Deck the Halls – Part II

‘Tis the season to share a few more tips from some of our holiday decorating projects…….

Decorate Deep Window Sills

Decorate with Wreaths in Nontraditional Places Using a Wreath Stand
Deep Window Sill with Holiday Decor

This extra deep window sill is a focal point in the small library at the Pearl Buck home. Pearl Buck spent most of her childhood in China.  We chose to do a cross cultural design, blending elements from both the Christmas holiday and the Chinese New Year. 

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Kathy Appel, ASID recieves Best of Houzz Awards

Houzz is a platform for home remodeling and design, bringing homeowners and home professionals together in a uniquely visual community.  It is an  honor to receive two awards!  Kathy was rated at the highest level for client satisfaction

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Holiday book includes design by Kathy Appel

Christmas at America's Landmark Homes

I love historic homes and holiday decor, so naturally I was captivated by the cover of this new book.  Christmas at America’s Landmark Houses (Schiffer Publishing $45.00),  written by designer Patricia Hart McMillan and architect David Strahan.  Browsing through the pages, it was a pleasant surprise to find a tree that I designed (page 67).  I immediately procured a copy from the gift shop at Fonthill Castle.  Architectural Digest has featured the book and provides a link for purchase.

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2014 Bucks County Designer House & Gardens

BCDH Concept BoardWe have been very busy creating a “Nanny’s Retreat” for the design house.

Inspired by the British television drama Downton Abbey, this room will combine Edwardian era style with contemporary trends to create a modern interpretation of early 20th Century staff housing.

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