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

Linda Holt Photo

(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!

Friday’s Photo: C.R. Laine and Tracy Hiner statement walls

One of the most talked about, Tweeted, Instagramed and photographed showrooms at Fall High Point Market was the C.R. Laine showroom. Not only was their furniture and new decor beautiful but the walls…oh my goodness… THE WALLS!

The custom designed wallpaper by Tracy Hiner of Black Crow Studios blew me away. Giant bright pink flowers on a rich black background made the walls the art and the art the walls.

Black Crow Studios

photo courtesy of Tracy Hiner, Black Crow Studios

I am completely smitten…Gorgeous don’t you think??

Have a great weekend everyone and be sure to check out more awesome wallpaper from Tracy and Black Crow studios HERE.

 

Friday’s Photo: Benjamin Moore’s color of the year

The BIG announcement of the “color of the year” by the Pantone Color Institute will be announced probably mid November.This is the color pick everyone waits to hear about with baited breath and will be splashed all over the media.

Over the past few years, some of the larger paint companies have also jumped on the band wagon and have their own pick for color of the year.

Benjamin Moore has announced that Guilford Green HC-116  is their pick for color of the year.

guilford green

This fresh silvery green is the centerpiece for Benjamin Moore’s entire 2015 color trend collection. You can check out the whole 2015 color trend collection here.

Have a great weekend everyone!

 

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