Tradition dictates green and red as the colors of Christmas. Join us in a twist on tradition.
In the charming town of Geneva, Illinois, it's Swedish orgins are celebrated annually with the Christmas Walk and House Tour. The lighting of the BIG tree, Santa's arrival, roasting chesnuts, horse drawn carriages, evening shopping............and the House Walk. Five design based businesses are paired with five homes to decorate in a Christmas theme.
"Our" home was a charming mid-1800's cottage. An architectural gem with a refined color pallette of off-white, light and dark gray. How about those corbels on the entrance stairs?
Oversized black urns were brought in and placed under the two center windows then filled with blue, white and silver accents for winter interest
Silver fir, seeded eucalyptus, blue berried juniper, purple cabbage for POP and strips of birch skins
The same theme was carried to the window boxes
LOVE those cabbages!
An antique pot from France the homeowner found at my shop. The repeated palette plus large glass votives held tea light sized battery candles
Our "nordic" feel extended to a sitting area; vintage ski's, plaid blanket, burlap coffee sack, greens and a sprinkling of silver bells
Sandy Lichtenstein, the lovely and gracious homeowner standing in her dining room. Sandy allowed us full creative license.
Notice the carrera marble cut to top her radiator. Her collection of gorgeous silver trays were displayed amoung greenery and used as chargers on the dining room table
His truffles are legendary!
OK, ready.............let's go out back outdoors..............
Upon entering the kitchen the GODIVA scented milk chocolate truffle candle with subtle floral undertones engaged your senses.
I have been quiet of late...........a long time between posts, no comments on my blogger friends posts.............part Christmas retail, part installing winter containers at clients homes, big part Christmas walk house.................ahhhhh..........one can dream, dream of far away places, turquoise waters, turquoise skies, turquoise flippers..............HMMMMMM, i do need a vacation.