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{Part Two} The 2010 Home For The Holidays Dining Room

24 Dec

Yesterday I posted details on the lounge are in the Home For The Holidays Dining Room. So today, I wanted to share the details of the actual dining area and it’s Christmas decorations.

The dining table was the most challenging piece for me to finalize in the room. The two tables that I had my eye on were the only models in the showroom so I was not able to bring them down to the Holiday House. BUT, the sweet guys at The Platt Collections made it happen.  This Vintage Collection table screams Hollywood Glam and I was jumping up and down when they called to tell me that I could use it!!

The table scape was a piece of art in itself. Terry placed three stainless vases along the center of the table and filled them with pheasant feathers and three colors of the beautiful glitter “astroid” flowers. I loved the way they fell from the vase creating a whispy feel.

He also placed multiple sizes of resin horns along the length of the table and filled them with the green and aubergine ornaments, glitter astroids and other metallic pieces to tie everything together.

Since the table had a glass top, the black and white  Hyperion graphic rug anchored the area and I loved the way the pattern popped through the glass. When walking around the second and third levels of the Trade Mart, the pattern of the rug looked beautiful.  I selected this indoor/outdoor rug from The Rug Market and since they did not have the 8×10 available, I placed two 5×8 rugs together. I think it turned out perfectly and even created a larger anchor for the table.

The Alyce Side Chairs from The Platt Collections are stunning and were perfect for the Vintage Table but they were the only ones in the showroom.  I asked  Global Views for these Marilyn Leather Chairs and they came through for me again!  The ivory leather and dark espresso finish looked beautiful in the room and the nail head detail brought in a masculine touch.

I must have spent two weeks looking for the perfect chandelier to go above the dining table.  I found a few that I loved but the same issue of it being the only piece in the showroom kept me from finding a piece.  The girls over at Cyan design hooked me up with the brand new Jellyfish Chandelier. I was once again jumping up and down and couldn’t believe that I was able to snag such a unique piece.

The black silk drum shade has a silver metallic lining and the clear Murano Glass tentacles are absolutely beautiful!

To finish off the space and balance out the other end of the room,  Terry brought in two tall Christmas trees and placed them in aluminum urns for a chic and glamourous look.  He stuffed the trees with green, aubergine, white and silver ornaments in sets of three and in singles.  Just when I thought we couldn’t add anything else to the tree, Terry brought out more flocked ornaments, glitter astroids like the ones on the table and glitter evergreen sprigs to create movement around the tree.

The room also needed something bold and graphic to complete the end corners and balance out the Christmas trees. These black octagonal mirrors look beautiful in a grouping, we stacked three of them next to each tree.

I HOPE YOU HAVE ALL ENJOYED THE 2010 CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE SERIOUS ON THE BLOG! I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHAT EVERYONE COMES UP WITH NEXT YEAR. I HAVE BEEN INSPIRED TO MAKE MORE OF AN EFFORT TO DRESS UP MY HOUSE NEXT YEAR!  MERRY CHRISTMAS! – ABBE

Home Away From Home: Living With Options

23 Nov

I recently finished a Home Away From Home project with two color options for the living room. It’s always nice to show a client how versatile their existing pieces can be with just a few simple changes.  This living room has dark espresso wood floors, a fresh coat of soft blue paint on the walls and a fabulous creme sofa to anchor the space.  Here are the additions we suggested!

COLOR OPTION #1:  GREEN & TEAL

With such simple basics in place, adding a pop of color and pattern will bring the room into the eclectic chic feel my client is after.  The silk drapes bring in a touch of sophistication while the warmer green hue is fun and a great accent against the blue walls.  By using pillows and x-benches to bring in more of the green and teal accent color, this room screams chic!

Drapes

Media Console

Coffee Table

Rug

Accent Chairs

Another accent chair option.

Green Accent Pillows |  Teal Accent Pillows |  Patterned Pillow

X-Benches

Mirror

Side Tables

COLOR OPTION #2:  BLUE & YELLOW

If a softer look & feel is what my client is more comfortable with, this palette is going to be the best choice.  By using an eclectic patterned drape, we are able to set the stage for the blue and yellow accents.  When we change out the rug with something more simple but still graphic, the overall feel stays eclectic.  I love mixing patterns in a room, it keeps you eye moving.  And by keeping the pattern similar in color, they will relate well to each other.

Drapes In Boteh Jade:  I love the fact that we can do the drapes or roman shade.  I also like the white with blue accent roman shade mixed with the drapes.

Rug

X-Bench

Blue Accent Pillow |  Zig Zag Accent Pillow |  Yellow Accent Pillow

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Home Away From Home – Hollywood Regency

9 Nov