Editor's note: Today I am wearing a skirt from Vince, top from Ann Taylor, sweater from Marc Jacobs, and shoes by Manolo Blahnik.
Happy Wednesday! Our second Hump Day of the Christmas season. Soooo much to do…so little time! I found out yesterday that I will have a minor day surgery on Friday the 15th- that will surely put a new twist on my Christmas preparations. I will have to be extra “Kay organized”!! Christmas presents may be in gift bags this year instead of my big bowed splendor, but I think everyone will give me a pass. Tomorrow night I get to attend a [arty at Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams to announce the winners of the Inaugural Fort Worth Home Design Awards. I am up for Best Designer in the master bedroom category. So exciting!! I will let my readers know what happened on Friday! We are off today to Dallas to source items for a remodeled wine room, finishing touches on my January install, and inspect a cocktail table. Always love my Dallas days!
Today’s article is from the new issue of Traditional Home, which by the way is a fabulous issue!
What a stunning Veranda! The sofa and chair by Janus et Cie are one of my favorite in their line. I love how this room is like an outdoor living room complete with lamps and draperies! Perfect for entertaining.
Another view of this outstanding outdoor living room. Love, love the fact that she added a tree. This family is all abut entertaining-especially at Christmas.
Gorgeous living room with so many great details. First- the oval window above the doorway is so cool! The pair of bergere chairs upholstered in the Brunschwig & Fils "teal green" taffeta are so striking. The tuxedo sofas with their tall and understated arms are so sophisticated.
Stunning sitting on this concrete console.
Grass cloth is always a good answer-and this Donghia "Hamp II" in the silver is perfect for the dining room. Love the contemporary fabric on the LXVI dining chairs. The draperies are elegant. The chandelier that looks like a sea urchin has such sass!
The home owner Lisa loves to entertain and includes time honored traditions in all that she does. She repeats recipes, uses her fine bone china that belonged to her grandmother, and the sterling that her grandmother always used. I think this keeps the presence of the ones in heaven alive in the home. I am very fortunate to have a photographic memory. I can go back to my grandparent's home and see every accessory and piece in the home. It is very comforting when I miss them.
Chalk paint is so fun to add to any room. I love it used over this banquette in the breakfast area.
Stained southern pine is used in this bar area. So beautiful and the perfect backdrop for that oil!
Elegant master bedroom in every way! The chair newly upholstered in a Galbbraith & Paul fabric belonged to Lisa's grandmother. The custom headboard is done in a Mark Alexander fabric. Gorgeous!!!
"Sky Blue Heaven" article featured in Traditional Home November 2017 Issue
Written by Mara Boo
For dinner last night I had filet mignon with a vinagrette salad...yum!!
Such a great song!!