Woodstock Market has transformed into a candy-land dream complete with a life-sized gingerbread house, gumdrop trees, and of course the famous colorful walkway.
Inspired by the ever amazing windows on 5th Avenue in New York City, the dedicated team at Woodstock Market sought out to bring an atmosphere of magic and excitement to their storefront.
Here’s what it takes to transform a simple storefront into a candy-land Christmas:
2000 feet of Styrofoam
1000 feet of Christmas Lights
40 feet of Mailing Tube
5 pounds of Glitter
400 feet of PVC
20 cans of Spray Foam
300 Sheets of Sandpaper
200 Plastic Balls
2 Windshield Wiper Motors
Lots and Lots of Coffee
After decorating 88 feet of storefront windows the team was inspired to carry the design inside the store with a special sleigh for candy-land santa!
All of this excitement sparked a transformation throughout the store. Each vendor decorated their booth to the nines. Here are a few of my favorites!
The Ingredients for Your Home booth decorated their adorable front door with holly and lights to greet shoppers.
The Yellow Pear placed some “southern snow” in a galvanized bucket for a casual centerpiece.
Rethunk Junk created this tiny tree. The little ornaments are paint cans, how creative!
One of our favorite vendors, Beyond The Mossy Tree, creates hand-crafted, hand-painted, one-of-a-kind pieces of wood art make great gifts!
The Gathering Place showed their Woodstock Market pride with the vintage marquee letters mixed with burlap reindeer and holiday accents.
This simple bunting flag decor is great for a casual fireplace. The peace letters are made of wood and painted with glitter, great for adding a little sparkle to your decor!
December 5, 2013 1 Comment
We have been tirelessly working on a pilot for HGTV with a production company out of New York.
The details are hush, hush, but I’ll share just a few tidbits!
The home is in North Atlanta and is being transformed from dated and dreary to current and classy!!
We are so fortunate to have Ballard Designs partner with us on this production! They are supplying approximately 80% of the furniture, lighting, art and accessories that are going into the home!!
I have been a fan of Ballard Designs for years and never knew the company’s background. Here is how it began: In 1982 Atlanta socialite Helen Ballard Weeks opened her Buckhead condo to photographers from Metropolitan Home Magazine as part of their home decorating contest. She won. When the photos were published, readers contacted the magazine asking where they could buy the furnishings. A year later, Helen quit her job, sold her award winning home and started Ballard Designs. Click here for the rest of the story!
Our other amazing supporters are:
Design Logistics - They will do the receiving, inspecting, delivering and set up of all the furnishings! If you are not familiar with their services, check them out here! We have used them for several years. They are top notch, professional and make our installs smooth and drama free
Lamps Plus - Lighting
Brizo - Faucets
Pro Source – Flooring
Steve McKenzies – Tabletop items and accessories
Insidesign – Furniture
Dunes and Duchess - Candelabras
Jay Scott Studios – Original art
Steve Penley – Original art
Joan of Art – Original art
Stuart Lawrence Design - Decorative pillows
Danneman Designs, LLC - Kitchen design
Sue Cruicksank – Seamstress extraordinaire
Hangman Installations – Window treatment and art installation
Lewis & Sheron – Fabrics
We are renovating a master bedroom and bath, a guest bedroom and bath, a family room, dining room, and kitchen, along with exterior painting and landscaping. This is one incredible makeover!!
This has been an exciting process. The “behind the scenes” action is very interesting. We will be posting pictures in the next couple of days and can’t wait to share with you the name of the show, the hosts and the before and afters once we’re allowed!!
December 2, 2013 11 Comments
It’s officially the holiday season! The hustle and bustle has started, the stores are packed, and it’s freezing outside. You’ve made your list and checked it twice and now it’s time to fill your car with packages right? Why not enjoy your holiday shopping at home in the comfort of your pajamas and warm cup of coffee? We’ve found the ultimate holiday gift guide for EVERYONE on your list.
To & From is the “ultimate gift guide curated by your favorite bloggers and tastemakers.” It is 214 pages filled with products for everyone you know with every budget in mind. The best part? They are all available for purchase online. No rushing around required and waiting in line!
Founders Katie Anderson of Raw Hearted and Meg Biram of Megbiram.com had a brilliant idea to have bloggers collaborate and create lists of their favorite holiday gifts and then combine them for the ultimate gift guide.
The previous issues from Holiday 2012, Valentine’s 2013, and Spring 2013 were all amazing, but this 214 page 2013 Holiday Guide is the best one yet!
Here’s just a little taste of what’s packed inside this must-see list:
How about this beautiful white gold Tori tote in metallic goatskin from GiGi New York ?
