09 January, 2020

"Sussex International . . . "



Greetings,

Well, good heavens.  This week has been a bit of a hectic one indeed.  On the good side, SMW Home launched a huge warehouse sale . . . and it continues today - check it out.

On the down side, it was announced from London that TRH The Duke of Sussex and The Duchess of Sussex are re-imagining their roles within the British Royal Family and likely spending half the year as private citizens to balance their public roles supporting HM The Queen and The Crown. Honestly, I'm not certain how this is going to all work - but even in the current family, there are more heavily scheduled royals and lesser-scheduled royals.  Since this is all new territory - I'm fairly certain that no one really knows what the next steps will look like.  We'll need to wait and see.

All facts and speculation aside though, the outpouring of vitriol and condemnation on social media was sadly disheartening - and almost exclusively aimed at Meghan (as though HRH Prince Harry has no agency within his own life!).  Numerous people seemed to think they know the private thoughts of Harry and Meghan - and a few bold folks decided that they could also speak for HM The Queen.  Whilst my head was cooler - I just decided it was best to just block people incapable of civility and adult interaction.  

I certainly wish the family well . . . both the Royal Family and the Sussex family.  The British Royal Family has survived much greater crisis than this . . . and I expect it will all sort itself out in the end.

Good luck to all!

Cheers,
Scot

08 January, 2020

"SMW Home - Sale . . . "


Greetings,

2020 is bringing some BIG things to SMW Home. So big, in fact, we need to make room for them, which presents the perfect opportunity for you to save up to 65% on items from sofas to settees, and from pillows to pepper shakers! You'll have to act fast, though, as we all know - "opportunity waits for no one!"
 
Click HERE to start saving . . . 
 
Cheers,
Scot  
 

19 December, 2019

"And the Winner Is . . . "




Greetings!

I cannot begin to thank everyone for their kindness and generosity in sending in so many beautiful pictures of their homes this Christmas season.  I've had a chance to share some of them here - but frankly - it was amazingly overwhelming.  

But, I suspect you've come here to find out the winners . . . 

So . . . away we go . . .

Front Door

Brian Branton - from Alexandria, Virginia 

You can follow Brian's beautiful home
on Instagram - HERE


Dining Room

Tommy Bader - from Rye, New York

Please feel free to follow Tommy Bader HERE.

Christmas Tree

This year . . . we had our very first 'tie' in any category!  
So, I'm pleased to announce TWO winners . . . 

 Shirley Stankus - from Chapel Hill, NC

And you should follow Shirley in Instagram HERE.

And -
Brian Branton, from Alexandria, Virginia 


Congratulations to everyone!  And a special thank you to our celebrity judging committee . . . Shay Geyer, Benjamin Reynaert, Michael Devine, Sophie Donelson, and Danielle Rollins.  

Happy Christmas y'all . . . 
Scot 

12 December, 2019

"More Amazing Entries . . . "

 Alice Cooper, North Carolina

Greetings,

I have a few more entries in our SMW Home Holiday Decorating Contest to share with you . . . they are coming in quite quickly now - as the contest ends this weekend.  Check here for more details on how to enter your own home -

Sean Farmer, Georgia

 Jan Colvin, Kansas

Marcie Millholland

 Kathy Byrne, Colorado

Leon Matterson-Watts, Utah

Cheers,
Scot

11 December, 2019

“Christmas Dinner for Two . . . “

One of Drew's collection of vintage London Owl Company 
owls does duty - guarding the dessert service! 

Cheers,

Each and every year I want our holiday celebration (and decorations) to feel new and fabulous.  This year . . . I kind of created a back-story.  Since the room where we have the tree is somewhat formal . . . and wanted the decorations to feel especially wild and 'fresh-from-the-forest.'  



Our tree (though purchased at one of our local tree-lots just by the house!) was filled with over-sized pinecones and numerous vining berries and five or six kinds of evergreen branches.  Very of early in the planning stages, I decided not to put *any* ornaments in the tree.  If I couldn't find it in the woods - I did't want to use it.


For the table . . . it was another mixture of old and new.  I truly wanted to use pieces from my Mother's collection of Rose Medallion China (which she collected her entire life!) and a few vintage pieces of my Blackwatch china mixed in.  Pinks and amethysts and Grandmother's sterling certainly gave our dinner table a particular family glow!


I also wanted to debut one of my new textiles - Staveley Park Trellis - this year.  It was inspired by Mother's china pattern - and certainly brought a fresh point of view to the room!  


I hope you're having a incredible season . . . and thank you for taking a few moment to share mine.

Happy Christmas,
Scot

09 December, 2019

“Trees, and Tables, and Doors . . . Oh, My . . . “

Laura Gabriel, Colorado 

Greetings, 

Our SMW Home Holiday Decorating Contest is in full swing - thank you all for the lovely images of your homes!  I'll try to get more pictures posted this week!  

Here are a few from over just the past couple of days!  Our Celebrity Panel of Judges is certainly going to have to tough time picking the winners!



Leon Matterson-Watts, Utah 


 Loretta Turner, Texas


Loretta Turner, Texas 


Marlis Bennett, Texas 


Ron Carrier, Louisiana


Happy Christmas,
Scot 


03 December, 2019

"SMW Home Holiday Decorating Contest - First Entries . . . "

 Paula Angermeier in South Carolina

Greetings,

The holiday season is off to a rollicking good start with the first entrants to our SMW Home Holiday Decorating Contest.  You can learn how to enter the contest yourself - HERE - and we will continue to post entries over the next few weeks . . . so watch this space for some delightful inspiration!
 
