Saturday, November 17, 2012

Berries and Branches Holiday Home Tour

Every year I participate in a local Holiday Tour that benefits the local hospital.  This year the proceeds from the tour will provide Phototherapy Equipment and Radiant Warmers for the Neo-natal and Pediatric Care Units.  In years past I have decorated a room or a tree but this year one of my clients’ homes was selected. I had been working with her for the last year on her home.  She does wonderful floral design and has amazing taste so we decided that the two of us along with an amazingly creative group of helpers would do it ourselves.  We had two days before it was photographed for a local magazine so we couldn’t have completed it without our amazing team!

 

 

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My client had the lovely sofa’s and chairs and the art. We added new pillows, curtains, shades, the Restoration Hardware chair, the bench, and the side table from Crate and Barrel. I posted about it here http://roughluxeperspective.blogspot.com/2012/05/cheap-chic-side-tables-under-230.html My client knows what she likes and is not afraid to mix the high and low. She has some beautiful family pieces that we incorporated into the design.

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photo via Catherine Goldman

 

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photo via catherine goldman

The living room tree was decorated with my mercury glass ornaments and we added some pine cone ornaments from Walmart (yep you heard me right!) and some others borrowed from another creative friend!

 

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The former fireplace was dated and uninteresting.  Hattersley Construction redid the fireplace working with the original ….and added the stone surround and mantle.

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The mantle is decorated with magnolia, spruce, and fresh apples

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I found these fabulous shutters at Crawford’s Warehouse in Santa Cruz.  We added the sconces from Arteriors (The Lisa Luby Ryan Collection).  My client had the great tassels. 

 

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Another member of our magnificent team created this vignette in my clients cupboard

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photo via catherine goldman

We purchased all new furnishings for the kitchen family room area this past year.  My client kept the existing cabinetry.  Fortunately she had the design sense years ago to not paint them or stain them a horrible color.  Hence they remain fairly current. On the fireplace my faux bois pots filled with mini cypress, more greens, pinecones, and sticks!

 

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Stockings on the fireplace were made by Katie Baker.  We added vintage brooches and buttons for interest.

 

 

 

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The kitchen table was decorated with my client’s dishes from a local artisan, horn napkin rings from World Market, and Pottery Barn Chargers. 

 

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A shot of the kitchen island with pottery Barn Lanterns and my Belsnickel Collection.

 

The dining room had a land and sea theme.  We incorporated shells, antlers, fresh greens and and added a little sparkle!

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The Cloche with my vintage sheep is from World MarketWe added Rosemary Topiaries and Mercury Glass Candlesticks form Pottery Barn.  The Mercury Glass Bottles on the Console are from World Market. 

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We set the table with my clients wonderful family silver, linens and glass,  and added my daughter in law’s Arte Italia Dinnerware.  The pewter chargers are from Williams Sonoma

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I made tiny wreaths out of grapevine, greens and mini pinecones to mark each seat

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This vignette was designed by members of our team.  Isn’t it great?!!

 

The upstairs office housed an out of date sofa.  We had our fabulous upholsterer Fred (Ace Upholstery) recover it in this  fabulous Malabar Stripe.  We had him make the back pillows larger and added the bolster pillows  at each arm to heighten and beef up the dated sofa.  My client also had the darling  little upholstered chairs that we recovered.  She found the fabulous “shutters”, and the vintage golf photos, and we replaced the old carpet with seagrass. The tables are from World Market.

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The office tree was decorated with these wonderful balls that my client found at Beverly’s, twig reindeer, red berries and nests with quail eggs.

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photo via catherine goldman

Our team wrapped all of the lovely packages and added all of the finishing touches around the house.

 

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photo via catherine goldman

In my client’s beautiful master bathroom the lone decoration was this crazy lady I came up with.

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Rain was forecast for the tour so we kept the outside decor to a minimum

 

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I hope you enjoyed the tour.  In my next post I will post some pictures of one of the other homes on the tour.  Many thanks to our amazing team of creative volunteers Deirdre, Jill, Pat, Judy, Kathy & Lauren.  You made our work easy!!

18 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, you all went all out!! But in a very sophisticated and organic holiday style. I love what you did on top of the lantern in the dining room. Also, I love the scale of the pair of faux bois pots w/ the mini cypress trees. Divine.
    Cindy, have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!
    Very best,
    Loi

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  2. Lovely photos and some gorgeous inspiration here:)
    ~Anne

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  3. Absolutely wonderful...every single thing. I really look forward to decorating this year so thank you for all of the great inspiration!

    xx kelley

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  4. Oh, Cindy, where to begin? First, I have to say, having had a preemie who spent six weeks in a neo-natal intensive care unit in Florida where we were vacationing when she was born, I love this charity. On to the house and decorating...you are a genius. I love the color palette you have worked with, there are so many elements I would use (the shutters, the Arteriors sconce, I have the same PB lanterns and I see antlers) and you slayed me with the fur blanket on the outdoor chaises. I have to take a deep breath now.
    xoxo,
    Phyllis

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  5. I have been reading your blog (in secret) for awhile. You are so talented. I love what you have done to embellish this home. It is so beautiful but simple.

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  6. Cindy, This is absolutely gorgeous as well as cozy. I love how you decorated with almost all natural elements! Very inspiring. Wish you could come to my home! I don't know where this is at, but the view is so amazing. They are very fortunate.

    Love it all!
    Kim

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  7. How beautiful and so many great ideas to copy!! x Sharon

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  8. everything looks great.
    i just love the dining chairs.

    happy bird day!
    xox

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  9. Girl....you out did your self! It looks fantastic.....

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  10. The whole house looks so amazing! I love that it is very elegant, but still has woodsy touches that are so nice at Christmas time!

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    1. Thank you so much Lisa and thank you for introducing me to your lovely blog!

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  11. Absolutely fabulous!! I am so glad that I found this blog!!! yay!!!

    love so many things on here!

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and the kind comments!

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  12. oh my!!!
    your clients home is stunning and even more so with your holiday splendor!
    and i happen to adore your 'crazy lady'. those faux bois urns look like the ones made by my friend richard. if you need the source, let me know
    cheers
    debra

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  13. Gorgeous Pictures!! You have inspired me to start decorating around my home!!! I have been trying to find Christmas inspiration and I found it.. Thanks..xoxo Marissa

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  14. I love it all–especially the 'Lady.'
    xo, Lissy

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  15. Absolutely lovely! A great mix of neutrals and rich, earthy color. Love your style.

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