Your dad would love this golf swing analyzer to improve his game on the links!
Your guy will look handsome keeping time with this sporty Timex.
Every 20-something needs a planner to keep their busy lives organized! Graphic Image offers lots of great choices.
How surprised would your kids be to find this fun canopy sitting under their tree?
For the organizational fiend this acrylic desktop dock is a winner!
Every foodie needs this adorable apron from Anthropologie.
These pretty pink pencils are sure to be a hit with a girly-girl!
How about a stocking stuffer? I love these gemstone magnets!
As you can see, this mega-guide has something for everyone on your list. Here are the categories at To & From with endless shopping opportunities:
Be sure to check out the To & From Holiday Guide HERE!
November 27, 2013 No Comments
What is the top thing we’ve learned in the past 8 years of being in business that has contributed to our success?
A couple of weeks ago we attended the “business of design” seminar that teaches professional development to designers, decorators, stagers and stylists with Kimberley Seldon from Toronto, Canada. She is an interior designer, magazine editor, keynote speaker, broadcast personality, and author. The event was held at the beautiful Insidesign showroom in Atlanta.
As a matter of fact, over the last 8 years we have attended the following:
David Shepherd’s Business of Design Conference - Las Vegas, Palm Springs and New York City.
Attended numerous events to hear keynote speakers at ADAC (Atlanta Decorative Arts Center). Learning from interior designs, editors, and other design industry leaders that we look up to has definitely inspired us and taught us to be better designers!
Just a few listed here:
Bunny Williams (seasoned designer, furniture designer, author, and speaker)
Margaret Russell (Editor in Chief of Architectural Digest)
Newell Turner (Editor in Chief of Hearst Publications)
The Million Dollar Decorators (Martyn Lawrence-Bullard, Mary McDonald, Kathryn Ireland, Jeffrey Alan Marks and Nathan Turner)
Lisa Newsom (founder of Veranda Magazine)
Joni Vanderslice (J. Banks Design)
Steve Noble (author on interior design, faculty at New York School of Interior Design)
Here are a few more of our endeavors over the last several years:
Tobi Fairley Mastermind Coaching Program - Little Rock, Arkansas
Design Bloggers Conference – Los Angeles, CA
Design Camp with Lori Dennis & Kelli Ellis – Atlanta, GA
High Point Furniture Market - Every April and October
Brizo Blogger 19 – New York City and Memphis, TN
Kravet Blogfest – New York City
As if that wasn’t enough……
One event we are hoping to attend in 2014 is Modenus Blog Tour Milan – This includes visiting the Salone Internazional del Mobile and includes a lifestyle tour with visits to wineries, cooking classes and the Italian countryside in addition to fabulous design at the Milan fair and many events within the city (fingers crossed)!!
Modenus, founded by Veronika Miller is an interior design resource and interior design blog with a curated collection of interior design products, directory of interior designers and so much more. Check it out here!
What was interesting for us at our most recent seminar was that Kimberley said to us that when it came to design, she felt that many of us could make homes beautiful, but what clients really want are for projects to be on time and on budget.
Kelly and I looked at each other and said “we’ve been doing this for 8 years and never mentioned it”!! – So let it be known that not only will we make your home BEAUTIFUL, we’ll make it THOUGHTFUL, FUNCTIONAL & GUARANTEED ON TIME AND ON BUDGET!!
November 26, 2013 2 Comments
We are so excited to tell you about this month’s giveaway, it’s a good one!
How about two pillows AND a delicious smelling candle?!
Our dear friend and multi-talented designer Traci Zeller has designed a fabric line and a candle collection that we can’t wait to share. Both are equally as beautiful but we’ll start with the fabric. If you’re familiar with Traci’s designs then you know that she is mom to twin boys who helped inspire her newest line of fabrics from their artwork to the need for durability, these fabrics are the epitome of kid-friendly. There are 3 prints, each available in 4 color ways. Here are a few of our favorites:
Bubbly in Pop
Prep in Carnival
And of course, Sparkler in Sweet Pea (our giveaway)!!
Aren’t they charming? They would be perfect in any kids room from a nursery to a teen room!
The fun doesn’t stop there. We HAVE to share Traci’s signature scent home candle. Not only do they smell delicious, but the Traci Zeller Home candle comes in a beautiful mercury glass jar. The heavenly scent is a combination of citrus-fresh limes and zesty mandarins with a hint of basil. They are also locally made of pure soy in Charlotte, North Carolina, and you can burn this baby in excess of 70 hours.
Who wants to win one of those beautiful candles AND two of the whimsical sparkler pillows in sweet pea?
Don’t forget that you can enter daily from now until December 6th!
November 25, 2013 7 Comments