15 December, 2009

"Meanwhile, Back in New York . . . "

Greetings and salutations,

Well everyone, it's almost here. As of the writing of this post, it's less than 10 days until Christmas. Eeeeeeek. And in an effort to procrastinate just a tiny bit more, I'm surfing around looking at holiday decorations. And, seriously, how MUCH do I love the wondrous apartment of interior designer Benjamin Bradley in New York from NY Social Diary. The man really seems to knows how to make me smile.

I just love the complete exuberance of the whole house. Each space so carefully considered. And each room so clearly dressed for the season.

The dining room all aglow with simple white light, fresh greenery, masses
of pine cones, and a perennial 'tartanscot' favourite - an amazing lantern.

"It's a childhood thing. I think people for the most part are in
pretty good moods during the holidays it at least a little more
willing to say 'Happy Holidays.' There's sort of a celebration
about the whole thing, or at least an over-the-top
abundance, which I find invigorating."

In a simple word, 'Yay.' Love the colour. Love the bedding. Love the portrait.
And that simple pine garland must fill the space with the most amazing scent.

And one can rarely go wrong when there's a glimmer of tartanware in the photo. I think it's MucDuff tartan - but, I'm willing to be wrong about that . . . lol.

I've been making a few changes here at the house to get ready for a small gathering on New Year's Eve. And I gotta get back to work . . . lol.

Adding a few more icicles to the tree,

Photography by Jeffrey Hirsch.


vignette design said...

Love the garlands--you know they're real. The touch of tartan. The color of the bedroom walls. The linens. I could go on and on. What a nice diversion from all the decorating I did today. I filled the Suburban with greens and flowers, then had to find places for it all in my home! --Delores

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh... such detail!! Love all the decor... the garlands.. the colours.. the santas. Just wow!!

desde my ventana said...

Beautiful pos:ambiance,furnitures,colours....pure elegance.Thanks for sharing them.


La Maison Fou said...

So pretty;
I too have a weakness for garlands, but the bedroom.....OMG!
FROM THE PAINT COLOR, BEDDING, TO THE GRAND PORTRAIT,too wonderfully holiday! Thanks for sharing,

Parisienne Farmhouse Chic said...

Very nice! I love the hanging lantern and absolutely adore the mantle! Great post!

Annie said...

absolutely stunning! So much I love here - the bedroom is gorgeous, the mantle, then hanging lanterns & greens!

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Gorgeous!! Merry Christmas!

Renée Finberg said...

that bedroom is too yummy.
the color & textures are very nice.
ummmm fantastic!!

Gwen Driscoll said...

Great post. Lovvvvvvveeeee that bedroom. Thanks for sharing.

Talk soon.

Ragland Hill Social

Easy and Elegant Life said...

Nicely done! I envy his togetherness during the crazy season... .

kanishk said...

Very nice! I love the hanging lantern and absolutely adore the mantle! Great post!

Wagyu Steak

Linda in AZ * said...

* Now THIS is EXACTLY when the phrase "I DIED and went to HEAVEN" comes to MY MIND!!!

As beautifully created, top-notch, hi-end magnficent as this all is, I just saw it for the second time, and came to the conclusion that the WARMTH he somehow managed to spread throughout his spaces, make him, I suspect, not ONLY a magnificent host... but also, a quite charming, nice and very interesting one too...

Would LOVE to meet HIM at the punchbowl! Smiles!

Sooooo lovely~ SUCH a very... SPECIAL... TREAT!!!

With warm thanks,
Linda in AZ *

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