Editor's note: Today I am wearing AG jeans, an Anthropology sweater, an Ann Taylor top, and Michael Kors flats.
Happy Thursday! Was Thanksgiving really a week ago? These past 7 days have flown by- and we will turn around to find Christmas Day here before we know it! Oh boy- so much to do! Decorate- wrap- wrap- wrap & ship! Then on to cooking. Such a busy and wonderful time of the year. I have much to accomplish in my Design World to get my client’s homes ready to receive guests and family. I love to hear the comments after a party or family gathering after I have completed a project. Warms my heart and makes all of my planning and designing worthwhile.
Today’s article comes from the new issue of Traditional Home. Designer Tobi Fairley- such a talented designer- decorates her home with as much panache as she does her panache fabrics. I have had the pleasure of meeting her, and I love her fabrics! Her attention to all of the details in planning Christmas brought tears to my eyes because it is how I have always treated Christmas. I use serving pieces and silver that belonged to my great grandmother and recipes handed down. I cook for 2 days to prepare, and I think there would be “muting on the Bounty” if I varied from my menu. This home is stunning and full of love. Enjoy and have a fabulous Thursday.
A close-up of the fabulous decor located on the entry table. Love that agate box paired with bright fresh tulips.
(My assistant, Mackenzie, used to represent the manufacturer of this pink agate box. They are fabulous accent pieces!)
Who would not be happy walking into this vibrant home??? The explosion of pink on the Christmas tree on the entry and the packages just says HAPPY! I love the black and white marble flooring and the wallpaper from Cole & Son. The whispy garland and dripping red berries are beautiful.
Another view of the entry hall looking into the dining room. The large scale floral wallpaper in the dining room coming off of the geometric in the entry is a wonderful contrast. The yellow lamps against the wallpaper and bold pink chairs add such a pop!
Such a lovely blue and white story in the living room. I love the cream secretary in the corner topped with the collection of blue and white porcelain. The touches of lavender in the lamp shades and in the large vase is soothing against the blue.
A “moment” in the entry with this stunning chest. I love how full Tobi decorates with her accessories, flowers, and stacked art.
A full view of the dining room- oh so stunning. The bold yellow draperies with the Greek key trim are so beautiful against the Clarke & Clarke wallpaper. The pink velvet chairs are lush. I want to go to this dinner- there are presents at every seat! What a great idea!
Happy family! The traditions that Tobi brings to the holidays passed down from her mother are now being passed to her daughter Ellison. I think my traditions will carry with both of my children when I pass the torch someday.
What a story book house! So my style!
Such a lovely blue color in the kitchen. Tobi said there are so many white kitchens out there that she wanted a different take. The paint color by C2 Paint is called “Slinky”. The counter tops are Dekton by Cosentino- a very durable surface. I love the vented hood…almost jewelry to the room.
The kitchen floor from Daltile is a glass tile-it looks like it has been there for decades. I love the oval window in the door leading to the breakfast table. The bubble chandelier is so happy!
Ellison’s room- how darling! What a sophisticated young lady choosing her color scheme of turquoise and cobalt blue. I think it goes with the territory of being a child of a designer., My kids notice everything and have distinctive ideas. Harrison asked me if the thread count on his college sheets were the same as home-NO! Can’t believe he noticed and knew what thread count meant! This bedroom is happy and so appropriate for a “young lady”. The tree used to have monkeys on it at Christmas-now is more grown up”. Way to go Momma---letting things evolve the way they are supposed to. I love the striped ceiling!!!
"Life in Color" article featured in Traditional Home December/January 2017 Issue
Written by Sally Finder Weepie
Photography by Nancy Nolan
I'm all for this!
I kept is simple and healthy for dinner last night with roasted chicken and steamed broccoli.