the Art of Simple

4th of July Centerpiece

Laura GranberryComment
photo: Michael Granberry

photo: Michael Granberry

Welcome to the debut Journal entry in our brand new weekly series #tipsbylaura! Many of you know that The Art of Simple's co-owner Laura Granberry is a design and stylist extraordinaire, so in the spirit of one of her favorite holidays she's whipped up the ultimate 4th of July centerpiece. The best part (besides its adorableness)? It's an easy and functional centerpiece! After you and your guests enjoy the visual over cocktails, BBQ and watermelon, the evening celebration kick into festive gear when everyone gets to share in on the fireworks fun!


  • 2 medium Azure milk glass cake plates (from AOS) $55 each
  • 1 large Azure milk glass cake plate (from AOS) $85
  • Stoneware bowls - large and small (from AOS) $8 and $10
  • Small american flags (from AOS) $1each
  • Seafoam bei tumbler (from AOS) $15
  • Collection of fireworks (from Publix)

{all items except the collection of fireworks available for purchase at the Art of Simple} 

Cheers and Happy 4th, y'all!


Laura GranberryComment

Tis the Season to be MERRY. Make sure your home is stocked and ready for the annual holiday cocktail party. Our favorite bar items are a must for the perfect bar cart:

  • Stainless Steel Martini Glasses (keep them in the freezer until you are ready to serve)
  • A Juicer to create the freshest cocktail ingredients
  • Fun party glasses … because they are FUN!
  • Whiskey Rocks to keep your favorite spirit cold but never water downed
  • Have a favorite Pinot Gris but it never stays cold in your glass? Wine Pearls are a must.
  • Did someone say "Tequila"!? Our Soapstone Shooter Set with with caddy is the perfect way to served chilled shooters.



Laura GranberryComment

Our favorite time of year at the beach is Fall! The weather cools down, the gulf is amazing, you can get into Seaside and shop without the crowds AND the colors around you become magical. Let's discuss the color YELLOW … what a happy and alive color.

We were inspired with the various shades of fall's yellow and paired some of our contempory and antique yellow accessories with Cheryl Troxel's painting and a great vintage file cabinet. Love the mix of textures.