New Year’s Eve: All That Glitters

It’s really hard for me to write a New Year’s Eve blog since I’ve never been one to go for all the “razzle dazzle” evening.  New Years Eve was always a family night in our house.  We would spend it with dear friends and their children and ring it in banging on pots and pans!  Perhaps I never did the “adult” New Years Eve party because after our big Italian Christmas Eve, I just wanted some quiet time with friends.

Our children are grown and gone and they seem to be doing some of the same things – just spending the evening with close friends and family.  Here are some ideas that would work well for those smaller celebrations, with just enough glitz to ring in the New Year!

Happy New Year Eve

Happy New Year Eve

 

Better Homes & Gardens

Better Homes & Gardens

 

Glittered Faux Lemons and Velvet Leaves, Martha Stewart

Glittered Faux Lemons and Velvet Leaves, Martha Stewart

 

Sparkling Setting, Martha Stewart

Sparkling Setting, Martha Stewart

 

Karin Lidbeck-Brent

Karin Lidbeck-Brent

 

Knowledge Flip

Celebrations At Home

 

Chilewich

Chilewich

 

Lismore Lace Gold 5-Piece Place Setting, Waterford

Lismore Lace Gold 5-Piece Place Setting, Waterford

 

'Celebrate!' Contemporary Champagne Flutes, Cathy's Concepts

‘Celebrate!’ Contemporary Champagne Flutes, Cathy’s Concepts (Available at Nordstrom)

 

So raise a glass and have a toast, out with the old and in with the new!  Welcome 2015!  Our best wishes for a year of good health and happiness to you and your family!

GET THE LOOK: Pair Rustic with Luxe

Juxtaposing two completely opposite styles in your home can sometimes be genius, or a total disaster.  Two styles that WE love to pair up are rustic and luxe!  Choosing your large pieces of furniture to be more rustic will allow for you to choose glamorous accents and décor that will really pop!

 

 

For the Bedroom

 

Harbour Cane Bed, Serena & Lily

Harbour Cane Bed, Serena & Lily

Lou Lou, Frette

Lou Lou, Frette

For your bed, choosing a rustic frame like this one from Serena & Lily makes for the perfect canvas to add luxurious bedding.  Bedding with silk, rosettes, or ruffles would be perfect on a bed like this to really jazz it up and add a more romantic feel!

St. Claire Wall Mirror, Frontgate

St. Claire Wall Mirror, Frontgate

Stria 3-Draer Dresser, West Elm

Stria 3-Drawer Dresser, West Elm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once you’ve decided on your bedding, add a glitzy mirror like this one from Frontgate over a wooden dresser.  This is the perfect time to choose some “over-the-top” vintage décor!

 

Driftwood Demi Lune Chest, Studio A

Driftwood Demi Lune Chest, Studio A

Copley Mercury Table Lamp, Birch Lane

Copley Mercury Table Lamp, Birch Lane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When choosing “rustic” furniture, weathered finishes are always a great chose.  This demi lune chest from Studio A is simple, yet perfect for a shimmery lamp like this one!

 

 

 

For the Dining Room

Reclaimed Russian Oak Plank, Restoration Hardware

Reclaimed Russian Oak Plank, Restoration Hardware

Simple, plank dining tables look great in both small and large spaces.  For small spaces, they are great for making the room seem less cluttered, and for larger spaces, they are the perfect base for a glamorous chandelier and luxurious seating.

 

Rope Lace Slipper Chair, Jo-Liza (Available at Wayfair)

Rope Lace Slipper Chair, Jo-Liza (Available at Wayfair)

Quorum Salento 6-Light 32" Wide Parisian White Chandelier, Lamps Plus

Quorum Salento 6-Light 32″ Wide Parisian White Chandelier, Lamps Plus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acacia Wood Bowl with Capiz Edge, Kouboo

Acacia Wood Bowl with Capiz Edge, Kouboo

This acacia wood bowl is hand turned from farm grown wood, and the capiz edge would make it a great serving bowl in a “rustically luxurious” kitchen!

 

 

 

 For the Living Room

 

Maxwell Collection, Restoration Hardware

Maxwell Collection, Restoration Hardware

When buying a rustic sofa, make sure that you are buying good quality leather and a sturdy frame that will make your “worn” look still a comfortable one, and one that will last!

 

Anatolia Side Table, Anthropologie

Anatolia Side Table, Anthropologie

Gabby Pouf, Studio A

Gabby Pouf, Studio A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wood Top and Gold Leaf Coffee Table, Worlds Away

Wood Top and Gold Leaf Coffee Table, Worlds Away

Nantcuket Driftwood Floor Lamp, FDO

Nantcuket Driftwood Floor Lamp, FDO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I LOVE these accents to sprinkle in some luxe to your rustic seating!  Choose something sparkly, like the Anatolia side table or the Gabby Pouf to compliment your worn leather sofa and wooden lamp!

 

 

 

What styles do YOU like to pair together?  Let us know and you could be the inspiration for our next “GET THE LOOK” feature!  Our Faceook fan, Rebecca, uses good quality flooring as her splurge-worthy item!  We love to use flooring by EcoModern Design not only because they create beautiful spaces, but also because they are committed to using the newest and most “green” products on the market!  With many different choices, ranging from rustic to luxe, here are just a few examples of EcoModern Design’s gorgeous wood flooring!

 

EcoModern Design

EcoModern Design

EcoModern Design

EcoModern Design