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Setting up for a hoe down!

Joel adjusting our pearl clad Rethink deer for Libbie’s book signing room. Our dear friend Libbie Summers just released her brand new cookbook- The Whole Hog Cookbook (which is already in it’s second printing!) and we wanted to throw her a release party that really highlighted her playful personality and overall panache.  Starting with handmade pinwheels, a couple of pigs, custom doily “wallpaper”, burlap, and gingham galore we created a Girlie Fair theme as a backdrop for Libbie’s “pork for chicks” cookbook.  More on the party later when we upload all the pics.  Just wanted to give you a little hint of what we did for Libbie’s book signing room (where there was a line all night long…I know because I stood in it).    Buy the book- you’ll be happy you did!

More Purple…Wallpaper

For those of you that really want a statement: Try a purple wallcovering on a feature wall or even a whole room. When papering a feature wall: Try matching a color from the wallcovering to paint the other walls in the room- it will help create a more cohesive look. If papering all walls: Don’t forget the ceiling!  It is a great opportunity to add drama or subtlety to a room.  Try using a grasscloth for a softer look or pull the same paper up to the ceiling to create the feeling of an envelope. 1. Fountain by Graham & Brown 2. Rostellan by Osborne & Little 3. Tree Bomb by Ferm Living 4. Squares by Ferm Living 5. Hand Made by Paper Boy 6. Malabar by Cole & Son 7. Best in Show by Osborne & Little 8. Kabloom by Flavor Paper 9. Chinese Dragon by Osborne & Little

Sophisticated Purple

It recently came to my attention that, without even noticing, I had developed a grudge against purple.  I had started to to think of purple as this obnoxious bright grape color and nothing else- but it seems as though purple is making a comeback!  From fashion to home decor- all different shades of purple are making their mark. Talk about a 180…while I don’t know that we’ll be designing a completely purple space any time soon, we have already incorporated some shots of dusky lavender and aubergine in two clients’ homes this month.  There is a moody sort of elegance about a deep or dusty purple that I love!  Here’s a little inspiration: 1.  Vintage Glass Cabochon Cuff by Gerard Yosca 2.  Royale Capri Clutch by Dareen Hakim 3.  Harlow Nesting Tables 4.  Minaret Fabric 5.  Kelli Violet Hide/ Polished Nickel Lamp by Arteriors 6.  Purple Baroque Style Mirror 7. …