This time of year is certainly a busy one for all of us. As an interior designer at this time of year I tend to do a lot of holiday staging for my clients. For some it is primping the house with holiday decorations and for others setting elaborate table decorations for parties they are having. I love this time of year! Each and
every client has a totally different aesthetic for Christmas, we all tend to have our traditions and special things that have special memories for us around the holidays. I love to incorporate all of their things but maybe
bring a new twist to what they have.
I have never been a traditionalist when it comes to holiday decorating, as a matter a fact I tend to use very
little red anywhere in the house. Bright Chartreuse greens and turquoise are more my thing....
after picking the images for this post I realized that there is not one photo with red. I also like
to change it up every year, although I may use many of the same things I will move them around the house
and incorporate them in a different way from year to year.
So are you a Traditionalist or a non Traditionalist?
I absolutely love this vignette. Ingenious, painting a canvas with black and white
stripes, it is graphic, quick and easy but has a big impact!
Here is another fun one, crips and clean, love it.
Here is someone else who loves the turquoise!
Magnolia leaves are one of my all time favorites, I tend to use them a lot during the holidays.
So pretty, the shell filled to the brim is fabulous, and the glass glitter trees are perfect!
This pot is so simple an artificial wreath topped with a strand of silver ball garland
and one large silver ball in the middle, big impact without knocking yourself out!
I am one of those classic gals, that loves quality basics, but jewelry, handbags and shoes can totally take
it up a notch and make it my own. I have been coveting the Rachel Zoe Jewelry collection for some time.
Her pieces have a bit of art deco inspiration. You can tell that each and every piece will become that piece that you just go to time and time again. The pieces are classic, timeless yet have a trendy feel about them.
What I like is that in 10 years each piece will still be a show stopper and be that go to piece in your jewelry wardrobe. I think the key is to create a JEWELRY WARDROBE if you will.
When you see a great piece add it to the collection and after a few years you will have a wardrobe built of gorgeous pieces that you will wear time and time again. For me I see the Rachel Zoe collection as being a great asset to anyones jewelry collection as each and every piece can be worn with almost anything.
A few of these will be on my Christmas list this year for sure!
As of lately my eye has so been drawn to gold accents in home interiors. There is something so luxurious with the touch of gold. From the fabulous brass animals that have made a reappearance to brass faucets and light fixtures, it is really appealing to me.
How gorgeous is the gold and black Le Corneau stove, that is a dream stove!
I am really loving the Annie Selke fretwork style brass table as well, hoping to use that in a clients home soon! If you are just looking for touches here and there what about the gold stapler and phone on your desk...works for me!
When I begin working with a new client, I always ask what the clients favorite colors are. I have found
that everyone has an innate color palette that appeals to them. Often times it is hard to go against the grain of moving a client into a palette that just doesn't appeal to them.
I have always felt it is chancy, yes I want to stretch my clients perspectives and tastes but on the other
hand it could be a complete nightmare if they hated it! I always err on the side of caution.
I came across this color palette chart and thought to myself so do people who like these colors have or aspire to have some of these traits? I am going to have to look a little further when working with my clients to see if these traits also apply to them based on the colors they like.