Sunday, December 18, 2016

Holiday Napkins DIY

What better way to be festive for the holidays then to have your own custom made Christmas napkins? Click on the picture below to purchase AD Couture Home block print reindeer napkins. All napkins (solid and reindeer napkins) are 25% off until Wednesday, December 21st! Use the coupon code: table25 to receive this great deal!

 If you're looking to be more creative and want to have some fun then you can make these holiday napkins yourself with our helpful steps. Keep reading and you'll have your unique napkins in no time. 

Set of 4 Gold Reindeer White Cloth Napkins

First you'll need some solid colored napkins, we used white so the paint will show up good on the material.  (Feel free to alter any of these steps and personalize your napkins the way you want.) 

Then you need to purchase a stamp with whatever design/picture you want and some fabric paint of your choice. We used the brand Lumiere by Jacquard.

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Before you start stamping on your napkins, practice a few times on a different piece of fabric to make sure you get it to look how you want it to look. When you are ready, put some fabric paint onto your stamp and begin stamping your napkins. Once you are done, let them dry. We found brushing the paint onto the stamp gave an even application as opposed to dipping it in the paint.

Lastly, once the paint is all dry, heat up your clothing iron and heat the back of the napkin first, then heat the front. This makes the paint set into the fabric. Enjoy your new custom made napkins!

Written by Kyndal Wilson

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Setting Your Dining Table the Proper Way!

Finally, the holiday season is here. Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner, which means it is time for lots of food, family, and fun! Dinner parties are an essential way to celebrate these joyful times with your loved ones. AD Couture Home is here to help you have your most successful dinner party yet by showing you how to properly set your dinner table.

Photo shows a Thanksgiving theme using white accents, such a as tree, pumpkins, plates and napkins. Details are important as they display if the event is formal, casual, or somewhere in the middle. 
White linen napkins are a clean look with sparkle napkin rings

Setting the Table

Lets start with the "Informal" way:

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1)First, put the plate in the center and place the napkin on top.
2)Place your largest fork (used for the main meal) directly to the left of the plate, followed by a smaller fork (used for an appetizer).
3)To the right of the plate, put the large dinner knife, followed by a smaller spoon, followed by a larger spoon.
4)In the top right corner, place the wineglass.
5)Lastly, place the water glass to the left and slightly above the wineglass.

The "Formal" way:

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1)First, put the plate in the center and place a smaller plate (for salad/appetizers) on top. 
2)Next, put a larger fork to the left of the plate, followed by a smaller fork.
3)To the right of the plate, place the large dinner knife, followed by the smaller spoon, followed by a larger spoon.
4)To the very left of the forks is where you put the napkin.
5)*optional* To the right of the spoons, put your saucer with a teacup on top.
6)Directly above the forks, place your small bread plate and small bread knife on top.
7)To the right of this is where your cake fork and dessert spoon should go. (the fork's prongs should face towards the right and the spoon should face the opposite way.)
8)Place the name card right above the dessert spoon.
9)To the right of the name card is where you should put the water glass.
10)Lastly, put your red wineglass to the right and slightly below the water glass, and put the white wineglass to the right and slightly below the other wine glass.

Check out our dinner table! Click here to shop for some AD Couture Home table decor items such as napkins, table runners, you name it.

Written by Kyndal Wilson

Friday, November 18, 2016

Warm Holiday Drinks!

Since fall has just begun, we decided to help you start the holiday season off right with these hot chocolate inspired drinks! These toasty and delicious drinks are guaranteed to get you in the spirit and ready for the most joyful time of the year. 

Drink 1: Butterscotch White Hot Chocolate
Napkins available at AD Couture Home 

Ingredients: -2 cups milk
                      -2 cups half & half
                      -6 oz. white chocolate chips
                      -6 oz. butterscotch chips
                      -1/4 tsp. vanilla extract 
                      -whipped cream (optional)
                      -pumpkin pie spice (optional)

Directions: 1. Add milk and half & half together in a large pot over medium heat. Do not boil
                    2. Gradually pour in white chocolate and butterscotch chips and stir until creamy
                    3. Add vanilla extract and stir 
                    4. Serve in a mug and top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice

Serves: 4-5 people

Drink 2: Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate
Emerald green napkins available at AD Couture Home

Ingredients: -3 cups half & half
                      -2/3 cups white chocolate
                      -1/2 tsp. pumpkin extract
                      -1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

Directions: 1. Pour half & half in a medium/large pot and place over medium heat. Do not boil
                    2. Gradually add white chocolate and stir until mixture is creamy 
                    3. Add pumpkin extract and pumpkin pie spice and stir
                    4. Serve in a mug and top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice

Serves: 3 people

Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate
Royal Napkins available at AD Couture Home

Ingredients: -2 tbsp cocoa powder
                      -2 tbsp sugar
                      -1 cup milk
                      -1/4 tsp pumpkin extract
                      -big or small marshmallows (optional)

Directions: 1. Pour milk in bowl/mug and heat in microwave for 1 minute
                    2. In  a separate mug, mix sugar and cocoa together
                    3. Slowly add milk to the mixture and stir until mixture is melted and smooth
                    4. Add pumpkin extract and stir
                    5. Top with marshmallow(s) and enjoy!

Serves: 1 person

We hope you enjoy these recipes! Share them with your friends and family.

Written by: Kyndal Wilson


Sunday, September 25, 2016

Rotisserie chicken and black bean taco recipe

Tacos are an all around favorite and this recipe is delicious and easy to make. If you are looking for a new way to spice up your average taco and make an awesome one that will leave you begging for more, you've come to the right place. 

