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Day 30: Sanford Holiday Tour of Homes

2 Dec

A little late, but here is what we were up to on the last day of giving thanks for design.

A day spent setting up our table scape for the Sanford Historic Trust Holiday Tour of Homes. Thats a mouthful, and it was certainly an event to match. Nearly 900 people spent their Friday evening walking the streets of Historic Downtown Sanford. The weather was perfect and the homes were cheerfully decorated to the nine. Here are are a few shots that I took with my iPhone – not the best quality, but you will get the picture. I will have to gather the pictures that my sister took with her Nikon and post them this week!

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The concept of An Urban Christmas for Two is simple…Anything Goes. We used mixed media to create an eclectic and worldly atmosphere. Setting the mood with lots of candles and creatively strung lights.

Reflective Perspective A.Clore Interiors

We wanted to set the table with a simple elegance. No table cloths or runners, just the exposed wood trestle table we had donated from Washburn Imports. The setting was silver square chargers with gold rimmed Noritake China and atop we used an antique birds nest to tie in a natural element. Gold rimmed wine glasses accompanied by silver accessories create a subtle sense of glamour.

Birds Eye View A.Clore Interiors

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The raffle table was illuminated from below creating a romantic ambiance and also provided a space to showcase some of my mothers body soaps. Six months ago, she launched her own brand of all natural bath and body products named Submerge. She graciously put together a “Stress-Less Bucket ” filled with samplings off all her products. On the table I used one of my favorite Frank Lloyd Wright quotes:

FLW Quote A.Clore Interiors

skirt the rules A.Clore Interiors

The accessory table vignette showcased a variety of different design elements. Here we said to “Skirt the Rules” – its okay to mix Silver and Gold, Old and New, White and Cream, Masculine and Feminine, Rustic and Chic. What some say you are not supposed to do…..we did.

Opposites Attract A.Clore Interiors

Barbed Backdrop A.Clore Interiors

 

This backdrop was the focal point of the scape. Put together with some supplies at home depot, some creativity and a little time – we created this awesome backdrop for only $20! Rebar, Barbed Wire, Bed Sheets and Christmas lights…voila!!

DIY Backdrop A.Clore Interiors

Hope you enjoyed our sneak peak into this weekends festivities. We will do a feature with the professional photos that were taken during the day tour soon!!! So check back!

 

 

 

Day 29: Florence Broadhurst meets Kate Spade

29 Nov

Florence  Broadhurst was a multi-talented legend and expressed herself creatively through multiple mediums, platforms and continents around the world. By the time of her death in 1977 Broadhurst had lived and worked in Australia, Asia, and England; performed professionally on stage; been befriended by royalty; exhibited her paintings; and started an internationally successful wallpaper company whose success was based upon her own designs.

Here are some of her amazing designs:

Launched earlier this year, Kate Spade New York’s entire 2012 design collection was based around Broadhurst’s archival prints. You’ll see fabulous frocks, jewellery, luggage, stationery, bedding — even tights — printed in some of her best-loved designs, plus a few archival patterns we haven’t seen before. And they’ve been revved up, kate spade-style, with eye-popping accents of hot pink, lime and coral.

It’s the perfect marriage: fashion house kate spade new york, which is known for its classic, graphic designs, and Florence Broadhurst, the late Australian textile legend known for her classic, graphic prints.

Here is a peak at what we are talking about:

I am in love with the whole collection and already have a few pieces in my closet!!

Day 28: Room Dividers

29 Nov

Whether you are trying to define a certain space in a open floor plan or simply wanting to add vertical interest to a space, room dividers are a great accessory to add to any room. From fabric to acrylic, metal to wood – the possibilities are endless. Here are  few examples showing different types of room dividers.

Day 27: Houndstooth

29 Nov

Houndstooth is one of our favorite patterns!! Here are some fabulous designs that use the infamous pattern!

Day 26: Convex Mirrors

26 Nov

A convex mirror can add just the right amount of charm to a space. It gives a space character and in turn takes on the character of that space. A perfect way to add a bit of sophistication. Whether they are modern, antique or industrial, here are a few examples of what a convex mirror can add to a space.


Day 25: Outside In

26 Nov

Today we are giving thanks to Mother Nature. Here are some mention worthy designs that bring the essence of the outdoors to life!


24 Headboard Ideas for Day 24

25 Nov

I did a post this week about a knowledgeable headboard, but noticed that the picture did not come through, so here it is:

Below are 24 other headboard ideas we like: