{Photo Styling & Articles for HGTV} Creating Dessert Tables

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!

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  1. Ashley 02/01/2011

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

  2. Nicole @ Tradewind Tiaras 02/01/2011

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

  3. Crystal Alexander 02/01/2011

    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!

  4. Kate Landers Events, LLC 02/01/2011

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

  5. Jami Lindberg 02/01/2011

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

  6. Rachie 02/01/2011

    Stunning - love the colour scheme especially xo

  7. Katie Waltemeyer 02/01/2011

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

  8. Sierra 02/01/2011

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

  9. Lauren @ Crave. Indulge. Satisfy. 02/01/2011

    Love these colors together! That cake is gorgeous!

  10. Melissa C 02/01/2011

    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!

  11. paula @ frog prince paperie 02/01/2011

    Lovely job, Kim! The colors are fantastic.

  12. Kim 02/01/2011

    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!

  13. Brenda {Ooh La Lollipop} 02/01/2011

    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!!!

  14. Hollie Eastman 02/02/2011

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

  15. Trish 02/02/2011

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

    • Kim 02/02/2011

      You know, that is an idea! I wonder what it would cost to ship...it's heavy and BIG!

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  17. {eclat} event design 02/02/2011

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

  18. [email protected]+gray 02/04/2011

    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 02/05/2011

      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.

  19. Mrs. Romero 02/05/2011

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

    Thank you

  20. Kristen 02/10/2011

    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!

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  23. Christine @ Pure Joy Events 03/21/2011

    So stunning. Love the yellow and gray color combo!

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