 Crystal Detamore in Virginia


 Jonathan Tait in Louisiana

 Jonathan Tait in Louisiana

Ok y'all . . . let's keep these entries coming . . .

Cheers,
Scot  

23 November, 2019

"Introducing the 'SMW Home Holiday Decorating Contest' Celebrity Judges . . . "


Greetings,

Just in case you missed the news earlier in the week - I'm excited to announce that we are bringing the SMW Home Holiday Decorating Contest back by popular demand!  Check HERE for all the details of how to enter the contest in any (or all!) of our three categories; Front Door, Christmas Tree, and Dining Table.  

But, what's a contest without a distinguished panel of celebrity judges . . . so without further ado . . . let's meet the team!

Danielle Rollins  

Danielle Rollins is the burgeoning all-American lifestyle brand created on Danielle’s effortlessly elegant personal style and inherently great taste. As an internationally known tastemaker and trendsetter, interior and clothing designer, author and online influencer, she is recognized for her gracious living and stylish entertaining.  Danielle will bring her glamorous southern style to our panel of judges.

Michael Devine

Michael Devine is a noted textile designer, author of An Invitation to the Garden and lecturer on the l’art de vivre. Since launching his bespoke hand printed fabric collection in 2002, Michael Devine Ltd. has expanded to include hand painted dinnerware, home accessories and interior design.  When Michael is not designing, he can be found pursuing one of his favorite past times gardening, cooking, entertaining friends or dreaming of Paris.  Michael brings a glorious 'old-world' point-of-view to our panel.

Sophie Donelson

Sophie Donelson's work in the publishing field always seeks to celebrate the connection between people and their homes.  She previously served as editor in chief of House Beautiful, America’s longest-published home decor magazine where she inspired a new generation of design lovers to embrace color and happiness at home.  Sophie's clear, editorial eye will be an excellent addition to our panel. 

Shay Geyer

Noted Dallas interior designer Shay Geyer is inspired by fashion, traveling, the arts, family and friends. She approaches each day as a learning opportunity and a way to enrich her life as a designer. Her passion for interiors and interior products makes creating beautiful and luxury spaces for clients her true dream career. Mostly known for her use of color, pattern and texture – clients rave about her ability to transform a house into a welcoming happy home.  Shay's love of color and dramatic spaces will be a welcome addition to our panel.


Benjamin Reynaert

Benjamin Reynaert is currently senior style + market director at Architectural Digest’s AD PRO and continues to hone his passion for storytelling and content packaging strategies across print, digital and social platforms.  Drawing on a decade of experience looking critically at architecture, interiors, bookbinding, fine objects and furniture, Benjamin brings together color, material and decorative elements to make beautiful lasting imagery and spaces.  Benjamin brings his signature New York-style to our panel.

I certainly want to welcome each of our panelist to the contest - and I hope you will follow along (and follow them!) as we celebrate the season!

Cheers,
Scot

19 November, 2019

"The SMW Home Holiday Decorating Contest . . . "



Greetings,

Well . . . I am completely excited to announce that 2019 marks the glorious return of the SMW Home "Holiday Decorating Contest!"  We're excited to have you share your gloriously decorated front doors . . . your beautifully detailed holiday tables . . . and gather around your Christmas tree for some much needed fellowship.  


This contest was a much-loved aspect of my holidays a few years back - and I'm excited to have it return.  We'll be sharing images from homes all over the world - if past years are any sort of prognosticator.  So let's get those creative juices going . . .





  Our Three Categories . . .


1)  Christmas Tree (lights. ornaments. creativity)

2)  Dining Room (it's one of the best times of the year to entertain - so let's celebrate your glorious dining table!

3)  Front Door (wreaths and garland and lights, oh my!) 



How to enter . . . 



1)  Decorate your home with joyous abandon and holoday style. 


2)  Take clear digital photos.


3)  Email your images (along with your name and city of residence) to Sales@ScotMeachamWoodHome.com
We will be announcing our glamorous panel of Celebrity Judges in the next few days . . . but, I wanted to give everyone some time to begin plotting your most beautiful holiday ever! 


the small print . . .



THE CONTEST RULES -



CONTEST ENTRIES:

Contest begins on Monday, November 25th and ends at 11:59

p.m., P.T. on Monday, December 16, 2019. Winners 

will be announced on Friday, December 20, 2019.


WHO IS ELIGIBLE:

The contest is open to both interior designers and 

design enthusiasts who want an opportunity to showcase
their work in the 'SMW Home Holiday Decorating Contest'.


HOW TO ENTER:

Submit clear photographs (up to a maximum of four photos per category)

of each room designed by you to our email address -  Sales@ScotMeachamWoodHome.com. It

can be either your own personal home or a home designed by you for a

client, just as long as it is your own work.


Photograph from every angle, including close-ups and special details. 

Images should be no larger than 2MB and in jpg format. 

Please also provide your full name and address.



Cheers - and good luck to everyone . . . 
 


Cheers,
Scot

12 November, 2019

"Very Ralph . . . "


Greetings,

Ok y'all.  We're just under 12 hours away from the debut of the new HBO documentary "Very Ralph" - which 'drops' tonight, November 12th at 9pm.  Check with your cable provider for all the details.

It's certain to be an inspirational 2 hours!

Cheers,
Scot
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