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Friday Favorite: tartan and pheasant feathers

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There’s an art to holiday decorating.

In no way have I mastered it, but those that have know that the trick lies in being both current and classic. It needs to have a freshness to it, but still look timeless.

Two elements that I think can be used in a new way, but still carry a sense of history, are tartan and pheasant feathers.

Here are a few of my favorite looks:

From James Farmer

From James Farmer

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Throwing a Party

Keep some elements consistent, but vary your heights.

Keep some elements consistent, but vary your heights.

I had the privilege of styling a party for someone that is not related to me! It was quite an honor to be asked by a family that I not only love, but that I hold in high esteem.  Ms. Holly and my girlfriend Heidi are a mother-daughter team that are not only smart, but beautiful.  I wanted to make sure their event, Ethan and Lindsay’s Rehearsal Dinner, was exactly what they envisioned.  Continue reading

Fall Tablescapes

 

A touch of sparkle contrasts with rustic touches and buffalo check table runners.

A touch of sparkle contrasts with rustic touches and buffalo check table runners.

Decorations for fall are often displayed longer than Christmas decor. Usually debuting in our homes near the end of September, they take center stage on our tables and porches through the Thursday of Thanksgiving. Continue reading

Friday Favorite: the Pumpkin Chai Candle from NEST

NEST's Pumpkin Chai candle is a limited edition.

NEST’s Pumpkin Chai candle is a limited edition.

Fitzgerald said, “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” Even though the temperatures in the South can not yet be described as “crisp,” they are falling, pumpkins are appearing on porches, and autumn wreaths are being hung. Continue reading

Friday Favorite: Oriental Rugs in the Kitchen

I love the contrast an oriental rug adds to a kitchen. From www.homebunch.com

I love the contrast an oriental rug adds to a kitchen. From www.homebunch.com

I’m currently on the hunt for an Oriental or Persian rug for our kitchen. I LOVE the warmth they bring to kitchens.

Kitchens, with their chrome appliances, shiny tiles, and slick countertops can sometimes seem too cold to me and so unlike the other parts of the home.  With fall approaching, I find myself being drawn more and more to elements of warmth and the addition of an antique or Persian rug to the kitchen seems like the perfect touch. It creates contrast, and contrasts are what create interest.

Here are some of my favorite looks and sources:

Favorite Sources of Inspirations:

Camille Styles
Peppermint Bliss
The Peak of Chic

Let the hunt continue.

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Friday Favorite: Fall & Horchow

Inspiration from Horchow's website. This can easily be recreated by you!

Inspiration from Horchow’s website. This can easily be recreated by you!

 

 

 “‘I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. It would be terrible if we just skipped from September to November, wouldn’t it? Look at these maple branches. Don’t they give you a thrill–several thrills? I’m going to decorate my room with them.” Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery

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