interior design

Get the Look - Holiday Table Setting

Whether you are planning an epic Friendsgiving, or hosting your annual family Thanksgiving dinner, your table is about to take center stage and we are here to help you celebrate. Your table can create mood, reflect your personality, and provide a festive gathering space for loved ones. We have highlighted a few styles we love as well as offered some simple tips on how to achieve these looks on your own this holiday season.

RUSTIC: The design emphasizes rugged and natural beauty. It embraces nature-inspired textures and simple earthy colors. The ultimate goal is to create a feeling of unpretentious and organic warmth.

Photo via: Deer Pearl Flowers

Photo via: Deer Pearl Flowers

  • Take a few steps outside and search for natural elements you can incorporate.
  • Keep the color palette simple by using soft neutrals, browns, & greens.
  • Mason jars are always a winning element with this look.
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CONTEMPORARY: This design features neutral elements alongside bold color. The look should focus on the basics of lines, shape and form.

Photo via: Lauren Conrad Blog

Photo via: Lauren Conrad Blog

  • Use natural materials such as marble plates or wooden chargers to create an effortless contemporary look.
  • Brass is making a come-back. Stand out with a soft palette and bold silverware.
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TRANSITIONAL: This design envisions new takes on old classics. Mixing and matching your old items with your newer style is key.

Photo via: The Perfect Palette 

Photo via: The Perfect Palette 

  • Bring out your traditional silverware and mix it in with your updated tableware.
  • Spray paint some small pumpkins, pine cones, or berries to create a fun new twist.
  • As shown above, mix and match gold and silver to really make your table pop.
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Let your table be a refection of you and your family. 
Keep it simple.
Use what you have.
Add personal touches.
Mix & match.
Add greenery, plants & flowers.
Create height with stunning center pieces.
And most of all, create a space where you and your guests feel welcome to gather.

good, better, best on rug placement

Photo by: Mieke Tacken // Image:

Photo by: Mieke Tacken // Image:

There is really no wrong way to place a rug. It is truly up to the dweller on what fits their lifestyle and look.  But, if you need a little help getting started, HYD's resident Interior Designer has put together this quick guide and some helpful tips. So don't worry, we've got you and your floor... covered.


When it comes to laying rugs in the living room, a great rule of thumb is to always have the two front legs of your furniture on the rug. This keeps the furniture grouped together and gives the overall space a better feel.

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In the dining room, all four legs of the chairs should fit on the rug. This makes scooting in and out of your chair more feasible. 

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Think of when you first wake up in the morning and what you what your feet to hit first. We recommend a rug first!

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Recently, Apartment Therapy shared an article on going rug-less here. What are your thoughts? Could you go without one?


We don't believe in following the rules when it comes to decorating, but there are a few do's & don't that can help transform your home into something you truly love. Below are a few tips & tricks to help you get started!

Grab your favorite art piece and accessories and curate a space that's your own! If you are needing help filling in the pieces don't forget to check out The Spring Flea happening this weekend at The Hive!

Still having trouble taking your space to the next level? Our Interior Designer will be hosting a workshop on April 29th to help you create a beautiful + functional space. 
REGISTER here today!

The Art of Design: creating beautiful + functional spaces

Workshop: Presentation to get to know the designer, plus tricks & trips on how to create beautiful + functional space. This is also the perfect time for any questions you may have for the design services HYD provides & your to-do list.

To-Do: Upon registering you will be given a questionnaire to help the designer with your wants + needs for the space. You will also need to provide photos of your space. (these can be sent via email.)

Take-away: Once the workshop is done, you will provide your questionnaire sheets and photos to the designer. She will then get busy creating a layout + comments and recommendations to help you achieve your goals for the space provided.