Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Designing Tables for Thanksgiving!

"Thanksgiving is the holiday of peace, the celebration of work and the simple life...a true folk-festival that speaks the poetry of the turn of the seasons, the beauty of seedtime and harvest, the ripe product of the year and the deep, deep connection of all these things with God."

It is one of those magical times when family and friends gather together. We celebrate our time together and our many blessings. We set our tables with heirloom china and crystal. Come join me as we take a look at some beautiful ideas for your special holiday table.





Southern Living

Southern Living

House Beautiful
House Beuatiful
Kids Table HGTV


What we're really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving? 
~Erma Bombeck

May you have a very special Thanksgiving Holiday at your house!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Choose a seat!

My late dear mother in law, Louise, had a saying she loved to use whenever a friend stated a preference for something. "Whatever blows your skirt up!"

First click on the title of this post Choose a Seat.This will take you to the full blog page. I don't know why the blogs want to short change the readers. If you don't go on the internet to read a blog post, you are missing  out on so much! Now scroll down and take a look at 18 of the new chair styles from the Fall furniture market. At the end of the post you will find a place to post a comment. You do not have to use your complete name! So be sure and comment and let me know which chair "blows your skirt up!"

Christopher Guy Chair

Century Chair and ottoman

Dorya Chair

Global View Chair

Greta Chair for Lexington Furniture

Hickory Chair

Ixat Chair for Lexington Furniture

Lane Venture Chair and ottomans

Norwalk Furniture

Pearson Furniture

Hickory Chair

Tara Shaw mid century Chair

Bee's Knees by Carcola

Star International

CR Laine

Sam Moore

Taylor King

American Leather

If you want to know my favorite new chair introduction, it would have to be
the Bee's Knees!

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Interior Design Highlights from Fall 2011 High Point Market

The last two weeks have been a very busy time. We took a play break to head down to Saint Simons Island, Georgia to celebrate the border war, known as the worlds largest cocktail party! I am referring to the yearly battle in Jacksonville, Florida between the Georgia Bulldogs and the University of Florida Gators. It was a time of celebration on the island, since Georgia was victorious!

Then it was back to work and design time. I am a member of a wonderful organization for designers, the Atlanta Designers' Network. At our meeting on Tuesday we talked about the Fall High Point Market and all the wonderful new products and styles for us designers and our clients to lust over.

The blog world was also humming the past week with new post telling about market and buzz words/phrases that told us where the Fall 2011 trends were heading. What was being "talked about" were:
  • Gray is the new Beige
  • Glamour is back!
  • Green as in "Sustainable" (using reclaimed woods)
  • Peacocks in all motifs
  • Undeniably Modern
  • Equestrian
  • Upholstery Details (pleats, nail heads)
  • Metallics including a burnished brass
  • Intense hues of color - Orange, Turquoise, Lime Green, Purple
DRUM ROLL PLEASE~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Be sure and post on my blog, what new trend you think will be around for awhile!

Remember on the East Coast it is time to change our clocks this Sunday (November 6th)