Saturday, December 12, 2009

Christmas Installation Oakgrove 2009

Christmas Installation for one of my favorite clients, here we used a beautiful garland to wrap the mantle, adding a pear colored shantung silk wribbon & persimmon colored artichokes. The vintage bear is new made to look old and the soy candle is a fragrant orange spice.

Here we used classic winterberries in fresh form, surrounding one single white phalaenopsis orchid in this intensely chartreus ceramic pot. The view from above is so beautiful, make sure when arranging you look at every angle, the juxtaposition of the sparse branches layered over the organic lines of the rug & detail of the old gate table is fabulous!

The very red berries of the winterberry are in sharp contrast to the soft tertiary colors used in the
Great Room at Oakgrove...Very striking!  A simple yet elegant arrangment of topiaries for the holiday! Happy Holidays from L. Green Studios!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Fresh or Faux, Which Way To Go...Holidays 2009

Sneak Preview of this months editorial
for The Roswell Current...
The age old question I hear when I am getting ready to decorate homes for the Holidays, “Fresh or Faux, traditional colors or trendy colors, which would you suggest?”

My response, “Always use fresh where you can, although faux has its place when nothing else will suffice~on color, be daring and make a statement, while traditional colors need to be incorporated add depth and interest~go ahead and introduce a palette that has an underlying tribute to your personal sense of style.”

If you love to wear a mustard color sweater, find a few ornaments that celebrate your favorite color and mix them in with the décor. My favorite this season is Hermes Orange and a rich chocolate aubergine mixed with persimmon. (These very colors recently graced the November cover of Vogue) These colors will be dressing my tree this year along with gilded ornaments mixed with a personal collection given to me by my mother over a lifetime.
For a show stopping centerpiece on your dining table or entry foyer this year, try a large glass vase in a drum shape approximately 12 inches in diameter with 9 inch overall height in a jewel tone color for added drama. Fill it with 36 inch long silvery winter branches & mix with bright red winterberry branches, then hang silver plated & crystal ornaments delicately on several branches being careful not to overdo it. Happy Holidays from our family to yours!