Welcome to the weekend and some additional sneak peeks of the Traditional Home Holiday House. Today is opening day!!
I'm a big believer in celebrating birthdays, so I immediately related to Suzanne Eason's room, "Origins of Life", a nod to birthdays. The design, based on the "Double Helix" DNA inspired wallpaper from Trove, creates a classically inspired study filled with objects reminding us of the ebb and flow of birth and life.
The hills came alive with the sound of....."I am sixteen going on 17" when I walked into the "Sweet Sixteen" room designed by the mother/daughter duo of Robyn and Sara Karp! Taking their inspiration for this teenage dream of a room from The Sound of Music, they created a fun, happy place that blends sophistication and whimsy.
Loving both pink and menswear inspired elements, I was immediately swept away by this jewel of a room. "Celebration of a Father" was designed by Diane Guariglia, in memory of her father, a tailor, whom she lost just 2 years ago. Incorporating a brown herringbone fabric wall covering from Phillip Jeffries and pink accents in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, this room bridges the masculine and feminine. The sewing machine and pattern templates belonged to Diane's father.
LOVED these Chinoiserie inspired cocktail napkins, which Lee sourced from Anali.
Finally, I couldn't resist sharing the room that has to be the most "of the moment", "President's Day", by Donald Schermerhorn. Inspired by a traditional and historical men's study, this comfortable space was transformed with a palette of blue, olive and teal, with overlapping patterns and textures....and, of course, a nod to Presidents past. Whoever wins this coming election...I know they would be happy spending time in this cozy retreat.
Looks like Sandy, aka Frankenstorm is headed to the Northeast...so don't wait if you can go this weekend! I promise....you'll come away with amazing ideas!
On Monday, I'll be sharing reader photos from around the country...so feel free to send me a photo of your autumn/Halloween/fall decor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And remember....everyday can be a holiday! There's always something to celebrate.