Thursday, December 8, 2016

~blue & orange~{a home tour}

Yesterdays post was all about blue and orange.
Would you like to see where I got my inspiration from?
This house was in the holiday home tour I participated in, and well, I fell in love. 
I am sure you will see why. And yes, I want to incorporate some of these elements in my own home!
Excuse these photos, for they are in a very random order.

 The base of this table is a rich blue. It looks so crisp with bright white and greenery.
Look how the orange pops though!

 Orange doesn't have to be bright.
Think shades of coral, and even faded reds can look orange.
Denim blue on this couch makes it very family friendly.
I love the plaid mixed with the florals.

Here is that gorgeous wallpaper I linked to yesterday.
Also, the orange pillows and the patterned ones.

 I think for the holidays I would swap out the orchids for paper whites.
But either way is pretty in a blue and white pot.

Just a hint of Christmas.

I love the orange ribbon mixed with gold and silver on this tree.

 If anyone has sources for the lighting in the next two photos, shout it out!

There's those orange benches~love.

 Serious laundry room envy.

 Please refer back to yesterdays post if you would like links to purchase some of these items.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

~blue & orange color crush~

I am having a serious love affair with the combination of blue and orange.
I do realize these colors aren't for everyone, but in muted, or saturated hues, it can be very elegant.
I have compiled a few of my favorite blue and orange items below!

The color of this bench is more of a tangerine. The nail heads take the look up a notch, and the price point is great.

This wallpaper is to die for:

Of course a little blue and white piece never hurt anyone.

I love, love, love this rug:

The bright color in these pillows.......

would be great paired with these:

And finally, I think one of these lamps on a little round side table would be beautiful in a living or family room.


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

~holiday home tour for ALE~

Thank you to everyone who came out to tour the 5 homes supporting the Assistance League of the Eastside on Friday. I hope you aren't sick of me talking about it, but I just wanted to share a few more photos. Photos were not allowed on the tour and I have people emailing me for some, and since I was allowed to take the, I thought I'd share.
These are all from our home we decorated, which was house number 2 on the stop.

The entryway:
There was this huge gorgeous floral arrangement in the entry. It was made the day before the show, but unfortunately the lilies combined with stagnant water had everyone asking if the homeowners owned cats..... yikes, you win some, you lose some.
Nonetheless, it was beautiful.

In such a grand space, you need a large tree. This one is about 11 feet. 
Decorated simply in white lights with touches of silver and gold and even a little barnwood ornaments. The garland continued up to the second story mezzanine. 

 You are probably sick of seeing the dining room {look a few posts back}
but we had so much fun designing it. A lot of people were curious about the wrapping paper of all things.
It is all from The Container Store and Paper Source.
The bottom package has a strip of my Schumacher wallpaper going down the center.

I liked this shot of our sideboard
{even though I took it with my phone}
just because of the way the accidental glass placement happened under that painting!

Moving along and heading to the kitchen/breakfast room, you pass this darling hand made pallet tree.
A reader asked me for this shot, so here you go!
I took this picture before beautiful glassy baby candle holders were added and that hurricane candle holder was swapped out with a more rustic one.

The breakfast room was tweaked a bit after I took these photos, so if you went on the tour you'll see the changes that were made.
A lot of creams and whites were used here and it looked very bright and fresh.

 In the end, this deer was swapped out for a big standing Santa Claus in a white cloak.

I love the jeweled champagne flutes.

 The wine bar off the kitchen was topped with fun little champagne accents and gorgeous linens from Crown Linens.

 Those are all the photos I got as we were so busy decorating ourselves!
This was by far my favorite home on the tour, but I might be a little biased.
House number 5 was a close second. 
Anyone who went, comment with your favorite house!

Oh, and because I am such a rebel, I did sneak 2 photos of house number 5.
There was 2 things that really caught my eye.
These noir chairs in the entry, as well as those pillows, {anyone have info on the pillows?}
 and this Thibaut wallpaper in their laundry room!

 Have a happy Monday!

Monday, December 5, 2016

~the artful homestead tour~

I just recently found Hollie on Instagram under the name @artfulhomestead.
Her home has a great story.
{via home bunch}

“We own the HGTV Dream Home 2012 and no we didn’t win it! The winner opted to take the money and we bought it. I call it the home that HGTV started because right after we moved in I went to work on the addition. 
Why, you may ask? Because I wanted a home where my 5 children and their families could come to bond and be together as a family.  It is located right outside of Park City in a little town called Midway Village.  Our town is so small we don’t even have a stop light, but that’s what makes it special. 
I immediately got started by designing the addition, looking for a contractor and finding products. The family kitchen was built with a 20’ table and 20’ island.  I wanted all 31 of us to be able to sit and eat together.  The table accommodates 22 and the island 10.  We also needed to sleep everyone so 3 more guest suites and two bunk rooms were added to the plans.  The other room I wanted was a studio for designing and quilting.  I wanted it to be attached to the home but not accessible from the home so I added it to the other side of the garage and designed it like a ‘pied a terre’ in Paris.  It has a kitchenette, 4 piece bathroom and the sofa has a pull out bed.  
When the building started it wasn’t long before I realized I needed to be on the job site daily. I became the contractor, designer and site manager.  Luckily I had the main house to stay in and I would go home to Southern California on the weekends where my husband was still working.  The addition was finished in June of 2014 and it has become our forever home.
A little bit about me… I always lived in big cities. I grew up in Philadelphia.  My husband is Canadian and we have lived in Chicago, Denver, Calgary, and Southern California.  We raised 5 children and have 19 grandchildren.  My husband retired in the fall of 2015 and we live here full time although I think I have at least one more remodel in me because we would like to have a 2nd home back In California to escape the cold of Utah. I always need to be learning new things and look for opportunities to be creative so I’m sure there is much in the horizon to still explore and become.”
A portion of the exterior that I find so dreamy:

Would you like to take a look at the inside decorated for the season?
You are in for a treat!

Don't forget to follow Hollie on Instagram to see more!

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