Wall Flower - Monica Hart La Famiglia Design

Sometimes it’s the little things….Do you know what I mean?

For example, I’m crushing on this pretty glass wall pocket vase filled with


 Wall Flower - Monica Hart La Famiglia Design


petite pink roses & chartreuse green Lady’s Mantle. {Vase – Haystack Antiques}

I placed  the glass pocket just to the right of our white upper kitchen cabinets. Grandma’s

worn rolling pin rests below. The flowers give this small kitchen wall a wash of rosy pink

and a pretty little punctuation point. 


Wall Flower - Monica Hart La Famiglia Design




Wall Flower - Monica Hart La Famiglia Design


Like I said, no big deal…just a small detail yielding a pretty sweet  impact.

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Speaking of DETAILS, here’s a look at a simple & inexpensive entertaining decor idea I

pulled together for our son’s high school graduation party ~ a PHOTO CHANDELIER! 



Photo Chandelier - Monica Hart La Famiglia Design


{YES, hats off to the GRADUATE!!!}


Photo Chandelier - Monica Hart La Famiglia Design


For the party, I went Old School, pulling a bunch of fave pics from the

photo boxes and printing them up in B & W.  I added gold photo corners, seals and

inexpensive tassels I picked up at the fabric store.


PHOTO CHANDELIER  - Monica Hart La Famiglia Design


I hung the pics, in three tiers, from our dining room chandeliers.

It made for a nice display over the

buffet table. It’s a fun look that could be

gussied up or down. The photo chandelier would be FAB for 

a bridal shower,  birthday celebration or anniversary party!


Photo Chandelier - Monica Hart La Famiglia Design


The big graduation BASH  is long over… but I’m having a hard time pulling down these cool snapshots of his life. I’m certain it’s symbolic. Our son will head off to college soon and we couldn’t be more excited for him as he begins this next life chapter. He even gets a chance to play college baseball! Gotta say though, this moment in time really tugs at the heartstrings :) 


It’s a new beginning for me as well. I have been blessed to be at this mom thing for 18 years. If you are familiar with my story, you know I stepped away from a career in television news to pursue another passion, raising a family.  I launched La Famiglia Design a few years ago and started to blog…knowing this day would come.

I really love this lifestyle business, from cooking & entertaining to garden and 

home design! I live it, I dig it! 

I’m so excited and grateful for my 425 Magazine lifestyle debut!  You can

pick up a copy of the magazine on newsstands now or click on the link for a Tropical taste 

of my summer entertaining ideas!


 At home with Monica Hart via 425 Magazine - Image Brooke Clark