Category: Seasonal decorating

A Christmas Tablescape

Friday, December 19th, 2014

There’s nothing like designing a beautiful Christmas tablescape. From your best china to favorite silver pieces to delicate linens to festive florals, all of these elements come together to create a special place to gather loved ones. These items not only look beautiful paired together, but they also bring back memories of Christmases before. There’s truly […]

Creating A Classic English Tablescape

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Defining classic English style is not always an easy task. As with all things traditionally English, words like ‘good quality’, ‘understated’ and ‘timeless’ pop into my mind. During the first half of the 18th century when grand homes of Europe were typically flooded with gilded wood and rococo swirls, the trend in England was one of […]

A very, merry — and green — Christmas!

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

The sights and scents and sounds of Christmas are upon us. This definitely is the most wonderful – and busiest – time of the year. We are enjoying a traditional Christmas at the gallery. We love greenery and wreaths. We love the sparkle of crystal, Mercury glass, and ornaments. We love simple, elegant table settings. At […]

A plethora of pillows

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Pillows are a great way to add luxury – and interest — to any room. Here, we have piled a plethora of pillows on the bed for a dramatic effect. Look closely, and you’ll see interplay of textures with silk, burned-out velvet and tapestry. Look even more closely, and you’ll discover tassels, fringe and beading. […]

Red, white, blue — and you!

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

We love blue and white. We love tulips. We love combining the two to create a festive tablescape. Blue and white porcelain first was seen in the days of the early Chinese emperors, who showed a deep appreciation for objects of beauty. The discovery that an abundant plant produced the blue color capable of permanently […]

Roll Tide, War Eagle, and pass the wine!

Friday, November 18th, 2011

 Southerners love a party.  We love to entertain friends and family in our homes.  And when we can plan our next party around SEC football … well, life just doesn’t get much better! The Iron Bowl signals party time in our corner of the world.  If you’re inviting a few people over next week to […]