Indoor Admiration // Modern Swedish Loft

Something that all the Firefly ladies have in common is a love of interiors. It is something that inspires each one of us and is actually how Teissia, Firefly founder, got started in the design world. Sometimes we come across living spaces that are so unforgettable that we have to share them! This light filled apartment in Gothenburg, Sweden is one of those spaces. Take a peek!

 Photos via stadshem

 Photos via stadshem

We hope you love it as much as we do!

xx Firefly

Firefly Foxes // Donyale Luna

We love looking to the past for inspiration and we're always on the hunt for new muses. Recently we discovered Donyale Luna, who was not only the first African American to appear on the cover of Vogue in 1966, but also appeared in films by Andy Warhol, and Federico Felini. She was a trail blazer, a style icon, and an eccentric.

The majority of the photographs we found of her, happen to be in black and white, which seems to suit her mod, graphic style perfectly.

Who's been inspiring you lately?

xx Firefly

Winter Entertaining Made Easy

Over the holidays we had the pleasure of teaming up with the folks at Estate Weddings and Events blog for a little blog post about entertaining! We wanted to repost it here in case you missed it :).

Winter is one of our favorite seasons for entertaining! From holiday bashes to intimate dinner parties, nothing beats this magical time of year. Here are a few of our favorite tips to make your winter gatherings fun, festive, and stress free. 

During winter, we love the cozy feel of a communal wooden table.  For the center, we suggest keeping things on the simpler side and sticking with mainly greenery in the form of a thick, lush runner. Eucalyptus, olive branches and foliage in a sage palette works beautifully. To bring in some more texture, we love incorporating, hellebores, thistle, berries or even fruit.

For the tabletop we like to stick with a simple white plate with small details such as gold lining or a textured pattern. For the accent pieces we like to get a little more crafty. We have been loving wood details for place settings like these beautiful wooden coaster place cards and placemats. We also love a little sprig of spruce or a flower placed across the plate or wrapped into the napkin. Add a cinnamon stick for an extra wintry feel. 

The table numbers and the favors are a great opportunity to showcase your unique style. We love these white gilded figurines for table number holders or food signage. For favors, we always suggest something that feels cohesive with the vibe of the evening. We love these organic looking jars of specialty salt infused with sprigs of herbs.

Happy entertaining!

xx Firefly

DIY // Color Block Knobs

Hey hey! We have another great DIY for you to try. This time it's color block knobs! They are great for brightening up a dresser or hanging jewelry on and they are super simple to make.

Start by taping the perimeter of the knobs so paint doesn't get on the sides. Then put a single piece of tape across the middle of the knob so half the wood is exposed and the other is covered by tape. After shaking the can of spray paint really well, apply the gold spray paint onto the exposed wood. 

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Once the spray paint has dried, remove the piece of tape that is on the top of the knob. Then, put a new piece of tape across the top, make sure it covers half of the exposed wood and half of the gold paint. Paint this area with one of the colors of the acrylic paint. Repeat the process tell all knobs are painted. 

We hope you love them as much as we do!

xx Firefly 

Happy Birthday Alia!

Today we celebrate Alia Wilson's birthday!

It is well known that we couldn't go a day without Alia's talent, unparalleled work ethic, and friendship in the Firefly office. She is a driving force of this company and someone that we are truly grateful for. This year alone she has given birth to her beautiful son, Wyatt Wilson, moved across the country and became the manager of Firefly West. What a year!

Happy Birthday Alia!!!

xx The Firefly Team 

NYC Winter Activities

The Hudson Lodge 

Missing the mountains during this time of the year? We have just the solution. The Hudson Lodge restructures their courtyard during the holidays, turning it into a winter wonderland. They tent their courtyard and drape their low lying wooden furniture with fur blankets and hang taxidermy above their kingly communal tables. They are famous for their hot chocolate and s'more fondue. Yes, please!

 


Ice Skating in Central Park

The most iconic winter activity to do in New York is ice skating in Central Park. There is nothing quite like it and it is a great activity to do with a big group or with your special someone!


The Aspen Social Club

Looking for a great place to get seasonal cocktails? The Aspen Social Club is just the place. Not to mention it feels just like a wood cabin, but happens to be in the middle of Times Square ;). We highly suggest their take on a Moscow Mule, the Cool Ginger Swing!


The Holiday Market

The Union Square Holiday Market is a traditional NYC experience. Whether your strolling through the pop up shops with apple cider and holiday treats in hand or looking for a unique gift, its always a good time!

xx Firefly