Archive for December, 2009

Dear Santa

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Dear Santa,

I hope you reward good intentions.  I was planning to blog all week. 


But Holiday things kept getting in the way.


Like Baking…

And Shopping….

And wrapping…

But if I am still on the good list, please bring me a shiny new Townie in Aquamarine pearl with a basket and a horn.

Merry Christmas.

Love, Tobi

images from Coco +Kelly, Apartment Therapy, and Such Pretty Things

A Little Christmas Cheer

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Ok, so I have decided to make a slight change of plans for the next two or three weeks.  No worries, the Designer Book Series Giveaways will return in January with an all-star line up.

But I wanted to post a few traditional Christmas posts this week before the Fat Man comes to town. Then next week begins one of my favorite things…the turn of the New Year. So I can hardly wait to post about all the amazing things that happened in 2009 and my hopes, dreams, and resolutions for 2010.

I’ll be back a little later today with more Holiday Cheer. But for now a HUGE thank you to all of you who have entered the book series.  I look forward to continuing it in the new year along with many other exciting changes to the Tobi Fairley Blog for 2010.

Merry Christmas!

And the Winner Is…

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Congratulations to Dianne Dyhan of Lexington, KY. You are the winner of the autographed copy of Style and Substance, the Best of Elle Decor.

A Blue Christmas with Elle Decor

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I am feeling a little blue this holiday, but it’s not because I am sad-it is quite the opposite actually.  I am feeling like designing blue interiors, and I think I’m inspired by the new book Style and Substance, the Best of Elle Decor. 

I was even feeling a little “blue”  when I met Margaret Russell recently at the High Point Furniture market for a book signing of Style and Substance.


From first glance, Style and Substance sets the tone with an impressive blue cover, and the rest of the pages don’t disappoint all you blue enthusiasts out there.

 Here are a few of my favorite blue rooms from the book.


To see more blue spaces and every other color under the sun, pick up a copy of Style and Substance from my Amazon store on the right.

To enter to win a Margaret Russell autographed copy of Style and Substance, send your contact information to me at with the subject line “Elle Decor Giveaway”.  Drawing will be today at noon CST.

A special thank you to all of the designers and industry professionals who have donated beautiful books to my Designer Book Giveaway Series for this holiday season. 

And thanks to your amazing response to the series. I am going to continue it into the New Year with some outstanding designer features and their fabulous books.  Up next week is Arkansas native, gardening guru and author, P. Allen Smith.