Posts Tagged ‘Christmas Decor’

No Rest for the Weary…

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Well, Christmas is barely over and I am back at it preparing for a photoshoot. But this one isn’t too far off topic. I am shooting a project for my 2011 holiday features and blog posts.  I’ve got to hurry and get it all photographed before the pine needles all fall off and the homeowner is “so over” her holiday decor.

And although I have gotten my fill of Christmas for a little while, I do have to admit that I can hardly wait to show you this gorgeous home next year. I hope it turns out as great as these photos of designer Sarah Richardson’s farm house from Canadian House and Home, which was one of my favorite holiday magazine features this year!

I think you are going to love the fresh color palette and the to-die-for kitchen I’m shooting. It’s equally as fresh and crisp as Sarah’s kitchen. But I guess you’ll just have to wait about 11 months for the big reveal.  In the meantime, I hope you are soaking up your last little bit of holiday cheer before we put it away for 2010.

Happy Holidays everyone! And please let me know what your favorite gift was this year. Mine?? My new iPad, perfect for enjoying designer mags and blog posts like this one.

Breakfast with Santa and the Fairley’s

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I recently created a colorful Breakfast with Santa tablescape for my family to enjoy this holiday season.

Taking cues from some great seasonal plates I bought from Target years ago, I put a European twist to my little breakfast soiree…a Parisian one to be exact.

With Eiffel Towers from Hobby Lobby and other French-inspired decor, my breakfast room when from ordinary to tres magnifique!

And the menu…beignets, pastries, and croissants paired with other goodies with a French flavor were a must! Pairing these with eggs and maybe even pomme frittes would be fun. And don’t forget the hot cocoa!

To personalize the party, custom made slipcovers for each family member made from one of my new Tobi Fairley Collection fabrics was a cute detail. They fit beautifully over my favorite breakfast chairs.

We even made a spot for Rudolph and Santa himself.  With gifts to match, I think the guests will be quite excited to find their place at the table.

Our every day banquette with black and white houndstooth pillows, has quite the added punch with bold houndstooth and striped pillows from the Tobi Fairley Collection.

If you are sure to keep yourself on the nice list this Christmas, you might just get invited to be our guest for breakfast with the “Big Guy”.

Want to know more about creating this look in your home? Here’s a video of how I put this look together.

Breakfast with Santa from Tobi Fairley on Vimeo.

Merry Christmas!

Monkey Around this Holiday Season!

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I love adding some whimsy to the Holidays.  In my daughter’s playroom we love to monkey around, so these sock monkeys were the perfect addition to her Christmas tree.

 How fun to just nestle a tree in amongst our regular furnishings!

And who doesn’t love a package wrapped in Tiffany Blue? Makes you think it holds something really special, eh?

Monograms are especially big in Southern traditions but I love making them a little unique with a fun color palette.

5 Little Monkey’s is one of my daughter’s favorite rhymes, so what fun to have 5 of these happy critters falling off her tree!

Here’s to a colorful and happy Holiday season for you and yours! And take the time to monkey around a bit this time of year. It’s makes it all the more memorable for your family.

Cheers!

Christmas at the Fairley’s

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Who says Holiday colors have to be traditional?

I love the fresh citrus colors I have brought to my Holiday home decor. I put it up just before Thanksgiving and the orange and green palette carry me all the way through Christmas.

 

And it’s also fun to be a little non-traditional when it comes to my gift wrap. I buy citrus colored papers and ribbons all year long and put them away for the holidays.

Closer to Christmas I work fresh greenery and fruit into my artificial garlands and fruit.  I love this touch of fresh because it smells so great!

Making designs in the fruit is a fun way to bring in a bit of my favorite geometric patterns into the Holiday decor. So we used upholstery tacks in the artificial oranges and then cloves in the fresh ones to make fun patterns and designs reminiscent of other patterns found in my home. And nothing smells better than fresh oranges and cloves mixed with evergreens this time of year.

Faux bois wrapping paper picks up on the natural theme I created with fresh greens and pine cones for a mix of trendy and timeless. I hope you’ll try some of these fun holiday decorating techniques in your home.  Happy Decorating!