Friday’s Photo: Franz Viegener

As a precursor to KBIS next week I attended an educational evening at Designer Bath in Salem. I got a sneak peak of some of the newest introductions for luxury baths. One of the highlights for me was meeting the artist Franz Viegner who designs faucets that are truly works of art. This was one of my favorites of the evening. It is from his contemporary line called the edge collection in rose gold. I have never seen anything quite like it.

Franz Viegener faucet

Franz Viegener Edge Collection

Have a great weekend everyone and I hope you will follow me on social media starting Monday to see all the latest kitchen and bath products that I will be posting live from KBIS.

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Friday’s Photo: nature vs. art

While scrolling through my cell phone photos last night I spotted these two images almost next to one another. Both were taken while on vacation in Arizona. The photo on the left was taken on our drive back from the Grand Canyon and the one on the right is a detail shot of a vase taken through an art gallery window.

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Linda Holt Photo

It’s always interesting to discover how artists find inspiration. I wonder if the artist of the vase has spent a lot of time looking at cloud formations. Pretty cool don’t you think?

have a great weekend everyone!

Friday’s Photo: My easy table centerpiece

This Christmas I decided to use Red and Green as my color palette.  Following the trend of “return to traditional” I thought this was the perfect year to revive this classic color combo.

Linda Holt Photo

Linda Holt Photo

To create my red and green table centerpiece I used two small white poinsettias, a few succulents, some small (faux) apples and some greens right from my back yard.

What colors are you decorating with this year?

Happy Weekend everyone! This is the final push for me as I still have not started shopping :(

Friday’s Photo: Just Breathe

Well friends, the holidays are upon us whether we are ready or not. So no matter where you are with your decorating, shopping, baking or entertaining I want to use today’s Friday Photo as a reminder to just breathe.

Linda Holt Photo

Linda Holt Photo

I will be scrambling all weekend as we don’t yet have a tree, I haven’t bought a single gift and the decorations are all still tucked away in the basement….oh yeah, and then there is the cooking baking. I will start today with a very deep breathe indeed.

 

 

Friday’s Photo: Creative new way to create a gallery wall

This week while at the Boston Design Center to hear Barry Dixon share his thoughts on color, I saw this creative gallery wall.

Gallery Wall at BDC

Gallery Wall at BDC

It’s simply a curtain rod fastened at either end of the wall with brackets and then the artwork is attached with two small gold chains and a pair of  S-hooks. I love this idea! You can change out the artwork at will and the s-hooks allow you to slide the frames back and forth as needed. I think this is one of the most creative ways to make a gallery wall that I have seen in awhile.

Have a great weekend everyone and check back for Tuesday’s post where I will be sharing Barry Dixon’s number one tip for creating a classic room (it’s much easier than you think).

 

 

Friday’s Photo: Giving thanks

As we approach Thanksgiving I want to take today as an opportunity to give thanks. My day to day life is often so busy that I sometimes forget to stop and just be grateful for all the blessings I have in my life. I have a loving and supportive family and the most amazing friends (both local and those I have made online). I have a career that excites me and feeds my soul every single day. I have kind and thoughtful clients who appreciate what I do for them and I have a crazy rescue dog that brings me much joy and laughter.

I am grateful for where we live. Although only thirty miles north of Boston we have farms on both ends of our street and there is so much beauty in all four seasons.

The farm near our house

Thanksgiving at the farm near our house

I am also grateful for you, my readers. It means the world to me that you take the time to read my posts, and for that I thank you.

Next week I”ll be taking a break from blogging to spend time with my family. I can hardly believe it but it’s been almost a year since both my boys have been home at the same time. Although it’s a bit early, I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Friday’s Photo: Lighting love at ICFF

Another colorful find that stopped me in my tracks at the ICCF while on BlogTourNYC.  This collection of gorgeous colored bottles makes me want to open a restaurant just so that I can put these over the bar area.

Colored glass bottles

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(as much as I tried I can not find the vendor info on these lights. Please email me if you know who it is)

Have a color filled weekend everyone!

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