Monday, December 27, 2010

A Contemporary Christmas and a Time with Friends!


Every year we have a holiday get together with some friends of mine who all formerly worked together.  This year we're lucky...we get to do it twice!  The first go around was spent at my friend Sue Wolfe's house.  I've known Sue for nearly ten years and she is one of the most talented people I know.  Her style is amazing.  It's very contemporary, but she'll still will add a little vintage to it.

I did get some some pictures taken, but my apologies as some of them didn't turn out very well.  But I'll still post them as I so want you to see her incredible home.  I guess I was just too excited when I was there!  Oops!  My bad!  But enjoy the pictures and I hope they inspire you as much as they did me.


This room is sometimes her dining room, sometimes her family room.  Currently it's her family room.  The birch wallpaper is amazing.  And the trees in her house came straight from the woods.  Needless to say they are perfect.


This book shelf is always filled with fun and interesting things.  The couple of aquariums she has hold both bottles of wine and a candle.  And the large silver balls (which I love-love-love) were purchased a few years back from Pottery Barn.


A closer look at one of her gorgeous trees!


This "bar" is actually a hot chocolate stand.  And with all the snow and cold weather we've had this year, it's the perfect added feature!  And can you finish the Christmas songs written on her chalkboard wall?


Christmas balls filled with marshmellows....very clever!




Now how cute is this!  The numbers were added to the cue balls.




I love these little white frames she had throughout her house.  They're from Ikea...a mere $1 each.  You'll find cute little sayings in them.




She was the first one I saw do the painted Christmas trees.  She's added words to hers.


A hall table made from cement blocks. 


And how can you forget to decorate the bathroom!


This is an old Woolworth's "W" and she painted the stripes on the wall herself.  Talk about patience!


And then we have a birch pole that doubles as a coat rack!


Another not so great picture, but can you tell what the wreath is made from?  It's clear Christmas balls (with the metal top removed) and hanging from nails.  Okay, now I really love that!  Can I get an Amen?  Looks like I've got three hands on that!


Even kitchen is done to a "T".  Or is that a "YUM"?


Not the best picture, but I loved her kitchen light, and the sign she created....too cute!


I want these trees!  I have my name on them if she ever gets rid of  'em.  The table they sit on was once a wicker basket that ended up in the fire pit.  With all the wicker burned off, she saw it's potential.


These pictures were actually once fabric she purchased from Ikea.


The pictures are Sue Wolfe Originals, and the hanging candles, Crate and Barrell.  As you can see, we were watching a DVR of Oprah's show with the cast of  "Sound of Music".


Last but not least, another of her trees.  I loved this one with all the white balls. 

I'll try to get some pictures of my home this year.  I'm having a get together with the girls tomorrow night so my house should be clean!  LOL. 

Until then,

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9 comments:

judi said...

lani,
loved the post...SO many awesome ideas. you're friend is so talented and inspiring. the ikea fabric with the number is in my stash...loved her take on it.
hope your christmas was merry and your new year phenomenal.
judi

michelle said...

What a beautiful home she has! Her style is so beautiful and natural. I love the birch wallpaper!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us, so many inspirations going on here!

Maddie Lumpkin said...

Very cool house and awesome talent! Thanks for sharing this.I really enjoyed seeing such unique ideas.

Laurel said...

Hi Lani...thanks for the peek into Sue's home...love, love, love her style! Looks like you ladies had fun...enjoy "round 2"! Chat soon, Laurel

flip flops and pearls said...

I just stumbled upon your blog. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! I hope that 2011 brings you many blessings!! Happy New Year = Daphne

pk @ Room Remix said...

Wow! So many great ideas in one house. LOVE the painted Christmas tree, too.

Happy New Year, Lanette! Hope it's a wonderful year for you and your family...

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Happy New Blog Year!

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

What a GORGEOUS home....LOVE the birch wallpaper, porcelain (?) glove molds, the DIVINE wreath above the loo & the gold W made me SQUEAL out loud 'cause it reminds of the one at Sue's....LOVED that especially....!

How LUCKY for you to have such a STYLISH home & Friend to visit....!!

Cheers for now,
Tamarah :o)

Zane Wooder said...

Sue's house is beautiful. I love the Christmas balls filled with marshmallows. Very unqiue.

-Zane of ontario honey

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