I am not one for throwing animal skins on the floor, real or fake. And just when the words "I would never" are about to jump off my lips, I stumble onto something that makes me totally consider it. I found these on my fave photographers site, Jean Allsopp, so I don't have the scoop on the flooring or the rest of the house, but I have to say, the layering and shape of these rugs over the massive plank wood flooring is fabulous. Interior Design but a superb talent, Betsy Brown.
I always love the look and smell of a house that is decorated for the holidays. I often wish we could keep the greenery up all year long. It's probably why I gravitate more towards holiday trimmings that can endure the season. In Canada, that means October to January. I might get tired of the glitter, but I am totally up for keeping a simple green wreath up right through to February. As you would imagine, I am seriously admiring the florals in this holiday home. Beautiful green wreaths, cedar garland, a giant ball of magnolia leaves, and white orchids thrown in the mix of, A simple and subtle selection to say 'tis the season. The trick is to get the typical Christmas colours, with not so typical arrangements. It also helps if the backdrop for your decor has the charm and character of this fabulous country house.
Photos are via Jean Allsopp
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(if anyone recognizes these please let me know, so I can give proper credit)
I love this tree. I love that it reminds me of my childhood with every colour imaginable hanging off it. I love that it matches nothing in the rest of the house, I love that I can't see the tacky ornaments that have been collected over the years that make for great memories.( I just know they are there). I love that blue ornament that is just popping out at me that doesn't look like it belongs, but has earned his spot on the annual Christmas tree. Every year I struggle with the tree, because my heart wants a perfectly colour coordinated tree, and my kids want to fill it with home made crafts, and as many colours as possible. This year, I am giving in and letting the tree take a life of it's own.
This beautiful and elegant home belongs to interior designer Beth Ervin, and her family, It's filled with delightful treasures, given a new life in a modern, bright and elegant setting. And well you all know how much I love green, so of course, I am taking many cues. The collections of green glazed pottery is killing me with fabulous. And although we don't have a full view of the dining room rug, it has my full attention.
All Images from Atlanta Homes Magazine