Start off with your favorite rotisserie chicken. Pull all of the chicken off the bone into little pieces and place them in a bowl

Now for the bean mixture. In a separate bowl, mix 1 cup of black beans, 1/2 cup chopped tomato, and 3 tbsp fresh cilantro together along with salt and pepper

Time to put it all together! Fill your soft shell taco/burrito with your chicken and a scoop of the black bean mixture. To top it all off, add sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese. Enjoy!

Share this AD Couture Home recipe with your friends and family! 

Written by Kyndal Wilson

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Retro Themed Bathroom

Need help designing your bathroom? A classic retro theme is a fun way to go. Use some of these ideas to help make your bathroom unique and stylish.

AD Couture Home Black and White retro shower curtains. This mesmerizing circle pattern is guaranteed to draw attention any bathroom.

Clearance Black and White Retro Shower Curtain - Hurry 2 left

The black and white flooring, the towel ring, and the chandelier as shown in the picture below are all cool ideas that would tie in with the black and white curtains. 

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Add some flare to your bathroom by decorating with some authentic mirrors. You could even purchase these at second hand stores and paint them yourself.

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Switch out your boring sink faucets for these instead!

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And lastly, add some functional yet eye catching hooks to hold your towels or any bathroom supplies.

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Written by:  Kyndal Wilson

Introducing Our Girl/Teen Line By Haley and Kyndal

ADC Home presents the new Haley and Kyndal Girl/Teen Line! 

This line is perfect for girls of all ages. We offer a wide variety of fabrics to choose from when decorating a girls room so that she can express herself and make her room one-of-a-kind. 

The Custom Preppy/Cottage Girls/Teen Backtab Drapes come with blackout lining. These subtle pink patterns are perfect for any girls room. Why choose just one when you can decorate your entire room with all 3 of these coordinating fabrics? Duvets and throw pillows are a good place to start and drapes will help tie the whole room together.

Custom Preppy/Cottage Girls/Teen Backtab Drapes - Blackout Lined

These Modern Meadow Girls/Teen Backtab Drapes  also have blackout lining. Mix and match these fabrics to make a soft blue and forest shades of green for a spa themed room.
Custom Modern Meadow Girls/Teen Backtab Drapes You pick the Fabric - Blackout Lined

Paint your walls a meadow green shade to bring out the green in the fabrics.

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Another way to incorporate green is by adding plants and simple modern vases.

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Adding an aqua blue chair in your room adds a sitting and reading space any girl would love.

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Written by: Kyndal Wilson

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Perfect Dinner Party Decor Ideas

Perfect Dinner Party Decor Ideas

Dinner parties are great for any occasion. They provide the best combination of good friends and family, great tasting food, and even better decor. You can decide if you want to have a more elegant and charming experience or a fun and free spirited experience. Here are some unique ideas that will help you to personalize your party and really impress your guests!

For an elegant look, use this Faux Silk Dupioni Table Cloth  by ADC Home to cover your dining table. It adds a nice classy feel as well as protecting your table from any spills or scratches, due to its thick and sturdy silk material and lining.

Faux Silk Dupioni Table Cloth in Silver, Navy, Plum, Winter White, Chocolate

You can purchase this table cloth in any of these 5 colors: Chocolate, Silver (as shown in the picture above) Navy, Plum, and Winter white.

Faux Silk Dupioni Table Cloth in Silver, Navy, Plum, Winter White, Chocolate

Wanting a more simple but still eye catching effect for your table? Try laying out a table runner for  an enticing look. These runners in various colors and styles to choose from. "Long Blue Lattice"  "Red and White Damask"  and  "Turquoise and White Dandelion" are only a few idea.

Long Blue Lattice Table Runner up to 106" long - Lined  Red and White Damask Table Runner 12"  x up to 76" long - Lined  Turquoise and white table dandelion table runner 12" x up to 96" long- ready to ship

Cloth napkins are also a must! Get them in Royal Blue, Emerald Green, or White. Also adding these sparkly napkin rings is a great way to make your napkins stand out.

   Emerald, Royal, or White Cloth Napkins - Other colors available

Add these cute and simple flower and plant vases for a more earthy and light-hearted appearance.

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Or some candles to light up the room.

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Throw in a modern dropping crystal chandelier.

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And some modern leather chairs in Pantone's fiery Fiesta color or another vibrant color.

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Monday, May 23, 2016

2016 Decorating with Pantone's Color of the Year Fiesta

Fiesta, named Pantone's color of the year for 2016, is a spicy addition to home decorating. Here are some ways to incorporate the color into your home. 

Vibrant color doesn't always have to come into a room through the wall paint. Sometimes that may be too much of the color. A richer way to incorporate vibrant color is through drapes, furnishings, and accents. Fiesta and white stripe drapes or solid fiesta silk dupioni drapes are a luxurious touch to any room. 

The perfect bedding with the silk dupioni drapes adds a hint of pattern to the room along with a colored lamp in a reddish hue. 

If using wall paint, the option to have an accent wall along with splashes of the wall color in accessories, vases, and even a sofa can be a great way to incorporate the fiery color fiesta. 

Kitchen cabinets are becoming more popular in vivid colors like blues and red hues paired with white quartz, marble, or granite counter tops. 

If you aren't sure about adding a robust color like fiesta to your decorating yet, then start small with just one focus on the color in the room. Just the chairs, or just the drapes. Later, you can always add more or just keep it simple.