Posts Tagged: Holiday

JOYEUX NOËL

Wishing you and your families a magical holiday season filled with joy, peace, love and laughter!

Heartfelt thanks to our clients that allow us to do what we love, our vendors and workrooms that bring our ideas to life, and to our friends, family, and followers that allow us to share our design adventures along the way.

May your new year be merry and designs be bright!!!

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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: THE ART LOVER

The most spectacular gifts are those that truly reflect the personality the recipient. For those with discriminating tastes, I have rounded up some of my favorite finds for the art lovers on your list….The next best thing to having an original hanging on your wall!

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Damian Hirst Plates from MOMA

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Cy Twombly’s Paradise

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Emilio Pucci Ornaments from MOMA

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Alex Prager Crowd #10 Puzzle from MOMA

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Victor Vasarely Zebra Box from Artware Editions

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Henri Matisse The Cutouts from MOMA

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Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye Lego Set from MOMA

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Modern Art Dish Towel from Artware Editions

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Domino Set by David Shrigley from Artware Editions

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Pantone Artist’s Notebook from MOMA

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Christmas Ornaments by William Wegman from Artware Editions

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Doggy Radio by Yoshimoto Nara from Artware Editions

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Cuff Bracelet by Raul Gabriel from Artware Editions

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Clock by Damian Hirst from MOMA

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Chess Set by Man Ray from Artware Editions

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Sol LeWitt Yarmulke by Artware Editions

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Barbara Kruger Beach Towel by Artware Editions

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Ambien Pillows from Chrissy Conant from Artware Editions

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I Am Become….Plates by Damian Hirst

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Tree by Fred Tomaselli from Artware Editions

And if you have be an extra nice this year, perhaps Santa might bring you your own Yves Klein…

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All items listed can be found at MOMA and Artware Editions.

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PEACHY HOLIDAY ISSUE

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With just 24 days left until Christmas, I need all the help I can get! The Holiday Issue of Peachy is now live filled with an abundance of inspiration including decorating ideas, recipes, favorite traditions, and gift guides from our talented editors. Be sure to read the issue by clicking here.

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A PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT: BABY J ORNAMENTS BY SLANE

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The countdown is on…26 days until Christmas!

I am always searching for meaningful tokens to give to godchildren and loved ones. Each year, I love seeing the creations of Slane sisters commemorating Baby J Ladley. This year’s ornament is a heart, symbolizing love, kindness, compassion and concern for one another. The ornament is a tribute to his life and a symbol of the love and hope for the brave children fighting pediatric cancer every day.

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Honoring the memory of John Francis Ladley, III, the Baby J Ladley Pediatric Brain Tumor Fund at Levine Children’s Hospital was established in 2009 by Beverly and Mark Ladley.  “Baby J” died at the age of 15 months after a courageous battle with a malignant brain tumor. When Beverly and Mark were seeking treatment for their sons’ illness, promising protocols for his condition didn’t exist in Charlotte. They had to travel out of state, and the distance added to the strain of the already overwhelming situation. Beverly’s goal is to ease the burden for other families facing similar circumstances and keep them home. Sadly. brain tumors are the number one cancer related cause of death in children.

This fund supports and advances the research efforts of the Neuro-Oncology Program at Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina. Under the leadership of Chad Jacobsen, MD, the program is focused on understanding the long term effects of brain related cancer and the development of corresponding strategies to meet the needs of young patients and their families. The Baby J Fund assists in offering children access to the latest and most promising new cancer therapies. Thus far, the fund has raised over $700,000.

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Beverly teamed up with her friend Landon Slane to design an ornament that could be sold to raise funds for pediatric cancer.  Landon is originally from High Point and now lives in New York designing with her sister Heath for their fine jewelry company SLANE.

A love of nature, architecture, history and the arts inspired sisters Heath and Landon Slane to begin designing jewelry in 1997. The early pieces in the SLANE collection were forged of silver, mirroring the designers’ love for sterling and their belief that sterling silver jewelry should be passed from generation to generation, just as family heirlooms are handed down from mother to daughter.

With impeccable attention to detail and quality craftsmanship, SLANE designs are inspired by historical references, architecture and the beauty found in everyday objects. SLA NE designs are hand-cast, hand-assembled and hand-finished. Each piece features varied and unusual textures. Pearls, earthstones, precious gems and diamonds compliment the rich foundation of the metal designs. With a commitment to sustainability, recycled sterling silver and recycled 18kt gold are used in all SLANE production.

15 Years after founding SLANE Fine Jewelry, Heath and Landon continue to design a palette of shapes and textures that can be built upon year after year, allowing each SLANE collector to create her own look and story. Each piece, each collection, is designed with this in mind, knowing that today’s designs will become tomorrow’s heirlooms.

