5 Minute Charcuterie Board with Coton Colors

If you haven’t noticed by now I’m a HUGE Coton Colors fan, I love how effortlessly their stylish collection of plates and serveware can be pieced together to create your own personalized kitchen collection. They thoughtfully make each piece and pattern so that you can “swap” your collection and change up your entire tabletop with one easy switch!

You can shop their Swap Tabletop collection by color or shape and mix and match until you’ve found a place setting that is perfectly “you.” It creates the perfect opportunity to change out plates seasonally or whenever you’re in the mood to mix it up without having to invest in an entirely new setting!

The irony of my tabletop obsession is that I’m not at ALL handy in the kitchen, my husband won’t even let me make a taco kit — the one thing I CAN do, however, is throw together a beautiful charcuterie board in record time! And Coton Colors beautiful collection of serveware makes it easy for me to elegantly entertain with just a few simple steps!

My 5 tips for making a beautiful cheese board:

  1. Unwrap, cut, pre-rinse and lay it all out BEFORE you start to arrange it so you can see what you’re working with
  2. Don’t be afraid to add a variety of options, you can always refill but it’s better that your guests have multiple options to choose from!
  3. Take your food all the way to the edge of your tray or platter! It just makes for a more appetizing look.
  4. Add a little green! Some simple rosemary is the perfect garnish to elevate your display without putting in any extra effort!
  5. Use gorgeous serveware (like this Emerald Double Dot Round Ruffle Platter by Coton Colors) so that once your appetizers begin to disappear your guests are still impressed by your stylish taste in plates!

Watch my video here to see step-by-step how to create this salty and sweet charcuterie board with Coton Colors in less than five minutes!

Emerald Double Dot Round Ruffle Platter | Gold Stripe Scoop Oval Tray | Emerald Double Dot Ruffle Appetizer Bowl | Gold Small Dot Appetizer Spreader

*A special thanks to Coton Colors for sponsoring this post! All thoughts and opinions are my own!

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FIXTURES: A LESSON IN OVER-ANALYIZING

As it turns out, it’s the small stuff that makes you want to pull your hair out. Like making a decision on a kitchen faucet, cabinet pulls, ceiling fans, chandeliers, what brand of appliances you want, all the things you didn’t think about until you had to think about them and now they’re all you think about. It’s been these small decisions that have been filling my brain and has me lurking Pinterest at 4am panicking about brass making comeback when I just filled our home with black and oil rubbed bronze.

I don’t really have a lesson in this other than try not to get too overwhelmed with the small stuff when renovating or redecorating. You already did the hard part. Try to just pick things you like and not worry about what is “on trend.”

Says the girl who would settle for nothing less than a sputnik chandelier. I mean, how pretty are these light fixtures?? Too bad all the ones I click through on Pinterest are a zillion dollars.

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Nic actually picked this faucet out originally and I wasn’t totally sold so we ended up buying a plain ole one. The next day I had serious regrets and frantically called him from work telling him he was right and we needed the industrial style faucet immediately and to return the other one. I’m so dramatic.

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We ended up using matte black pulls for all of our cabinets and I am so pleased with how they turned out. I promise I’ll get decent pictures of everything one day but today is not that day. For now, you get a stock photo from Lowe’s. You’re welcome.

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DECOR INSPIRATION

I can’t believe we are actually shopping for furniture! When I moved in with Nic he still had all of his furniture from his bachelor days (aka all brown everything). I tried to put my spin on it and lighten it up, but you can only do so much. Now that we are preparing to move we are starting over with all new furniture and my brain is on overload with options. Where do you guys like to shop for furniture? Give me all your secrets!

Cozy is the name of the game here. I want everything to feel homey. Lots of grey¬†and white with touches of rustic and modern. I know that sounds like it’s all over the place but it makes sense in my head. Most things only make sense in my head; trying to explain to Nic what I want everything to look like has been interesting, to say the least.

 

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Source: One Kings Lane

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