How To Keep Your Towels Soft & Pretty

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There's something so satisfying about bringing home brand new, luxury towels! You get to have fun stocking your space - either stacked in a closet or drawer, hung on a stylish rack, or draped over the tub, there are so many options on how to display your towels. However, the thrill of these beauties tends to fade over time and the disappointment begins to ensue when you notice frayed edges, makeup stains, and muted colors! We have the top 8 tips for towel care to keep them as fresh as the day you bought them!

1. When purchasing towels it's all about the texture if you're looking for quality.

"If a towel is very light, it's not a good towel. The higher the grams of cotton per square meter, the denser the fibers become, making the towel softer and more absorbent. Look for towels made from 100% cotton or Egyptian cotton, which is even higher quality". - Maria Freitas

2. Follow the care instructions! Colored towels can become discolored or faded if not washed as directed.

3. Wash and dry your towels before using them! Some chemical softeners and agents may be left from the manufacturer finishing process that can actually hinder absorbency.

"A quality towel should get more absorbent and soft as you use it; not less". - Maria Freitas, Matouk

4. Don’t leave towels soaking for a long periods of time!

5. Avoid detergents with Clorox or bleach alternatives, as they can discolor most colors.

6. Avoid fabric softeners, as they can make towels less absorbent.

7. Never dry on hot! The cycle should start warm, then finish with cool. This might mean a longer drying process, but it definitely extends the life of your towels.

8. Cut back on detergent! Towels can begin to feel stiff because they start to build up soapy residue.

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RSVP Style Home Decor & Furniture Event

For this special event, we've carefully handpicked our brand new home decor & furniture collections based on originality, design, trends & quality! Come shop the RSVP Style home collections from creative & talented designers all over the world, now available in the Central Valley exclusively at our store.

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Thanksgiving Tablescapes You Need to See

A pretty table draped in rich linens set with china, mixed and mingled with flowers and metallic touches... Today we are sharing inspiration and tips on simple yet memorable designs to create a Thanksgiving table setting to enjoy with family and friends! The first thing that comes to mind when you think of Thanksgiving is food, of course, but we’d like to suggest that your Thanksgiving table decor ought to please the eyes, as well. Here are a few of our favorite color palettes and pieces for the season!

Fleur Inc.

This gorgeous setting shines with autumn splendor by mixing rich chestnut and warm colors against the fresh white dinnerware and delicate greenery. The bronze flatware and candlesticks complement the lush butterscotch and burgundy bloom centerpieces.

HMR Designs

Go bold for a November event or a traditional Thanksgiving feast! The navy linen serves as the perfect base for the bold striking autumn tones. The brass, amber, and copper-tone accessories, add a golden hue to the evening. Burgundy candles and fresh garden centerpieces down the center, elongate the table to create the elusion of a larger space. Simple white dinnerware is all you need for this table setting!

Style Me pretty

If you want to do something different from the brown, yellow and orange color scheme, the classic black and white decor is a fantastic alternative that brings chic to your holiday celebration! Decorate with white pumpkins and black patterns. Incorporate gold or silver into the dinnerware and choose a sleek, refined linen. Fresh flowers, vegetables and fruit will refresh the table décor and add pops of color to the design!

These festive Thanksgiving tablescape exude warmth and comfort!

This rustic style tablescape has a beautifully finished wooden table and soft brown table runner with an eclectic arrangement of gourds, fresh florals and bronze trim lanterns. The bronze flatware, chargers and stunningly detailed glassware bring a touch of elegance to this rustic inspired tablescape! 

Pumpkin candles, sunflowers, and gold rimmed glassware are a nod to Fall. The berry colored jars add a bold pop of color against the simple, textured nude linens. The silver vintage style flatware and custom designed menus add a personal touch to the tablescape! Plus, the cute pumpkin candle favors!

Planning an event? 

Host A Dinner Party In Style

We have everything you need to throw a fabulous dinner party. Make it a night to remember for you and your guests - in RSVP style! 

Everyone loves a good party, from the fab drinks and delectable snacks to the endless laughs and memories you make with friends and family. Whether you’re planning something large or small, we’ve got you covered to make it a stylish hit. 

Dishware

When it comes to dishware, you want to go with stylish yet practical and appropriate. Keep in the mind the season, theme (if you have one) and if it's a casual or formal gathering. 

We've gathered some of our favorite RSVP dinnerware collections below to suit every style! 

Casual Dinnerware

Many people get hung up on the idea of casual vs. fine china. The distinction between the two is arbitrary; nothing is stopping you from using your “formal” china everyday! And why not, fine china patterns are designed to be appreciated. At the same time, there is nothing like serving guests on flawless china during those big family dinners and special events. Bottom line: you can never have enough china!
— Michael C. Fina

Coasters & Placemats

Agate Coasters named after the Portuguese word for rock, the Pedra Collection features organic azure agate, a material once thought to protect its guardians from danger. Each piece is subtly one of a kind, bringing a little jewel-toned beauty to your home.

Flatware

Glassware & Stemware

Say cheers with the sophistication of unique and distinctive Champagne Flutes exclusively at RSVP Style. 

Table Decor

Nothing uplifts a room or your spirits like a bouquet of fresh flowers, so dress up your dinner table and home with signature luxe styles from Stems at The Palatine

Holiday Decor in RSVP Style

As the holiday seasons peek around the corner, you may feel the pressure of time closing in on you. The reality is, you can't do it all. Managing your family, work and social schedules can become overwhelming. When will you have time to decorate?

Worry not. RSVP and Stems are setting much more than the standard and your table.. they ready to help you with everything from your decor to gifting as you celebrate through the season. In this post, see a gorgeous home we decorated for fall. You can enjoy this decor from October through November. As Thanksgiving approaches, we will schedule a redesign for your holiday decor.

Be ahead of schedule and call us now at Stems 559-256-2294 or RSVP 559-435-7787 so you can fully enjoy the length of each season and plan events confidently at your home, knowing it is thoughtfully decorated for the season.


Featured: Custom wreaths to adorn the entrance of your home. Pictured here is are silk wreaths of beautiful autumn colors, using faux leaves, gourds, fruit and feathers.  Design by Stems at the Palatine. Custom designed arrangement made for this nook above the stove.

This beautiful tuscan vessel is from RSVP. We have a vast selection of indoor and outdoor vases & vessels to custom design a silk arrangement for your home or office.

The Chinoiserie Trend Of 2014

Blue and white is an American Classic; something that will never go out of style.  Over the last two years, and especially in 2014, we have seen a huge uprise of incorporating this Chinoiserie porcelain into every home, and there is no end in sight!  Many of our customers are pleasantly surprised to find how well this distinctive look complements their tuscan, spanish or contemporary styles of their homes.

Here are several ways to introduce this element of RSVP Style into your home:


1. An Orchid Garden displayed in a bowl or wide vase

2. Daffodils on a dining table or countertop in a slim & tall or smaller bud vase

3. Bright florals & potted plants

4. melange of vases, ranging in size and shape.  In this particular room, the patterns and colors vary adding an elegant texture to the landscape of this space.

5. Green apples pop!  The bright color adds a beautiful accent to your kitchen display.

6. Mixing florals in is always in fashion. Fresh or permanent arrangements can be designed by Stems at the palatine.