We’ve mentioned before how much fun we have styling events in homes that we’ve been privileged to help design.  By now, regular readers of our blog are familiar with a wonderful home in Mountain Brook, Alabama’s Colonial Hills neighborhood that we designed the interiors for.  Early last week we shared photos of the home’s exterior, all decked out for the season with fresh evergreen wreaths and hot pink bows.

Guests to the evening dinner party recently held at this home were greeted with a ten foot Christmas Tree, hung with mercury glass and silver ornaments and ringed with yards of charcoal grey satin ribbon.  Some of the ornaments are tied with hot pink organza to bring this home’s signature accent color into the holiday decor.  Paige arranged a tiny grouping of hot pink rosebuds on a glass and chrome table (which we stole from the Guest Bedroom!)  to add a festive touch.

We had charcoal grey mohair left over from a sofa we had made for another room crafted into stockings to hang from the antique French limestone mantle.

We sat tables throughout the home to accomodate the nearly 30 guest for the event.  Each table was styled similarly, with arrangements of  white hydrangea or hot pink roses in simple glass cylinders–tied with more grey satin ribbon.  Mercury glass votives were arranged to add sparkle to the tabletop.  Doug found pink glass ornaments at Henhouse Antiques and placed them as party favors for each couple.


We put more tables in the Den to accomodate all the guests and then strung yards of cypress garland on the adjacent staircase.

[Off topic, but did y’all happen to see that this home’s staircase made an appearance this week on a new blog, Limestone & Boxwoods–which we are loving, by the way.  Check it out here]

Because we are suckers for detail, we made sure every aspect of this party was styled.  In the kitchen, we placed more pink roses and mercury glass votives in the center of the island.  Pink organza bows tied to glass cake plates make desert just a little more fun.


A bay leaf wreath from Williams Sonoma is the perfect touch for this holiday kitchen and will look great even after the party is over.

6 thoughts on “soiree

  1. I love, love, love this house!! OMG 🙂
    I love, love, love PINK!
    If you can’t tell, I’m just over the top with the Christmas decor of this gorgeous house! Tracery, you are the BEST!!


  2. I spy more pecky cypress. That home must be amazing. All of the various images you’ve shown have many elements I love. Marble. Iron railing. Pecky cypress. The list goes on.


  3. I have just come across this site and have found informative and very interesting.
    Now thats something that you don’t see at Christmas, I just love how you have used pink instead of the traditional red and green that we always use at this time of the year. It give the look and feel of Christmas a whole different meaning a different warmth I am just loving it and going to keep this in mind for this year thanks for sharing this and the wonderful photo’s.


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