Sunday, November 23, 2014

Well Set: Entertaining in Style with Home for the Holidays

The Atlanta Homes & Lifestyle. Home for the Holidays 
Show House opened this past week. This years house was 
a new home in the Buckhead area of Atlanta, Ga. 

I am going to share some links to blogs about the house, for
you to enjoy, at the end of this post.  But I always enjoy seeing how
the designers at some of Atlanta's wonderful home stores 
set their holiday tables. 

Boxwood Gardens  and Gifts set a rustic table, but
dresses it up with a touch of fur on the table skirt. 

Nandina Home & Design does a classical red and silver 
table setting, but they include some holiday ornaments
to draw your eye up!

I don't usually think of candy canes as being formal, 
But Parties to Die For, uses them to create a 
very elegant table.

The Mercantile does modern with an oriental twist for their holiday table. 
I love how they used the colors in the artwork for their table scheme.

Interior Philosophy set up a beverage table with a 
winter wonderland theme. 

What does the Fox say?  Charles Willis knows! 

Christmas in Paris decked out in silver and gold.
Huff Harrington Home shares their love of all things
French for the holidays.

I know you are ready to see the Home for the Holidays show house.
So click on the links below and 
(The show house is open through December 7th)

source: Debbie Jacobs Designs, The Ace of Space, Things that Inspire, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyle

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Much to learn about interior design in Turkey!

It is a cold. cloudy day in Northeast Georgia. It seems like it would
be a good time to remember back to this summer and a warm 81 
degrees and a sunny day in Turkey.

Our first stop was the house of the Virgin Mary.This is on Mt. Koressos. 
It is believed that this was where the Virgin Mary spent her last days.
The waters here, that flow from the Fountain of Our Lady, are believed 
to be holy waters and able to heal and cure the sick.

Our next stop was the Ancient City of Ephesus. This is 
Turkey's most significant excavation site. 

These are the public baths in the arena. Modesty 
was not a word/feeling they used. It was said
that a band played, so as to drowned out any 
 unpleasant sound effects! 

(working on the restoration)

We next visited the Terrace Houses for the very rich.
It was fascinating to see that they had created hot and
cold running water and used mosaics to decorate the
floors and walls of their homes.
More about the terrace homes HERE

After we left the terrace houses we went into the market 
place to shop. I love their sign - truth in advertising!

(Weaver working on the loom)

(Where the silk is removed from the cocoons)

(Bright patterns and colors)

(This one came back to the states)

Our lunch was in Kusadasi and was a meal of all local food items.
Next to where we dined was an rug vendor. We had a 
tour there and one of our ladies came home with
a beautiful runner. 

That was our visit in Turkey and we will be moving on to 
Santorini and Athens for our next stop! 
Back soon! 

source: photos - Debbie Jacobs