Sarahq Macklem

Sarah MacKlem design

Use Easter as an excuse to welcome spring into your home. This is an opportunity to put some color into your space. The traditional Easter color palette is all pastel. But we’re really embracing bright, deeper colors this Easter — From turquoise to lavender, color is the new black!

Nothing says spring like pussywillow!. Make a tall arrangement with pussywillows, white tulips and hydrangeas for a show stopping centerpiece. Add white linens along with white china and white candles to give you a sophisticated dinning table.

Hosting an Easter brunch? A menu of banana crunch muffins along with asparagus, tomato and fontina frittatas (see Foodnetwork) million dollar bacon (google it!) along with fruit salad and yogurt to round out a beautiful buffet. Make up a festive juice bar. Have glasses of fresh squeezed juice in champagne flutes along with a splash of champagne to make a festive holiday bar. Or even glasses of champagne with a scoop of raspberry or lemon sorbet makes for a fabulous cocktail.


Courtesy of Martha Stewart

A fun desert idea is having a chocolate bunny display. Use a mix of light, dark, white and strawberry bunnies atop cakes stands and plates filled with colorful foil wrapped chocolate eggs and jelly beans to make a pleasing and delicious tablescape.

Let your home’s interior decor feel festive, too. Easter baskets filled with colorful flowers and eggs create a springtime atmosphere. Changing your pillow-scape with springtime prints along with screened images of bunnies and chicks will bring a festive feeling to your home, and show off your spirit for the season. But however you spend your Easter, be sure to fill it with friends, family and fun.

cbethdonlanheadshotBeth Donlan, Allied ASID ,Owner designer of Quite Lovely Design,  has been involved in the arts for the past 30 years.  She founded Quite Lovely Design in 2007.   Services provided are New Build, Remodel, Outside Spaces, Residential Styling, Home Staging, Open House, Photo Stylist, Holiday, Parties and Special Events.  Beth’s website is  Contact her at   602-516-8646