Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Berries and Branches Holiday Home Tour Highlights Part Two


Jackie Hubbard and I were very lucky to have had the opportunity to work on this house with several other creative people. The house itself is lovely and has a beautiful view.  I wasn’t going to do the tour this year but when I saw the house I said let me call Jackie.  If she agrees I am in!  The homeowner’s couldn’t have been nicer so it was a pleasure.
Jackie and I decided to do the kitchen, family room, breakfast room and formal dining room  as they are all connected. 
Keep in mind both Jackie and I do a “little more” shall I say “decorating” than we would normally do for this event.  The idea is to give the attendees ideas that they can take home and use in their own d├ęcor.  This event has become known for a little more glitz than is our style so we have to “up our game” to what is expected.
We loved the owner’s dining room.  When she bought the house the mirrored wall was there and she wasn’t sure she liked it.  She decided to keep it and we love the ambiance it creates.


She has a huge handmade table that is surrounded by Parsons chairs and unexpectedly a bench on one side that she found at  the Alameda Flea Market. 
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We loved the affect.  We embellished the pretty bench with the wonderful caramel ombre fur throw and pillow from Pottery Barn you can buy here   .http://www.potterybarn.com/search/results.html?words=faux%20fur&cm_sp=OnsiteSearch-_-GlobalNav-_-Button&cm_type=OnsiteSearch&type-ahead-viewset=ecom

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The faux fur placemats are also from Pottery Barn as are the chargers. The Chargers are on sale for $10 right now.  I was really tempted to purchase twelve of those chargers for myself but I held off!! The white plates are from Anthropologie.  The pewter is from my own collection. The little picture frame nametags are from Beverly’s.  Each place setting was highlighted by one of Trish Banner’s beautiful monogrammed napkin and an antique brooch. That is John Robshaw for Duralee’s Chun fabric under the napkin (one of my favorites).
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The burlap trees are fro World Market.  The silver twig trees from Target. The wonderful pine cones that hang from the back chairs are from Beverly’s. The Santa is from my collection.
These wonderful wreaths came from World Market.  They  had a bit of white sparkle that we removed and they look great with the trees on the table.
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This is the tree that Jackie and I did in the family room.  We found this great grainsack ribbon at Michael’s and combined it with plaid for the theme in this area.  The tree is embellished with black and white grain sack ribbon, eucalyptus, silver and red ornaments, wood block prints and corrugated metal framed family photos.

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The owner had these pretty shutters on either side of the mirror
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We dressed them with swags of pomegranates , eucalyptus, fresh greens and plaid ribbon

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The fireplace was decked out with my daughter’s antique pack basket filled with greens and faux red berries.
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We added some of Pottery Barn’s fun Christmas pillows to their sectional.  Didn’t PB have great Christmas pillows this year?
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We layered the Pottery Barn Blake Plaid napkins and tablecloth with some old grain sacks belonging to the owner over a burlap tablecloth in the breakfast nook.
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We created this crazy montage on the huge island

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The owner’s have one of the most clever laundry rooms I have ever seen. They have two adorable dogs.  Each has their own built in dog bed. Debby & Melody  created wreaths for each “cabin”.  I apologize for the poor pictures.
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Debby Meeks and Melody Young did this pretty mantel in the living room

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And this clever vignette in the entry












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Melody created the Pine Cone Frame around the owner’s cow painting in the guest cottage.  This was one of my favorites…so clever!
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She designed this cute “B” tree for the bedroom in the guest house as well
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Jill Ray set the outside table with her “famous” pheasant
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This is the view of the patio from the guest cottage.
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I hope you enjoyed the tour.  There were so many clever ideas this year I could not begin to cover them all. Come back on Friday for a little holiday giveaway!!

20 comments:

  1. Okay gals when will you be over? THis is absolutely gorgeous you did such a tremendous job! THe home looks fabulous to begin with too, my style exterior as well.Big pat the back to all of you, K

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  2. Cindy, I just wrote about another home tour, so fun to see yours! Loved this! Amazing ideas and fun here! Love the tables. Great ideas with the Pottery Barn items and the pillows too. Love the touches of faux fur, pinecones, and wicker. It's all so inspiring and I'm going to pin many of these. This is my kind of holiday decor, with the natural elements! Wish I could have you come do this to my home! x Kim

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  3. Hi, Cindy - Happy December! I hope your Thanksgiving was filled with warmth, hearty food and lots of loved ones. You and Jackie did an incredible job - beautifully layered! And festive!! Thanks for sharing so many of your sources - that's very generous. Cheers~

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  4. Cindy, I LOVE all of it. It will take me a long long time to completely absorb all the details. Beautiful and Festive as Loi said. I really love what you guys did and you know me...I don't love too much anymore. Good job and Happy Holidays !!!

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  5. How long did it take you to do this, from start to finish?
    I really would like to know.

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  6. Cindy there's so much to love here but you guys did a fantastic job on that lush table and beautiful Christmas tree. What creative touches, especially love the corrugated metal family photos. It looks like you guys are a great team wish you could come over and do my house. :)

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  7. It is all so beautiful but I am drooling over the outside table with the pheasant! Great ideas all around!

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    1. Marsha

      Jill used that pheasant in the house we did last year and we loved it!! I would love to steal him!

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  8. This is over the top gorgeous. That dining room table! I like how you and Jackie added some red in your designs.

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    1. Thank you so much Jennifer!! We forget about red sometimes, don't we?!!

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  9. Cindy,
    What a great job you and your friend have done. I loved every single vignette. The house looks to be a really great house too. Congratulations.
    Karen

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    1. Hi Karen

      I am very lucky to have Jackie as a partner in this venture and to be surrounded by a group of very talented ladies!!

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  10. A beautiful richness to a earthy feel. This home was honored to have you I am sure.
    It looks so amazing.
    Love the mantel, the clock for the O adds a bit of whimsy.

    Xoxo
    Dore

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  11. Oh wow! You ladies did a fantastic job here! LOVE those faux fur place mats. I've never seen them before .. what a fun idea for a winter table. xxL

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  12. NO wonder YOU NEVER make it to the FALL ANTIQUE SHOW..................!!!!
    GOOD JOB!

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  13. Gorgeous!!! You did an amazing job! I love every detail!
    xo. Leslie
    Segreto Finishes

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  14. Cindy...it came out gorgeous! You ladies did an amazing job..

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  15. OMG, Cindy. You two make an awesome team! Love all the layering.

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  16. It looks amazing, Cindy. I can't get over the outdoor table and the mantles…amazing!!

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