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: Bespoke Global at ICFF

Even though BlogTourNYC was last May, I feel like it was just last month. Somehow, the time has just flown by.  Modenus and their sponsors have already taken another lucky group of bloggers to California (BlogTourCali) and as I write this post I’m sure another fabulous trip is already in the planning.

This photo, taken while touring the ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) was from the Bespoke Global booth.  I love everything about this little vignette. The textures, the shapes and the different hues of neutrals. Also, what’s not to love about a Koi fish table?

SAMSUNG CSC

Koi table by Zelouf and Bell

Kawa Pendants by Souda

Feather wall by Abyu Lighting

Getting back to BlogTourNYC, I still have hundreds of images to go through and edit. Over the next few weeks I plan to dedicate my weekly Friday’s Photo to more fabulous products and design discovered while on the trip.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone. I will be in Providence Rhode Island taking an architectural color class with Teresa Tullio. As always, I’ll be sure to pass on any info that I think would be helpful to you my readers.

 

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!

 

Friday’s Photo:Frank Lloyd Wright Taliesin West

One of the trips we made while in Scottsdale last week was a visit to the Frank Lloyd Wright House called Taliesin West. Here are two interesting factoids about the house I thought were worth sharing.

#1. There is not a single straight wall anywhere on the house. Wright wanted the house to appear as if it was part of the landscape so he took great pains to copy the exact angle of the surrounding mountains.

#2. While Wright was alive there was no glass in any of the windows. Again, he wanted the house to be organic and one with nature. After his passing his wife (who was probably sick and tired of daily sweeping out the desert sand and lizards) put in glass.

Frank Lloyd Wright House Taliesin West

Frank Lloyd Wright House Taliesin West

If you get a chance to visit I highly recommend it. Wright was quite an interesting fellow and the guided tour was quite enlightening.

have a great weekend!

 

Friday’s Photo: Please help a friend out!

This weeks Friday photo is dedicated to my friend Deborah Main.  Deborah is a talented artist from Texas and has worked tirelessly over the past ten years to build her luxury pillow business. Her pillows are all one of a kind and just gorgeous. The exciting news is that she was chosen as a finalist in the Martha Stewart (yup THE Martha Stewart) American Made contest. Deborah needs your votes my friends to help her win in her category. It is such a huge honor for her as well as an opportunity to get her business to the next level.

Deborah Main2

If you can spare just a few minutes please go to the link below and vote for Deborah. You can vote six times at once every day until Oct. 13th, and like they say in politics…every vote count!    Click here to vote for Deborah and be sure to check out all her beautiful pillows here.

Have a great weekend everyone!

For those that follow me on Instagram and Facebook get ready to see lot’s of new photos next week because tomorrow I leave for a week vacation in Scottsdale AZ. A part of the country I have never been. I am so excited to see the desert.

 

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