dean’s Vow Renewal Party. The lemon drop cupcakes and big flower on the cake made by my local baker, Melissa of Decadent Delights were inspired from Melody’s gorgeous desserts. Cake pops, macarons and cookies were provided by vendors we work with online. {full list below} Candy and favor boxes from my local candy shop added to variety of sweets.

Click here to view the full article on HGTV!

Thank you the fabulous vendors who provided goodies for this shoot:
Cake & Cupcakes :: Decadent Delights {inspired by sweet & saucy}
Cookies :: Allyson Jane
Cake Pops :: The Cake Pop Co.
Macarons :: Eastern Cookie
Napkins & Paper Medallion :: Polka Dot Market

Additional Sources:
LOVE Sign, Fabric Shower Curtain, Fancy White Platters :: HomeGoods
Candy & Mini Takeout Boxes :: Sweeties of Arizona

Printable Party Designs are available in the SHOP!

February 1, 2011

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  1. Jana says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE it all! Especially the LOVE sign!

  2. Congrats on the HGTV work! Look out, Amy Atlas! 🙂 You go, girl!

  3. That is so awesome! Love the yellow and grey with the “LOVE” in the background, goregous : )

  4. Lovely! I like how everything is so simple and clean, yet when all put together makes for an interesting and elegant display!

  5. Stephanie says:

    Beautiful! I love the color combo, amazing how gray can be brightened up with any color, it brings a mod touch to anything! BTW, LOVE the “Love” sign!

  6. It’s absolutely gorgeous! Congrats for that article on HGTV.

  7. What a stunning display! Congrats, Kim you deserve the recognition!

  8. Ashley says:

    Adorable! What an honor – you did a fabulous job as usual!

  9. Gorgeous! I’m such a sucker for yellow and grey under any circumstances, but this was extremely well done.

  10. Great job! I too love this color scheme, and I plan on redoing my kitchen with these fresh tones! I bet the excitement of it all NEVER gets old!

  11. Beautiful! I love it, and congrats on this lovely “grown up” dessert table! Just adore the colors, lovely styling! Congratulations!

  12. Fantabulous!!!! Every detail is perfect. You’ve done it agin!

  13. Rachie says:

    Stunning – love the colour scheme especially xo

  14. Absolutely amazing work Kim! HGTV is lucky to have you!

  15. Sierra says:

    Lovely!!! Grey and yellow are such a complementary color combination!!! 🙂 The article was so informative!!

  16. Love these colors together! That cake is gorgeous!

  17. Melissa C says:

    This looks great. I adore anything yellow & grey. I used the same idea for my Birthday dinner party this past year after seeing Tori & Dean’s wedding. Simple & Classy 😉
    Congrats on the HGTV feature, that is fantastic!

  18. Lovely job, Kim! The colors are fantastic.

  19. Kim says:

    Thank you for all of your sweet words, ladies! I had so much fun styling this one and what a thrill to be asked to style/write for HGTV!

  20. Brenda {Ooh La Lollipop} says:

    This is amazing, Kim!! I love the color scheme and all the details are incredible – I just want to frame that picture! Congrats on your new gig with HGTV!!!

  21. Love the yellow and gray, and how amazing it all looks! Also love the new look of your site!

  22. Trish says:

    I LOVE THIS! Especially the love sign! Can the sign be a Friday giveaway?! Please! It wasn’t at my local HomeGoods.

  23. Beautiful!! Very clean and modern look. I love it!

  24. Valerie@yellow+gray says:

    Kim, absolutely love the design and well, of course the colors since that’s the name of my company 🙂

    Love the idea of the shower curtain backdrop, how did you set it up?

    • Kim says:

      Well, that is adorable business name since it’s such a great combo! 🙂
      For the photos, we used Laura’s photography backdrop equipment.
      For an actual party, you could wrap the fabric around a large blank canvas or foam core boards.

      • Audrey says:

        Is there any particular reason why you would use foam boards or canvas for a real party, rather than photogrpahy equipment? I ask because I’m thinking of investing in a photography backrop for $50-60 that I could use as a party backdrop for all the parties I throw. When we have one at someplace besides our house, I always find the background to be less than ideal, but don’t want the hassle of transporting some very large homemade item. I was thinking a photography backdrop that goes in a little bag might be ideal. Or is it just too ugly/unwieldly?

  25. Mrs. Romero says:

    Adorable!!! I would like to know how do you know how much dessert to use per person ??

    Thank you

  26. Kristen says:

    Wow! I stumbled across your site the other day, I think via Project Nursery, and I am just in awe of all of the eye candy! You do such a fabulous job. I loved reading your profile, because one paragraph sounded so much like me: pink, ruffles, teeny bopper at heart, sweets, Twilight, and NKOTB rocks!

    I am LOVING this yellow and grey theme, and so want to get one of those shower curtains. We don’t have a HomeGoods in my state, so a giveaway or any info on it or whatever would be so so fabulous.

    Thank you!

  27. So stunning. Love the yellow and gray color combo!

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