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Please consider giving a gift of love and hope this holiday season by investing in this year’s Baby J Fund ornament and help carry on Baby J’s memory. All ornaments from previous years are also for sale. 100% of the net proceeds from the sales of the ornaments are used to advance brain tumor related research, education, training, and awareness. Please click here to see the full collection.

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ATLANTA HOLIDAY HOUSE: MOONLIGHT & MISTLETOE (PART 1)

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The 2014 Atlanta Holiday House opened this week with great fanfare. Sponsored by Atlanta Home and Lifestyles, the Moonlight & Mistletoe preview party had admirers swooning over the glorious spaces created by the area’s top interior designers. I always love going back to my hometown to not only see what Atlanta’s finest are creating, but also see design colleagues that gather to support one another.  Participating in a show house is a tremendous investment for the designers of their time, talent and resources.  It allows them to fully realize their creative vision and be their own “dream” client. In many cases for this showhouse, each room felt like an organic extension of the personality who designed it.

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downloadLocated on Habersham Road,the showhouse is inspired by the 1890s-1920s English Arts and Crafts style of Sir Edwin Lutyens.  Harrison Design Associates designed the 7,000 square foot house and it was built by Sheehan Built Homes. The residence conveys a strong connection to its heavily canopied landscape—fitting for the Home for the Holidays beneficiary, the Southeastern Horticultural Society.

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Elegant, sophisticated and striking…Beth Webb’s dining room seemed to be an extension of this lovely designer. It is a symphony of black and white set under a stunning ceiling resembling the tracery in stained glass. The dark walls provide a perfect backdrop for graphic art and plaster works from the recently debuted Arete Collection. The dapper Bradley Clifford is seen below next to their sculptural console table with the interior lined in shattered gold leaf.
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The table setting echoes the contrasting palette.

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The kitchen is just as glamorous as the rest of the house. Designed by Mark Williams and Niki Papadoplos, the kitchen posessed an understated luxe in its materials and finishes…from the nickel strapping on the hood to the etched globes hanging above the island. The cabinetry is by Bell Kitchen & Bath Studios.

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Warm, glamorous and original defined Susan Ferrier’s space. Every single detail from the cocktail tablescape (seen below) to the mink muff the designer carried that evening was perfectly selected and executed. The custom designed furniture including an a white hide upholstered table and the curvy silhouettes on the upholstery were beyond brilliant.

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The gentleman’s study designed by Danielle Rollins and Bill Ingram is inviting, chic and festive…perfectly a propos for this dashing design duo. There are many spaces in the home where I could have lingered all night and this was certainly one of them! Again, dark walls provided a glamorous backdrop for colorful abstract art, rich Ralph Lauren tartans, tiger silk velvet, and gilded and polished wood accents.

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I was delighted to see the artwork of talented artist Matthew Moore featured in the space.  Known for his incredible flowers and botanicals, this abstract painting by him showed another side of his range as an artist.

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Whimsical, creative and fun-loving come to mind when describing the covered outdoor terrace by Parker Kennedy Living. Their study of blue and white accented with pops of color made a space typically used during the spring and summer like the perfect place for holiday entertaining.

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Check back tomorrow for a preview of the second floor which is just as an amazing as the first. If you are in the Atlanta area, the showhouse is a must-see…Pictures do not do it justice and this is just a small selection of all of the incredible details!

HOURS

Wednesdays – Saturdays, 11am-5pm
Sundays – 1pm-5pm

DATES

November 19 – December 7
Wednesdays through Sundays.
Closed Mondays, Tuesdays and Thanksgiving Day.

ADDRESS

2865 Habersham Road NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30305

PARKING

Please park at ADAC (Atlanta Decorative Arts Center)
351 Peachtree Hills Avenue NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30305
Parking has been generously donated by ADAC and complimentary Santa’s Shuttles will run continuously from the main entrance of ADAC during showhouse hours. On many days, Santa’s Shuttles will be staffed with volunteer elves, who will be on hand to give guests an overview of the house and ensure that check-in is as smooth as possible.
Tickets are $25 and may be purchased online or at the door

FEATURING THE FOLLOWING DESIGNERS:

Liz Williams Interiors; McAlpine Booth & Ferrier; Amy Morris Interiors; Parker Kennedy Living; Mark Williams Design Associates; Flynnsideout; Beth Webb Interiors; Bill Ingram and Danielle Rollins; SmithBoyd Interiors; B.D. Jeffries; Carter Kay Interiors; Margaret Kirkland Interiors; Barbara Heath; Cloth & Kind; Boxwoods Garden & Gifts

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