At long last we are seeing a sneak peak of Eddie Ross and Jaithan Kochar's new (old) house in Connecticut. Eddie decorates for Christmas in the new Country Living, and as is quintessentially Eddie, he mixes high with low and old with new for a classic, collected look. One of my favorite aspects of his holiday decorating is that he doesn't force traditional red and green to work with his decor. Instead, he decorates for the holidays using colors already prevalent in his home. I love this idea! And it gives you something fun to shop for- holiday decor that blends with your everyday colors.
Let's take a look!
Instead of adding a large tree that displaces furniture and the flow of his home, Eddie uses a beautifully decorated tabletop tree. It looks beautiful with a limited color palette and large number of ornaments.
In the dining room, Eddie adds a complimentary turquoise and navy floor-length tablecloth to a round table. He uses turquoise and brass accents instead of adding red and green to the room.
Eddie found these festive bells at Goodwill and added them to his front door.
Another tabletop tree, in the same turquoise color scheme. Interior wreaths look beautiful on large unadorned windows.
Eddie adds holiday spirit to a classical plaster bust using garland from Michael's.
Tiny details like a small preserved boxwood wreath add cheer to a guest room.
Eddie and Jaithan on the front porch of their new home!
I am so excited about this week's line-up of additions to MoS Marketplace! We have a couple of fab holiday pieces, a vintage artichoke lamp (I have never found one of these before!), and some great gifts!
Now is that time of year when the novelty of Fall has worn off, and temperatures are dropping. I'd love a window to a tropical paradise in the form of a Christian Chaize beach photograph, but until my ship comes in, that isn't going to happen. I spotted this flamingo mirror a week or so ago and had to have it for baby (is 15 mos still a baby??) girl's room. It's vintage, whimsical and makes me think of warmer weather.
The flamingo scene is a lithograph laid underneath the mirror- it is from the 1960's, and I have never seen anything else quite like it.
It is just the right size to go above her bookshelf, and it reflects light from the window, making the room brighter.
This is a CRAZY sale that includes tons of lighting, accessories, handwoven vintage (real deal) rugs, and more! Click here to view everything in the Black Friday Sale category, and don't forget to enter the code BlackFriday at check-out for 50% off!
Happy Thanksgiving week! I have some fab listings in store for you this week on MoS Marketplace! You may have noticed that I am typically listing accessories here on MoS Marketplace, and not larger pieces of furniture. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment and let me know if you would like to see some furniture on MoS Marketplace, too. I have some amazing pieces that I would love to share with you!
Rocking chairs are a necessity in many homes. From babies to octagenarians, they are a functional and comfortable part of the home. But often they aren't so stylish. Traditional, yes, but with a few exceptions, rockers aren't usually at the cutting edge of modern style.
I was ecstatic to find this chrome "bentwood" rocker over the weekend! Here are a couple pics- I haven't had a chance to shine up the chrome yet. Can't you imagine it in a nursery, reupholstered in a fun small-scale geometric fabric?
When we first began house hunting 6 years ago, we loved this brick cape cod. It was a good size, about 3500 sf, but it needed updates and was out of our budget.
Two houses down was a more reasonably priced house, slightly smaller but already updated. We eventually bought that house, and it has become the home where we are raising our family.
I love our house and have no regrets. But it was always sad to watch the cape cod sitting empty, for sale, and watching the price come down down down to less than 50% of where it was when we were looking (of course).
Well, someone bought it. A builder. And he is tearing it down and building 3 houses in its place (it sits on 2.5 acres). I was so upset to see the "demo" permit on a tree in the front yard last week. (Admittedly my little boy is LOVING the bulldozers in the front yard).
Yesterday the wrecking crew was there starting the demo, so I asked if I could peek inside before they destroyed the house. They obliged, so I grabbed my camera and ran inside before they could change their minds. I had heard that the lady of the house, also named Sarah, had a flair for decorating. She and her husband raised their children in the house, and she passed away 6 years ago. I had heard that the house hadn't been touched since the 1960's, so I thought it might be fabulous.
And I wasn't disappointed.
When I walked in, the first thing I saw was a stack of doors (removed by the demo team), painted kelly green with white trim.
The dining room walls are covered in AMAZING coral wallpaper with coral wainscotting below.
Check out the modern border around the windows and mouldings. I love this idea when using wallpaper! And doesn't the wallpaper pattern look familiar? Proof that timeless design is classic.
They told me I could take the curtains, and I was tempted because of the fab 2-inch trim, but I opted against it because I am short on storage space.
Just past the dining room was the kitchen. Eye popping. Many leftovers from the 60's are timeless and chic. Green kitchens are not.
BUT, I absolutely love the wallpaper (just not for a kitchen). I believe it is a Brunschwig and Fils pattern. It has delicate peas painted on it.
Apparently painted moulding is nothing new! I am going to use it in a project one day!
Upstairs, the master bedroom has a fireplace. How lovely is that?!
More painted trim and wallpaper in a hall bathroom!
After a rain day yesterday, the wrecking crews are back and are tearing down the house today. They are razing the 2 acres of woods around the house, too, so I guess the deer, owls, squirrels and birds who live there will have to find new homes. I just feel sad about the whole thing, thinking that Miss Sarah's pretty house is being destroyed and will be replaced by 3 builder homes staged with Pottery Barn furnishings. I am glad she isn't around to see it and am sad that our neighborhood is losing its second-oldest home. But I guess this is "progress," right?
With little children, I am not currently in the market for a coffee table, especially not one with a glass top. But I couldn't resist this fabulous coffee table this weekend. It has ram's head detailing at the top and hooves (is that the plural of hoof?) at the feet of the table.
The table is from the 1960's and is stamped "Italy" on the bottom of a hoof. Hollywood Regency at its best! It reminds me of these fabulous rooms:
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