I was asked to review Christmas Card designs from a company called Minted.com and I have to tell you that I am just thrilled that they called.
It’s that time again! As I prepare to host my extended family for Thanksgiving and help several clients prepare for their gatherings I am making a long list and checking it more than twice.
Since so many families are scattered and only able to gather once during the holidays many are putting at least some of their Christmas decor up for Thanksgiving so that they feel like they were together with their loved ones at Christmas.
To me…. it’s just a good excuse to get going early and celebrate for two whole months! I love Thanksgiving and Christmas!!
How about you? Is that list getting started?
I hope to attempt this look. Thank you Pinterest.
Can you even believe it has already snowed in the SOUTH! I wish I had been in Highlands, N.C. this weekend.
Here we go, ready or not.
And even tho we’ve many places to go,
Let it snow.
Let it snow.
Let it snow.
Gotta run. See ya!
A fabric rep that a few of our staff members met with recently brought our attention to a fantastic line of new fabrics from designer Cindy Barganier. The fabrics from her line that we got most excited about were some artistic abstract prints that were created based on scenes inspired by Florida’s 30A area!
“The blues, turquoise and whites of sky, surf and beach combine with the vivid colors of amazing sunsets to create the palette,” she says.
Take a look at a handful of these fabrics…
To read more from Summerhouse go here.
All full house projects become my babies and a lot of hard work goes into the birth process. THIS one has been like septuplets… in a very good way. I had the opportunity to change the exterior; adding much of the stone on the lake side, redesigning the posts and corbels and designing the front door.
I had nothing to do with the amazing view but I surely do appreciate it. This is lake living at its finest.
We had to put things on hold for a while and recover from the economic collapse but boy was it fun to get back in the saddle last week. I love a timberframe!
As we speak, Bobby the amazing builder (yes, I say that as one long word) is creating the custom cabinets.
The speak-easy door is so pretty. I especially love it from the outside where you can see the ironwork.
The plank walls will be stained with a semi-transparent glaze with a gray-green tint.
We are working on a very special cabinet that will mirror the arch of the framing on the back wall of the kitchen.
And THIS bad boy is a ginormous display cabinet in the dining room. It is made out of persimmon wood. Isn’t that grain fabulous? It will have shelves to hold beautiful white ironstone and four banks of drawers on the bottom.
Those floors. Oh yeah. They are made of wide plank mahogany cut from trees on the family’s farm. AND they really are put together with pegs…by hand. Can you see my smile?
What to do in a basement with a drop in ceiling? Well not the norm, that’s for sure. We thought of using cork but in the end Bobby and the owner came up with this idea and I think it is great.
While we are focusing on neat details how about this little touch? The door stops.
Hopefully, we will soon get to turn to the furniture and decorating.
Hoist a sail and enjoy the sunset before it gets too cold to do so.
Love ya Lake Martin.
I am a wife, a mother, and a designer (oh yes, AND a Gigi!). As one who loves beauty in all forms; interiors, music, dance… I strive to add beauty wherever I can. [Read More …]