10 Days Of Fall Decor: Grandin Road

September 29, 2016

By Tab Byrum

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I haven’t done much with Grandin Road, I know a lot of people who get their catalog and I always look through it when I see one and really like what I see. So I thought I would take a look at their Fall merchandise and I like it. They have unusual stuff that you don’t see everywhere and they have a lot of great merchandise to use outside, I’ll definitely have to come back soon and take a look at their Halloween merchandise. Let’s take a look at all the choices they have in pumpkins as well as topiaries and garlands to use outside and around your doors. Enjoy!!!

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10 Days Of Fall Decor: Ballard Design

September 28, 2016

By Tab Byrum

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When I think of Ballard Designs I always think of furniture, fabrics, home accessories and not so much seasonal merchandise but they have some wonderful choices in Fall home decor. Whether you’re looking for pumpkins made of stone, clay, or glass Ballard Designs has them as well some wonderful serving pieces that look like real hollowed out pieces of wood. I gathered a sampling today for you to see of their holiday wares, but check out their website for a complete look. Enjoy!!!

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Art House Book From Assouline

September 28, 2016

By Tab Byrum

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What do you get when you combine the passion of a major art collector and the talent of a leading Interior Designer? You get an amazing art collection housed in five beautiful homes and the new book, Art House from Assouline Publishing documenting the whole beautiful story. Art House focuses on the art collection of leading art collector Chara Schreyer, the collection is composed of over 600 works by artists such as Diane Arbus, Andy Warhol, and Marcel Duchamp. Schreyer says she’s intrigued by the psychology of art and is known to construct her homes around her art collection, such as how well a favorite sculpture can be displayed.

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Tabulous Tastemaker: Jean Patou

September 27, 2016

By Tab Byrum

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It’s been a while since I’ve done a Tastemaker post but I couldn’t let today’s pass, Jean Patou. Patou was born on this day in Paris in 1887 into a family of tanners and furriers. Jean Patou was very passionate from an early age on becoming a couturier and he opened his first shop in 1912 and sold out his whole collection of 1914 to one American. Unfortunately, World War I interrupted Patou’s work when he was drafted after the German invasion of Belgium, he eventually attained the rank of Captain before the war came to an end in 1918. Patou reopened his couture house in 1919 and set about changing fashion, he is credited with creating sportswear for women as well as the tennis skirt, he added length to women’s skirts, and he began using knits in swimwear. In addition to women’s clothing Patou is credited with creating designer ties, he made men’s ties out of the same fabrics as he was using for women’s clothes. In 1925 Jean Patou created three perfumes which were a huge success, when the bottom fell out of the luxury clothing market in 1929 Patou’s perfumes are what kept him afloat. Sadly Jean Patou died in 1933 at the age of 46, his sister and her husband took over the business but today all that remains of the Patou creations are five different perfumes of the original 35 created by Jean Patou. Here’s to Jean Patou, a Tabulous Tastemaker. (above image via)

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10 Days Of Fall Decor: Pottery Barn

September 27, 2016

By Tab Byrum

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Today we continue our look at great Fall decor and the places to find it. We all know that Pottery Barn is always a safe bet when it comes to beautiful seasonal and holiday decor and they don’t disappoint this year for Fall. Towels, dishes, decorative pumpkins, and garlands are all available this year online and in stores. I’ve gathered together a sampling of all the great items available at PB, check out their website and if you have a chance visit a store and see it all in person. Enjoy!!!

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10 Days Of Fall Decor: Rebecca Flott Art & Etsy

September 26, 2016

By Tab Byrum

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Repurposing or recycling is a major movement across the world and it’s even more impressive when people can repurpose discarded things and create art, in the case of Rebecca Flott she creates beautiful and fun paintings using wood and screens. Rebecca’s paintings are very fun and very homey and I mean that in the best way. I was searching for fun Fall art I could feature when I found her page on Etsy. Rebecca focuses on traditional motifs for the different seasons, for Fall it’s pumpkins, scarecrows, and sunflowers. Some of my favorites of her works are the ones done on screen but she does great work on recycled wood. These paintings would be great for a front porch display, an entryway, an outdoor kitchen or eating area, anywhere in your home that you change out decorations for the holidays and different seasons. Rebecca will customize her works with certain messages or names, check out her Etsy webpage here to see more of her work and how she can customize something for you. Enjoy!!!

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10 Days Of Fall Decor: Harvest Mantel With At Home

September 23, 2016

By Tab Byrum

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For my At Home post for this month, I chose their Harvest Mantel challenge. I love decorating fireplace mantels, the fireplace is usually the focus of a room and one of the first things you see when entering a room so a beautifully decorated fireplace is always fun. I called one of my longtime clients, I decorate her home every year for all the major holidays and help her with her parties as well as any interior design work she does in her home. I told her I wanted to decorate her formal living room mantel because I wanted to do something different, I wanted a mantel that was more contemporary in look as well as use fall decorations in a neutral color palette. At Home has lots of Fall merchandise in white and gold which works so well with the grays, creams, taupes, and whites that so many people are using right now. I’ll stop talking and share pictures with you and explain my thinking along the way. Enjoy!!!

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First Day Of Fall 2016

September 22, 2016

By Tab Byrum

A Beautiful Fall
The leaves are changing and so is the weather
It’s time to put away the shorts and put on the sweater
Halloween is near and Thanksgiving is coming
My favorite time of year this is becoming

                                                                                           Dean N. Julia

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Happy First Day of Fall

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10 Days Of Fall Decor: Elegant Wreath

September 22, 2016

By Tab Byrum

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Today is day four of our ten days of fall decorations, this week we are taking a look at just a few of the many many choices you have on the Etsy website. Elegant Wreath keeps true to its name, the wreaths created by and sold on their site are beautiful. Elegant Wreath is using beautiful silk flowers, natural looking berries, and lovely ribbons to create wonderful wreaths to use on your front doors and in your homes. I also love the wheat shocks they have to decorate with, many of my family and friends in Western Oklahoma have been or are wheat farmers and I love using the golden grain in seasonal decorations. Here’s a peek at a few of the creations from Elegant Wreath, check out their Etsy website here to see all the choices. Enjoy!!!

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10 Days of Fall Decor: The Wood Duck & Etsy

September 21, 2016

By Tab Byrum

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Everyone likes to see their name up where everyone can read it or at least their initials or a monogram and that’s also true for the holidays and seasons. There are several artisans on Etsy that create wonderful door and wall hangings that focus on monograms and initials, today we are going to look at one of them called The Wood Duck. The Wood Duck has several choices to choose from, of course, all the letters of the alphabet as well as shapes for the holidays and they also have a combination of your last name initial and the name itself. They come with ribbon and bows but I’m assuming you can order without and do your ribbon once it arrives, you could also add any of these to the center of a wreath. Check out all five of their Fall choices and their Etsy website to see all their choices. Enjoy!!!

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