Wednesday, November 28, 2012

I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas and A Giveaway!!

 

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White Christmas

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I adore the inclusion of vintage photographs in this sweet, elegant Christmas mantle decor display. #Christmas #decor #decorations #mantle #holidays #green #trees #white #fireplace   I love this , but not with 4 dogs in the house

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white Christmas

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I made six of these little  wreaths for the Berries and Branches Holiday Tour here

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So many of you asked about them I decided to do a giveaway.  They are suspended on sage double faced ribbon.  We pinned them with upholstery pins to the chairs.  They could be tied if you have wood chairs.  I will change the names to those of your choosing or send you the font so you can do them yourselves. They are made of dried and faux greens so they can be used over and over. The neutral colors would be suitable for New Years as well.

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All you have to do is leave a comment and become a follower to enter. The winner will be chosen at random on December 5th. I will mail all six of them out USPS priority mail immediately so you can use them for a holiday party

Good Luck!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

After Post

We had much to be thankful for Thanksgiving Day…

 

                                                                          Beautiful Fall Blooms

 

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…. darling little ones

 

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An absolutely perfect Central Coast Fall Day!!

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And Beau

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…made a new friend!!

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I hope you all had a wonderful day with your families and friends!

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

 

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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!!