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This is how to style your home to make your party the talk of the town

Perfect your party colour palette with pretty pastel pinks and hints of luxe gold

This is how to style your home to make your party the talk of the town


Tone up
For a truly celebratory vibe, fill your home with soft-coloured balloons. A more neutral hue finished with gold string will ensure you’re evoking the feel of calm elegance rather than the calamity of a kid’s birthday. Pick a tone already present in your home to pull inspiration from – such as a pink-tinged taupe or wheaten carpet – for a truly complementary colour palette.

Behind bars
Pack knick-knacks away and use your sideboard as a bar for serving drinks or a space for your canapés to be displayed. Make sure it’s in a central location for easy grazing and refilling.

Candles galore
Create a relaxing ambience by filling your home with flickering candles and dimming the lights. This will make your guests feel more comfortable than they would with blaringly bright overhead lights.

Seating situation 
Ottomans and stools that usually live in other parts of the home can be brought out to your main entertaining area to create more zones for guests to gather in.

Shop the Look

+ Titus coffee table, POA, from Dawson & Co.
+ Good Thing Easy mirror, POA, from Douglas & Bec.
+ Guerlain Terracotta Summer Glow Golden Glow Powder, $90.
+ La Mer Soleil de la Mer Lip and Cheek Glow in Coral Glow, $120.
+ Tom Ford Soleil Blanc EDP 50ml, $378.
+ Kiss dish, $350, Saint’s hand, $625, Muse vanity mirror, POA, all by Kelly Wearstler from Cavit & Co.
+ Champagne glass, from Insphire.
+ Tumble cocktail table, $8750, from Cavit & Co.
+ Muse Daisy candle stands, $550 and $825, from Cavit & Co.
+ Ralph Lauren tumbler, $275 for 2, from Cavit & Co.
+ Kelly Wearstler console, $17,995, from Cavit & Co.
+ Tom Dixon vase, $320, from Simon James Design.
+ Cocktail shaker, $675, tray, $1495, cocktail picks, $450, ice bucket, $1195, and Baker lamp, $4095, from Cavit & Co.
+ Rhino West Haven carpet in Shadow Taupe, $79 psm, from Carpet Court.
+ Honeycomb stool, $699, and Palladio cabinet, $3595, from Republic Home.
+ Blur boxes, $228 and $128, from Simon James Design.
+ Adelaide cake stand, $690, from Corso de’ Fiori
+ Alexandre Parano fruit stand, $590, from Corso de’ Fiori
+ Marguerite fruit bowl (on top), $249, from Corso de’ Fiori
+ Trefles saucer, $115, from Corso de’ Fiori
+ Regence plate, $159.90, from Corso de’ Fiori
+ Tiny salad bowl, $179.90, from Corso de’ Fiori
+ Fifi fruit stand, $424, from Corso de’ Fiori.
+ Barbara Barry screen, $9495, from Cavit & Co.
+ Rhino Brooklyn carpet in Teak, $98 psm, from Carpet Court.
+ Walls painted Resene ‘Pot Pourri’. Other items stylist’s own.

Stylist: Kayla Jurlina. Photography by: Meek Zuiderwyk

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