>With Memorial Day quickly approaching, now’s the time to reinvent your strategy for outdoor entertaining. Images of fancy table settings and elaborately themed décor can be seductive, so remember, not every event calls for such detailed planning. Rather, define an easy game plan that can be tweaked and applied as needed from brunch to barbeques to birthdays. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Desiré is a designer, blogger, and lover of all things glamorous. Though primarily a self-taught decorator, Desiré studied at The Art Institute, where she honed a distinct aesthetic largely influenced by the Modern Glamour movement, the theme of her popular design blog, Sukio. Not only is she considered a "closet fashionista," discreetly stashing handbags and shoes whenever possible, but, as an MIT graduate, she’s also an undercover nerd. Fashion, nerdom, and several years as a Washingtonian have combined to shape her unique perspective on interior design. In addition to blogging, Desiré’s passion for decorating led to stints as the operator of her own boutique and the moderator of DC Design Evenings, an event series in partnership with Apartment Therapy. She also sits on the Advisory Board for the Interior Design Resource Agency and co-founded Room to Rebloom, a nonprofit offering design services to women in need. Likes include Coca-Cola, Fashion Week, and her tuxedo cat, aptly named Play.