Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Gorgeous Darling!

I can't really say anything about these images except that they are perfectly beautiful.

(Pictures from Martha)

Monday, December 21, 2009

The NEW Red and Green

Here's a little modern for your Christmas color...

(Pictures from House Beautiful)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Color of Christmas: SILVER

d gold's metallic companion: SILVER. Beware of combining these two in interiors. I would advise one or the other for the best visual impact. With metals, you want to stick to similar surrounding finishes, especially in bathrooms where you have light fixtures, plumbing fixtures, and cabinet hardware. Ok, so now that you've gotten your factoid for today (which you may have already known) enjoy the beautiful pictures below...

(Pictures from Martha Stewart, Coastal Living, and Country Living)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Colors of Christmas: GOLD

You may be wondering why I'm not choosing the obvious companion to red (GREEN)? Well, it's because the green I think of at Christmas is more of a hunter green like a Christmas tree, and quite frankly, all the green interior pictures I can find are either a shade of lime or sage. So we are skipping to the metallics and memories of the song we all listened to growing up by Burl Ives from the Rudolph movie, "Silver and Gold".
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bj5pQMkQqKM) Ok, totally dorking out! Back to what this post is about- the images, enjoy!


(Pictures from Martha Stewart and Country Living)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Colors of Christmas: RED

Here's a few photos to get you in the mood for Christmas... I'm starting with RED because it's the first color I think of for the holidays.

(Elle Decor)

(House Beautiful)

(Martha Stewart)

(Martha Stewart)

(Dwellings and Decor blog)

Thursday, December 10, 2009


Remember one of my previous posts about the top items to invest in for your home? Well if not, one of them was classic white china. The reason is because it's so versatile and it never goes out of style! Here are some creative ways to add color and texture to an otherwise boring white plate... As you can see, you can change your glassware, table linens, chargers and accent plates and bowls, napkin rings, flatware and centerpieces.

Photos courtesy of House Beautiful

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Hallmark project

Recently, I had the privalege of helping my boss with the design of her family's vacation home near Winter Park, Co. My husband and I were blessed with the opportunity to go and help her with the styling and photography. Merrick did such a great job of capturing the warmth and beautiful setting of this house! We also got to ski and visit with friends while we were there, so it was an added bonus to the trip. You can check out more of my boss's work on her website.

Front exterior at dusk

Front exterior at dawn

Back exterior- I love the group of chairs and the moon in the background!

Great Room- I love how the orange really warms up the room and is complimentary to the blue mountains outdoors.


I like the beadboard backsplashes in the cabinets on either side of the refrigerator

I think this shot is so cute with the chicken soap!

Activity Room- the custom pool table was amazing- wood log base and horeshoes around the corner ball baskets.

Bunk Room- so cozy! The handles are made from recycled ski cables-thanks to Sue Steffen for that idea!

Master Bedroom

Master Bathroom

Gallery Vignette- I love the soft hide chair and the wood and iron textures together.