As we say good bye to 2010 I want to take the time and share with you the many things that I have been grateful for this past year.
If you have been following my blog I have mentioned on several occasions that I have been extremely fortunate to have had consistent work through the recession and in my opinion have done some of my best work. I truly enjoy being an interior designer and love to share my work with everyone. DustyLu was able to help me make that happen in March with the launch of my blog. Most of the beautiful photographs you have seen on my blog this past year she has taken. She is so talented and incredibly hard working. It’s nice to have someone like her on my team.
It was a milestone year for my son JD, not only did he turn 16 in October, being a sophomore he made the varsity basketball team! Yay Go Eagles! Everyday I feel blessed to be his mother, he truly is a remarkable son and an amazing basketball player.
I have a great passion for travel and this past year I was able to take some amazing trips, Paris being the best and most exciting. With every year there are some highs and lows. I’ve had a retail space at a local antique mart for the past two years and the retail side of business for me this past year has been a challenge so I have decided to put that on hold in 2011 and move on to some other types of retail adventures. I am still working on my esty shop and have a few other things up my sleeve. I am a firm believer that when one door closes another one opens up.
Now lets talk about whats going on in these beautiful photographs!
A couple of my clients asked me to help them complete their table settings and to spruce them up for the holidays. I found the perfect store in Los Angeles to help make that happen!! There’s a store on Melrose Avenue called TableArt, the owners name is Walter Lowry and he is not only extremely talented, very helpful and has the best selection of everything that has to do with setting a magnificent table.
My client Carla asked me to help her set her table for Christmas using her existing china and the new pieces we purchased from TableArt .
All the linens were custom made to fit her table and to enhance her china we added the chargers and bread plates.
As you can see I am not very traditional when it comes to setting the table.
I threw in some of my favorite vintage cloisonne vases to add more color and to mix it up a little.